The weeks just seem to be getting longer and full of events each day. Do you feel the pressure of stretching yourself out more on a daily basis? Is this just in my head? Being a person who rarely says no.. I am beginning to find that word and concept very appetizing. I listen to people asking me if I every sleep or if I ever have “Tam time?” I find myself making up reasons why I DON’T have those things in my schedule.
Volleyball, Softball and Soccer… I could probably talk for a about 1200 characters on this topic. I have been so excited with how God is using me (such a faulty vessel) to befriend, love, and serve the female athletes. My heart has been sold out to the volleyball players this year. I feel like there are more of them who “GET IT!” I am continuing to pray for revival in their hearts, minds and souls. God has definitely shown me favor with them as they have let me in and show me love in return. Some of the most encouraging moments are when they smile, they win their game, they ate up some banana pudding, and some of them shared some prayer requests with me. Not only in Volleyball but reaching out to Women’s Basketball girls and trying to encourage them, shooting some awesome pics of those Soccer girls who are just plain WILD! and then making some slow progress with some of the softball girls. If they read this – I want to tell you that I love each of you and I am here for you no matter what. Please know I am praying for you to come to a understanding about a real and transparent relationship with Jesus! Please talk to me any time.
Elevate is going well. We have been doing a series on three things that Jesus values the most… His People, Our Hearts, and the Glory of God! As the semester brings more papers, exams, and extracurricular activities we tend to see more people drop off from coming to Elevate’s worship time. As a leader and passionate person for people to come together and worship.. I am not sure why they prioritize other things more important than being in the presence of the Holy Spirit among other believers. But on the flip side I am critical towards the efforts we put in to the worship time, in to the service station, in to the relationships we are building! Just a reminder to myself and others.. Elevate’s vision is to be the campus worship experience that encourages students to grow closer to God and to each other!!! In the next couple of weeks we will have some special evenings and then we will return into a new three-week series called “Tell Me a Story…” Check out the Elevate facebook group to see upcoming details.
Family: My niece and nephews are growing like crazy. I can’t wait to see them in a couple of weeks. I will post pics then. My brother recently got in an accident at work and had to have surgery on his eye. He is doing much better says my mom! I am so excited to spend time with my granny and my mom and my aunt when I go home. There is nothing like home some times. I know I am one of the last to actually go home, but I do LOVE the people who have given so much to and for me! I have also really found family down here in Charleston. Me and PT have just hit it off so well (never was any kind of doubt about that!) but we like having Computer Lab parties with the siblings or the boys! I am also trying to spend more time with my Davis family too. Jachin is growing soooo big!
Savannah! I’ve had very few people that I have had an instant connection and deep friendship with like I’ve had with Savvy. The bad thing.. She is leaving in January til the end of March for study abroad program in Costa Rica. I am so excited for her experience, but I am completely sad I will not have her around here to hug, give a hard time, “shame” with, or have sleepovers. I am excited to see what God will do in her life. Is it wrong of me to be selfish and not want to let her go? (Don’t answer.. I know the answer!) I just needed to get that out of my mouth.
Some of you might have read a previous post about Praying for Christopher. This is a guy I have been talking to that is in the US Marines stationed in Japan. He left two weeks ago for a training mission to the Philippines and South Korea. He is out on the field for about 7 weeks. I didn’t think I would get to talk to him at all but he has been online a couple of times so far. He is doing well and appreciates your prayers. Keep praying for his safety as they had some navy guys get attached by a roadside bomb threat. Also, pray that as he returns to the states in December he will prepare for starting college at CSU. I will keep you posted on his whereabouts and all.
I have been reading more again! I was determined when I finish my MBA I was going to read all of these great books that I had bought for Christmas and my birthday. To my dismay… my head went on strike to reading anything for a good 8 months now. I was doing good to just read consistently in my Bible. But I finally have picked up some of these books PLUS some to begin my challenge of reading at least 12 – 15 books a year. Currently, I am reading Forgotten God (Francis Chan), Fifty Reasons Jesus Came to Die (J. Piper), Unexpected Adventures (Lee Strobel), and the book of Hebrews in the Bible. Talk about cramming some good theology into my mind and heart! What are you feeding yourself with?