I will be a Father to you, and you will be sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.
- 2 Corinthians 6:18

Friday, February 21, 2014

Seriously can't wait...

 Ok you guys... Compassion International provided some of their bloggers with free movie tickets for Son of God, and I am so, so, so excited. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this. Ask any of my friends. I'm pretty much jumping off the walls. And hey, who wouldn't get excited over a free movie? I haven't seen Passion of the Christ, so I'm not sure how it'll rank next to that, but it is going to be amazing.  Not excited? Watch this video. Oh gracious. This gave me chills. Just watch it. And then go see the movie. February twenty-eighth.

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Check out more Son of God resources and find a theater near you at www.sharesonofgod.com. And don't forget... Go see it.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

this one's for the girls

 You are absolutely beautiful, my darling, with no imperfection in you.
-Song of Songs 4:7

I'm ugly. I'm fat. I'm too short. I'm too tall. My hair is too brown and my eyes are too plain. I'm not pretty enough. 
 Ever heard those statements? Ever believed them? Those lies are believed by girls everywhere, every day. We apply these labels to ourselves, based on what we think we look like. We criticize, judge, and bring ourselves down based on our outward appearance. Some girls I know have taken this verse to try to remind themselves that God thinks they are beautiful. That God made them beautiful. While I do believe that God uses this verse to remind ladies of that, I think there is another purpose for this verse that we're missing.

 You are absolutely beautiful. There is no imperfection in you. I was reading this verse one day and couldn't help but catch the word "in". There is no imperfection in you. I think that is key.

 Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Looking Forward to Summer 2014

   Okay, we've got some pretty important news around here, y'all. You know, super-big-crazy-exciting-important news. The kind of news that has me looking forward to June 19th-29th until those ten days actually come. News that has me giddy with excitement and also kinda nervous. News about which, for those of you who know me well, I've already talked your head off..

 You remember when I told you God placed a passion in my heart for Compassion International and a love for the children whose lives they are changing? Well, this summer I have an incredible opportunity to live out that passion across the globe. In Hawassa, Ethiopia, to be exact. My sister, our parents, and myself will be traveling with Compassion International and a team from our church to serve alongside our partner church in Ethiopia to provide a VBS-style event for the kids in the program. We will also visit the homes of some of the children, and worship with them on Sunday. We have the opportunity to hang out with our family's sponsor child, Yikram, as well.