Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dreaming. Wishing. Hoping.

In 8 months, Lord willing I will be traveling thousands of miles across oceans. I will be sitting on a plane staring out at the big blue sky. Staring out at clouds far below me. Dreaming. Wishing. Hoping. In 8 months, I will be on my way to Nairobi Kenya. To spend time with some precious children. Children who I have dreamed of holding and playing with. Children who have nothing. No parents. No belongings. Some have little hope. Some have joy and others pain. I want to share with these children the greatest hope and the greatest joy. I want to share with these children the hope and joy found only in Jesus. I don't know what to expect when I get there. But I do know that Jesus is going to be right there beside me. Smiling down on the little ones He so dearly loves. Smiling down on me.

You don't have to travel thousands of miles. You don't have to hop continents. You don't even have to drive anywhere far. Can you reflect Jesus' love to a child. Can you show a child that you truly love them. Jesus tells us in Matthew 19:4 "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

Have a wonderful weekend and a fun and safe 4th of July! God bless!

Monday, June 20, 2011

1 year ago

1 year ago today I was playing soccer in Ecuador with Kevin. Visiting your sponsored child is such a blessing and although it is expensive, the relationship that grows between you and your sponsored child is priceless. So thankful that God provided for me to go last June. I love you little buddy! To learn more about Compassion and sponsoring a child click here. God bless!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

1 dress. 100 days. for orphans.

Meet "Miss Elaini". Her goal is to raise $50,000 for orphans in India. How? She is wearing a black dress for 100 days and accessorizing it in cute ways. She is partnering with Warm Blankets Orphan Care. Her story is really inspiring and it's cool to see her cute styles and dress ideas. But Elaini's heart for God is the most encouraging.
She is using the gifts God has given her to make a difference. Check out her page and look back at some of the dresses she's put together. Really fun idea! Hope you enjoy!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Sexual Healing

A great video with a great message... The world today see's this in a totally different view. I love the humility and grace the guy tells the story.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011


So I just got back from Next 2011!!! It was an amazing conference that really stretched me and made me think deeply about God and His glory... The sessions were amazing and some of the speakers included Jeff Purswell, Scott Oliphint, D.A. Carson, R.C. Sproul, Kevin DeYoung and Nathan Sasser to name a few... The worship was AMAZING and I loved seeing people's hearts before God. Here's some of the biggest thing I took away from the Conference...

*The created world, though affected by sin, is nevertheless God's creation and is therefore to be valued, appreciated and cared for.
*We, as Christians, should live a life glorifying to God and one that testifies and displays the evidence of His kingdom.
* We cannot take a piece out of the gospel for tolerance... we must insist on preaching the entire Gospel and proclaim the good news of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.
* A necessary being like God is essential or nothing else can be.
* Everyone realizes that something is wrong with themselves and they are not perfect; the solution to the problem is to give a solution of a Savior.
*We can remove words and labels but sin remains.
*What we make of our life now is essential for all of eternity.

I love feeling more grounded in my faith. I loved how these men used logic to show that the whole universe is created by God. You cannot get something out of nothing. You need a creator and God is that creator. So humbled and amazed at God's love and grace in my life...
Hope you have a great week and are encouraged by God's grace.
Thanks for all of you who have been viewing!