Colombia Missions | Recap!

My husband, son, and I were blessed with the opportunity to travel to Bogota, Colombia for a mission trip a couple weeks ago. I didn’t know what to expect but was excited for God to reveal himself on the trip. I still don’t have adequate words to describe the people, sights, and events that took place.
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Missions in Miami

I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. Philippians 4: 8‐9


When I signed up to go on the Blueprint college mission trip to Miami, I would have never guessed the extent to which my faith would be tested.
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Christ: The Sweetest Thing

Christ. The Sweetest Thing.

Among the sour patches of life we all hope to cultivate or stumble upon at times,
sweetness: a call from an old friend, a few extra dollars in the bank, a compliment on a
job well done, an occasional vacation or a break from commonplace, and ultimately, we
hope that it will all get better. Whether it’s our health or the health of a loved one, a  Read more →

The Victor’s Crown

The cross was always Plan A.

What they meant for humiliation, was humility.
What they meant for murder, was my willingness to lay down my own life.
What they meant for an end, was just the beginning.
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The Amazing Race

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38 (ESV)

There is a fire inside of me that I pray does not get extinguished any time soon. I see the urgency of the message of hope that is found in Christ. I must use the gifts and talents God has given me to reflect glory back to Him. I’ve sat around for too long trying to ensure that everything will be perfect; I wait for the perfect moment, the perfect opportunity, the perfect timing. But through this series, Among Wolves, I’ve learned – as I hope that you have – that there will never be a perfect moment to follow your dreams and pursue your passions. Read more →

I Am Jonah: Obeying the Hard Call of God

In March 2014, the Lord asked me to do something drastic: fast from all forms of social media for an entire year. For some, a year without social media is a no-brainer. But for a fresh-out-of-high-school, image-obsessed, must-be-in-the-know-at-all-times girl like I was, keeping myself from Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram seemed about as impossible as chopping down a tree with a plastic butter knife. Read more →

It’s Not a Real Problem Until it is Our Problem

It’s not a real problem, until it is OUR problem.

We have said that many times since we moved into the O4W of Atlanta, but last night we experienced a more intense problem in this city that we love.

Parking was limited, so Dhati dropped the seven of us off near the stadium while he went to park. Decked out in our Hope-Hill and Inman t-shirts, we were joining hundreds of others to watch the Grady-Carver High School football game at Grady Stadium. Aside from a fight that broke out at Starbucks as we were grabbing some dinner, it was a peaceful and quiet evening—nice weather and an amazing skyline to take in. Read more →

I Just Got Baptized

Ephesians 4: 1-6

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

 

On April 5 of 2015, I proclaimed my love for and obedience to Jesus Christ. A few days later, a study that I’m currently undergoing asked, “Why do you think this was an important step for you to take?” This question got me thinking beyond its initial parameters. This is how I feel about it and others might disagree completely and that is mighty fine! Read more →

The Need For Community

Focusing on John 14:1-6 Pastor John preached about how Jesus is the way. Jesus was talking about going to Heaven with the Father; but He was leaving the people with Holy Spirit. Thomas knew this because he sat under the teaching of Jesus. But when faced with the reality of Jesus physically leaving, he was blinded by anxiety and couldn’t see this truth. As he wondered how he could get to where Jesus was going, Jesus reassured Him that He Himself was the way to the Father. Read more →

The Gate of the Sheep

As Pastor Dhati preached the fourth installment of the I Am sermon series, I noticed something interesting: the Bible often compares people to sheep. I couldn’t help but ponder this choice of animal; sheep aren’t exactly the most ferocious creatures in the world. In fact, they are weak and in constant need of protection. No sports team has ever chosen the “Mighty Sheep” as their mascot. Read more →