Weekend Writings

Getting ready to go on a youth retreat for 2 and 1/2 days! I’m really excited! It’s going to be my first one since moving here!

Pray that God would work wonderfully in the youth and in the leaders.

Pray for safety and peace while we’re there.

Pray for me, because I’m sharing about a time that “God is great, so I don’t have to be in control.” I know I’ll mess up and I know it’s not perfectly written, and I only want people to see God, not me. I really, really don’t want people to see me speaking…haha… Pray that God would speak, not me. Also, that God would get all the glory, not me.

Pray that God would send His Spirit and make us come alive with passion for Him and His work.

Pray that God would make us know His presence and that we would feel him moving and working.

Pray for miraculous growth in our hearts.

Above all, pray that God would get all the glory for the work he does, and that we would get none, but give it all to him.

Monday Musings: Best 12 (13) of 2012

I like to gather 12 or 13 pictures to represent my year. This year, I went through my photos and found 13 pictures that perfectly represented the year 2012. Enjoy.

IMG_4793I have so enjoyed getting to know this girl better this year!

DSCN1104February- Went to see wicked

DSCN1207March- kind of boring, went to see the Hunger Games with some pals

IMG_1472April- Easter in VA with these guys

379195_311839158901828_100002272390229_714745_385664044_nMay- FABULOUS trip to MN to see these besties

IMG_1797Dear Edwina- June- the only major event

528678_490213164340814_980649278_nJuly- PHC camp, met some great friends

IMG_2220August- mission to Reading with some adorable kiddos

251678_351413164944978_1462577148_nSeptember- A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Helena)

IMG_2434October- went to see Newsies!

IMG_5113November- some beautiful, fun friends

380624_438774706177222_1994553832_nDecember- A Christmas Carol (Ensemble, Fred’s Wife)

251025_381085328644428_353689989_nDecember- some great youth group friends

This year has been such a blessed one! I like to find an area of growth, an area that needs work, and an area of blessing for each year. This past year, I grew in wanting to know God more and my faith, etc. I need to work on my kindness, thinking before I speak, and not being self-righteous/judgemental. I’ve been hugely blessed in the area of friendships and opportunities. I’ve hung out with so many people and gotten to know so many amazing friends. I pray that these friendships continue to develop and grow deeper in the Lord this coming year.