Hi friends! Been a while huh? Okay maybe about a week or so but oh well. I have time to finally write a bit.. ok let's start with last week. Okay, so every year I go to Daytona with my youth group for a week to have one of the best weeks ever. We go to what is called 'BigStuf'. We have churches from all over the United States come and basically have a huge worship fest every day and hear amazing speakers. Just to name a few that we had last week (speaker wise) was Andy Stanley, Judah Smith, Jamie Tworkowski, Renee Yohe, and Pattie Malette (Justin Bieber's mom ya'll, crazy!). Worship people wise we had Phil Wickham (Who lead worship this year), Mac Powell, Natalie Grant, Mike Donehey, Laura Story, Aaron Shust, JON FOREMAN, Shane and Shane, and Rend Collective Experiment! Wow okay, enough of the name dropping. Here are some pictures from my week:
I also got new cds and a Dona Miller book called A Million Miles In A Thousand Years. Has anyone read it? I'm liking it so far. If you haven't read Blue Like Jazz, I definitely recommend it!
I don't think I've spoken about this on here but every Sunday morning I work in our kids department at my church where I have 3rd grade girls (who are moving up to 4th so therefore they are "Thorth" graders). Anyway, this past week was camp for them so I decided to go as a leader. It was also my birthday the 14th. I'm not going to lie, at first I thought I might regret being there for my birthday, but after this week I instantly regret those thoughts. I had the time of my life getting to know these girls better and learning and growing in the Lord with them. My only prayer is that they grew and learned as much, if not more, as I did.
I will now bombard you all with photos:
Team competitions were kind of a overall big deal...
Birthday gifts from my girls!
Attempting to take a selftimer photo on an iPhone is hard..
Kaityln lost her tooth and the "Tooth Fairy" came!
Even Katy Perry came! Well..a pregnant version of her..and you know she was actually a 5th grade boy..
"If you try to be someone in your circle that isn't consistent with who YOU really are when you aren't in your circle, you will eventually be found out by the ones you lead."
"This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." -Psalm 118:24
"Give thanks to the God of Heaven! His love endures forever." -Psalm 136:26
I had an amazing week at Camp KidJam.. looking forward to next year for sure.
Acouple things happened this week that made it the best last week of school ever.. First off I had a mexican party in my geometry class.. yeah a girl and I were in charge of making the quesadillas (heh) and man boy lemme tell ya. They turned out pretty darn good. THEN on Wednesday the day finally came for my friend Alyssa and I to see the one and only Mr. Dallas Green. Oh heck yea ya'll. He was amazing. There was two opening acts and while they were both good Dallas beat them by a landslide.
My friend and I had to leave early because well we both had finals the next day and I had a curfew so sadly we did miss a couple songs but it was such a blessing to just see him and hear some of our favorites. Definitely a night I won't forget.