Wednesday, April 20, 2011

the faith to let go

A few weeks ago Britt and I were riding in the car and we were listening to the Prince of Egypt sound track. We both love soundtracks and especially that one. The song "Hush Now My Baby" came on. It is a song where Moses' mother places him in the river in an attempt to save his life from this massive murders of babies that was taking place.

As we were driving down the road tears came down my face as I thought of the love that mother had. Yes, love for her child but even greater a love for the Lord. The faith that she took hold of puts my faith to shame. She held on to the hope of what she KNEW God could do. When I am asked to let go of things, not even close to the importance of my own child, I cling to them so tightly afraid of what will happen if I let go.

This woman's faith struck me hard. It told me of the freedom and reward that comes from letting go. She didn't see the result for years. Moses was the one who came to deliver her and her people but she waiting for many years. If I don't see results will I still trust? If I don't understand why or what God is doing will I still let go? I know that I want to. I want her kind of faith.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Catching Up!

As many of you know Britt and I recently went on a spring break trip with students from the OU BSU to Glen Eyrie, Colorado for a Discipleship Training Conference week. It was an AMAZING week full of great opportunities and amazing fellowship! Here are some pictures from the week... 

First Sign of mountains. 

This is where the conferences were 

Good friends and fellow staff members Rita and Jenny. 

Some students that we get to work with. 

The guys love Britt! 

All of the students packed in for our large group setting. 

This is where Britt and I stayed. "The Pink House" rightfully names. :) 

After the Spring Break week was over Britt and I were able to stay in Colorado Spring with Britt's sister and brother-in-law for about 4 days. It was WONDERFUL to be able to spend time with them and just relax. We did so many fun things. Two of our favorite things were going to the local zoo and to the Olympic Village. Here are some pictures to "document" those events. :) 

  The zoo had this REALLY COOL area where you could feed giraffes. Here is Britt handing over some food.

I quickly made a friend. He actually let me pet him and it was a great Profile Picture opt. :) 

 The zoo works its way up the side of a mountain and here we are at the highest point.

The next day or so we went to the Olympic Village where athletes train and had a look around. We had a great time looking and things but mostly goofing off and taking pictures. Although trying to find the place was a bit of a pain and I ended up getting a little *cough cough* grouchy (Who me??) We finally found it and it was a great day full of making memories.

I immediately saw this and thought it would be a wonderful picture opportunity. 

Britt tries to be cool like me. :) Just kidding, I tell him all the time that he is a cool guy or I would not have married him. 



Well, hello! 

Our trip was great! We came home and hit the ground running which is why I am just now getting around to updating this. Student ministry doesn't leave a lot of extra time to write on blogs but I wouldn't trade what we do for anything. It is the greatest job ever to be a part of changing the lives of students and passing on a vision of discipleship.