Thursday, May 19, 2011


After a lot of serving in Tuscaloosa, Matt, Madeline, Parker, and I took a little lake vacation:

I got my wisdom teeth out a week ago. Mama took the liberty of taking several videos of me after I woke up from the surgery. Needless to say they are hilarious and I acted a fool! No, I will not be posting them anywhere. Praise the Lord I hardly swelled at all! And it was a good couple of days to just chill out.

Mama and I took a little trip to Atlanta. We met up with Matt and went to the Braves game! No, I didn't pay much attention to the game. I just like the atmosphere.. And the Braves won so, Go Braves!

Now I'm busy packing for JH Ranch, the best place in the world. Located near the small town of Etna, California. This will be my 4th summer out there and the 2nd summer on staff! I'm so excited for what all the Lord has in store. Of course, being away from my friends and family for 11 weeks isn't completely ideal, but I'm so looking forward to all the new friendships to be made. Not to mention reuniting with all my best friends from last summer!! The Lord taught me so much last summer. It was one of the biggest seasons of growing I've ever been through. Such an amazing transition time from high school to college. Needless to say, I know this summer is going to change my life and I'm fully open to whatever He has to offer. Here's a snapshot of last summer:

Have a blessed summer!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Times by Tenth Avenue North

I know I need You
I need to love You
I love to see You, but it's been so long
I long to feel You
I feel this need for You
And I need to hear You, is that so wrong?

Now you pull me near You
When we're close, I fear You
Still I'm afraid to tell You, all that I've done
Are You done forgiving?
Oh can You look past my pretending?
Lord, I'm so tired of defending, what I've become
What have I become?

I hear You say,
"My love is over. It's underneath.
It's inside. It's in between.
The times you doubt Me, when you can't feel
The times that you question, 'Is this for real?'
The times that you're broken
The times that you mend
The times you hate Me, and the times you bend
Well, My love is over, it's underneath
It's inside, it's in between
These times you're healing, and when your heart breaks
The times that you feel like you're falling from grace
The times you're hurting
The times that you heal
The times you go hungry and are tempted to steal
The times of confusion, in chaos and pain
I'm there in your sorrow, under the weight of your shame
I'm there through your heartache
I'm there in the storm
My love I will keep you, by My pow'r alone
I don't care where you fall, where you have been
I'll never forsake you, My love never ends
It never ends."

Monday, May 2, 2011

April 28, 2011

April 28, 2011 a tornado devastated Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 

Relief efforts have begun. I have been amazed by the servanthood of Church of the Highlands. We are supplying the city with necessities and sharing the love of Christ. Our very own Tuscaloosa Dream Center is forming within days of the disaster and we, as a campus, could not be more excited about what the Lord has in store for this city. You're the God of this city. For more information on how to help with the tornado relief visit this website:

I'm home for the day to rest before returning to Tuscaloosa to continue blessing the city and all the people affected by the tornado. I ventured to the backyard to capture the beauty the Lord blesses us with. I was reminded of a song...

Look at the way the flowers bloom for You
They want to show You there beauty, Lord
Running waters dance, You and I romance
Unto You be all the glory. Unto You be all the glory

The angels dance around You
The earth it sings about You
Open up the heavens, Lord
Let Your Kingdom come to earth

My praises all surround You
My soul can't dance without You
Open up the heavens Lord
Let Your Kingdom come to earth

Jesus Culture- "My Romance"

Yes, we're experiencing lost, devastation, pain. Feeling helpless, useless, confused. Asking why's and what if's. But in the end God is God. He is above what we can see, imagine, or relate to. And His way is unbelievably perfect. It was a precious reminder to see His beauty in the flowers. In nature. So if His plan is perfect why don't we trust it? I caught myself thinking how helpless I felt once the storm hit. The wind controlled me. Pride stepped in and said, "YOU can feed people, YOU can give them clothes, YOU can love them." ha, WRONG. JESUS can do all those things through me. I really am helpless. But I'm always helpless. Jesus is the only good thing in me and the only reason I am able to do anything. And we will praise Him in this storm, because we know His beauty will be revealed as revival breaks out in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. To You be the glory, forever and ever!!

You're the God of this City
You're the King of these people
You're the Lord of this nation, You are

You're the Light in this darkness
You're the Hope to the hopeless
You're the Peace to the restless, You are

There is no one like our God
There is no one like our God

For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done here

Chris Tomlin- "God of this City"

Continue to pray for the city. We are rebuilding the city on the foundation of Christ.