If you like music (which I'm sure you do) be sure to check out Aaron Ivey's new CD! It released on Tuesday, and is absolutely fantastic!!! The lyrics of each of these songs are truly incredible. I love love love this CD! Go buy it :)
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
We beat Southern Missisippi in a battle of horrible pitchers in the first round of the College World Series. We won when the bases were loaded in the bottom of the 9th and they walked in the winning run. It wasn't the best way to win, but we'll take a win however we can get it. Next up: Arizona State tonight at 6pm on ESPN. Two wins away from the Championship Series! Yeah!
79 days till TEXAS FOOTBALL. HOOK'EM
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
If you know me at all then you know that I LOVE sports. Especially the Texas Longhorns! On Monday night the boys clinched the 8th and final spot for the COLLEGE WORLD SERIES!!!!!!! The last time we were there was 2005 and we won! It was the summer before my senior year of college. So yes, my senior year we won baseball and football national championships! Jealous? You should be.
If you didn't go to UT, you will never understand our fasination with all things burnt orange and our love for sports. You just won't get it. Especially if you went to aTm where you are use to losing all the time :) haha.
In other sports news, a guy from my hometown who just graduated was drafted #19 in the MLB draft tonight! He went from Brownwood Lion to St. Louis Cardinal in a minute. Very cool!
Also it's the NBA finals... I don't care for either team really, but i HATE the Lakers. So I always root for anyone who is playing them. Let's go Magic!!!!!! Too bad they are down two games. Hopefully they can win tonight, they are up by 4 right now.
And last but definitely not LEAST....
In other news, I feel like the Lord is about to bring so much change into my life. In my job and in my personal life. Job wise our schools are consolidating into one school. Many of my co-workers have lost their jobs, and everything will be SO SO different next year. Thankfully my job is secure (for the time being at least, fingers crossed). I dont even know what to make of all the things that will change. Two of my great friends have left to pursue other jobs, and I'm glad they get to get a fresh start somewhere new. For me, I still feel called to be there, and until I feel a direct pull otherwise I think I'll stay put.
As far as ministry goes, I will no longer be leading a small group. I stepped down from college leadership. I stepped down from my position in phi lamb serving as alumni council. I know some of you might be asking why I would step down and leave two things that I LOVE so much. And while both of those ministries are really really great, I felt the Lord leading me to let them go for the sake of proclaiming the gospel to those who do not know it, or maybe who have never heard it. I'd been feeling like some change needed to take place ever since I got back from Egypt, but I didn't know what it all meant. I just kept praying and knew that in His timing He would reveal where He wanted me to devote time to. A few weeks ago I was reading in Luke where Jesus called Levi,
"After that He went out and noticed a tax collector named Levi sitting in the tax booth, and He said to him, "Follow Me."And he left everything behind, and got up and began to follow Him. And Levi gave a big reception for Him in his house; and there was a great crowd of tax collectors and other people who were reclining at the table with them. The Pharisees and their scribes began grumbling at His disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the tax collectors and sinners?"And Jesus answered and said to them, "It is not those who are well who need a physician, but those who are sick."I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance." Luke 5:27-32
All of a sudden a thousand lights went flashing in my head, and I could hear bells and whistles. These verses made absolute sense to me.... FINALLY. For so long the Lord has allowed me to serve in ministry, whether it was on campus or at the Stone, and while I feel like He's really blessed those times, and created many opportunities for me to serve I realized that most of my time is spent with the "well" and not those who are "sick" or without Christ. While I was doing good things for His sake, I was not bringing the gospel to anyone who hadn't already heard it. I haven't been able to have a lot of non-Christian friends because my schedule is filled with ministry with other believers. So what does this all mean? I'm not even sure yet. But I know that God called me away from Phi Lamb and away from College Ministry to find out. The Lord took me to Egypt and showed me the urgency of the gospel. I'm praying that He would open the doors He wants me to step through for this next season of my life.
I truly want to live my life for the sake of His gospel, only. Period.
Matt preached a sermon last year sometime and he said something along the lines of this, "You can't expect the lost to treat you how those who have the spirit inside them would. Just let it go. You have to quit holding them to the same standards of your Christian friends." I do need to let it go, but letting go is so hard when there is so much hurt.
Please pray for me! I'm sorry I can't be more specific, just know that I've been dealing with a lot and I just needed to get it out there.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
This past month has been a whirlwind. Work has been NUTS as the last few weeks before summer are always crazy. I work in the summer, but even just trying to get the kids out the door is still alot of work for the entire staff. Graduation is on Saturday, and I'm so excited to see some of my favorites cross the stage! Our school is combining forces (downtown location & south location) next year all at the South Location where my office currently is. There are TONS of changes this upcoming year, and I'm not even sure what to make of all of it yet. We shall see...
Im so glad it's SUMMER! And even though i have to work, I feel like it's summer, and work will be much less stressful, even just in decreasing the amount of people that are around. I hope to catch some sun, hang out with friends, and figure out what the Lord wants me to do with my life.
anyway... I'll leave you with a picture. my dear friend, Candace got married in the middle of May and this is a pic with her. These three girls are three of the greatest girls I've ever known. I can't wait for Mandy (on the far left) to get married in October! Yay!
Over and out. Have a great weekend!!!!!!
P.S. Texas is playing in the Super Regional this weekend here at home against TCU. HOOK'EM HORNS!