Sunday, January 22, 2012

naleigh moon

I am 98% certain that no one reads this blog anymore (seeing as how I haven't posted anything since last summer) but in the off chance someone does, please watch this video. It is just about the most precious thing ever.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I think it's fair to say I am a VERY inconsistent blogger... honestly the only reasons I even made a blog were 1. to post pictures for my Young Life girls' parents to see (fail. that's what Facebook is for) and 2. so that I could see all the blogs I follow in one place.

I may not be much of a writer but I will say that the past few months have been crazy and whirlwind-ish and exciting and heartbreaking and exhausting and wonderful. Such is the life of an intern... I am trying to enjoy the last few weeks of technically being a college student. Because after I walk across that stage on August 13 I have NO CLUE what is next. But Jesus does. And that will always always always be enough!

Remind me of that if I start freaking out this time next month.

Friday, June 10, 2011

where children sleep

I came across this book (Where Children Sleep by James Mollison) a few weeks ago and I am obsessed. I really want to find a hard copy for my coffee table, but it is also available online for free. It is sweet, it is heartbreaking, it is a little funny (you'll know what I mean when you see the picture of the beauty queen girl in Kentucky with 700 trophies all throughout her room), and it is eye-opening.

Where Children Sleep

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Sometimes it feels like thinking about someone's suffering is the same as doing something about it. Don’t take the bait. -Bob Goff

Seriously. When Bob Goff tweeted (follow him on Twitter! he is fantastic!) that a while back, I realized that I had done just that. I had taken the bait. I realized that I spend a WHOLE lot of time THINKING about orphans, and not much DOING.

Jesus does not call me to worry about orphans. He calls me to CARE for them. And no, I can't do very much, but I can do SOMETHING.

Some organizations that are awesome:

Show Hope
147 Million Orphans
Reece's Rainbow
Project Hopeful

I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
-Helen Keller

Sucre, Bolivia
June 2006

Monday, May 16, 2011


I just realized that I hardly ever post pictures. Probably because I spend the majority of my time either in class or babysitting... but now since the class part is over (forever... so weird!) I will hopefully think to bring my camera along with me more often.

Anyways, here are some pictures from my Young Life girls' prom a few weeks ago. I am so thankful to have been their leader. I am also so thankful that I never have to be in high school again, because let's face it, trying to pin a corsage on someone while countless adults take pictures is just awkward.

Friday, May 13, 2011

your pain has changed me

"Your pain has changed me
Your dream inspires
Your face a memory
Your hope a fire
Your courage asks me what I'm made of
And what I know of love"

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Beginning of the End

Last night was my last club as a Young Life leader at Blackman. This is HUGE because I have been a Young Life leader there for four years and followed a group of girls from their freshman to senior year (with another group I picked up for a year after their leader moved to another city)... and it has been a huge time commitment and I have given so much of myself to this ministry. So much of my college experience is wrapped up in Young Life, my closest friends in college (and in life) have been made through Young Life... Last night my team prayed for me, my girls said the sweetest things about me at club (since it was senior night and they got to talk a little bit), my girls cried as we talked about how we would only have one more campaigners before they (and I) graduate... and I didn't cry. At all. I was completely emotionless (if that's even a word). I kept waiting for the tears to come... and they never did. On the drive home I kept thinking I would hear some particularly emotional song and start weeping... didn't happen. I thought at some point today it would hit me that I was really done with Young Life and I would lose it... nope. I don't know if this is all good or bad or if I haven't really processed it yet... it's just interesting I guess.

But anyways...

thank you Lord for the privilege and honor of being these sweet girls' leader... I am forever grateful for how much of Yourself You revealed to me through this ministry.

Also I in about 10 minutes I am leaving for my last college class. Ever.

Changes anyone?

Love yall,