Friday, April 22, 2011


I walked into this place 4years ago and saw...

 Passionate hearts pursuing God through worship..
Then I heard that Jesus died for ALL of my sins.. that He had a plan for my life.. that nothing could ever seperate me from His love!

And... I gave whole heart to Jesus that night, and He will have it forever.

The service is aired live in 195 countries every month!

"And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come!" Matt 24:14

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Small Group: Potential!

The last two weeks at small group the girls and I have been talking about our potential. 
The Dictionary definition of potential is "exiting in possibility, not in action."
Potential, cannot manifest itself without form. Like concrete, it must have something to be poured into, something to give it shape and make it useful. You will never find out what you are capable of doing if you never try anything. The girls in this small group are such amazing leaders and we are all learning that when we pour ourselves into something our potential to takes form. We have decided to pour ourselves into each others lives and into the ministry. God has placed in each of us the potential to make a difference in our generation, the potential to reach thousands with the love of Christ, the potential to take the gospel to the ends of the earth.. but it all starts with pouring our lives into what God has placed in front of us now. We are focusing on filling up with the love of Christ by worship and the word and pouring out that love onto others.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

God speaks to me at... Starbucks

So.. I am sitting in starbucks and everyone that know me knows that I LOVE Starbucks! But there is a reason behind it... I moved to Birmingham 4 years ago to start a new job. I didn't know ANYONE in Birmingham except a really good friend/roommate of mine so I was very alone here. The week that I moved here, I decided to visit a place called the Basement and that night God moved in my heart so strongly that I realized how deep His love was for me and how much I desired Him above all else that this world could offer me. This was a new thing for me. I would have always said that I was a christian, and maybe I was but I definately didn't have a personal reationship with this God and I wasn't living a life that reflected Him.  I had only one friend that was a christian and no family in town, so I began coming to Starbucks and reading my new bible. I became so intrigued by the Word of God that I came to Starbucks everyday that I wasn't at work and spend hours upon hours there in the Word. I would sit there, bible open, pen in hand, and write everything down in my journal that the Lord was teaching me. The people that worked there began blessing me with free coffee and muffins because I was there for so long!

It was in Starbucks that I read for the first time that "I am a new creation" in 2 Corinthians 5:17, that "I am fearfully and wonderfully made" in Psalm 139, and that "He would never leave me or forsake me" in Hebrews 13:5. I would leave Starbucks with a renewed and refreshed mind fully eager to give God all of my life. Starbucks is like a vacation to me... I love the calm atmosphere, I love the smell of coffee beans, I love the people that work here, but most of all, I love getting in my word and letting Jesus speak straight to my heart.

"Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light to my path" Psalm 119:105

"For the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword"  Hebrews 4:12