Yesterday I was relaxing on my bed and perusing Facebook. It was a lazy morning… well, it was sorta still morning. It was actually 12:20pm. But hey, I had only been awake for an hour, so it still felt like morning to me.
As I was reading about my friends’ latest news, my world got rocked. Literally.
Surely the door to the garage had been slammed. No… the shaking lasted too long, and was much more intense. The bed and the wall trembled for at least 15 seconds and it sounded like a fleet of semi trucks were rolling by. (more…)
This week I am thankful for these three things:
1. The ability to read. I love to read, to just get engrossed in a good book. I love to study God’s Word and learn through Bible studies. I am so thankful that I live in a country that gave me the opportunity to learn to read. One of my favorite books is Pride and Prejudice.
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The following is excerpts from my journal from my most recent trip to see the girls of STEPS Home in India.
July 23 & 24 –
All of the generous donations that I got to pack to take to the girls. That’s a lot of stuff!
Our journey officially started on Monday, July 23, where Theresa and I left from Knoxville at 6pm. But really, the trip was put into motion on Wednesday night at church. That night at The Well, Theresa and I went prepared to share a little about our up-coming trip and be prayed for. So when I walked into the room in my sari and an Indian couple and their American friends walked in right behind me, I was a little surprised. In talking, I found out that the couple (Ashok and Sheila) were from Chennai, in Anna Nagar (the neighborhood where the office is), and know the Manogaroms! Small world! So when they return to India, they have invited us to have a meal with them before we leave to go back home. (more…)
On March 17, I finally got to see the reality of a long-awaited dream – to see Hillsong United in concert. Hillsong United is a worship band from Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. They rarely tour, so catching them in a nearby city in the US is difficult. But they came right here to Knoxville. It was for a larger conference weekend, but we were able to get tickets to just their concert. And it was awesome!
Here is a taste of their music: (more…)
I simply love this skit. It is so beautifully powerful. It makes me tear up, thinking of all that Jesus has done for me and saved me from. There is nothing you’ve done that Jesus can’t save you from! You just have to ask Him…. (more…)
If you live in the Knoxville, TN area and have not heard, tomorrow is a big day! The student athletes at the University of Tennessee will see a dream come true. Game Time is their vision.
Tomorrow afternoon there will be sports camps, cheer camp, and a kid’s zone located in the Neyland Thompson Sports Complex. The gospel will be presented in each of the areas – pray for open ears and open hearts!
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A church here in Knoxville recently did something very profoundly simple in one of their services. It is simply beautiful. I can barely watch the video of it without crying. It is an incredibly powerful testimony to the redeeming work of Jesus.
2 Corinthians 4 – 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. 7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. (more…)