Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Winter Wonderland...a little late

From College Station...

Hello friends! Like Kristen, I apologize for the lack of blogging lately as well! I have many things to share.

Since right before Christmas break, my sister Kerry and I have been coaching a 1st/2nd grade girls basketball team for a church league called Upwards. We play a game every Saturday, and needless to say it is quite adorable to watch. We have been so blessed by our sweet little girls and they have really improved and come a long way. I also forget how brutally honest kids can be. During our practices, we take about a 5 minute break to have a quick devotion/Bible story. Well, we have quickly learned that this is not as fun as playing basketball, so it is a struggle to get them to pay attention. We usually get comments like, "This is boring...can we play now??" Ouch. I remember being a little more tactful at that age. And I wonder what response I would get if I said that during class. Anyways, overall it has been so much fun.

The past 2 weekends I have had the opportunity to be a leader for 2 different Disciple Now's. The first was in Gonzales for my dear friend Justin (who is the youth pastor at FBC Gonzales), and the second was this past weekend at my home church in Round Rock. Both were amazing, and God really moved in the lives of many students. I am so blessed to serve Him and serve others!

The weather this past week was quite terrible to put it nicely. Monday was alright, but from Tuesday through Friday I wanted to cry upon walking outside. I don't know how Napoleon Bonaparte led his men through the Russian tundra barefoot. Nor would I ever care to try it. I digress. It did snow on Friday which was awesome and exciting at first, until I had to drive in it. Then I wanted to cry again. But thankfully I made it safely to Round Rock that afternoon. Sadly, Kristen E. was trapped in Denton due to the awful weather, so she wasn't able to make it to Disciple Now, but her attitude about it was such an encouragement to me. She didn't complain, but instead committed to pray for all the leaders and students during the weekend. Hence why I love her so much :)

That's all I got. Have a wonderful week and stay warm!

Peace and blessings,