Wednesday, October 17, 2012

love, it's a powerful thing. it is.

This morning I had to leave super duper early, even before the sun to make it to Georgia for work. I secretly love these times because everything is so unbelievably quiet and still. So therefore, I had a full day by 10AM. I was so humbled and felt so blessed when I got out of the hospital to all the messages I had received from my sweet and treasured friends for my birthday. Just felt so overwhelmed in a sweet sweet way by their love. Thankfulness overflowed my heart.

Then, when I was driving back to Alabama I passed this man standing on the side of the road, trying to get a ride, with just a small bag, not much with him. I started thinking... I have this cellphone that people have called this morning to tell me they love me and I have a car to take me to those friends and am so blessed to be around them often -- but here this guy stood, with no one and not much of anything. Tears started rolling down my face. It truly broke my heart. As loved as I feel, so many people feel so alone.

We have no idea what the power of love does in someone. I know many times how it has completely changed me. Let us be on the look out for the ones that may feel unloved today - even a simple smile or wave. Love is an incredibly powerful thing.

 Let people know us by our love.

Friday, October 5, 2012

reCreate: Women's Conference 2012

Last weekend was such an incredibly blessed time. We jotted off Friday afternoon to reCreate Women's Conference in Birmingham, AL. It is one of my most favorite weekends of the year. The teaching is always so rich and worship is splendid. Of course this weekend proved again to be just that! With Darlene Zschech leading unbelievable worship, teaching and Holly Wagner bringing the Word, it all just left my heart so so incredibly full. Even the last night was such honoring time being a part of the live recording of Darlene Zschech new album with Israel Houghton and Kari Jobe. I learned so much and just soaked up everything like a sponge. Here's a few snapshots from the weekend!!