Thursday, January 3, 2013

A whole year.

       I can't believe that a whole year has already past before our lives. What a year it was. So much joy and laughter, so many new and familiar sights, so many tears and broken hearts. It has been a full year. A year that I am very thankful to the Lord that I lived. I think part of me is ready for a new one, and part of me is still learning to soak up every big and or small moment life has to offer. So, there is a bit of tension, but what better place to meet with the Lord. I've met him there many a time in this past year. You know, he is a real great guy. I like him a lot.
       I apologize for my lack of updating as much as I said I would this past year of blogging. The Lord is still, and hopefully will always be, growing me up in certain areas of discipline. So I would like to tell you a bit about what I have done since I last posted an update. The fall was super busy for us this year. We did a lot of traveling and a lot of moving things around and preparing for next years internship. 
       We went on ministry trips to Kona, HI, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Boulder, CO. All incredible trips. We were honored to be hosted by some incredible new friends and met all sorts of folks. We went to the YWAM base in Kona, Hawaii for a solid two weeks. It was so great. The Lord is doing incredible things there. I was completely inspired by everyone I met there and the heart they carry for saying "no" to compromise. There hearts are so pure before the Lord. My hunger for a pure heart increased so much when I was there.

       In Florida, we led worship for a conference at a church called "The Harbor." They are literally changing their city. I was very impacted by the times of worship we led and honored to be apart of it. I felt the Lord calling me to a higher place in engaging His spirit in worship. The sheer gift it is to be able to worship Him is awesome. I don't want to take times of worship for granted ever again, I probably will, but man, if ever there was way not to, that would be the best. In Boulder, I think that I drank more water in that week then I have ever. It was awesome being a mile above sea level. The worship conference we were apart of was super fun. We got to meet a lot of awesome people. I think what I liked the most about this conference was that all the bands leading worship were totally different. It was awesome seeing the vastness of expressions in worship like that. It's really east to get caught up in only what you're doing sometimes and forget that there are so many different ways to touch the heart of the Father. He loves them all!
       As for 2013, it is going to be an incredible year... The Lord has already begun to do so much in my own heart and in our community. I keep praying that the Lord would give me eyes to see and ears to hear. I don't want to miss a thing He is doing. Our 18" journey Internship starts on the 15th of January. So we are focusing a lot of our energy into getting everything planned and ready for the 6 new interns moving to the farm for 8 months. It's super exciting.
       Thank you all for your support through prayer and finances. It really is a blessing. I see the Lord moving through it all, every month. I pray that the Lord would beyond meet all of your needs and that you would feel His proud smile over you each morning as you wake. Love to you all!