Tuesday, September 6, 2011

pictures and purpose

My weekend was spent in South Dakota at LifeLight music festival! My prince and I took our youth group Friday night, and returned Monday night. 

Youth pastor and wife :)

goofy boys

coffee is a must have

Our group!

hanging out with the youth was a blast!

We had a little bit of car issues...

but we had lots of fun!

great music

I experienced God this weekend through music, speakers, fellowship, and his beautiful creation.

It was a great weekend, but I'm not going to lie...I am EXHAUSTED.

in fact, 

The past couple weeks I have not been feeling the greatest...

My body is tired, weak, and sick
My schedule is full
My mind is stressed 
My house is messy

...It's very easy for me to become crabby, or have a negative attitude.


The past couple weeks I have also been continually reminded that God is in control.

He is Alive in me, strong, and powerful
He has a plan for my life
He doesn't make mistakes
He knows what He is doing, and what is best for me
He loves to use messy people

"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." ~Romans 8:28

"For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." ~Jeremiah 29:11

hmmm I just felt like I should share that with you all. I hope you are encouraged today! Despite how we feel, God is in control.



  1. youth work is such fun...but definitely hard work! looks like a blast! sad you all had the tire problem. i hate that!