Wednesday, October 19, 2011

901 Family Pictures!

Hello! Man. I am totally lacking on this thing I used to do called blogging... Well, nothing big has been happening in my life... Just loving it! =) Man, I look at people who are just miserable at work, or at school, or just in general, and I have a huge calmness come over me and realize that I am so blessed! Wow. I definitely take that for granted. Unfortunately. But, even though I have some TOUGH things that have happened and I am sure will happen in the future, I know that God's hand is on me and recently have really been thinking about my friendships also. I have met a lot of people in challenge, that are acquaintances, but not heart friends. God has truly blessed me in the area of heart friends though, not only the girls in my life group, or my brothers in Christ who are seriously amazing, but also in my house. The 5 other girls in my house bless me so incredibly much! They know me from the inside out. We all know what makes each other happy, and we know what makes each other sad. These girls are some of the biggest blessings in my life and they are true sisters. This last Saturday, we took family pictures around Manhattan, Keats and other places around that general direction. =) So, here they are!

The Family!
I love them.
Cliche fall shot, but I love it!
Yeah. We are pretty much a band. Look for our cd soon. =)
I love living in Kansas!
Yeah, we are awesome. =)
We all took individual shots too!
There is a lot of laughter and love in this household. =)

I hope that you all have those heart friends too, if you don't, I would suggest that you truly need them! They just warm your hearts!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Open Our Eyes

A couple weekends ago, Christian Challenge went to Fall Conference! We go every year, and to be honest, the past couple of years, I kind of am hesitant to go. Something inside of me just doesn't want to go because I think that every year, it is going to be the same routine, and I won't really learn anything. But, EVERY year, God shows me that I am wrong and this year, I learned so much. Our speaker, Paul Sabino, was up there on the list of favorites. Max Barnett will always be the first, he is just unbeatable, but this year, Paul was so easy to relate to, funny, real and just a great speaker all around. Every session held everyone's attention so well and it was awesome! Also, the worship team that led us was Anthem. They led us two years ago, and I just love to worship with them! They write the majority of the songs they perform, so it is fun to learn new songs and hear the lyrics and how powerful some of them are. Another awesome thing was that there were about 175 people from K-State alone that went! So great! Kind of (really) overwhelming, but awesome none the less. It is so great to see all of the freshmen that are getting involved with Challenge! So, once again, I was definitely wrong about what kind of weekend it would be, and I felt really good after that weekend, and I am still thinking about some of the things that Paul said. Here are some pictures from the weekend!

The KSU bbq on Friday
Of course, Dominion was played.
Hammock city!
During free time, volleyball, basketball and frisbee were played!

Someone decided to take pictures. Of himself...

Tent City
Slack lining, and Ukulele playing were also some free time activities done
A spontaneous (gross) hot dog eating contest during supper on Saturday
13.5 Minutes of Fame!
First was Greg
Then was Jay, Then Casey, John and Sarah!
Love her. =D
Such great friends!
Someone else stole my camera...
Tradition of going to IHOP at around midnight...
Ryan was a little hungry ;)
Anthem on Sunday morning! So great!
Our tent. =)
Thank you God, for showing me a great weekend again!