Out with a bang

yup folks. twelve hours till my body is on a plane and headed north? (i think) towards Chicago.

I get there and take the CTA “L” to the loop and then transfer to the orange line and then walk five blocks to the CSM office and housing site.

Center for Student Missions attempts to bridge the gaps between teens and the social problems and spiritual emptiness raging our nation. They have sites in some major cities around the U.S. and take groups of junior high and high school groups year round to serve in places within the poorest parts of the city.

I am so excited to have the opportunity to interview with them. Yes I am pretty nervous, but not as nervous as my mamma. My Dad said he was fine until Chicago made the news 3 times this week for becoming the deadliest city in the US. I assured him that if I got shot while serving there this week and hopefully this summer that I want my tombstone to say “She went out with a bang” Ha πŸ™‚ I thought it was funny.

So pray please that I won’t turn the wrong direction πŸ™‚ or look totally lost and get mugged when walking by myself or fall of any sidewalks. And that the interview will go smoothly and as God would plan. Because ultimately it will whether you pray or not…but pray anyway, it’s good practice. πŸ™‚

So I leave you with these songs that are kinda my thoughts for this weekend and new adventure.

Times by Tenth Avenue North
I know i need you
I need to love you
I love to see you, and its been so long
i long to feel you
i feel this need for you’
and i need to hear you
is that so wrong?
oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh oh
now you pulled me near you
when we’re close i fear you
still im afraid to tell you
all that i’ve done
are you done forgiving?
or can you look pass my pretending?
Lord i’m so tired of defending
what i’ve become
what have i become?
oh oh, oh oh, oh oh.
i hear you say “my love is over,
its underneath, its inside, its in between
the times you doubt me, when you can’t feel
the times that you’ve questioned ‘is this for real?’
the times you’ve broken, the times that you mend
the times you hate me and the times that you bend
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well my love is over, its underneath
its inside, its in between,
these times you’re healing
and when your heart breaks
the times that you feel like you’ve fallen from grace
the times you’re hurting
the times that you heal
the times you go hungry and attempted to steal
in times of confusion and chaos and pain
im there in your sorrow under the weight of your shame
im there through your heartache
im there in the storm
my love i will keep you by my power alone
i dont care where you’ve fallen, where you have been
i’ll never forsake you
my love never ends, it never ends
mmm, mmm
oh oh, oh oh, oh oh

May God’s sheep here His voice and see His love in the city of Chicago. May hope and restoration blanket a broken city ailing with giants.May they feel His love and forgiveness. May the Holy Spirit reign and capture their hearts for His glory.

Peace Be Still – Rush of Fools

Come to Me, you who are weak
Let My strength be yours tonight
Come and rest, let My love be your bed
Let My heart be yours tonight

Peace be still, Peace be still
Please be still and know that I am God
and know that I am God
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Come empty cup, let Me fill you up
I’ll descend on you like a dove tonight
Lift your head, let your eyes fall into Mine
Let your fear subside tonight


Hallelujah, Hallelujah


If we would just learn to rest and truly believe that God is good and God is sovreign how different our world would be. Peace be still. Rest and healing for the brokenhearted. Hope for the orphans. Change for the hurting. Love for all.

Come on Jesus. Let’s change the world, one relationship at a time.

See you when I return.

Out with a bang

One thought on “Out with a bang

  1. I can’t wait to hear about it all! for real!
    who is that cute little person you are holding?

    and I think the out with a bang thing is funny… though I’m betting your parents didn’t think so. πŸ™‚

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