Over the weekend God taught me a valuable lesson… After our game this weekend, I was really frustrated with myself because I was over-analyzing what felt like every decision I made in the game on Friday, in practice last week, and in every day life. I found myself criticizing every spoonful of ice cream I put in my mouth, every bad step I made when … Continue reading When Difficulty Strikes
I often catch myself looking to please myself with my performance and I am starting to realize that I will NEVER please myself or be satisfied. But those times when I play for God, I feel free. When I play for God, I am free. Free because of Jesus. Romans 8 says, therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, … Continue reading Who Am I Playing For?
I often find myself trying to control what I eat, when I eat it and what I can do to burn it off to put me in the best shape. I fret about not working out hard enough or skipping a day in the gym but the truth is I am not the one that is in control anyways. As much I like to think … Continue reading A Competitor for Christ
Be vulnerable to the plans God has for you. I find myself so often just going through life holding on, as tight as I can, to what I want out of life and then just move on without acknowledging the pain that I have suffered from having my expectations come CRASHING down. Having that mindset of stuffing the pain and hardship in a box makes it hard … Continue reading Vulnerablity
I’ve had some time to reflect on my time in Puerto since coming back to the states earlier this month. I miss it a lot. I feel like I’m at home there. It’s hard to put into words what you experience on a project like that. There’s so much community and it’s crazy to see how people’s love for Jesus really unites a group. Although … Continue reading Reflecting…
Yesterday I got to engage in spriritual conversations and learn about fencing all in one place! A group of students and leaders on the project went to Caugus, about an hour from San German, to watch the mini Olympics (I’m not exactly sure of the correct terminology but I know the gold and silver medalists go on to compete for Puerto Rico). Bianca, … Continue reading Fencing and Friends
It’s the second week here in Puerto Rico! I’ve been learning a lot as an intern this time around both about myself and my relationship with God and about being a leader. This week we’ve been doing outreach and going to college campuses in the area to share the gospel as well as the beach and the Olympic training center of Puerto Rico. Some of … Continue reading Spreading the Word
At 5:30 tomorrow morning I will be on my way back to Puerto Rico! It’s weird to think a whole year has gone by already, but I guess time flies when you’re having fun. As excited as I am, I’m also a little nervous about this year’s trip because I’ll have more responsibility this year as an intern and sometimes with more responsibility I put … Continue reading Hasta La Vista!
It’s been a busy semester! Life is flying by and I’m almost on to my last year of college, which is scary to think about. I’ve learned so much about myself, my relationship with God this semester and God has blessed me with some great opportunities and people this semester. Now, to update you on the preparation and fundraising for my trip! The tshirts are … Continue reading The Home Stretch
It is fundraising season again! The fundraising process this year is not going the way I had planned. I thought I would know the ropes better this year because of my experience from last year. I thought that I would be able to get my support letters out earlier because I already knew what to write in the letters, when to send them, what to include and … Continue reading Fundraising Round 2