We had a wheel chair race. This is Kierra...the winner! It was awesome


No greater love...

"How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!...This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers!...We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love our brothers!...Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love!...this is how God showed his love among us...since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us....And so we know and rely on the love God has for us...There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear....We love because he first loved us....This is love for God; to obey his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world!!!!"
1 John selected verses
Random fun...Courtney, me and Meredith
Tangie Peters....my BFF
Week Two SLA group

My SLA boys. They are amazing!
Here is our staff at closing celebration week 2


More Pictures from Fuge

This was at a program we put on for a disabilities camp...my guys were dressed out of control.
Me and Chris....he is wearing a lot of spandex....the downs kids loved it.
This is Campbell. He is out of control and yes that is a gorilla suit
Mega Relay. We were SLA aka: Student Lockup Association


Week 1

My first group of students...they're AMAZING!
Me and my girl Kenzie
Me and Courtney
We were working at a food bank and we found this...."BEEF with juices" I mean really...people are hungry, but I'm not sure they're that hungry
I mean is this not the funniest picture you've ever seen?



to breathe or not to breathe

So, I was riding on a plane today back to Nashville. I was sitting beside this middle-aged lady with spikey hair. I noticed at one point that her breath was less than desireable. So I started doing that thing where you breath into your own hands (you know you've done it) in a vain attempt to smell your own breath and a thought occured to me...I am trying to breath it back in, but you can't do that because somehow smell is not the same thing as breath or air. All of this is confusing and beside the point...the point is the process of breathing...what a strange thing. You breath in one substance and within 1 second of you breathing it back out again it is something totally different. How is that possible? One second its Oxygen, the next its Carbon Dioxide....useless to you, priceless to trees...which leads me to my next train of thoughts. How in the heck do trees breath in and out. I mean I can see myself in 8th grade science just eating this stuff up without a second thought...."Oh so trees breath in what we breath out, that makes sense." NO...it doesn't make sense at all, in fact its rather bizzarre. All of this because a ladies stank breath. I didn't occupy my mind that long, I soon started to read a book, but I thought it was a worthy blog subject. Any thoughts?


The freedom of gratitude

"All of life is a gift, and we grow to be like Jesus as we embrace this gift. Now, growth in character occurs to the degree that we accept being forgiven as a greater gift than life itself. In light of this gift of forgiveness and life, what am I to be? I am to be free. The fruit of grattitude is freedom from death and its countless cousins- fear, shame, estrangement, etc. And what grows from freedom? A playful, curious connectedness to the unveiling of new grace in pleasure and in sorrow. TO those who have eyes of gratitude, all senses are freed to take in and participate in the smallest and most obscure as well as the most panormaic displays of beauty. Gratitude also frees the heart to suffer fury against that which mars beauty. Gratitude brings an imminent passion to all endeavors of life." Dan Allender Leading With A Limp

There isn't a virtue as overlooked as gratitude. What is Christ trying to teach us with his story of forgivness towards a man's large debt, if it isn't the idea of gratitude and how it should affect how we live? I never realized how ungrateful I was for the things I have been given until I lost my chance to express my gratitude through love and forgiveness towards someone, a chance I will never get again. In my failure to live out the gospel I am forced to embrace the gospel. A Jimmy Eat World song say, "Our time is borrowed and spent too freely. Every minute we have needs to be made up, but how?" We "have" nothing. We own nothing and yet act as if we deserve everything with no gratitude for anything. In the light of your gratitude for the working of the gospel in your life, lavish love and forgiveness on those around you, pour it out without hinderance or thought because you may not get another chance and you can't take to heaven what was made to spend.