Friday, April 29, 2011


Yesterday, I drove away from my second year of college and best year of life (so far). That means I'm halfway done with college (maybe). And for those of you who don't read between the lines, that means that time flies (especially when you're having fun). 
Yesterday, I spent the three-hour drive to Dallas in silence (mostly) in reflection of this year. It's overwhelming how blessed I've been. My friends, my boyfriend, my major, my family, my attitude have been transformed and blessed by God. I've prayed and prayed to see Him more and to know Him more, and this year, I couldn't deny His workings in my life and the lives of people around me. I'm sad to leave my friends at OC, but God has so much in store for the people I love this summer. 
Lemme give ya a little hint of what I mean by that:

This goofy girl is headed to Village of Hope in Ghana for a month to hang out with some precious baby orphans. 
This darlin' is headed to intern for the most hipster church in Tulsa. She'll fit in. 
This lovely lady will be spending her summer caring for a disabled man in Edmond. She's got a gift. 
My sweet wombmate is interning in downtown OKC at Capitol Hill. She loves those kids and they are going to love her even more than they already do. 
Cutie in the middle is traveling to Panama for eight weeks to give 'em some KoJack lovin'. I don't mean for that to sound inappropriate. 
This guy... he'll be in Arkansas all summer interning for West Ark CoC. I'll miss him, I guess. 
Little baby Kaci will also be interning, somewhere in TX...
And as for these two, they're goin' off and gettin' themselves hitched.

Needless to say, it's a pretty monumental summer for my friends. 
Can you tell I'm proud? 

Happy Summer. Let's make it memorable. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Thank You, Jesus.

Christ is risen from the dead,
Trampling over death by death,
Come awake, come awake,
Come and rise up from the grave. 

Christ is risen from the dead,
We are one with Him again,
Come awake, come awake, 
Come and rise up from the grave!

Oh Death, where is your sting?
Oh Hell, where is your victory?
Oh Church, come stand in the light,
The Glory of God has defeated the night.

Oh Death, where is your sting?
Oh Hell, where is your victory?
Oh Church, come stand in the light,
Our God is not dead! 

He's alive! 
He's alive!

Monday, April 18, 2011

God has been so good to me. In so many different ways.
First of all, I was blessed to get to go to Passion Conference for a second time in Fort Worth a few weeks ago. I wasn't sure it was possible, but I experienced the Love and Mystery of Jesus even more than before.
Secondly, He has been orchestrating some extravagant things in my life and the lives of my friends. He has completely blessed one of my best friend's trips to Panama City, Panama this summer, He has provided me with money when I've needed it and encouraged me to pursue writing, He provided another of my friends with the job of her life and a clear calling to it, and He provided a long-distance friend of mine with just the right amount of money to pay for her tuition. Not to mention the joy He has lavished on me and my friends and my boyfriend, Logan. He has continued time and time again to show me that Logan is the guy for me right now, and He has blessed us with assurance and joy like we've never known before in our almost four year relationship. It's crazy to me to think about Who Jesus is... how powerful and majestic He is, and how much love He pours on us even though we don't deserve a drop of it.

"The Glory of God thunders, 
the Lord thunders over the mighty sea.  
The voice of the Lord is Powerful, 
the voice of the Lord is Majestic. 
He splits the mighty cedars." 
 Ps. 29:3-5

"God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in Him." - John Piper