Mariel

Mariel

Every once in a while, you meet someone really brave.  I keep meeting people like that here in Costa Rica.  Consider being a High School Senior, having your life changed, and being willing to share your story to not only your community, but also saying yes to sharing it on video.  She did.  She knows truth this much.  She has a great story, a greater heart and hope for her life.  We’re excited to be part of her life here, and learn from people like her.   She’s headed to University to study Microbiology.  And every time I’m with her, her joy inspires me to live more fully in all circumstances.  God is doing great things through...
Gabriella

Gabriella

She’s as lovely as she appears.  And she’s off to UNT this Fall.  I met her when she was born.  Close with her parents, she came into our lives and I came around often to see her, hear her sing songs, attended birthday parties, and I felt like family…  Then I moved away.  Visits became longer between, but my heart loved her the same.  And now, she’s off to a new life in a new place, ready to share her amazing heart with a new lucky group of people.  Blessed to have some time with her again as a beautiful young lady, dreaming big, as all of us should.  And excited for her and even more for all the great life she has ahead and the heart she takes with her to love others, speak up for others, and be a voice in a community for something bigger than herself.  She’s these things.  She’s brave.  I love you Gabbie.  You are beautiful.  Stay in touch and keep dreaming big, because it can absolutely come true....
Capernaum, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Capernaum, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Here’s a few pictures from our time here with Capernaum (Special Needs) Young Life.  The kids and their leaders put on a talent show in Alajuela, Costa Rica. Jimmy, the kids and I had a beautiful time with these sweet kids, their leaders, and the community.  These  kids had rehearsed and worked toward this day for a month, and many of their parents were in the audience.  It was such a great day.  While we were around these kids we were struck by how free, courageous and joyful they were.  We learned a lot this day.  ...
Beautiful Anissa

Beautiful Anissa

Beauty & Boldness follow this girl wherever she goes.  She’s a crazy mix of mischief, love, spirited humor, all smiles, laughter, boldness, honesty even when it’s hard & so many other things that will indeed lead her to great places. Five years ago, God blessed me when I met her.  Through all things it has been my deep joy to know her.  I love you sweet girl.    Philippians 1:6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus...
Katie Kime

Katie Kime

  Can’t think of anyone I’d rather trek around Austin with.  The Beautiful Katie Kime.  Her designs are lovely as she is.  Look her up!...
ACF Northwest Baptism

ACF Northwest Baptism

Recently, many gathered at an ACF family’s home and watched as 4 kids demonstrated something big in their lives.  A friend of mine said it’s like demonstrating to the world something that’s already taken place in you. I so enjoyed being a part of it, and am super excited about the new lives these kids began in Jesus.  DNow is this weekend, and many kids around Austin will be spending the weekend learning to be the feet and hands of Christ in their schools and communities.  They’ll learn more about what following can really look like:  Freedom from the things that entangle us, Beautiful Joy, and  Real Love.  For more DNow information click here: http://acfellowship.org/northwest/students/nw-students/dnow-2013/  ...