It is absolutely incredible to look back on the past years of my short life and see how God has intricately moved. My family and I were “Chreasters”, Christmas and Easter attenders, and not much more in between. I was baptized when I was 12 years old at the church we were attending at the time. At the time I decided to be baptized because it was “the right thing to do”. I honestly believe that I really did not know the entirety of my decision to accept Christ.
I attended church off and on throughout high school and college. I actually remember attending Journey one time in high school when it was at the old Walmart building on Main Street. My best friend and I were so excited because they had FREE donuts. Coolest church ever! Unfortunately, the glamorous life of high school redirected my focus. Which, of course, carried on through my first years of college. I would actually call myself a pinball. I bounced back and forth between loving Jesus and loving the world.
It wasn’t until a relationship ended, that forced me on my knees, that I began to fully believe, trust, and seek the Lord. In my desperation, I sought the Lord for hope. Not only did I find the Lord, but I also found myself serving within Student Journey as a Youth Leader. There, I also found my husband. I have since then joined the Journey Staff, married my soul mate, and gave birth to a beauty redheaded girl. The Lord has revealed so much of His character, His heart, and His grace over the past ten-plus years. As I have been apart of Journey for the last five years, it has impacted my relationship with the Lord far more than I could have ever imagined.