I truly believe many of life’s pivotal experiences begin over a cup of coffee.
That’s how it was for me about six month’s ago. I met with Alene because I knew God wanted me to learn more about what she was doing & somehow get involved. I’m still trying to unravel all the details, but I know one thing for certain, my life has been changed forever. I am finally heading in the direction I always knew I was meant to.
As I reflect back, the lovely holiday coffee I had planned didn’t turn out the way I expected. I changed to spiced cider which never got warm because my percolator stopped working. The one comfort was the inspiring conversation we had. And this entire journey has been the same way. Week after week I am faced with challenges of blogs and meetings and deadlines not turning out the way I expected. But week after week I am met with life-changing conversations & every one brings with it another person that wants to learn more.
A friend of mine has a tattoo to remind her of her value and those who don’t yet realize their value in God’s eyes. That’s what this Graffiti Summer Study will do for you. When my husband & I went downtown with Alene for the first time, he met a man that he has “run into” four times since that night. Those “coincidental” meetings show me how much God cares about that man and his future. How much God wants him to KNOW that he is loved and even when it doesn’t seem like it, that people do care. That is what I am learning as I join Alene in “stepping over fear to love a messy world”. It has left a lasting “soul tattoo” that constantly reminds me of my value in God’s eyes and their’s too.
This weekend I am going to start my Graffiti Summer with a couple dozen teens as we hit the street.
I would love for you to join us … it may not turn out the way you expect it to, but it will change the way you live life forever!
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I will be checking in from time to time, I hope you do the same!
I love this! It’s crazy to think your hubby has ran into that man four times now. God is definitely working there. So excited about your youth stretching beyond to serve others. Keep me posted.
Excited to be joining you and so many others in Alene’s Graffiti Summer challenge. Loved this…”How much God wants him to KNOW that he is loved and even when it doesn’t seem like it, that people do care.” When we notice…when we see…we show that people do care. You have my heart racing a bit just thinking of you and many teens hitting the streets this weekend. I will be praying for all of you. God Bless.
This is going to be an exciting adventure! I can’t wait to post the responses of the teens after tomorrow’s event. Thanks so much for the prayers!
Love this! I’m right there with you trying to let go of expectations. Excited to hear what this will be like going through it with a group of teens!
Hitting the streets with a bunch of teens sounds as if it is a perfect way to start this challenge! Nice to meet you through Alene. Excited to see where this takes us. My first post on the challenge goes up Sunday!