already. But I’d love to take a chance to properly introduce myself.
My decisions, my mistakes, my life story - it all stems from this love that I still can’t fully explain.
I used to think these hard times were what defined me. Granted, they are a huge part of my story and
have helped shape who I am today, but these hardships created cracks in my life that allowed God to
pour through. I’m not certain that God made these cracks, but the love that God offers was certainly able
to work through my times of trial.
my life (and I’m sure you have, too!), I knew that I loved God and that God loved me. I thought that these
heartbreaks were necessary for me to love God - and in some ways, that's true - but ultimately, this
love story that God has written is much simpler. Do you want to hear it? Here it goes:
part of life that our non-normal God is trying to be present in. Now you may think this diminishes the big
events in my life, but I think it adds so much more! God was present with me when I peed my pants in
kindergarten. God was present with me when my 4th grade crush rejected me (no hard feelings, Hailey!).
God was there with me when my mom died, but is also there anytime I remember the times she made me
laugh. God was with me when I met my lifelong friends and has been with us as our friendships have
continued to grow. God was there when my niece and nephew were born and has been present with me
as I get to show them the love that God has shown me.
a love that knows no bounds - one that has seen my mistakes and said “I still love you.” This love makes
me whole and challenges me to be a better version of myself.
beyond anything, the NRUMC Youth know that they are loved. So let’s talk video games or basketball!
Let’s grab a milkshake or go hiking! However you want to hang out, I’m game. I’d love to be present in
your life just like God is present in ours.