Monday, February 21, 2011


Time is truly moving on quickly. But then again, isn't it supposed to happen?

Upon receiving the "Acceptance Packet" from Young Life Expeditions-Scotland, I looked through it and found a consent form. I looked at it and thought, "Wow, I have to fill this entire thing out??" But upon further observation, I noticed that it was for minors...I am no longer a minor. I haven't been one for 5 years now and yet it struck a chord in me that I'm an adult. Don't get me wrong, I see that I am an adult all the time, but sometimes (such as when I see a document I no longer need to fill out) it makes me stop and think about it.

I think about the time that has gone by in these 5 years. In that time so much has happened and I have grown in so many ways. I feel like yesterday I turned 21, the day before -18, and only a blink of an eye since I was 16 (and ready to drive!)

I have asked friends and family (of all different ages and walks in life) and they agree that time does seem to be moving on rapidly, almost too rapidly as some have told me.

One quote from Matthew 24:22 (NIV) says, "If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened." Jesus is speaking about what is to come in response to his disciples asking about the End Times and what the signs will be.

Honestly, looking at what's going on around me in the world, it seems like Jesus is pretty close to taking us home.

If you are interested in reading about the signs to look for I encourage you to read Matthew 24 (Click HERE to read.)

He tells us what to be careful of and what to observe so we know when his coming is near! God amazes me all the time!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Making the Switch

I am making the switch from livejournal to blogspot. I'm tired of dealing with the ads and the limited format abilities. So here I am!

A little bit about the title of my blog: It's from the lyrics of David Crowder Band's song "Send Me A Sign: Shine." Sometimes God's voice is just a hint of an idea or a least that's how it is for me.

I love to write, which is why I have a blog... I love learning new things and learning new ways of doing things. I love living in New England. The season changes are awesome (and never boring) and I am close to two major cities!

I also love youth ministry. I've been working in youth ministry for about four years, currently on my fifth. I work with a ministry called Young Life! The Young Life Mission: Introducting adolescents to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their faith. I work with high school and middle school youth on a monthly basis. We have fun playing games and just interacting with each other and at the end of the night the Area Director gives a lesson from the Bible. (The Area Director and the Committee for our area have been wanting me to give a lesson for years now...I'm just not ready!)

That's about all...for now at least.

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down his friend can help him up"- Ecclesiastes 4:9-10