Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ready, set, go!!!

James 2:18 says "But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds. Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds". 

 You may already know, Chris and I lead a small group Bible study in our home with several friends. Out of that an idea was born. Not only did we want to study God's word, we wanted to live it. We (our group)  have begun a non- profit organization called Screaming Life Ministries. Our mission is this: Screaming Life is a group of Christians who believe that everyone has been blessed with talent and together we can give back to our community in BIG ways!  Screaming Life was created to share our lives with other Christians, engage in our community and most importantly, share God’s Word.  Be prepared for amazing events and fellowships, in hopes to provide to those in need, who may be your neighbor!

We have planned our first event for Saturday September 10 and it is a benefit concert for the family of Forest Jones. You can read about this tragedy here. Forest's family incurred a lot of medical bills followed by funeral expenses with no insurance to offset the costs. My heart breaks for the family and friends. 

Here's the awesome thing... We had been wanting to move into action, but none of us really jumped on it; until one of our members, a 15 year old girl, said "We need to do something for this family". That was all it took and within days we were on the move. This to me says, never underestimate yourself or the impact you can have on people. Most people probably discredit teens as flighty, self centered or uncaring. But 1 Timothy 4:12 says "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young". This young lady is living proof that no matter your age, you can make a difference. 

You can see the event page here and keep track of our progress. This is such an amazing opportunity to help our fellow man and really show the community what it means to be a Christ follower. I am humbled and honored to be able to serve the Lord in this way. Please pray for our ministry as we are in the baby stages of learning what it means to be a non profit organization. There is a lot of paperwork to be done regarding taxes, bank accounts and the list goes on and on.

If you've read this far, thank you! I'll update here on the blog as the event gets closer and once it happens, you can expect a pic heavy post LOL! Love you all, and thanks for reading :D

Friday, August 12, 2011

Visual vacay

Just a few pics from my recent weekend away with Debbie
 Debbie and I had our fortunes told by Zultan. And I was only moderately creeped out by his eyes. All I could think of was "Big" with Tom Hanks, anyone remember that movie??
 These were at Harbor Village, I just liked the colors.
View of the water and a bit of my patriotism shining through here!

Overall, it was a great trip. I felt a little guilty that Debbie had to sit in meetings while I enjoyed the pool, but I worked through that pretty quickly! I'm telling ya, I could get used to chilling in the ocean breeze and just raising the little flag on my chair to order lunch which they would then deliver to me. I think I should have been a princess ;) Thanks again to my buddy Debbie for the fun times!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Life's a beach... no really

An awesome opportunity presented itself to me in the way of a girl trip. This weekend I'm going to Hilton Head S.C. with one of the coolest chicks I know, Debbie! I am so excited to get to have some girl time as well as beach time :D I've never been to HH, so if you have any ideas for sight seeing or fun stuff to do, let me know. Otherwise, I will happily vegetate on the beach under an umbrella, which isn't too bad if ya ask me!!

So nothing else really to do, except pack lots of sunscreen (as I am quite pasty) and prepare for an amazing time!