Walking out of the cabin to feel the cool misty morning on my face and seeing the sun rays stream through the canopy tops. Meandering along the glistening river side hearing the enchanted waterfall in the distance. Then coming up to the sound of 200 teens laughing and singing with joy.
What is the meaning of life? An oh so popular question we have all heard on our journeys. It’s a philosophical question concerning the significance of life or existence in general. It can also be expressed in different forms, such as “Why are we here?”, “What is life all about?”, and “What is the purpose of existence?”
For each person I’m sure the answer will be unique and personal. For Brandon and I, the meaning of life is Living Out Loud From The Heart. We take the love, joy, laughter, learning experiences, good times, and difficult times we have been given and use them to inspire, teach and lead teens closer to Christ. A task that scared the heck out of me at first. My first thought was what do I have to offer, how do I teach and what if I fail. But my amazing husband, Brandon, who is also a youth minister said to me “Trust in God, he has your back. He does not call the qualified, but qualifies the called”. So I took a deep breath and jumped into something much bigger than me. Something that had overwhelmed my life with meaning and taken me so much farther than I had ever dreamed.
If I look back on the chain of events in my life, I can see now that taking that leap into ministry with my husband is one of the life changing events that lead me to being able to live out my passion of photographing, love, and life.
Brandon and I keep giving of ourself and Christ keeps giving back even more. I guess its true what they say, “You can never out give God”. For the next week Brandon and I will be working with Life Teen ministries in Georgia; inspiring, teaching, and leading teens closer to Christ. Our hearts living out loud! I can’t wait to share little instagrams as the week unfolds!
Have an awesome week and know that you are Blessed by the Best!