Tuesday, August 31, 2010

T minus 2 days...

The first ACF large group is only 2 days away! We have been busy catching up with returning students, putting up flyers, and making gift bags to give out at the activities fair!

Please keep us in your prayers, we are so excited to be a part of what the Lord is doing at AU!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek of the ACF flyer that is going to be posted all around campus!

Tomorrow 710 freshmen and transfer students arrive, and on Monday-Tuesday returning students move in!

Let the craziness begin!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Jacob and Wrestling

Yesterday I had a great study time on Gen 32 where Jacob wrestles with God. I'm not gonna lie, I have always had trouble with this passage. I could never follow the story very well. Jacob packed up his family and sent them across the river because he was afraid of what Esau was going to do when he finally caught up with him after he stole their father's blessing. Got it so far... he was alone... then he is wrestling with a man....
I have never been able to picture it. My mind always goes to the WWF wrestling guys pulling fake punches in a ring!
Where did the man (who we later find out is the Lord)come from? What made Jacob fight him? Was there a point in the fight when Jacob figured out that something was fishy about this guy?? And why did they have to wrestle? Could a nice chat have working things out just as well?

The questions go on and on...

But then something stuck out to me. When Jacob began wrestling with God he was just Jacob, whose name appropriately means cheater and deceiver. He was a man who schemed and manipulated to get what he wanted. (Any toes getting stepped on yet?)

When he was done with the struggle he was changed, he was given a blessing and a new name.

What does that mean to us?

"When we struggle through a crisis with God all the way to the blessing, we are gloriously redefined." Beth Moore

I find myself acting like Jacob more often than I like to admit. I want to remember that God has given me a new name and so many blessings and promises of his guidance and provision for my life.

Next time you find yourself in a snit about something think about whether you want to be Jacob or the new you that the Lord created when he rescued you.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


2 and 1/2 weeks away from home is about all I can take! We are all happy to be back in our own beds and ready to jump into the new school year!

We had a wonderful time on vacation though. We saw LOTS of family and made some great memories at the beach. Here are a couple we had taken on the beach...

Right now we are in high gear getting ready for AU students to get back in a couple weeks. We appreciate your prayers as we get things up and running again!

More to come soon...I just had an awesome time with the Lord and I can't wait to tell you all about it!