This last weekend represented ONE YEAR since we first stepped foot into Compass. I remember it so vividly. I came in to the situation heavy with my doubts, cynicism and hurt from recent experiences. I didn’t even believe God wanted me working at a church. I felt like I was checking a box with God like, hey we went so that counts as obedience right? It only took a few days here for me to feel deep down inside of me that this is where we were meant to be. It took a few weeks later for us to say it out loud. It was hard pill to swallow most of the time as we prepared to leave and continues to be for the loved ones we left behind. . But sometimes obedience looks like taking a step regardless of how you feel... regardless of the fear, the possibility of getting hurt again, the logic of a situation (like moving across the country after not even moving a year before from another part of the country...can’t make this stuff up!). We put action to what we knew was right and prayed for our hearts to follow suit. It took time. But I prayed for God to accelerate time here, to grow our roots quickly and our friendships deeply, to counteract how displaced and disorienting this was. He showed up like He always does. Faithful through and through. We are amazed everyday how He provides. Not just jobs, not just money and places to live... All those things are important. But with PEOPLE. He knew that we would need people to love on us and people to build community with. Every weekend I share the stage with my community. They are the people I already do life with. I already can’t imagine my life without them. . So if you are still reading, I say all this to encourage you. That whatever the illogical leap of faith that you are facing, remember that no little detail is outside of God’s mind. Don’t be too afraid to get it wrong. Don’t be so fearful that if it doesn’t look the way you think it should that God isn’t in that. He’s in everything! Trust His loving and redemptive nature. He will meet you right where you are, whether it’s reluctant obedience or a heart full of hope. We’ve leaped a lot in our short lives, I can confidently say that my God is trustworthy and so good!
Our 13th Valentine’s Day together. ❤️ I believe we live lives that are celebratory of our love all year long and I love that about us. Because love is worth celebrating more than one or two days a year. Because life is meant to be breathed in and enjoyed deeply and you are such a great example of that to me. ❤️ I love being your forever valentine
It took all the nerve and obedience in me but I’m still so glad we said yes to this. God is doing an incredible thing at our church, things I could not even dream of being a part of. 10 months ago so many of the people I call friends, were strangers. Never underestimate what a little time and a leap of faith can do.
I wrote a song about heaven today... Because something about this room always feels reverent Because the color and light on the piano keys called for it Because every space is a holy place if you make it so 🌈✨
Working long days isn’t so bad when this is your job. 🙌 First vision night in the books (3 more!!!) and I’m so excited for everything happening in our church.