wow...I never blog. I'm not even sure why I have this thing. I do like writing and find it therapeutic at times. That's probably why. Anyway, a couple of updates since I wrote 2 MONTHS ago.
*Garrett & I celebrated 1 year of wedded bliss on July 25th! We went to Memphis for the weekend, stayed in a shady little motel. It had definately not been updated in at least 20 years. It could have been used to film the movie "Clue" if you know what I mean. However, it was an adventure, and we got to go to the American Idol concert and go backstage and see Kris and Katie.
*On August 7th my brother married Megan Davari. So now there is another Megan Ghormley in the world..or one to replace me:) haha. Except that she hasn't changed her named yet...and may never change it.
*Elevation started back in August.Our team served like crazy before the "kick-off" service, moving freshmen into their dorms, passing out waterbottles and gatorade to students, organizing ultimate frisbee games and arm wrestling tournaments! The kickoff service was the best it's EVER been. We have an incredible leadership team this year and lots of volunteers. The atmosphere has definately changed @ elevation. Were doing things differently,we have fresh ideas,& leaders that are REALLY passionate about students. It's wonderful and exciting! Thank you JESUS!
*I started my Practicum @ the UCA counseling center in August as well. This is where I REALLY start counseling people. So far I have only had 1 client, but I LOVED it. I love working @ the counseling center. I learn new things every day. Classes are ok. My favorite is Marriage and Family therapy.
*I'm not a small group leader anymore:( However, I get to attend an AMAZING small group led by my very own parents. It's called the Truth Project. They had a passion to lead a small group for elevation students to help give them a Christian worldview...so they did. It's fascinating. We talk about deep things like Philosophy and world events and how they shape the way we see the world as beleivers. (Wed night @ 7 for anyone who is interested).
*Garrett spoke last Sunday. He killed it. I thought for a little while that my husband had turned over a new leaf as a comedian while he was up there. It amazes me when I stop to think sometimes that Garrett is 23, and speaking to over 400 students on a Sunday night.
*One of my best friends Erin Conner and her husband Craig moved back to Conway a couple of weeks ago. I am elated. She is almost 7 months pregnant and ridiculously adorable.
*I read one of the best books I have ever read this past tuesday when I was sick. It's called "The Same Kind of Different as Me" by Ron Hall and Denver (something). I read it in less than 24 hours. I'm telling you, read it and it will change your life! I've never cried reading a book. I think Garrett thought I was crazy.
That's all the updates for now! As you can see I am a pretty blessed girl. I will leave you with a quote Jason shared with our leadership team last night that really convicted me.
"Wherever you are, be all there! Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God."
— Jim Elliot
As blessed as I am, often I am sitting at work, feeling bored out of my mind and wishing my day away. Every moment of every day is precious and it is our choice to redeem it and live it "to the hilt" for the glory of God!