Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Thursday, July 26, 2007


I never forget a face, sometimes a name, but not a face. I even remembered someone I hadn't seen since 6th grade and I was like 30. I totally remembered him when he walked in the Tiger Suite one year and I was there for work (I know... rough life :) )

But whenever I go somewhere, people always recognize me. This amazes me. Really, I don't think I am that memorable. I went to Grace Center of Hope last night, saw a few people I had met before and they are so welcoming, they always remember me. Cracks me up. I told them "I'm like a bad penny, you just can't get rid of me". One of the guys said "we collect pennies". HA! That was a good one.

I remember going to Metro, and Stacy, ALWAYS remembered my name! This just amazed me. Now that I co-lead first five, I still wondered how she did it, I meet 2-10 new people every week, it's so hard to remember their names. But I try!

At Grace Centers of Hope the pastor talked about... living our love for Jesus... ready for this... OUTLOUD. He talked about Baptism and how even though the water does not save you (only Jesus saves us) but that Baptism is a way to say to the world "I love Jesus, He saved me" OUTLOUD!

I think that God is giving me a message, keeping living Me outloud. I think it's awesome how He speaks to us in so many different ways.

John 17:24-26 24"Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world. 25"Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them."
Ok, I know that picture is nuts! Cracked me up and literally made me laugh out loud! Just made me think... live your faith OUTLOUD, like underwear on your head!!


Pat said...

I don't think you could live your faith any way but OUTLOUD. It's one of your gifts. We're all blessed because of it.

Sara said...

it's much harder to have underwear on your head if it happens to be your dog named underpants. just a thought.