Passion



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)


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

My friend lives out her God sized dream



When thinking about someone who inspires me by living out their God sized dream, the first person I thought of was my friend Katie.

My friend Katie inspires me. Her everyday joy, inspires me.


I have known Katie for quite a long time, her husband is the best Youth Pastor ever that I serve with week in and week out at our church, Metro South Church. She serves in the high school ministry too!

My friend Katie is a lot of things, she is:

A wife
A momma
A daughter
A friend
A sister
A youth leader
A worship leader
A school counselor
An encourager
A grace giver
A lover of Jesus

When you meet Katie, you can’t help but like her. She might even come across as one of those people who seem too good to be true, but my friend Katie, she’s not too good to be true, because she loves & lives Jesus like no one else I know.

I’ve known her through the times when her and her hubby were trying to get pregnant. And it was not coming along as they had hoped. I’ve seen her struggle with timing or plans, but I’ve never seen her question that God is good. I remember the day she asked me to write a letter of recommendation for her and Adam as part of the adoption process as they prepared to bring their boys home. I remember how honored I was to be part of such an awesome thing. I remember when we got the pictures of the boys.

Here’s a video of when they met their boys



Katie does great things with great love. She is grace giving and loving. I remember this summer when I was going through such a hard time, I felt so alone, was making choices that were not the greatest, and Katie said something to me that I will never ever forget, and actually have adopted it as one of my favorite sayings to people.

I love you every day, no matter what.

My friend Katie’s dream is that all will know & love Jesus. Her dream is God sized because it is God’s dream that all will come to know and love Him. She lives her life as a loving example that His way is the best way. It’s inspiring to serve with her, because I can’t help but be encouraged by her, become a better youth staff, lover of Jesus, friend, and daughter of the King.

This is her singing with our Youth Band.



Katie loves like no one else I know, she’s living out her God sized dream!

Here’s a video of her boys from this past fall. (there’s three now – Levi, Judah, and Zion (he’s what Katie calls the belly baby)



3 comments:

Our Stories God's Glory said...

Oh Margie! I just love this post. It is a beautiful testament to such great love. There is such joy here. Thank you for a beautiful treat today of inspiration.

Our Stories God's Glory said...

Oh Margie! I just love this post. It is a beautiful testament to such great love. There is such joy here. Thank you for a beautiful treat today of inspiration.

Laurie Wallin said...

Ok, I cried with the "If You're Happy and You Know It" last video. What a great testimony. She and I have a lot in common - two adopted and belly baby that followed (two for us!) :). It's amazing what God-sized dreams will bring in to a family's life!