Killing Me Softly

This past weekend has been an amazing one.  Our journey through deputation has taught me a lot of things.  I think most importantly, it’s taught me a lot about myself–my comforts, what I value, what I feel I can’t live without, how to love people, and trust God in all things.  Though it may not seem like a big deal to some, there was this tiny little piece of silver that was causing quite a few issues in my life, so I decided to part with it.  I didn’t think it would be an emotional thing to let it go, but it’s been a part of me for so long.  But there is far more worth fighting for than that.  I can see God working in and through my life, when I continue to back down and let him. 

This weekend, I got to meet someone who knows that on a far deeper level.  Gracia Burnam spoke at High Street in Springfield this weekend and what an amazing story it was to hear firsthand.  I so apporeciated her realness.  She didn’t want praise for what she did.  She just wanted to tell the story, and continue to challenge people to live out the life changing message of Jesus Christ.  The Wilsons graciously got both of her books for us and had her sign them and they gave her my artwork in return, which she asked if she could display on her table at her speaking engagements.  How cool is that!  Here we are together:  Me and Gracia

I’m also so amazed at how much I’ve gotten to use my art.  I plan on posting pictures from somewhat beginning to end, when the whole thing is finally done, of the project at Westside.  It’s been a long project but an amazing one to be a part of.  While we were at High Street, Tiffany asked me to help her with a piece for their volunteer room and this is what I came up with:Love God Serve People Reach The World

It took me about 10 hours of planning, getting supplies, Chik-fil-A, and then painting the whole thing.  All of these projects have stretched me, and I’ve loved every opportunity.  Currently I am working on a project for Fellowship of Grace Church in Kansas City, for an auction to raise money for an orphanage in Haiti. 

To end the weekend, I with a few good friends celebrated Jordan’s 25th Birthday. We had dinner, and then went to the Adrian’s for some dessert, and games that all celebrated Jordan.  Here’s everyone with their very own Jordan Nisly glasses: Jordan Glasses

I am so lucky to be married to such a wonderful man.  He fills my life with so much joy everyday!  You’re a good man Jordan Nisly.  And I absolutely love you.  Here’s to 25!  May it be your best year yet. Make a Wish

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