Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Why We Do What We Do...

Ever need a hug? Ever need to know that you are doing something right? Ever need a little encouragement while you work?

My hubby, as many of you know is a student minister.We love young people. We love hanging out with them and sharing Jesus with them. We just enjoy spending time with them.

Yet, as hard as my hubby works at his job. As hard as I work at trying to love on them when I can. Sometimes you just need a little confirmation that you are doing a good job. That you are making a difference.

Tonight, after a low attendance summer, with everyone vacationing, we had the old group back and plenty of new 7Th graders as well. Nothing more beautiful than about 80 kids singing "How Great is Our God" in youth group. It gave me shivers, as I stood in the back of the room listening.

When I got home tonight, I was checking my mail. I went to Facebook, for I was told we had a message on our profile (my hubby and I share). This is what I found...
It was a picture where a young girl in our group had tagged all her friends with the phrases in the different boxes. I was surprised to find us tagged among a group of middle school girls. And then I found "our" phrase. See the dark blue box?
Thanks Lord! We needed that "hug" from you today...


Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Changing lives for Him!

Now that's a big hug!

You are so loved!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Oh how awesome is that?!?

Love that you are changing by one. You have made great changes in mine happy to call you a friend.


Pilar said...

ooooo, what a blessing! that is what is all about!

Amber said...


Jim said...

And the beat goes on! Isn't it great to fit into the "patchwork" of God's plan, to pass on what has been passed on to you, and be personally blessed both as the object and the channel of His plan? No other work on earth can come close to equalling its impact.

The patchwork looks like a quilt. Nice to be a part of what "warms" cold hearts and lives.

Love you,

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness, that gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes. That's what life is all about! What a wonderful gift!!

Andrea said...

What a beautiful tag of affirmation. Yes, we need affirmation from time to time to keep us going. Isn't it awesome how GOD knows just what we need and when we need it most.
Blessings, andrea

PS: Please visit my friend at and read the post, "Please Help." She is in desperate need of prayers, encouragement, and verses to help her through this time. THANK YOU!

Heart2Heart said...


This is just priceless when we have our lowest moments, God sends us a little something to let us know, He is STILL there.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

By the way my word verification is: Sente or as I see it Sent with a silent E!

christy rose said...

This made me tear up knowing that God cares about your heart and met a need there in a special way. I can feel how much that touched you. Or maybe it was just me. :) It does feel good to know that you are making a difference in the lives of those you pour your life into. What a sweet blessing from the Lord!

That is a sweet hug!

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh, that's awesome!!! I love that idea! =0)

I may just have to steal it and use it on MY facebook!

I work with our youth group, and yes, I know what you mean.... sometimes you just need that HUG of encouragement.

Lauren said...

That is so awesome!! Praise God for that sweet little girl!! I love it that you and your hubby share a facebook account - we do too!! haha

It's so wonderful that God let you know that you ARE making a difference! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is huge. Your ministry will continue for generations to come because you're impacting the future.