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August 23, 2011

Monday, August 22 (Session 7, Day 8)

Monday, August 22 (Session 7, Day 8)

I question everything. Which I don’t see as a bad thing... necessarily. I am in a phase of my life where I am thirsting for knowledge, asking for wisdom, and seeking the truth. I am full of sin; sin that I don’t even know how to acknowledge. So, I am a broken skeptic... that has been taken up in Jesus’ arms! And what’s so awesome is that because of God’s grace and mercy, He has instilled in me a passion for His kingdom. My actions will be motivated by love (an idea shared with us by Sean McDowell). Hate the sin, love the sinner.

I learn differently, so sitting in a classroom for an average of six hours a day seems rather overwhelming, but the topics are so captivating that my heart and mind are doing gymnastics trying to figure out solutions for the issues. You see I’m a problem solver, a Product Design (Industrial Design) student from Chicago. I see brokenness all around me, and I don’t know how to approach it.

Never have I ever been presented with a majority of issues that I am learning about here at Summit. I have become extremely passionate this past week about a number of things. One of them being; educating my school and community about the stages in which a baby progresses in the womb. I need to learn how to raise money, to make sure every pregnancy center has a sonogram, so we can show mommas to be their little one, to show the moms the life that is growing inside. The heart of a baby starts beating at the sixth week. By educating others we can create an awareness that truly gives unplanned mothers to be, a choice to see her baby and it’s beating heart before she makes a final decision.

As I write this I am looking out at the mountains and Gods beautiful creation! I am so thankful. For all of the awesome people I am meeting, for the best small group leader EVER: Laura. I am thankful for this quirky town of Manitou Springs and the opportunity to explore it. I am thankful for the speakers and their patience and willingness to answer questions, helping us reach clarity on the questions and concerns we’re sorting out. Thank you Aunt Laurel for sending me to Summit! Thank you God for passionate people who are making your name known.

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