Monday, October 1, 2012


I hope y'all had a great weekend! I know I sure did. I started off the weekend by going to a recruiting dinner with Adam on Friday night, then on Saturday I tailgated and went to the Georgia game (DAWGS WON!) and Sunday was spent at church, doing homework, and hanging out with friends! All in all it was a wonderful weekend : )

Yesterday at church we started new series called Twenty Second of Courage. The message yesterday was about having courage and going public with your faith in Jesus. Our pastor gave people the opportunity to accept Christ right then and there! I will be honest--I didn't think there would be that many people. I thought maybe 5 or 10 would come forward, it would be a cool moment, and that would be that. But WOW did God prove me wrong. Over the course of three services TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY EIGHT people from our church were baptized. I cried all morning. It was absolutely amazing! Among the 278 were some friends that I went to Nicaragua with and one of my seventh grade girls who I have been praying for for a LONG time to make this decision!

Going public with your faith can be a really scary thing. But God calls us to choose faith over fear. Joshua 1:9 says "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be dismayed; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." It is so simple..God calls us to TRUST him above all else. I know it can be scary to trust God, but if you just have twenty seconds of courage you can give him total control of your life.

I was so blown away by all of the people that came forward and publicly professed that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior!!

Here is a really great video that the talented video team from Athens Church put together today...



  1. wow!!!! What an amazing day! Praise God

  2. Beautiful! God is so so good :)

  3. I had chills and was holding back tears through the whole video! Amazing! I know that my own baptism was the scariest and most incredible moment of my life.