Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Free to Change the World

I'm fighting back tears.

I've been sitting at the Intermission Cafe (the coffee shop that is only a few blocks from my 'almost'-house, that serves Big Train coffee just like Chapter's) all day long.

Without any warning, I'm tearing up listening to a song by Casey Darnell. It reminds me of my friend Nicole who introduced it to me, and our desire to see change, and our love for the lost, the poor, the broken.

I'm trying to find a way to incorporate my love for missions into my wedding. It's just so.... me.

I'm also feeling a little overwhelmed - not by all the wedding details, but by the fact that I'm getting married in 17 days. I feel as though my life has already changed drastically, just by meeting Paul, and so I don't anticipate life being that much different than it is now, except that we'll be living together.

I think it's the other stuff - like not living out of a suitcase or car or garage anymore. Changing my name. Becoming a Pastor's wife. Oh, wow.

I'm thrilled, don't get me wrong.
Just a little emotional. :)


Dani Trimble said...

you could do some sort of missions prayer reminder/card as a wedding favor...

Beth said...

May be too late, but some friends of ours decided to use the $ they would have spent on favors, decorations to donate to missions, and then gave the guests a bookmark as a favor explaining it all....make sense? Knowing and recently seeing your creativity, El, I'm sure the Lord will reveal a way to honor him and his people!!!

Beth said...

P.S. changing the world with the person you love is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world! Praying that you're able to lay it all down at His feet.

Nicole said...


Your blog made me smile. Amazing how God can use something so simple to continually ruin our lives, and I love it!! Here is another song that I think you will love. Also from Casey Darnell. He played it at our summer camp this year. Thinking of you.