Saturday, September 15, 2012

Josh Walks America

A little over a month ago, my mom and I were driving down the highway when we noticed two young people pulling a bike cart down the side of the highway. That on its own wouldn't have gotten my attention but the large cross strapped to the young man's back surely did!! Mom says, "Turn around!!!" I was already in route; I had to know what they were doing. Well, it turns out that Josh and Kerri were college students who were walking across America in order to spread the Gospel. Wow...just wow. They introduced themselves with loving smiles and a genuine question of, "Do you know the love of Jesus Christ?"
In a world where I second guess my leaving a comment on someone' Facebook page that might hint towards Christ, these two brave and obedient college students were being modern day Apostles..."And He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, neither a staff, nor a bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not even have two tunics apiece." Luke 9:3. They had a few supplies w/ them like a tent and sleeping bags, only as much as could fit in their simple cart. They weren't being sponsored, they were relying on God to provide for their needs.
I had to get to know these two a little more so I invited them to lunch at our house...I'm sure they could have used a rest after being in Missouri August heat! They accepted, so mom and I moved some car seats around and made room for their cart and our new friends! I called Ryan and told him that I was bringing some "Christian hippies" home and he was of course a bit confused but knows me all too well. We stopped by our local Amish market to pick up provisions and made our way home.
They stayed for a couple hours as we ate lunch, fellowshiped and listened to their story and got to know these two lovely people who have plans to marry someday. It was so inspiring to meet young people like this these days...unafraid, excited, and willing to follow God's lead.
I invite you to check out their blog and read about their journey:

Friday, September 14, 2012

My Nutshell Conversion Story

A new Facebook friend who happens to be a Baptist, recently asked me what influenced my conversion from Baptist to Catholic. After I layed the kids down for a nap, I quickly typed out a (long) nutshell version of my conversion (I love rapping). I was more than humbled when my blogger friend, Dale, asked if he could publish it on his blog. So instead of pasting it, follow the link to meet Dale at the The Butter Rum Cartoon...