Top Ten Best Moments of My Life

February 29, 2008 at 4:25 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Tonight, I was kind of feeling blue…I don’t know why really, but sometimes I just get bummed. When I start feeling like that, I try to reflect on good things. Sometimes, when you really stop and think, and you are relieved of your annoying self-pity and self-consumption, you realize that God has been gracious enough to give you a few moments of perfect joy. Here are a few that I’ve experienced…

10.  4th of July in Ocean City, Maryland. I was about ten years old and I was with my cousins, who are pretty much my siblings, since I’m an only child, and we were watching fireworks on the beach. To top off the perfection of the moment, the Beach Boys played a concert before the fireworks..and we got to stay out really late and ride the boardwalk amusement park rides. I can’t remember having so much fun..

9. Uproar-The Music Festival. This was during high school, and my mom somehow let me go to Orlando for a whole weekend with Lee Pennell, her brother, Josh Rager,  and a few other random people. I pretty much lived like a disgusting hippie for the whole weekend, listened to really fun music, and ate a whole lot of Ramen noodles, which I have never been able to eat since..

8. The first time I met Mike. I’m pretty sure it was a Saturday afternoon, and I was hanging out with Danny Brunjes. He just got back from a missions trip from San Francisco, and we got to talking. Instant connection.

7. My first missions trip. I went to New Orleans with my youth group, and that was when I felt the calling and desire to help broken people for the first time.

6. Eric Clapton concert. This one is kind of random, but Eric Clapton is my favorite musician, and it was really exciting for me to be able to see him live.

5. Late night conversations at college. (I’m kind of lumping all of these instances together.) I’ve had some of the most meaningful conversations and also really fun times, just talking with my roomates and just being completely silly with other girls in Brackin Chandler late at night. Good times..(especially freshman year).

4. Mike’s Ordination. This was an incredible experience, because it happened in the first church that we really ever served in together. We had a group of our closest family and friends huddled around us praying over us, commissioning Mike and I for ministry. It was definitely a powerful moment.

3. My dad living past brain surgery. Mike and I had to leave college for a semester to take care of my dad after he had a brain tumor removed. I was pretty sure that when I left Graceville, that I was going to say goodbye to my dad. Instead, the Lord is gracious and my dad is still alive.

2. My Wedding Day. Making the commitment to marry someone is a heavy decision, but marrying Mike seemed so easy. It was definitely one of the most joyous occasions in my life, because all of our friends and family were there to witness it with us and celebrate with us. We had a great time, and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day, or a more perfect mate for me.

1. The day the light turned on. Definitely, the best moment of my life, was when I really understood the gospel. Growing up in a Christian home, the gospel can kind of lose it’s meaning, but freshman year, God awakened me and gave me the grace and mercy to know him more completely,  and to make Him the Lord of my life.

Wow…I feel so much better. God is a good God. 

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  1. What about our music video! And when Liz used to sing “I’m bringing sexy baack..YEEAAAH!”

  2. Aww… solid post. I loved reading it.

  3. this was beautiful sister. I am PROUD to have you in my life.


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