adminFrom Vietnamese sandwiches, to the Rothko Chapel, to art museums, new church discoveries, froyo, and trips to find giant presidential head sculptures. Adventuring H-town today has been amazing. I love that Adore reminds you to not over do it and take some 'you' time. As a missionary it can get to where you feel that when you're not working on your mission you're wasting time. We must remember that draining ourselves is harmful to our mission because we can't be at our best. I've had a blast sharing my week with you and I hope you've enjoyed this #lifeofjoy. Ferris Bueller said it best: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it."
admin“Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.” My favorite parts in mass have always been the reflection of our sins in the beginning followed by our cry for Christs mercy, as well as the above prayer right before communion. To humble ourselves before the altar, before the host, before Christ Himself is to realize who we are through Him. We are not asking Him to pray for us to heal the soul but to only say a single word. How truly amazing it is to know He doesn't even have say a word and we just have to say 'yes'. I've been in prayer and practice for humility and authenticity a lot lately. They are two things I see a lot so naturally within Adore. Thank you Jesus for everything, praise you! #lifeofjoy
adminLast weekend I was blessed with the opportunity to chaperone 10 kids from @adore_resurrection and attend Steubenville South. The transition this past year from a retreater to volunteer has been an eye opening experience. Going from nourishing your own faith to being able to pour that out into others and watch them nourish theirs is so rewarding. These kids are phenomenal and seeing the fire in them ignite helped fuel my own. They are ridiculous and I love them. #lifeofjoy
adminInitiating the new intern @kgrandon6 into our soccer nights as well as soccer three days a week has been a real #lifeofjoy. I feel like I'm getting much better from just being a human punching bag as goalie. Check out the story for all the action.
admin"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you." -Saint TeresaI whole heartedly believe who we are is not only by what we choose to do or be but also who we surround ourselves with. The word 'family' to me is much more than Webster defines. And I have so many amazing families I rely on and talk to all the time. Within my immediate family I am one of four. Two boys sandwhiched between two girls in age. I am the oldest male, said to be "the man of the house" . I love my family so much and I am so blessed to be as close as I am to each and every one of them. We're pretty loco when we get together. The other family I wanted to share with you is my family here in Houston. The four of us from @adore_resurrection and the interns I'm on this journey alongside with this summer (one new intern not pictured). I love these people and they are currently a true #lifeofjoy to me in every way.
adminGood morning! My name is Gordon Michael Moore and I'm beyond excited to be sharing with you the joys I receive each day here with Adore. For starters, I only mentioned my middle name because I do go by both Gordon and Michael pretty regularly. I am from Atlanta, Ga and graduated from Georgia State University with a major in business marketing and minor in art. My mission with Adore is stationed in the Fifth Ward/Denver Harbor district through @adore_resurrection church. I work alongside @bmunaybarraza, @hawkward_life, and intern @annie.ledezma. The small family we've created within three weeks alone has been incredible. The kids I get to work with are such a grace and blessing and I can't wait to share what we do. Other random things: I love art and view everything as an art because God is such an amazing artist, I don't like cheesecake (*que gasp), I love good coffee and great beer, music & playing instruments, reading & writing are huge stress relievers, I know a few magic tricks, sarcasm is my first language, I watch any movie that won something at a film festival, and most of all I enjoy the community, friendships, and conversations that come from all of that. God bless and stay tuned. #lifeofjoy
adminPraying for all of our missionaries and teens who are at @go2steubenville youth conferences across the country this weekend! #steubiesouth #steubielonestar #steubierockies #Repost @adore_resurrection・・・Hour 3, still alive #steubenvillesouth