adminThis summer has given me a place where I've gotten to see authentic loving families & be welcomed into their lives with open arms. "To love is to will the good of others" and standing today watching the unconditional love and excitement at Brittany's baby gender reveal summed it all up for me. Community is so much more necessary than I ever would've imagined, and is a huge part of my new #lifeofjoy
adminThis week was full of sticky glue hands, zookeeper, story time & dancing at VBS. Everyday was an adventure but one of my favorite moments from the week would have to be when one of our quiet 6 year olds offered to lead us in prayer. It wasn't a fancy prayer, it was simple yet so incredible in our eyes and even more in God's eyes. I felt so joyful and proud of him for taking that step, and that's exactly how God sees us. It was a nice reminder that we're not called to be perfect, we're not called to know everything or pray the perfect prayer, we're just called to love Him and do everything in a response to His love for us, and that's exactly what Andrew did that day. Yes he may have messed up a tiny part of the Our Father but did we sit there and focus on that? no, we praised him for how far he's come and is continuing to go. He rejoices at our baby steps!!! That day I was reminded that just as Andrew is His Child, so am I, and he sees us with that same tender, loving smile ready to comfort and love us. #lifeofjoy
adminHowdy! I'm Annie Ledezma, a sophomore Education Major at Blinn. You can usually find me at Don Rey (pictured here) trying not to cry while eating the salsa, at the St Mary's couches, or eating raspas somewhere. Im loving my time here and I can't wait to show you my #lifeofjoy!
adminThis morning we took some teens to go paint balling. I won't lie, I was scared the whole time and spent most of it hiding and asking people not to shoot me. BUT, we came out of it with a lot of laughs and a few cool bruises. #lifeofjoy
adminIf I've learned anything from working for Adore this summer, it's the importance of community. Growing up as an only child, I never got to experience the joy of crowded backyards, screaming children, and meals for 30. But, that's exactly what family dinner has offered me almost every Friday night this summer. I'm so thankful to learn what authentic community is from such good people. #lifeofjoy
adminThis morning, 4/5 of the Resurrection team (Julie, Annie, Hawk, and I) took some of our teens to serve the homeless at Loaves and Fishes in downtown Houston. After serving lunch to as many as we could, Deacon David Johnson (on the far right) stopped us to thank us for our help, but more importantly, to remind us of the gospel message that we are called to answer every day. Love our neighbors. He explained to us the mission of Loaves and Fishes, which is simply to love every person that walks through their door, and challenged us to do the same. #lifeofjoy
adminHey y'all! My name is Morgan and I'm from Sugar Land, Texas. I just finished my freshman year at Franciscan University of Steubenville studying Theology and Catechetics. My hobbies include drinking coffee, playing guitar, running, and wearing hats. I'm excited to share my #lifeofjoy with y'all for the next few days!