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passion 2013

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(so it took me forever to write this post because there is so much i want to say. passion2013 was incredible) 

I think sometimes (okay a lot of times for me) we put boundaries on God. We let our human thinking spill out on to our relationship with Him and inform our thoughts. We say, "Oh yeah, He can do big things," but then we only imagine the biggest things that our human minds can take. We forget that God isn't human. He can do immeasurably more than we can ever think or imagine. He can take a situation and flip it all around until we don't know what hit us. 

Last November, I visited University of Maryland and stayed with one of my good friends there. She mentioned that she was going to a conference called Passion. It intrigued me and she really wanted me to go, so I prayed and thought a lot about going. Sometimes I'm grateful that God just says "do this" because He really does know what He is talking about. 

Fast forward to December 31, 2012 (last year! so long ago gosh) and I was watching the ball drop with her and we were going to leave for Passion with a group of 26 people in the early hours of the New Year. I was pumped. I had expectations. I was like, "Yes, God is going to be there and it's going to be awesome and I'm going with some of my best friends and YES." 

And then God said, "How about I do something crazy?" And he proceeded to blow all of my expectations out of the water. From the first day to the last minute, everything that happened was beautiful and amazing and so filled with the Holy Spirit. Plus, the group I went with was filled with seriously some of the most amazing people I have ever met.

I learned about freedom. Remember my word for this year? Well God continuously reminded me of it. How we are free to live our lives in full faith because God is always faithful. He is 100% there and ready for us ALWAYS. 2 Timothy 2 says, "if we are faithless, he remains faithful—
for he cannot deny himself." Even when we don't believe that God is good, He is. Never failing.

I am free to worship Him. I am free to live without fear. I am free to share the good news I have received with others, because I have everything in Christ. Can I get an amen?


I didn't take my Canon because it's just too big. But the iPhone shots I got are definitely sufficient enough. I love pictures. 

"breethe fire" 

fog in atlanta

one of the first sessions, i was blow away. 

so many people in the train station. all headed to worship jesus.

eating lunch with 60,000 people is pretty cool.

where we went for dinner one night. deeee-lish. 

candlelight vigil for freedom.

hello crazy people! 

everyone was split into family groups, this was mine. love these people. 

the architecture photographer coming out of me. 

loved this city. 

Our group.