bits + pieces :: youth camp

Youth Camp is always exhausting and fun! This year was no different. It was incredible to see so many of our students give their heart to God for the first time, let go of past hurts, and feel completely different about who they are; Elisha even had the opportunity to baptize a few of them! It was incredible! 
This week is always go go go, but nothing is quite as rewarding in youth ministry, as witnessing true change in a student. So I will always choose to go to camp; it's the best!

xo. melisa

Alive and Well

I'm alive! After a week of camp, being outdoors in 100 degree weather, hanging out with hundreds of teenagers, I am alive and happier then ever. I had the privilege of being a dorm monitor for the North Texas Youth Camp and let me just say, God did some pretty amazing things. I'll be sharing more about our experiences on my Conversations page. I did want to share a few photos with you though...

It was a blast and after crashing all day yesterday when I got home, I feel refreshed and ready for a fun filled day. As I had mentioned before, the Mr's birthday is just around the corner and since it's the big 25, I've decided to make it extra special and give him a birthweek! I'm so nice! ha! He deserves it for sure. SO today we will begin the festivities. It's still a surprise to him so I won't spill the beans just yet, but I'll let you know how it goes. Also, can I just say that after being away for just five days, I missed y'all so much! I hope you enjoyed our guest posts; I know I did! I love having guests here and look forward to sharing more with you.

One last thing! Sheesh, I'm writing so much, but I feel like I haven't talked to y'all in so long that I have way to much to share. I just got finished posting the August sponsor spots in the shop. There have already been quite a few requests and I apologize for not having it ready until now. If you have any questions please feel free to email me. I so look forward to working with each of you!


Weekend Wrap Up: Part 11

Saturday I finished crafting and then went to a surprise party! It was my first surprise party (weird right?) and I had lots of fun in spite of the heat! We ate veggie burgers and and the yummiest little veggie sandwiches; I may share a little recipe soon!

Sunday the Mr and I took our youth group to Six Flags! It was a blast, but it was WAY hot!! I got pretty dark and I was lookin a bit rough, ha!

What a wonderful weekend! I know I always say that it's the little things, but it's true! I am oh os happy with the way this summer is going! What did you do this weekend??


Weekend Wrap Up

I started the weekend off by going to a Ranger game with my church on Friday! It was SO hot, but we're in Texas so what do you expect... It was fun hanging out with everyone and watching the game.

This is the sweet family I live with!!

Saturday I went with my friends to Deep Ellum, an area in downtown Dallas, to help with a photoshoot. It was fun and this is actually a little peek into something I'll get to share on le blog very soon!

Sunday we had our youth life group. We played Capture the flag, but with water balloons!! It was perfect because it was hot out and the water was fun. The best part was that I got to speak and share the message!! It was a privilege and I felt lucky. The Mr took me out to dinner afterwards; perfect end to a perfect day.

I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Can you believe it's almost June?! This summer is flying by! Do you have any plans for this Memorial Day?? I haven't decided what I'm going to do, but I'm sure it will include some ice cream, because that's what I've been craving all morning. ha. But I really don't want to be one of those weirdos who eat sweets in the am. SO I'll wait a few hours at least^_^

Be back with an extra special post!