Friday, May 29, 2009

where does one begin?

Ok, let me apologize: I was sooo going to update for during the conference...but I accidentally deleted the number that I was suppose to send my text too. :/

So I get to give you a full "after-the-fact" update. Over several days maybe?

I was very blessed by my time at Next. God revealed things to me from messages by Josh Harris, CJ Mahaney, D.A. Carson, Kevin DeYoung, and Sinclair Ferguson. But that wasn't all, through the breakout sessions by Dave Harvey, Jared Mellinger, and Carolyn McCulley...the learning and blessing continued. As I interacted with people at the conference: God revealed my need to rest in HIS plans and revealed sins that I will be looking to be held accountable for.

God was also gracious to deepen my desire for heaven and eternity. I long for the day when Christ will call those he has saved home. I pray that this will further a passion in me for the Lost and that my boldness to declare Christ to those around me would be evident.

No words can describe the feeling that you get when you are around so many strong young brothers and sisters-in-Christ for four days. I can't help but see it as a small taste of how heaven will be.
These are just a few thoughts. I will be posting more in upcoming days. I'll leave you with a few pictures:

More coming soon!

Love, Adrienne Renea

Saturday, May 23, 2009

NEXT UPDATE! We just landed in Baltimore! We're riding the light rail to the hotel as I type. I almost walked into a pole and Stephanie and I ran through the airport :)


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Next Countdown: Reilly

Check out this music video from one of the bands, along with Bob Kauflin, that will be leading a session of worship at Next:

Less than two days!

delightful times

Allyson and I hung out this morning with one of our dear friends, Mrs. Yohe. Think Titus 2:3-5 :) She's my second mother and I'm so fortunate to fellowship with her through church and our caregroup!

The ladies hit the spa!

Thank you, Mrs. Yohe for a lovely time!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

NEXT Countdown: Sinclair Ferguson

Wonderful clip from one of the speakers at Next, Sinclair Ferguson.

He relates how, " God counts to us the righteousness of Jesus Christ".

(HT: Josh Harris)

and the beat goes on

I like bullet points so here it goes:

  • God was gracious and I finished this semester with all A's!! He is very good :)

  • Summer school will start in a week or so and I will be taking a computer class and world literature(yay!) class. I'm not looking forward to the computer one, but world lit should prove to be interesting :)

  • My little brother graduated!!! Check it out at Allyson's blog! Congratulations, Chris!

  • Chris and I will be going to the University of Houston this fall! He in Engineering(Chemical, I believe?) and I will be getting my Political Science degree!

  • I think you should go check out Allyson's blog. She has become quite the photographer!

  • Work is going well, I am now working with Junior Kumon, which is another department of Kumon that works with preschoolers through I love it! It's a challenge working with some of the more rambunctious ones, but one that I enjoy. I can't wait to have my own kids to teach :) I am sad that I will not be able to continue into the fall, but I've loved (almost) every moment there :)

  • The family has been gardening!! They've got some squash, peppers, tomatoes and a host of other yummy stuff out there!

  • In three days, Allyson and I are leaving for Next! I will be updating my blog from my phone :) So check back for updates! Pray that God would do a mighty work there!!

That's all for now! I'll be back soon! :)