At the end of 2018, we launched this little site in order to stretch the hearts of those that are serving in order to grow into healthier humans, better volunteers, and more intentional Jesus-followers. We’ve published almost 60 posts and have about 75 followers that read our content on Winning the Welcome.
Like all things, you have to hold them out in your open-faced hands in order for God to alter what he wants to do with what he’s given you. So, I have an update for you…
I (Lindsay) will be moving out of Texas and pursuing new dreams and adventures in my next chapter of life, and I’d like this blog to reflect that.
What does this mean for you??
- It means that this blog will no longer represent Brazos Fellowship Church in College Station, TX out of respect for their mission, values, and intentions. I dearly love my church home for the past 9 years, but it’s necessary to separate my ideas and writings from theirs moving forward!
- Content might change a bit! There will absolutely still be encouraging posts delivered right to your inbox — just maybe less frequently.
Over the next year, you’ll see changes to this site and new features that I’m excited to share with you down the road! If this blog is no longer something that you’re excited about, that’s okay! Please know that I’d love to continue sharing this little project with you, but unsubscribing from it is completely welcome, too.
I’ll leave you with this…
Oklahoma will be my fourth state to live in, and I don’t know if that is a factor, but I’ve always been slightly obsessed with the idea of “home.” A place that I can put all the people and things and memories that I love?? Sounds like a dream to me!
But I’ve also come to realize that people are homes, too. They hold a special time in a special season. They reflect who you were at one point on your journey, and sometimes, you have to let them go because they have their own journeys to travel as well.
While it’s bittersweet (and can be downright painful) to leave people you love, it makes me smile to think that there are several pieces of who I am and who I used to be scattered around the world because I built a relationship (permanent or temporary) with thousands of incredible people.
As I’ve said in a previous post, I don’t need to be remembered; I just want to show people how loved they are and how much they matter while we’re doing life together. That’s my greatest hope in leaving College Station: that my friends, my church family, and anyone I did life with along the way smiles at the little piece of home they left with me in Aggieland.
I don’t usually end with a prayer, but I’d like to pray over you with these sweet words from one of my favorite worship songs:
The Lord bless you, and keep youThe Blessing by Elevation Worship, Kari Jobe, and Cody Carnes
Make his face shine upon you, and
Be gracious to you.
The Lord turn his face toward you, and
Give you peace…
May his favor be upon you
And a thousand generations
Your family and your children
And their children, and their children
May his presence go before you,
And behind you, and beside you.
All around you, and within you,
He is with you. He is with you.
In the morning, in the evening,
In your coming and your going,
In your weeping and rejoicing,
He is for you, He is for you.