One of the best things about my life is the privilege of working with the youth at our church. I love, love, LOVE these guys! It's a delight watching them grow and blossom..seeing them become young women (and men...but especially the women...sorry guys!) of substance.
So here they are...featured here for me to brag on them...
Ali, who went back to college too soon...
Amber, who you can find here
(and I'm totally jealous, I tell you!)
And these two who have hearts for Cambodia and I fear will fly there and never return! (Wait..maybe I would be so proud of them that I can't put it into words!)
Caitlin and Ana
And Jess, who was my coffee buddy this morning. We were the ones hogging the comfy seats at Panera today. Sorry...deal with it, we were catching up.
And, Beth...who will be sharing coffee w/me on Saturday before she flies off to be some big-wig event planner...WHATever.
These girls...they are the reason I stay in youth ministry. Because they're becoming the full-circle. I'm seeing the outcome, and it is good. There are piles and piles of girls coming up behind them...all with such rich potential. I heart them all! I can't wait to post these same thoughts with new faces included...they're already etched into my mind...
Next to the love I have for my own children...these girls rate a close first place.
Who knew? I actually LIKE teenagers!