Thursday, February 16, 2012


This past Saturday I had the great opportunity to serve and work with two great Christian artists, Audrey Assad and Matt Maher. If you've never heard their music, you have to check it out. They both write great and inspiring worship music. They came to Lexington to play a concert to raise money for Taylor Manor and I was asked to be their artist liaison. 

Most people don't really know what a liaison does and I didn't either until I was asked to be one at Ichthus Music Festival last year. In short, I do whatever the artist asks me to do, like hang out with them, go out to a movie or chat over coffee and have deep conversations that inspire new songs.

Actually it's a lost less glamorous. The concert was held at a local Catholic church so we didn't exactly have all the resources required/requested. So what did I do? I cleaned a shower so that the band could shower, took a merch guy to work out at the gym, another to the mall and picked up and delivered all their meals. 

So why did I give up an entire Saturday to be a servant? Because that's exactly what Christ calls us to do. We are to serve those greater and lesser than us. Many people don't realize how much fun and enjoyment one can get from serving others. I did get front row tickets to the concert, which was an added bonus, but at the end of the day, I got to know and serve a great group of people.

"For even the Son of Man came not be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28

Monday, February 6, 2012

There's Something I've Been Hiding

One thing I don't like to tell people about myself is that I'm a cheerleader. That's right, a skirt wearing, obnoxiously loud yelling, stunt throwing cheerleader. I often times have a love hate relationship with the title. I hate it because of the stereotypes that go with it. If you've ever seen this movie, you know exactly what I mean.


I love it though, because I get to break that stereotype. This past Saturday, the whole squad got to break that stereotype, by sharing the gospel with over 60 little girls! We put on a half day cheer clinic. We taught the girls cheers, chants and a dance and they were able to preform what they learned at halftime of one of the basketball games. I was completely exhausted at the end of the day, but left with a smile knowing that someone might have heard about Jesus for the first time.