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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Fall Retreat update

Besides being nestled in the most beautiful part of the world and being able to have the most amazing encounter with God this weekend, I guess you could say that Fall Retreat was 'okay'. Actually, I jest. Fall retreat was UNBELIEVABLE. I literally had one of the best weekends in my Chi Alpha career and would gladly wager that all who attended would agree it was 'pretty good'.

I mean, let's look at it objectively. There were s'mores, late night card games, a hot tub in the sanctuary, a number of dead animals around the fire place, an unbelievable abundance of brownies, a ton of great people to get to know and a ten minute drive to the greatest national park on Earth! Could you really ask for anything more?

How about a phenomenal speaker who articulated the very Father heart of God? How about a time of worship that brought you into the Holy of Holies? How about people following Christ in water baptism? How about the sweetest presence of God that brought everyone to their knees? How about a Holy Spirit encounter that set people free and healed people's hearts? To be honest, it had been a while since I had sensed Jesus in such a beautiful way, and it simply wet my appetite for more of Him... so as I was saying, Fall Retreat was UNBELIEVABLE!

Friday, September 23, 2005

Fall Retreat

This weekend we are off to the fall retreat in Hungry Horse. I'll let you know how it goes.

Here's a photo from last year.

Sunday, September 18, 2005


The idea for tonight was something that Scott thought of when God told him to dream big. So as the first in what I hope will be a series of many, we worshipped God in the parking garage at the U.M. The highly-talented Master's Commission band played for this WIRL or Worhip in Random Locations.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Luckiest Girl

I'm pretty sure I'm the luckiest girl in the world. I think working with Chi Alpha is by far the highlight of my life (granted I don't have much else to do but entertain small children during the day) but it makes me so exceptionally happy to work with collegate age people. They bless, inspire and challenge me more than I could have ever dreamed, and I would basically do this for the rest of my life! This Thursday was amazing and I was so proud of everyone involved. Each segment was excellent and I can already tell this is going to be a semester of "lengthening our cords" so to speak (see Isaiah 54) and it makes me so excited to be a part of college ministry. I hope to keep you updated on what happens within Chi Alpha this year and the amazing people involved... so ta ta for now, and many blessings till later. PS: this is Krysty Kay, not Scotty B!

Friday, September 02, 2005

First XA of Fall 2005

Well last night was the first Chi Alpha worship service of the year, and it was good! It was great to see so many people back from summer break, though I missed those who have moved on. Scott mentioned how each of his college years was completely different than the others. I don't know if it is quite the same for me, but there are certainly big changes each year.

We are back on the sound system this year for the music, and I really like it. I dusted off the old electric guitar, and got to lug in the amp and play. The acoustic stuff last year was good, but I enjoy playing amplified more. Also, my prayers about getting a djembe were answered! Patrick showed up and played, and he said even though he usually won't be able to make it, he would leave the djembe at the guys' house so we can use it. It's such a sweet sound.

Afterwards, we got together over at Denny's. About thirty of us. I think we kind of took them by surprise. I had fun making some terrible sketches of people. I'm not an art major.

All and all, it's not the technicalities of the music that makeup worship. It's God showing up when we earnestly call to him; it's us submitting to him. Last night was a great time of worship and fellowship. I'm excited to see what God will do this year at the UM, and to be a small part of it. My prayer is, "Use me, God!"