Friday, October 29, 2010

God is IN the Details!!

So most people know I am the furthest thing from a detail-oriented person that you can planning a 2 week trip to 8 different colleges and meeting up with about 3 or 4 churches is not really my strong suit...once again God has shown himself faithful and has provided many opportunities for me to share what He is doing through this ministry He's given me...THANKS BE TO GOD!

So the details...
This weekend I'll be in Chapel Hill visiting my babies and hanging out with my MATE, the Allie B!! Then on Sunday we'll make our way to VA then my friend Carole will pick me up to take me to PA on Monday!
College Visits:
Monday - Elizabethtown College 4-8pm
Tuesday - Messiah College, seeing Brookfield Church crew
Wednesday - Lancaster Bible College with the amazing Julie S as my sidekick recruiter!
Thursday - Lebanon Valley College, seeing Conestoga Church crew
Friday - possible trip into Philly!
Saturday - making my way to Pittsburgh
Sunday - Chippewa EFC
Monday - hanging out with my girl Kim!!
Tuesday - Geneva College
Wednesday - Malone University
Thursday - Grove City College, speaking at Univ of Pitt's InterVarsity in the evening
Friday - Monday - San Antonio TX to see staffers Ben and Emily and Northwest Community Church...oh and run a half marathon on Sunday :)

1) For Safety and protection as I travel (I'm sitting at the NOLA airport now about to board my first flight)
2) For God to receive ALL the glory and praise!
3) For God to prepare the hearts of the students I'll be connecting with and that He will give them a heart for missions and serving with us in the future!
4) For energy and motivation....that I am spending quality time with God everyday to be refreshed in Him so I can serve wholeheartedly for Him!

Thanks for everyone who helped me gain connections and thanks for your prayers! They mean ALOT!

I'm heading out today knowing that God has gone before me and according to this verse below, He has already led me in a triumphal procession! AMEN!

"But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him." 2 Corinthians 2:14

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I can play the background...

So God blessed me on Tuesday with an opportunity to go to the Unashamed Movement 2010 with amazing artists like Sho Baraka, Trip Lee, Lecrae, and more. This is one awesome song that just speaks to how we're not meant to take the lead..that is God's place...we just play the background and let God take the lead!

to view the song/video:

Take time to read the lyrics below!

I could play the background.
I could play the background.
Cuz I know sometimes I get in the way.
So won't you take the lead, lead, lead.
So won't you take the lead, lead, lead.
And I can play the background, background.
And you can take the lead.

Verse 1
It's evident you run the show so let me back down.
You take the leading role, and I'll play the background.
I know I miss my cues, know I forget my lines
I'm sticking to your script, and I'm reading all your signs.
I don't need my name in lights.
I don't need a starring role.
And why gain the whole wide world, if I'm just gon' loose my soul.
And my ways ain't purified, I'll live according to your Word.
I can't endure this life without your wisdom being heard.
So word to every dancer for a pop star
Cuz we all play the background, but mine's a rock star.
Yeah. So if you need me I'll be stage right.
Prayin' the whole world will start embracing stage fright.
So let me fall back and stop giving my suggestions
Cuz when I follow my obsessions I end up confessing.
That I'm not that impressive, matter fact I'm............
A trail of star dust leading to the superstar.


Verse 2
I had a dream that I was captain of my soul.
I was master of my fate, lost control, and then I sank.
So I don't want to take the lead
Cuz I'm prone to make mistakes.
All these folks that follow me gon' end up in the wrong place.
So, just let me shadow you. And just let me trace your lines.
Matter fact just take my pen.
Here, you create my rhymes.
Cuz if I do this by myself I'm scared that I'll succeed.
And no longer trust in You, cuz I only trust in me.
And see, that's how you end up headed to destruction.
Paving a road to nowhere. Pour your life out for nothing.
You pulled my card, I'm bluffing
You know what's in my hand.
Me I just roll to trust you to cause the dice to land.
I'm in control of nothing. Follow you at any cost.
Some call it sovereign will, all I know is you the boss.
And man I'm so at ease. I'm so content.
I play the background like it's an instrument.

I know I'm safest when I'm in your will and trust your word.
And I know I'm dangerous when I trust myself; my vision blurred.
And I ain't got no time to play life's foolish games.
Got plenty aims but do they really glorify your name.
And its a shame the way I want to do these things for you, yeah.
Don't even cling to you. Take time to sit and glean from you.
And its seems that you are patient in my ignorance.
If ignorance is bliss, its cuz she never heard of this.

"But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring EVERYTHING UNDER HIS CONTROL, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body." Philippians 3:20-21

Sunday, October 17, 2010


So my blog today is dedicated to my friend Kim! (pictured right...haha she doesn't know I'm doing this! )

Kim is one of my close friends who lived in NOLA last year and we got to know each other quite well! She recently moved up to the Pittsburgh area to get her masters in Reading Education. In her attempt to get me in the Northeast, she has become my agent for Christian Colleges in the PA area. (maybe you want to become an agent in your area??)

She began making contacts with career development offices and right now I'm due to speak/meet with a number of different colleges in the PA area for the first two weeks in November. GOD IS GOOD! Not only do I hope to connect with colleges in the area but churches as well. Please let me know if you're around because I'd love to see you!

I'll start my travels in NC, going to the UNC homecoming football game with my bestest mate Allie B!! GO HEELS! Then spend close to 2 weeks in PA. Then, I'll end my trip in San Antonio TX running a half marathon with another close friend Emily who used to work on our staff in Galveston. YAY RUNNING!

Please let me know if you have any connections at the colleges listed below or around that area. I feel the best way to get the word out is through pre-existing relationships. My boss says that more than likely I'm only one relationship away from connecting with students and professors and maybe you're my one relationship! The colleges I hope to share what God is doing through our ministry and share with them about our positions available for interns and staff are:

1) UNC (of course!)
2) Messiah College - PA
3) Lancaster Bible College - PA
4) Geneva College - PA
5) Malone University - OH
6) Grove City College - PA
7) Univ of Pitt - PA
8) any others you know of!

My friend Kim rocks because there is no way I would've gotten these appointments by myself and it has given me a deadline (a very soon deadline) to get as much squared away with the program as possible before starting my recruitment adventures. I'm very grateful for her and again to God who continually provides the right people in my life to help guide this internship program! There is no way I would've thought to myself to call Kim and ask her to do this but God put it on her heart to help me in this way and for that I'm truly thankful to Him and to Kim, for her obedience to serve the Lord! LOVE YOU GIRL!

1) Pray that God receives all the glory for my trip to NC/PA and He prepares the hearts of the students, staff, and professors to hear what we're doing and spark their hearts for serving with us
2) Pray and ask God if He would give you the desire to become an agent in your area for my internship program - Kim just started calling Christian colleges to see if they'd be interested. I, alone, cannot call every college in the country but perhaps you could support me by calling colleges or students near you or utilizing the connections you already have to let them know about what God is doing thru this ministry. I NEED your help and this would be a great way to support God's work through me!
3) Continue to pray that God gives me wisdom and direction as I continue to develop the program that He wants!

Contact me at if you want more info about the program or want to meet up while I'm traveling!

Praise God from whom all blessings flow and Praise God for great friends like Kim!

Love yall!
Katie :)

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21