D-Now 2013: ReImagine

D-Now is something that has been a part of my spiritual life and walk since I was in 6th grade and I’ve been in go through some pretty signifiant changes.

The Lord has used D-Now to challenge me and push me to go farther. My 10th D-Now was a particularly important one that I will forever be thankful for, at least looking back on it. My senior year, we did a really cool thing that has forever changed how I think about hunger. I could talk about D-Now memories forever because each year was so special and there is something that stands out in my mind.

When I graduated I could hardly wait to come back and help, I’ve been blessed to serve at D-Now the past four years. The fun part is that I’ve 7th grade for 3 out of the 4 years. Fun Fact about me: I LOVE MIDDLE SCHOOLERS. I can’t explain it, it makes no sense but it’s the truth. Well, maybe I can, I had an AWFUL middle school experience and want to be able to help other girls through theirs.

This year I was excited about getting to help again and was ready to hear what Brent Crowe had to say. I anxiously waited to find out where I would be placed and was a little worried about 7th grade but was happy. I could hardly wait to get home, even though I would be missing Beeson Ball while I was gone.

I pulled into Emily’s driveway at 5:30 Friday night and girls started getting there at 5:45. Several of the girls I knew but some of them I did not. We got to the church and listened to Brent and then Traci and when we got home, Mrs. Kathy led a discussion time after we had pizza and attacked the snacks they brought.

The girls were up until 3, yes 3 and got up at 7:30 for a long day ahead. The afternoon was spent canvasing Albany and we got to talk several people. My favorite was a sweet lady who we prayed with who had just moved to Albany. Other than having to walk in the freezing cold for 3 hours, it was fun. I had a great group, even though I’m pretty sure I froze one of the girls in my group but she survived.

I loved the material we covered this weekend and I got so much out of it. It was something that everyone could get something out of whether they are students or adults. It was all about how God gave us the gift of imagination and wants us to use it for his glory. Brent got us thinking about our dreams and it’s something that I-as someone who is graduating from college in a little over two months and is beginning to slightly freak out about what I’m going to do-really has to be considering.

I loved it and I know the girls did too. Plus, we made a harlem shake video Saturday night đŸ™‚ It was a fun weekend and hopefully it won’t be my last but I have no idea where I will be next spring so you never know.

Thanks to Garrett, Mrs. Karen, Brent, Traci, and everyone else for making this another awesome D-Now!

All the crazy 7th grade girls getting ready to do the Harlem Shake!

All the crazy 7th grade girls getting ready to do the Harlem Shake!


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