I Needed to Share This!


At my youth group, we were talking about needing to fear God. And not just any fear; a real paralyzing fear that causes you to fall down as if dead (read Revelation 1). During the small group part of the night, my group was talking about comparing God to a loving Father Who takes care of and loves His kids.  That got me to thinking. Most of the time, parents want what’s best for their kids. When we get in trouble, though, we get terrified of what the punishment that will follow will be. A really terrifying, paralyzing fear.  Sometimes, though, when I get in trouble, Mom and Dad will do something incredible. They will forgive me. My punishment will be lessened, or completely taken away. Then I’ll  feel a deep relief because I have been forgiven. But the most amazing thing is that we compare God to a loving Father. He has forgiven us. The God that created the universe has forgiven us. Shouldn’t we, if we feel a sense of deep relief when our parents forgive us, feel an even more incredible sense of deep relief that He has forgiven us? He has forgiven us for killing His Son. He has forgiven us of every single sin we have ever committed. All we have to do is accept His gift. He has taken away our eternal condemnation and given us eternal life (John 3:16).


Now that is something we should really be thankful for.


If you want to know more or have questions, please comment below, and I will respond as quickly as I can.

SpringHill Camp For K-5th Graders

So last week I was a CIT at SpringHill camps. (If you don’t know what CIT means it means counselor in training) If you don’t know what SpringHill is-!! I suppose I’ll tell you. It’s a very fun day camp hosted in churches around the Midwest. For more information on what SpringHill is, click here. The link is to the SpringHill website. Campers get to worship and learn about God, tie-dye t-shirts, climb a climbing wall, a giant swing and so much more! If you’re hesitating about going, I would totally go! The counselors are very very nice, the skits are awesome, and you feel so included. I’m talking about this from a CIT perspective, but if you ask the kids, they will say that they totally loved it! If you’re hesitating on going let me tell you that you will have a lot of fun. And you should totally volunteer!




The picture is a little blurry. Sorry.






My Salvation Story

Dear Friends,

I hope your relationship with Christ has grown over the past few years. Let me share a little bit of my story…

Men Silhouette In The FogI was in Kindergarten when I heard some older kids talking about accepting Christ. I had no idea what that meant, so I assumed I had done it. Then at age 8, I was laying in my bed, and I asked dad to help me accept Christ for real.  I wandered away from God for a while until my dad brought me back.  I re-committed my life to Christ at Camp Harvest in the summer of 2013 during study time with the leaders. Then something wonderful happened!  God showed me something awesome through my dad; God showed me a verse that when I read it I thought, “Hey that’s me!”

Let me share it with you: Romans 7:15-25 and 8:1-2

For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.

So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin.

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.

It meant a lot to me, because I was crying and saying, “I can’t do this, I can’t be good, I’m not good enough,” and the verse showed me that it’s my flesh that’s being bad, and not my spirit. The Holy Spirit has set me free through Christ Jesus, my Lord!

Please continue to grow in your faith with Christ.


Your sister in Christ, Kenna

The Meaning Of Genesis 1:1

Genesis 1-1Hi, today I’m going to share with you the meaning of Genesis 1:1. Now, I know you might be thinking, “I already know the meaning of Genesis 1:1,” but do you really? I’m going to explain what I believe the meaning of Genesis 1:1 is.

In the beginning;  now what does that mean? It means before you were born, before your great-great-great-great-great-great grandma and grandpa were born. It means even before Adam and Eve were made out of the dust of the earth, before God made land or birds of the air or fish of the sea; before any of that.  In the beginning means when the world was nothing – there was not even the heavens! That’s what it means.

God created the heavens and the earth; what does that mean? It means that God, our Lord and Savior, made earth. But, it was just the ground; just dirt – there were not even trees or plants or fish. It was just water and dry land. There was nothing living or breathing  – just water and dry land. And the heavens? No one knows much about them, except that they’re glorious. God finished the heavens on the first day; the day he put the earth in the sky. But, later He hung the sun, moon, and stars in them. This is what I believe the meaning of Genesis 1:1 is.

You can read this verse and about the rest of creation in Genesis 1:1-28

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An Allegory of Faith

The need to change your lifeOnce upon a time, there was a man named John, but he went by the name Joe. One rainy af-ternoon, Joe was visiting a museum. He saw the most beautiful purple necklace. Then on Hal-loween, Joe came back and stole the amethyst heart necklace that belonged to the first queen. Then on Thanksgiving, he snuck into the closed museum and stole a bright green emerald ring that the current queen of England donated to the museum because her daughter died and it was too sad to look at. Then on Christmas, he snuck into the castle and stole a 99 pound piece of the king’s gold. He stole an opal heart necklace belonging to a duchess, Lady Rose, on Valen-tine’s Day. Joe/John led a sorry life, didn’t he? It was sure to get worse as he kept on stealing, but his life was about to be changed.

Joe/John was caught stealing a beautiful cross that was made out of opals, pearls, emeralds, gold, amethysts, and a bright red ruby heart in the middle of the cross. He was stealing it from his neighbors, Mr. Christian and Mrs. Christiana Faith.

Christian said, “Come back here,” gently, and Joe/John, feeling like he had no choice, but dreading it immensely, went back to the house. Christiana gently pulled his mask off and gasped when she realized it was their young neighbor, John.

The Faiths asked him, “John, what are you doing?”

Joe/John mumbled, “Sorry,’’ and kept his eyes on the ground.

Then Christian looked at the clock and said to his wife, “Christiana, it’s almost time for the Good Friday service at church. Should we invite John? He’s already wearing black.”

Christiana replied, “Yes, we should!”

During the service Joe/John could not believe his ears when he heard that Jesus died to forgive his sins. He cried when he heard that Jesus died on the cross and rejoiced during the Easter service when he heard Jesus rose from the dead.

That basically changed Joe/John’s life. He became a Christian, stopped going by Joe, and started going by John. John stopped stealing and gave everything he took back, and when the Faiths gave him the cross he stole, he stated to cry. From then on John lived a better life and still is.

Proverbs 14:22
Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithful-ness.