Also, I did something that is not normally something I am very good at. I approached a parent and invited her to church. I told her that I would really love it if her daughter came to youth group, that I think it would be really great for her, and I mentioned that we would love to have her at church as well. I walked away, and thought to myself "What the heck did I just do?" But I was really excited. I hope that we do see her.
Travis told me the other day that I have a heart for the outcast. I think he's right. I do have a special place in my heart for those who feel less, or different, or unvalued. The girl who I invited to youth has had a really rough year, dealing with cutting herself, with bulimia, with being abused by her dad a few summers ago. She's been through so much and I just want to show her how wonderful she really is.
Anyway, I'm really tired and drained. I got something caught in my throat before I left for graduation and it made me cough so hard that I threw up, and it was just miserable. I'm tired and I have a little headache so I think I will just go to bed now.