Sunday, June 12, 2011

My Baptism

This picture was taken at my Baptism
at Port City Community Church on
February 6, 2011.
I went to my first Christian retreat this weekend and it was amaaaazing!  I was completely frightened of what I had gotten myself into as Lisa (who insisted I go with her) and I were pulling into the retreat center parking lot.  I was simply not prepared for the blessing God had in store for me.  I spent 24 hours with the most real, kind, hysterical and cool women I have been around in a long time.  As a new Christian I am still weary (absolutely terrified) of the stereotypes that quite honestly kept me from ever wanting to live a Christ centered life.  If I could share one thing I've learned about my new life (and was unexpectedly confirmed this weekend) it would be that focusing on the hypocrites and all the negative things about Christianity is a waste of time.  Look at the women in your life who truly inspire you.  Look at the mama who truly adores parenthood, the girl who arrives at every function with a smile on her face that's contagious, your girlfriend who has cancer and is drawn closer to the Lord everyday, your Grandmother.  These are the women who inspire me and THE common denominator, whether it makes sense to me some days or not, is a strong faith in Christ.  I always thought Christianity was about rules and shame and restrictions.  Y'all Christianity has opened me up to a life of hope, joy and love like I never knew existed.

Thank you to Ann, Christie and Nicole for this event.  It was too much.

The link below is to my baptism video.  I want to share it on my blog because I want to express how FREEING having Christ in your life is.  All you have to do is receive him

Click Here to view my Baptism video