Back in the day, I hosted a weekly link up called "Tuesday Challenge" which turned into "Life on a Mission".  In its baby stages (ok it's still in its baby stages) I would challenge readers with a weekly challenge on how to live their lives on a mission for Christ.  

Week in and week out, I would put forth a ton of effort into the linkup and then stress all day about whether anyone would link up.  Sometimes a lot of you did, and sometimes it would be just one.

While my first instinct was to feel like a total loser that no one wanted to hang out with, I instead would appreciate even the one.  This one, who was often alone and sometimes joined by another, is Amy.

I never would have met Amy if it weren't for her linking up.  Her posts encouraged me as she shared her reignited desire to share Christ with the people around her. We quickly became friends and I cannot wait for y'all to meet her too!  She's seriously so fun.

Hi The Williams' Post readers! My name is Amy, and I blog over at Sweet Home Santa Barbara.

To be honest, I had a hard time deciding on what to write about for this post (Actually, let's be real, I still haven't fully decided as I'm typing this). 

Why did I have so much trouble? Because Kerrie's blog has always inspired me so much to be the best Christian that I can be. Her Life on a Mission posts encourage me to find a way to live out my mission every day. Her Marriage Letters posts make me hope that I will one day find myself in a Christ centered marriage as strong as her's. Her posts about Mexico leave me wanting to hop on a plane and meet them there asap. 

So posting on her blog? Eek, talk about pressure. 

I don't know about you guys, but sometimes, I find myself feeling like I fall short. Like I could be better, do better. 

Recently, Christ has been showing me that this feeling is not a bad thing. Recognizing my weaknesses and flaws, and praying about them will bring me closer to my Savior. Will remind me how much I need a Savior. And isn't that what His love is about? His perfect, flawless, loyal love that is given to us even though we do fall short? 

And what I love to be reminded of, is that even on those days, the days where I feel unworthy. The days where I know that there is more that I could have done, should have done. Even on those days, His love is mine. He loves me, even on my weakest days. 

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. 
Death can't, and life can't. The angels can't, and the demons can't. 
Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even 
the powers of hell can't keep God's love away. 
Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, 
nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from 
the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

Romans 8:38-39

Now that, is something to get excited about. 

See?? What did I tell ya?  Isn't she great!?  If you venture over to her blog, you'll be sure to have a good 'ol time, tagging along while she is certainly living life to the fullest in Santa Barbara!  

I want to also say a HUGE THANK YOU to Amy for being on of my Featured Ads this month -- which means that she is super awesome and donated to our mission trip to India!
Love you Amy!

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