Everything in my life is about to change. Absolutely everything. All the comforts and communities I’ve leaned into for season upon season are either changing drastically or shifting away from my life altogether. So, when the opportunity presented itself to say a big, fearful YES at joining @co_gatech’s Summer Mission Project, God led me toward it with one initial mission: refresh my understanding of Him as firm, steadfast, and never EVER changing.
When you hold an experience with open hands, you not only have the chance to give whatever you’ve got away to whoever needs it, you’re also opened up to receive what He knows you really need, too. Showing up to live alongside 20 people I sort of knew in the intention of learning spiritual disciplines, strategies, thought processes and conversational tactics - I (of course) received so. much. more.
Campus Outreach introduced me 2.5 years ago to the good news of who and why Jesus is who He is RIGHT when He knew I needed to get started learning about it; this week they reminded me of it right before sending me off — into the largest unknown I’ve ever had to face. Then, and now, I teared up at the truth that God sent His son to be perfect so I wouldn’t have to. To bear burdens so I wouldn’t have to. To BE love for the world by dying for sins so that those who believe will never, ever have to.
I met Jesus again through 20 different wacky, huge hearted humans this week. Each beach walk, pb&j, coffee run, and sleepover came with the MOST secure sense of belonging I’ll cherish for eternity. Insecurities were met with a fire for friends to feel the truth instead of lies; stories were shared to let light in, not pride.
I can’t believe how MASSIVE, creative, personal, and perseverant our God is. Like HOLY, holy, holy... what if everything’s changing so I can remember He never will?
Hi, I'm Chlo.
I've been writing and reading and all the storytelling things since I learned as a kid that if you fold and staple construction paper together, it sort of looks like a real book. I have always craved soul serving stories- ones that melt like butter in your mind as you hear your heart explained out loud.
This here is my home away from home. When I'm not exploring neighborhood coffeehouses, driving down the Pacific Coast (again), or loving on all my people - I'm probably here, with you. Come on in! Scroll around. I hope you feel less alone.