Young & Hungry: Turning 24!!

IMG_9472Last year I celebrated my 23rd birthday with my friends. While we sat around a table at Mellow Mushroom, I joked about how 23 would be my “Jordan year.” I even had a red and black cake made. And the past year has truly been amazing. I graduated and got a job in my field, I led my first small group since leaving the church I grew up in, I published my first book, formed an LLC and met some amazing people! I grew a lot spiritually and God taught me lessons I’ll cherish forever. Don’t worry, I’m not here to share 24 things I’ve learned in the past year 🙂

However, I am appreciative of God’s blessings and this year I wanted to celebrate in a different way. Saturday was the first time in 8 years that I haven’t gone out of town for my birthday. Instead, I wanted to focus my attention on others. God has used so many other people to be a blessing to me and I wanted to share my light in the same way. So, I decided to volunteer at the local Soup Kitchen. It was an experience I’ll always remember and I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve.

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Since the beginning of this year, I’ve been more intentional about pursuing God’s calling over my life. He’s made it clear what He’s called me to do and I am more desperate than ever for His purpose. Hence, the Young & Hungry series on my blog. I’m not exactly sure what this new year holds, but I’m confident that God will exceed my thoughts and expectations as I continue to walk by faith.

Will you join me on my journey?

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