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LOVE – Songs of my Soul for Now

In an hour I go to the hospital for my second brain surgery and it feels super surreal to write that.  I wanted to post a quick blog before I go to say thank you to everyone who is praying and who has been supporting us.  We can feel your love and the community surrounding us!

I spent this past week with 30+ students from Gator Wesley touring around the state of Florida doing our Spring Tour – singing, dancing, rocking out, reading scripture and so much more.  There’s a song that they sing in one of the sets (and I love the mash up that they do) called “Set a Fire” by United Pursuit Band and one of the lines says, “There’s no place I’d rather be…but here in Your love…”  I’ve felt that from each of you.

Campus ministry is this crazy special place where things intersect – struggles, fears, hopes, dreams, silly Vine videos, lots of laughter, and experiences that both challenge and inspire. The students this week have inspired the heck out of me.  I’ve been ministered to in their music and their passion and their faith, and even more than that in their zest for life!  There weren’t many stops during this tour where I didn’t feel moved in some way and though I couldn’t figure out how to share that with them without becoming a blubbering hot mess, I want to let them know how special this week was for me.  Even the trampolines.  And the cold water of the spring when knocked off a raft.

Two of the songs that they’ve been singing are two favorites of mine that I’ve been holding dear over the past few weeks.  They didn’t know that when they picked the songs how much they have been resonating with me and yet again, I know that God is weaving all of this together in mighty ways.  The first is Meredith Andrews’ “Not for a Moment.”

And the second is by an amazing band that we hosted here at Gator Wesley called Bellarive.  It’s their song, “Taste of Eternity.”

These have been the songs of my heart.  Worship taps into a place that breaks down the barriers that we place.  It digs in between the walls that we’ve built to protect ourselves and the layers of stress and muck that this world provides.  May the scales on our hearts and our eyes be removed that we may see God more clearly and know God more fully, as God draws us to God’s self.  I know that no matter what happens today, I know that I am God’s and God is ever in the midst working things together for good.

Y’all have humbled me speechless with all of your texts, facebook messages, tweets, and cards and I hope that each of you feels the love, hugs, fist pumps, and high fives that we have for you!  Thanks for being on this journey with me.

Much love!

Cheers to a new haircut!

Grace and Peace,


16 thoughts on “LOVE – Songs of my Soul for Now

  1. We are praying like crazy!!! Everything is going to be ok. Happy Mother’s Day to you! Sending hugs!!

  2. Thank you for sharing your heart in this time of preparation. All will be good! I am thinking of you every moment of this day. Love you, Karen

  3. You are a special person Narcie Jeter. St. John’s and Quest are praying fervently for you today and in the coming days. God Bless you and your sweet family. May the Holy Spirit surround you, your family and your surgeons. My the Holy Spirit guide their steps today. I believe in miracles.

  4. Your blog messages are always so inspiring – singing these songs with you and continuing to pray for you and your family. I know you are holding on to the promise we see in all of scripture, the promise Isaiah 43 records so beautifully in verses 1-5a where we read that the Lord who created you says:,”Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters I will be with you; the hard trials that come to you will not overwhelm you; when you pass through fire you shall not be burned,For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, who saves you. I give Egypt as your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in exchange for you. Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life. Fear not, for I am with you;”

  5. Our prayers are with you and Mike and your family.
    Tom and Karen Vinson
    St. John’s Fort Mill

  6. It will be WONDERFUL to hear that your surgery has been successful and all the concern is in the past! Love to all of you this day!

  7. Love you and your family more than you will every know. Blessings my friend…and as far as the haircut, just go bald like “Smiley Wiley!”

  8. Praying for you, and I know you will be in God’s hands. Rev. Lois Helms (ordained with you).

  9. Thinking of you and your family with love and good wishes. You are and will continue to be in my prayers… and also, those of many wonderful women in the Augusta Beckman Circle and the JOY Class, Shandon UMC.
    Love, Judy McClendon

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