I desperately need Jesus every day to give me wisdom and grace to influence people's lives for His Kingdom. This year I have been pushed harder than ever in leadership and personal discipleship with the teens, with the team, and with my family. I am thankful that God doesn't give up on me and that God stretches me to be like Christ, because this pushes me to push others in the same way. Aaron has placed me into a leadership role this year. The more and more I try to lead, the more and more I realize my utter need and dependence on the wisdom of God. Thankfully James says that He pours it out liberally to those who ask. I need to ask ALL the time! God has been so kind to me--He takes care of my needs, He gives me great relationships, He gives me opportunities to share His Word, and He even lets me pick some of the fruit! What a great God I serve!