I am a lip gloss kind of lady. You know, the one who always has shiny lips to go with her shiny face. Yes, I am she. Last year though, I had a brain touch and decided I needed a make over. I chose red as my colour and was the feisty vixen with red lipstick, red nail polish, red luggage set…you get the picture.
Thankfully that phase of my life is over and I have gladly gone back to the good old shiny lipgloss. You see, it is hard to keep up with all that red. Always taking glances at the mirror to make sure that my teeth are not stained: I am still in search of a red lipstick that lasts long and stains not.
Nail polish is another story entirely. I loved my red talons but my nails, my own natural, really lovely nails couldn’t keep up and I was forced to rethink this red journey. Sigh! The lifestyle of a diva wannabe is just not for me.
But that’s not the story for today, the story actually is about the fact that I have been nostalgic all day about last year, my big make over and the year I fell in love for the first time. You see, I fell in love with Hillsong Church and that happened last year. Thinking about it gives me goosebumps. The people I met, the friends I made, the worship experience, my baptism and my time as a Pastoral intern.
Gosh, those were wonderful times and I miss every single day of it. I am glad I can call Hillsong my home and my church and I have people there who love me for who I am (whether or not I have lipstick or lip gloss on). For the first time in ages, church wasn’t a chore and I was willing to spend all day with my team, my Connect group, interns and staff.
I miss the parties, the productions, the masquerade balls, picnics and general after church hangout. I miss it all and I am so glad I enjoyed every single day of my time there. I think I would be sad now if I did not enjoy every moment as it came. Even now that I am not physically there, it has been amazing how my church has reached out to me and made sure I am not lonely here. Praying for and with me…I am really so blessed to call Hillsong home.
So today with a smile on my face and no red lipstick, this goes out to all who make my life so beautiful…especially my HCL crew and my TN team whom I love so much. So here are a few pictures of the fond memories I have about HCL. (BTW, HCL is Hillsong Church London and TN is Teaching Nights).
I simply cannot wait to go back home.
Have a fabulous day people!