BJ Thompson brought the Word this week and was an inspiring man of God. I was really excited because we have the same initials. My first and middle name is Brittany Joy. It was really cool to have more of a teacher type speaker rather than just a lecturer. He would ask the students questions and required us to expand more on our answers, helping us walk through the thought process of why we believe what we believe. While taking copious notes, BJ answered these three questions in the three days he was with us. They were; “who am I? Who are we? And why are we here?” First, BJ really unpacked the meaning of the Gospel and how it is an infinite story. It is in all three tenses; past, present, and future. He explained how important it is for us to have a perspective on the Gospel that transcends for the rest of our lives. There are so many things that we as Christians do to make it seem like we have it all together, but in reality we are just putting on a face or a mask, disguising the person we really are.Read More
While it was great to be home for the holidays, it is great to be back in Branson at Link Year. Everyone at Link Year has become like family to me and I missed my Link Year family while I was away. Link Year has seven pillars, and it wasn’t until over the break that I was really able to see how these pillars have influenced my life over the past few months. The seven Pillars are: Maximizing Moments, Student of Scripture, Authentic Accountability, Biblical Worldview, Privilege Responsibility, Heart Transformation, and Growing in Gratefulness.