Our weekend was crammed full of
goodness, Christmas, food and family:
We also went shopping at the Mall of America until is closed and Santa had long since gone home. Being in the hustle and bustle of everything is always fun. I'm not a huge shopper, but around the holidays I love the decorated buildings, twinkling lights and constant stream of Christmas music.
We also had to opportunity to go to the 4th Annual Teen Challenge Concert. For those who are unfamiliar with Teen Challenge, they are a faith based rehabilitation program that has incredible success rates and is absolutely transforming lives and families every single day. Check out their website for more info: Teen Challenge USA The entire stage was filled with people who are looking for a way out of their old habits, most of which find God through the process. A few of the members gave testimony to where they had been and where they are now going thanks to Teen Challenge. Every story brought tears to my eyes as they told of brokenness, being lost and wanting nothing more than to die. It was so moving.... AND (here's the kicker) Mac Powell, who is the founder and lead singer for Third Day, sang a number of songs with them. it was a phenomenal concert and I'd recommend everyone go see it next year (plus you're supporting an awesome cause!
So, that was the crazy busy and awesome weekend! I have 4 days of work then we are off on holiday to see the family! CANNOT WAIT!