Before My Husband Left Me for Our 18th Wedding Anniversary....

Christopher and I have been married for 18 years! I guess we're officially no longer newlyweds. In some ways it feels like we've been married forever, but at the same time like it's only been a few weeks. The passing of time is such a strange thing.

Because Christopher was scheduled to minister in Colombia on our anniversary, we decided to celebrate a week early. That's perfectly fine with me. I don't hold specific days up too highly anyways.

We skipped town and drove to Minneapolis to catch the Vikings/Giants game on October 3rd. Check out the video clip I posted on Instagram of the beautiful scenery we enjoyed during our drive.

We decided to get to the game as soon as the gates opened to have plenty of time to look around the brand new stadium. US Bank Stadium definitely lived up to all the hype. It was massive, state of the art, and pulsing with energy.

The momentum and team spirit in the place was amazing to me. Beyond the fun of watching our team dominate the field, throw in amazing special effects, indoor fireworks, and 60 thousand people screaming in unity and high fiving each other, and you get some pretty spectacular people watching too.

I couldn't help but think: what if the church got as unified as these football fans! I mean, the whole experience was built around the idea that all of the Vikings fans are a tribe whose job is to defend the North. You could tangibly feel that the crowd was "all in."

What if we as Believers in Jesus Christ were 100% "all in"? What would that look like?

What if banding together to advance the Kingdom was our 100% highest passion? What would change if we truly realized that our "all inness" really matters?

How "In" are you?