Hey, thanks for dropping by! My name is Aleks Bennett.
So…..to know a little about me, I’m currently a senior at Liberty University pursuing a degree in Speech Communications with hopes to get my M.A. in Communication, starting next fall. To add in a little fun fact about me, I’m a health nut and fitness junkie. (Did someone say apples and 5:30 a.m. wake-ups??)
BUT, most of all, if you should know anything about me, it’s that I love Jesus. I decided to follow Jesus when I was almost 16, and it’s been one heck of a journey ever since. While it’s been one heck of a journey, I can confidently tell you that my decision to follow Christ is THE BEST decision I have ever made in all of my 20 years of life.
Because I love Jesus, I have such a heart for high-school and college aged girls. I love one on one coffee dates and discipleship. Now, if you knew anything about my testimony, I should hate those age-groups because, being honest, these have been some of the hardest years for me. But Jesus wrecked my world and my plans, so here I am.
Now, you may know Jesus or you may not. That’s a-okay. (If you don’t know Jesus, but want to, I would love to talk to you about Him and show you the Jesus I know.) This blog isn’t for the people who have it all together, because I most certainly do not have it all together. This blog is a story of my life and the new chapters the Lord is writing to my story. I love the idea that our lives are stories all part of an even grander story written by the greatest author of all time, GOD. So, as you read the things I’ve written from my heart about my story, I pray that my stories would breathe life to the story the Lord is writing for you. May I add, it is a breathtakingly, beautiful story, but you MUST let Him write it.
I want to leave you with two quotes that I love and I hope they inspire you and give you a glimpse into me and my story.
“The glory of God is man fully alive.” – Saint Irenaeus
“And so my prayer is that your story will have involved some leaving and some coming home, some summer and some winter. My hope is your story will be about changing, about getting something beautiful born inside of you, about moving yourself around water, around mountains, around friends, about learning to love others more than we love ourselves, about learning oneness as a way of understanding God. We get one story, you and I, and one story alone. God has established the elements, the setting and the climax and the resolution. It would be a crime not to venture out, wouldn’t it?” – Donald Miller