Friday, May 28, 2010

A little bit more

In addition to Mandisa and her wonderful band, Glorious Funk (and as she said, "No - they don't smell bad...they're just FuNkY!!) there was also another musical artist at the Extraordinary Women conference to help lead all of us crazy (in love with God!) women in worship!

Wanna know who it was??

Not the greatest picture, I know...I'm sorry. You'd never know I was only 7 rows from the stage! But it was taken with my cell phone and I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to "zoom"...still, you probably have no idea who it is, right?

So how's this:

*Please scroll down and pause my player before watching*

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, for we walk by faith, not by sight. Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil. (emphasis mine)
2 Corinthians 1-10 ESV


Dawn said...

Sounds like a wonderful time. Stephen Curtis Chapman was at WOF last year, plus a male speaker - quite unusual for a women's conference.

Thanks so much for the kind words today - my hubby is the green thumb in this family - I simply enjoy the fruits of his much labor. What a blessing.

Funny - I never read Trixie Belden or Nancy Drew, that I can recall. I have gone ahead and ordered the other two sets, which I'll tell about one of these days - Beany Malone series and Sue Barton nurse series. It took years before I ever found anyone else who had read the Beany books - then I found an event in Denver with fans from all over the country - what fun! They are wonderful books. The writer, Lenora Mattingly Weber was from Denver and used her favorite spots as the setting for the books. I'll write about it again - I think I did once before.

Have a wonderful week-end!

Dawn said...

I forgot to answer your question about the kids. Kevin is doing well, though he is tiring of being with guys like him 24/7. He will finish this phase in July and we'll go to the graduation ceremony. Then he plans to stay another 6 months of interim-ness. I'm not sure what that involves, but will probably post about it when I do know. He is calling his wife more often now and leaving us out of the loop, but that is perfectly fine, though we miss hearing his voice on Tuesday nights. They are definitely working on their relationship on the phone, and I trust and pray they can maintain it well when they are back together again in the same house. Please pray that they will know just what God wants them to do - it is huge and it is coming soon to a decision point. He is afraid to come back here where he has "failed" so often.

Kristen has been healthy now for about three weeks. Do I dare say it?? She has one more year of school and then the job pursuit for her.

I long for the day when they are both independent in every sense of the word. It has been a long, painful journey for all of us thus far, and expensive in emotional physical, and financial expenditure!

Have a great Lord's Day!