Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Great "Beth" Adventure!!!

Sorry it has taken me a week to post about my exciting weekend with my friend Beth, but it has been a little CRAZY around here lately. I just got home tonight from a short visit at my parent's house. A much needed little mini break I might add. So here I am, my love tank filled up, ready to celebrate Easter tomorrow with my hubby, kiddos and the church family I love.

But, I thought I would take a minute to tell you about THE GREAT "BETH" ADVENTURE...

As I said in the previous post, I had been sick...tummy bug kind of sick. However, even though I wasn't feeling all that great, I was determined that I was NOT going to miss the Beth Moore conference. I WAS GOING!!!

I took some Imodium and off I went. Of course then I had to SMELL the wonderful aroma in my car all the way to church to meet the church van (previous post). If I wasn't already sick, I probably was on my way after that short trip. I will say, I cried to the Lord and He heard my prayers, for even though I felt weak and very tired the whole trip, I had no tummy problems. God is good.

So we were off...

The wind was blowing like no body's business. Sorry Beth, the "high hair" was not going to happen. Tangled hair is what I had. See...

We then got to Little rock and went to check in to our hotel, ONLY our hotel was in a part of town that was affected by storms the previous night. NO ELECTRICITY PEOPLE!!! It was after the conference, at 12:00a.m., that we finally found another room. That was an adventure in itself. By that time, I really didn't care where I stayed, just wanted a bed and a light to see the potty. We did finally end up in a nice place and I managed to have maybe 4 and a half hours of sleep. Not complaining, just stating facts. :)

We finally made it to the conference and it was AMAZING!!! We worshipped. We prayed. We heard. I walked away feeling like I needed a quiet place to just muddle through all I had heard. I am still working it all out with the Lord. The Lord has blessed Beth with a special gift. She can pull things out of a passage of scripture that I have never seen before. She is a teacher of the WORD and I LOVE THAT.


I walked away from the conference BLESSED, ENCOURAGED AND CONVICTED.

The whole Bible study was on finding my ministry and community. It was about relationships. It was about discovering what my purpose is. It was about letting others in. It was about letting God guide me on this ministry journey I am called to...

Here she is in the crowd, checking "homework." Sorry, I didn't take any good pictures, I didn't have my big camera with me, just Kayla's little pocket camera and I hated taking pictures the whole time. Just trust me, she was dressed CUTE, her hair was "HIGH" and she had our total attention.

I also got to see a few old friends, got to know a few of the ladies from my church a little better and I even got to see one my favorite people in the sister.

It was a GREAT weekend!


He & Me + 3 said...

Love Beth Moore. Happy Easter.

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

So cool! I'm glad you got to go. You are right, she has a gift for taking very familiar passages and making them come alive! I love that and I need that!

Blessing and have a Happy Easter.

BTW, I used to have a black thumb, but through trial and lots of errors,I finally have gotten to a place where I can actually keep some things a live! LOL!

Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

So glad you could go!! :) Beth loves God's Word and she has the gift of teaching it! :)

Hope you are feeling 100%!

Rachel said...

Beth Moore is amazing. So glad that you could go!!

Kellie said...

That is awesome that you got to see Beth Moore. She truly is a blessed woman! Glad you are feeling better, too!