Monday, February 25, 2008

Monday Highlights

Whew, what a whirlwind week that was! Now it's time for a little peace and quiet this week.

1. The recording was incredible. Listening to men I highly respect talk about how they processed the events, and then sing their great songs... We sang for 4 hours, stood for 3 and it was FREEZING cold on the risers. I loved every minute of it. And the girls had fun too. Hannah keeps begging me to go back to church. :) I'm anticipating great things from that recording. God did something there, and I'm always amazed how the Holy Spirit gets on recordings.

2. Nick and I got some great time together this weekend. We went to see Dr P on Saturday, ate lunch and shopped a little. The girls slept in the stroller and we enjoyed the "alone" time. Then yesterday after church we went to lunch with my family like we always do, and then drove around and talked while the girls napped in the car. They got good naps, we got good time together, a great time was had by all. :)

3. I have to go to the dentist this week. Unfortunately, I inherited my dad's teeth. This is a bad, bad thing. I'm praying that I don't have 8 cavities this time.

4. Yesterday I got in line at the health food store behind Lisa Bevere, one of my heros. She actually recognized me from when we met probably 6 years ago working with a program at church (that kind of memory is so impressive to me - how do people do that?), and after a little chit-chat, she started telling me about her new book. Her passion for her subject and her conviction inspired me more than I can explain. The checker at the register was all wide-eyed, and after Lisa left, I said to her, "That's one of the most amazing women I know of." "It sounds like it!" she answered. Then she asked me to write down Lisa's name so she could go find her books. I seriously doubt that girl is a Christian, but Lisa's books contain strong salvation messages at the beginning of each one. That all felt like a divine appointment to me. Definitely a highlight.

5. The sermon we had yesterday morning was incredible. I won't post the link here, but if you want it, let me know and I'll email it. It was a guest speaker, and his topic was grace, from Romans 5. If you've ever felt like you couldn't be good enough, couldn't do enough right things, that you were somehow a failure to God, this message is life-changing. I literally think it may change the culture of our home.

6. I've been going through Dave Ramsey's recommended reading list, getting the books from The latest one is QBQ. This is opening my eyes to what causes some of my stress and frustration. Expect another post about this soon. :)

Off to go do a couple of organizing projects. Hope you have a great week!


  1. I had never heard of Lisa Bevere before. I clicked on your link to her webpage and I saw that she is actually going to be in our area this coming weekend. One of the partners of the firm for which my husband works is actually an elder of Wave Church and his son an assoc. pastor. Funny. We won't be able to go hear her, but I may look into her books. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You should definitely check out her books. My favorites are "Out of Control and Loving It" and "Fight Like a Girl."

  3. Wow that's so cool! I think I would be too starstruck to talk to her. What did you say to start the conversation? I am such a nerd - I probably would have just stood there and stared at her while trying to think of something to say and then she would have left. :) I'm so glad you were there - sounds like that girl really needed that!

  4. Well, I was going to just tell her how much I appreciate her books, but then she started the conversation for me. :) I totally get like that too. That's funny! :)

  5. When I was 16 I was working at Panara Bread at The Shops at Briargate and one of the ladies came in that worked at Ulta a beauty salon next to us and I saw her holding "kiss the girls and made them cry" one of my favorite of Lisa's books. I told the lady "I love that book!" and she went off to tell me that she did Lisa's nails that day and ended up accepting Christ and crying her eyes out while she gave Lisa a manicure. Then Lisa pulled the book out of her purse and gave it to her. How incredible is that? It's so amazing that where ever Lisa goes, people are saved.

  6. What an incredible story! I love that. People who discover who they are in Christ, and become secure in their personality and calling can do so many incredible things. That's the reason I'm not sad to be getting older - I'm not sure I'll ever "arrive," but I'm a whole lot more secure and able to talk to people than I've ever been.