"Every time your name comes up in my prayers, I say, "Oh, thank you, God!" I keep hearing of the love and faith you have for the Master Jesus, which brims over to other believers. And I keep praying that this faith we hold in common keeps showing up in the good things we do, and that people recognize Christ in all of it. Friend, you have no idea how good your love makes me feel, doubly so when I see your hospitality to fellow believers!" Philemon 1:4-7 (The Message)
Oh what a fun day I had! I can't begin to tell you the gift it was! : )
My precious friend Wendy "Mom of Eleven" and I went to Atlanta for Beth Moore's "So Long Insecurity" book signing!
We are such geeks! I have been waiting "So Long" for this to come out! Boy do I need it! I am even insecure about writing this post! (not my gift area) But I just have to share... in Thanksgiving to Him! : )
I think God gives you these little "Kisses" to remind you that He cares about the details! Anyone who knows me... knows I ADORE Beth Moore! God has so used her ministry in my life - the hours upon hours I have spent learning at her feet! It would take me days of heart to heart conversations to share all the beautiful ways He has spoken to me through her!
I was laughing and smiling with God because He knows my dream and prayer has always been to be able to one day give Beth a hug and to thank her in person. I have always wanted to share how incredibly grateful I am!
Well I have hugged and thanked her TWICE in the last two weeks! Thank you Lord! : ) (thank you Georgia Jan : ) )
I love God's sense of humor! After getting to the bookstore an hour early I went to the restroom... have you ever been coming out of the restroom and when you open the door someone is walking in and your face is like smack dab in their face... always a little awkward - right? Well that was Beth and me yesterday... I almost knocked her over! I think I may have screamed or made some weird noise! It was the last thing I was expecting! Such a happy surprise! Who could have timed a bathroom meeting like that?
Ok y'all I am laughing at myself... look at how excitedl I am : )
Look at my hand!
Such deep conversation! (grin), a million things to say in a minute and a half... I panicked and made no sense whatsoever! I didn't even care! Think Michelle is texting someone saying, "Poor Beth... all these crazy ladies"
After I left, I went to Williams-Sonoma next door... I couldn't quit smiling in my heart! I love how sweet Jesus is... I was so overwhelmed... I just knelt right there by the utensils and thanked Him!