Friday, February 5, 2010

Little "Kisses" from God!

"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!

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Yolanda said...


This has me smiling and thanking Him right there with you, who would have ever thought? ONLY GOD!


Sandy said...

I loved this post! So glad I was already following you!
Thank you for sharing!

Kelly S. said...

I loved this!! That spot by the utensils will never be the same! You are so precious and I love your heart for Jesus and your appreciation for Beth.

I hope to see you again at Woodstock :)

Deirdre said...

Emmy hi!
I love that you ran into beth like that. I would have fainted!
Thanks for standing in line with my hubby. He was so stunned to be recognized. He thinks he is married to someone famous now! Ssshhhh don't tell him I'm really not!
Please send me that pic you took. I'm still on cloud 9

twinkle said...

I am so happy for you! I started reading this book today at the laundromat. My new washer is scheduled for delivery in a little over a week and I will be so glad!
BTW...did you set her up with Jan Karon? ;)

fuzzytop said...

So happpy for you!

Love Being a Nonny said...

I love the smiles on your face!! I can't wait to read her new book. Thanks for sharing this joy with us!

Mom of Eleven said...

It was such a fun day. How hysterical that you ran into her like that. . still laughing over that one. I loved our day together. Great post!

The Pope Of Nashville said...

I'm proud that you are my sister. You look beautiful in these pictures too!

Love you.

Stephanie said...

I found your blog from LPM. Your post from the book signing is so exciting! I am getting to take my 8 year old daugther to a signing in Birmingham on Wednesday. I wondered how long the line was where you were? Did everyone get a chance to snap a picture? My daughter watches the bible studies with me and on Life Today has begged me for 2 years to take her the next time I get to see her. So, I'm taking off from work and taking her out of school for a day and I just wondered what to expect when we get there. I'm sure all cities will be a little different though. Feel free to answer in email, if you have time.

valerie said...

That is SO cool Emmy!
I had a feeling you would be there. :)
I sure wish Beth was coming somewhere close to the OKC area. Oh how I would LOVE to meet her in person, hug her nect and tell her how she's blessed my life.
I'm still waiting for my book to come in the mail.
Thanks for sharing Emmy. I love all of the pictures.
You are too cute!
Love you!

Cha Cha said...

I love this post, I found you for the roll call, I am a fellow GA girl and came to check you out. Can't wait to get to know everyone more.

Cha Cha

a cup bearer said...

Not to be irreverent or anything, sweet one, but I think you received a sloppy wet one on the lips!

Looking forward to worshiping with you at Woodstock!

Georgia Jan said...

Emmy - this is the best post ever and I am so happy for you! I love these pictures - your love for Beth and your JOY radiates!

You are so very special! I can't wait to see you again in April.

Love much,
Georgia Jan

Mary R Snyder said...

Emmy! I didn't realize you were a Georgia girl! I'm so STINKIN' EXCITED! We MUST get together.

I LOVE your pictures. Just loved them! I'm heading over to a couple of book signings tomorrow. I hope I get some good pictures!


Casa Bliss said...

I so wanted to be there. I also live in Ga. Looking forward to this new study as well. :)

Lindsee said...

What a FUN day and a FUN post. Y'all are adorable! The pictures are just too much fun! How sweet that the Lord has allowed you to give her 2 hugs in the past few weeks. What a fun blessing! He is certainly in the details!

Much love!

JMom said...

Precious post!

jennyhope said...

I just love y'all! LOVE!! you are so precious!

Chrystie said...

Chrystie said...

Woops! You can just delete the other comment I sent.
It was great to meet you in Houston, Emmy! I am so glad you got the opportunity to meet and hug Beth. This was a precious post! Hope I get to see you at Woodstock!

Lora said...

Oh my! I am so excited for you Emmy! The grin on your face tells the whole story! What a blast! And the pictures are wonderful!

Love you sweet siestsa!

valerie said...

I thought I had your e-mail address at one time.
Would you mind sending it to me again at ?
Talk to you soon!

ForHisGlory said...

I'm so glad you got to see her! You are a treasure to me! I hope you know that!