Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New Jersey

Craig and I spent the weekend in Mantua, New Jersey with Bro. & Sis. D'Amico and Angela. We hit it off immediately. Craig and I were able to rest Saturday morning, and God gave us a great conference Friday & Saturday night and all day Sunday. (By all day, I mean alllllll day with a church service in the middle 1 1/2 hours away in which the 5 of us in the car got to know each other really well.)

It was a great weekend and we can't wait to go again. (Hopefully next time, I won't pass out on the airplane--it wasn't pretty.)

Monday, October 22, 2007


Extreme Mountain Top Experience

Brought to you by SALT:

My teens are involved with SALT: Student Action Leadership Team. It is a group that trains teens to minister. SALT has challeneged my kids to rise to the occasion and take ownership of their generation. It has motivated them to pray, fast, and focus on ministry.

For the past 2 months, we have been driving our kids back and forth to SALT practice in preparation for a huge production. Last week was the event. The SALT team put on an outstanding program for kids called Extreme Mountaintop Experience. Tiffani together with Tiffany were clowns trying to make it to the top of the mountain. Jeremi, playing the devil's advocate, convinced them that they needed alcohol, dirty magazines and videos in order to make it to the top. They soon realized that their load was too heavy, and they needed to get rid of the worldly 'stuff.'

I am proud of my kids. I know that God has a calling on their lives, and if they continue climbing, and never give in to satan's deception, they will make it all the way to the top.

Sunday, October 21, 2007


17 Years Ago

Last Week

Craig and I flew to California last weekend to help celebrate his pastor's 50th wedding and ministry anniversary. Bro. & Sis. Shoemake have been a constant part of our lives, and we love them. We had a great time getting to know them better, and except for the extremely cold temperatures (which most assuredly necessitated a shopping trip to Nordsrom Rack) it was a perfect weekend.

I flew home to Texas on Monday, while Craig drove back to Pismo Beach to his parents. He will stay there until next Monday and we will miss him.

Friday, October 5, 2007

General Conference, Tampa, Florida

This year for General Conference, my mom flew here to Dallas to stay with our kids while Craig and I flew to Tampa.
In an effort to conserve in the finanace department, we opted to stay with my cousin, Lloyd and his wife who live just one hour from the convention center. It turned out to be a wonderful bonus to our trip. Lloyd has just recently (4 years ago) prayed back through to the Holy Ghost, and married a beautiful lady. We got to know Lori and her two boys on this trip. God blessed their home with an adorable little girl, and I just ate her up! !

Lacy is definitely one of a kind. It was so much fun watching her learn the few signs that I taught her last week: milk, eggs, toast, amen!

As is my custom, I went to the minister's wives banquet with my friend Denise Borders. She has just won the breast cancer battle, and I am so proud of her.

We had our yearly lunch date with the Barnes from Fort Lauderdale. It was quite an adventure navigating through the Jamaican fare.

A few of our CLC alumni got together one night after church for pizza at the Embassy Suites, and we stayed and reconnected until 1:30! (It was a long ride home that night.)

We saw so many good friends, got a word from God...

ate some great sushi and Thai food, heard some inspiring preaching, and yet... far the most incredible thing that happened at General Conference this year was the 587 that received the Holy Ghost and the 92 that were baptized in Jesus' name!