Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Nashville Bound

Hey Y'all,

I am so excited. I am leaving tomorrow for Nashville. It is the time of year for my writer's conference at LifeWay. I will be given my next assignment for curriculum, brainstorm ideas, work hard on activities and outlines, learn new methods and strategies, stay in a nice hotel, eat great food, but best of all, I get to see friends I usually only get to see once a year!

My mom is driving out there with me. Mike usually goes but he doesn't have time off, so my mom is going. We are planning on hitting some of the great outlets and shopping centers along the way. Yay!
Pray for us as we travel and as I work hard at the conference. Pray that God will fill us with His ideas and not settle for what has worked before. Pray that through all the writer's efforts lives will be changed and Jesus will get the glory!

A quick note on the chaplains retreat: It was wonderful! We got to tour Fort Jackson. This is where Mike will go to school when he gets in. We got to meet other chaplains, and their spouses.
We heard their stories...both encouraging and honest about the good and the bad of being chaplains. Lots of information! All encouraged us even more that this is the plan God has for our family. When they started sharing about deployment and that Mike will be in harms way, I would have thought that this would have scared me to death. I have always had an over-active fear of loosing Mike to death. But as I heard of the chaplains who have lost their lives and of the probability of Mike being in harms way, I felt enveloped in peace. That unexplainable peace. I know everything, no matter the outcome, will be OK. We left there encouraged, strengthened, and fortified. Thanks for praying. We are still waiting to be appointed by our denomination, so that we can move forward to Chaplain's school.

One last note: I would like your thoughts on a quote from a Pastor friend of mine from Tampa Florida. I will blog more about my thoughts on it when I get back next week. For now, let me know what you think.

Bill Craig: Here's a thought: The church has been so concerned at not making waves in order to draw in people, that our ocean has begun to recede being filled with biblically illiterate and soft core bodies, making this theological recession far more earth shattering than the ecological signs of global warming or the economic signs of depression. It will take biblical literacy and repentance to allow us to see revival.

Deep huh?

Love you thanks for sticking with me and praying with us.


On Purpose said...

Have a great time! Praying and knowing God will meet you right where you are at! Love to you my friend.

Hello Miss Zoie! How is your year going?

Runner Mom said...

Hope y'all have a wonderful time!! I'll be praying for your safety. Enjoy your shopping too!!

I'm assuming Ft. Jackson in Columbia??? I used to cut through there on my way to school when I taught in Richland 1!! Small world!


LynnSC said...

Yeah... that is deep. I will have to think through that.

I just want you to know that we missed you so much last night. I pray that God will use this getaway for His Glory!!

See you next week!

Tea With Tiffany said...

Look forward to reading how the trip went.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I am afraid your Pastor Friend is right!