Friday, September 21, 2007

Saturday afternoon

We had such a weird morning!! We got up on Central time, and were almost late to our general session. Sara Groves sang, and she is just wonderful. I love that she sings about being a mom. Our speaker was John Ortberg. He talked to us about not being in such hurry. How to slow our spirits down and listen to the Lord, our hubbies, and our kids. Then in the afternoon we went to our sessions. I went to one making the bible fun and fantastic with family time. It was soooo good! Then we had a nice time talking with each other. We walked through the Resource Fair, and got some fun freebies. Now we are going somewhere cheap for dinner off site! Tonight we will go to the GO FISH concert, and to the new Pirates Who Don't do Anything movie premier. Later, we will go to late night karaoke!


Amy, Rhonda, and Myself made it to Orlando for the Mops convention. We were joined by our other friends Kim, Nancy, Tonya, & Jennifer. We bought our groceries, got registered, and headed to our first General Session. Matt Redman led worship was really cool. We alll liked that we got to see the person who wrote the songs we love...heart of worship, blessed be your name, better is one day, and you never let go. Then Mary Beth Lagerborg read the story of the Three Little Pigs while it was being acted out on stage. And she talked about having a firm foundation, a solid structure, and knowing the enemy (the wolf). It was so easy to see how a simple children's story could have such a biblical model for living. Then Elisa Morgan, CEO of MOPS talked about how much God loves us. And we mean really loves us. This isn't the kind of he loves me, loves me not, kind of love we here about as children on the playground. this is the real I know who you really are and I LOVE You! Just as you are I LOVE YOU. That God has chosen each of us., That we matter to Him, and that we are never alone. When are children are disobedient, when our husband walks out, when Mom has cancer, when a child gets injured, when you feel you are alone in this world, WE ARE NEVER ALONE! God has given all Christians the gift of the Holy Spirit. He dwells in us. He builds His home in us. He LOVES us.

So now we have ironed on our bling to our shirts. Had a snack with our friends, And we are drifting off to dream land. Until 7AM when we are up for the next full-day of sessions! Check back then!!!