Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekend Recap!

This weekend was jam packed and crazy fun! It was dnow weekend at our church and Adam and I along with James led worship for it. It was such a great time of teaching and worship as in I really felt the Lord there. You know He's ALWAYS with us but sometimes He allows us to "feel Him" more and it was like that for me this weekend!

On the last night I got some pictures with some of my friends. They all stayed over night with different groups of girls! I have so much respect for all of these ladies!
It reminded me of one of the last times I stayed over night with girls. This was YEARS ago when Adam was serving at a church in Mississippi and I was tan because I lived in the south ha! As consistent with d-nows you dress up on the last night with your group and we were "gangsters" that year. :)
The speaker was John Blackwell who Adam served on staff with in Mississippi. He loves the Lord so much and was the absolute perfect speaker for the topic of evangelism because he actually lives it out and shares his faith regularly. 

This was the group on Sunday. :)

The neat part about my role in the weekend was that I only had to be there from 5-9ish Thursday through Saturday night and so during the day I got to hang out with the girlies. We got to go to the park on Friday.
And me and the girls invited ourselves to eat with Adam, James, and John for lunch on Friday, we went to this little Mexican restaurant in town and Annabelle wanted her and baby to have their picture taken in this chair. :) She must have remembered that we have done that before. I thought it was cute.
Annabelle has this new obsession with her bathing suit...good thing tomorrow is "Bathing Suit Day" at school. She is going to LOVE that!
It was Earth Day on Saturday and we went to the library to do some crafts. They made butterflies and sun catchers.

And last night right before I left for the concert (which I will have to write about tomorrow) I took this one. Little Adelyn missed her daddy sooo much this weekend. I would say "You missed mommy last night?" and she would say, "No miss daddy." They two are two peas in a pod.

On Thursday night when I was walking into my house I saw the brightest light. It reminded me of the struggle of light and dark and how bright the light is when the dark is so dark. It applied in so many ways in my mind but it was a HUGE word from the Lord to me to pray for the "light to shine in darkness" for D-now weekend. I prayed that for people to see the light for the first time and for sin in people's lives to be exposed including my own and boy did God answer that prayer.

 {I have been studying Ephesians 5. Imitate God. Felt like I could stop and sit there for a week. God has MUCH work to do on my heart. I mean "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." Wow.}

 {LOVED the message version of Ephesians 5 this week!}
{Such powerful scripture! What spoke to me this time I read it was when Stephen said, "Lord do not charge them with this sin." Are you serious? They were killing him?!}
 {I will show him how much he must suffer for my name. (Jesus speaking about Paul) Acts 9:16}
 {Again, Paul..."I count everything worthless...."}
 {I WILL rest in HOPE}

 {We will not fear}
{My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. Those who desert him will perish for you destroy those who abandon you. But as for me, how good it is to be near God! I have made the Sovereign Lord my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do. Psalm 73}

{An e-mail I got from a dear friend that I LOVED}

If the last part is confusing, don't let it be. This blog as always been for me to document what is going on with my family and I haven't had the liberty to always be extremely gut wrenching honest as I would like to be because honestly today I don't feel like it would please the Lord. I feel like sometimes we listen to the enemy tell us not to be honest because it makes us too vulnerable when that is the one things someone needs from us is to just be like "ya I have problems." I would love to explain all that is going on with us one day.....but today is just not the right time.

All that to say, I am in a healing process as I know someone out there is as well, and so how dare I not post what has been such an encouragement to my soul right now in this difficult time for me and my family. 

This past weekend was so wonderful for me in so many ways. Was it hard for the girls to have a different sitter every night and was it physically and emotionally exhausting? Yes!, BUT it was also spiritually uplifting in soooo many ways and I had a blast getting to hang out with the girls and sing my heart out to God this weekend. I literally felt like when I was standing up there singing that I was saying without saying, "MY GOD IS STILL GOD. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND ME! HE IS ENOUGH!" I am very blessed and thankful to have that kind of an opportunity and to serve such an amazing God!

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