Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Texas Bound!!!






I'm excited. It is Feminar time. What's the Feminar? It is an amazing women's conference held by Macedonia Baptist Church in Longview, Texas attended by over 1300 women! The theme verse this year is "Heal me O Lord and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for Thou art my praise.” Jeremiah 17:14. The speakers are Phyllis Hendry, Lori Salierno, and Janet White. The music guest are The McRaes. I have heard Janet White speak numerous times but I have not heard the other ladies. Nor have I heard the McRaes but I'm sure I will be blessed. In the past, the music guest have been Point of Grace, Selah, and Avalon.

My Aunt Judy invited me for the first time in 2000 or 2001 I believe. I've missed 2 years or so in between but it is a tradition we have established and every year I look forward to this time. My sweet sweet cousin, Alyssa, has began going with us the past few years and my mom went last year. It is a wonderful time together. One of my best best best friends, Kristine Young, is going with me this year. Kristine is the Youth Minister's wife at our church. She has such an incredible spirit, attitude, and a servant's heart. She inspires me. I love her so much. Kristine and I are leaving Oklahoma and driving down to Celina, Texas tonight and staying at my aunt's house. On Friday, we will stop at Sam Moon's in Frisco and do some quick cheap purse and cheap jewelry shopping. Then, off to Longview to begin our girl's weekend. I can't wait to see what God has in store for us by way of the speakers and scriptures shared.

Please pray for us. Specifically (1) Pray God will clear the roads for Kristine and I. We have slick roads in the metro area today and we are leaving around 8:30/9:00 p.m. on a 2.5 hour drive. Pray for travelling safety. If we could get south the roads should be better. (2) Pray for the logistics of everyone meeting to leave. We have to pick up two other ladies that are going with us from Celina. (3) Pray for travelling safety from Celina to Longview. (4) Pray for a sweet time of fellowship with new ladies (my aunt's friends) I will meet and pray for a wonderful, memory making time with my family. (5) Ask God to speak to each one of us on a very specific level. Ask Him to clear my mind and help me not be distracted by watching all the women. I love to people watch! (6) Pray for physical strength. Kristine and I will be travelling back to Oklahoma on Saturday night.

Thank you for praying!

I will miss reading your blogs over the next few days. I wish I could meet some of my blog friends who are in Texas!




7 comments:

Caroline said...

OH MY GOODNESS.......I WISH I COULD SEE YOU!!!!! I LOVE LONGVIEW. I hope yall have a wonderful time at this retreat. FYI-be careful in Sam Moon girl so you don't end up missing the retreat!!!!! I love that place

Melissa said...

We stay at a camp site, near the river. There is also a hotel we stay at, not sure of the name of it. I love to go there, so pretty! Have fun in Longview! Of course you can add me to your blog list, I'd love it :)

Candy said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy!

Welcome to Our Lives... said...

What fun- Enjoy!! We'll say a prayer for you; I know you will all be blessed. :)

Hillary said...

Oh! Sounds like tons of fun!! I agree with Caroline about Sam Moon! You could be in there for hours! It's great!

Kelly said...

I'll be praying! Have SO MUCH FUN! And I'm super jealous you are going to Sam Moon - I love that place!!!!!

Angela said...

Have a great time, Julie! My husband did some part time work for Lori Salierno leading Teach One Lead One in our area. He was quite impressed with her! She was also so sweet to our family. I know you will be refreshed when you return home!