Friday, February 20, 2009

Entering the "Rest" of God!

This is going to be a lengthy one. Sit back and enjoy :o)

Tonight I went with Malena, my good friend from school, to Orlando because Joyce Meyer was in town for a conference, and I’m the biggest Joyce Meyer groupie you will ever find, haha. I love that lady and she blesses my socks off. She is so relevant, and she’s in your face but in a good way. She speaks on your level that you can relate to and she is just flat out funny. I’ve been to so many of her conferences I have lost count, ha. It was Malena's first time to ever see her in person speak, and she had a blast, we both had a blast.

Tonight she spoke on "Entering the Rest of God". It was a very, very great message.

Sit- Sit in the rest of God
Stand- Stand against the devil
Walk- Walk with God
Run - Run the Race

She touched on all four of these points, and she always speaks to me right where I'm at. I think the biggest thing I got out of the message was to have rest no matter what circumstance I'm going through and the trials that this life might bring, and most importantly to not stress over the things which I cannot change and have no control over. Seriously, find whatever TV station she is on and watch her, if you don't already. I like to call her my spiritual momma :o) Here's some pics, we had such a good time...

I went to Malena's house first. This is her rabbit. I so wanted to take it home with me!

Malena & I before the conference started!

Wish you all could have joined us in Orlando. It wouldn't have disappointed!

We had to get some yummy glazed nuts for refreshments :o)

Nothing like being in a crowd full of people worshiping God!

Switching gears here... Last night was my friend Laura’s lingerie shower. It was such a good time and got to see some old friends from high school and some other friends as well that I haven’t seen in a long time. So that was really neat. Laura got such cute stuff. Here are a few pictures…

The bride-to-be opened her gift sent by her Dad that he recommended she wear for her wedding night. It was a cute little joke because as you can see, it's not the most sexiest thing in the world, ha!

How funny is this? haha!

She got sooo much cute stuff. I think it's safe to say she's set for a loooong time!

Laura with cake!

Parties are not complete without some refreshments!

Laura with Shelly!

Me with the bride :o)

Shelly and I. I went to high school with her!

Laura's sister Christina and I!

And last but not least Jackie and I, and she's a good friend from high school as well!

Tomorrow night I'm going to Mardi Gras. Yes, our little town throws a Mardi Gras each year, haha. It’s definitely not New Orleans style, haha, but it’s actually a huge deal for us and always draws in a big crowd and there’s so many activities going on that week. So there will definitely be pictures to come of that.

I hope everyone had a good week. Have a good weekend and may it go slowly :o)


LovesTooSing said...

Looks like you had a good time[:

Jordan said...

That looks like a ton of fun! Love those nuts, totally makes me want some. =]

Have fun at Mardi Gras!

Lauren said...

I have watched her on tv a few times and she IS really good - very black-and-white and to the point, which I love.

That lingerie shower looks hilarious!

Melissa said...

Have fun at your Mardi Gras! It sounds like a lot of fun!

Jacquie said...

Glad you got to go see Joyce M!

Have fun at your Mardi Gras...

Megan said...

I love Joyce Meyer! Sounds like you had a great time!

Heather said...

Looks like you had a great time, and I love worshipping the Lord with others! That cake is too cute too, yummy!

Kaitlyn said...

That seems like such a great time. Enjoy Mardi Gras!

Heather Bug said...

You got to see Joyce Meyer!!! Oh, how I wish I would have been there!!! I love her, too! I got to see her in Little Rock once and she was even better in person than in her books...her face just spoke love. She's one of my very favorite authors and people. So glad you got to go!

Kim said...

You know, I've never really listened to Joyce Meyers. I need to! I see her on TV all the time.

Becca said...

Sounds awesome! :-) I have never listened to her just read some of her stuff - I should try it sometime though. And those nuts? they look delicious!

Natalie said...

Are you going to Deeper Still in September??