Sunday, June 29, 2008

Deeper Still Atlanta

Greetings from a full and tired siesta! I first have to say, how do Beth, Prisilla, and Kay do it? With the Lords power, I know! They were absolutely amazing or should I say He was absolutely amazing! I was in desparate need for a fresh word and boy did I not only get A word but a whole dictionary! (ha,ha) The week-end could not have been more incredible! To begin, my friend and I were able to navigate Atlanta and not get creamed. Raleigh is not as big as Atlanta and I was a little nervous about driving there, but we survived after only getting lost a couple of times.

Next, we were able to get front row seats both days! I praised my socks off! On Friday, we didn't get to the arena until 3:00 or so in the afternoon and I knew people would already be in line. Well we found a parking space right off and preceded to find the entrance. I stopped at a door where no one had gathered and told my buddy Cheryl I would camp there and see if we could get in. While she checked things out elsewhere, I saw Beth Moore's assistant and asked him if he thought these doors would open and he said yes. And of course, on Saturday we were there by 5:30 a.m. to wait in line and get our same seats, which we did!

Friday night Prisilla brought it girlfriend. She has grown so much as a speaker since Nashville. Cheryl and I both were impacted by her illustration of digging in the trash. Don't we all go back from time to time and dig up old trash and insanely eat it? Cheryl and I both made a commitment to remind each other not to go there.
I also met Beth's daughter Amanda! She is beautiful, just like her mom and sister, and tall! Friday I didn't get a picture with her, but Saturday I was able to get one! I look so short!

The praise and worship was amazing. Boy can that Travis sing! I cried so much I think I got dehydrated. My arm got tired from being in the air most of the time. But that is why I love being up front, so I have lots of space to praise.

Saturday, we got some meat from Kay Arthur. She taught most of the book of Jeremiah and Eziekal. She also threw in the rest of the Bible.(ha, ha) She just spouts scripture. She can't help herself! Then the panel discussion was hilarious! And of course we ended with our siesta mama Beth. She gave an invitation to lay down burdens and repent that was so powerful. Cheryl and I both put some things down and left them at the alter.

I also can't tell you what a great time I had visiting with Cheryl. She blessed me in so many ways. I am so glad we got to spend some quality time together.

Also met a few siestas and saw Kim and my friend Sandy from New Orleans that I hadn't seen since last year at Deeper Still. We are family! Also met Tammy and Dori.

So much more I want to say but I got to go to bed for now. I will write more as I continue to process the experience of going Deeper Still. I know how tired I am right now, and I can't imagine how tired Beth, Prisilla, Kay, and Travis and the team must be. Hope they get some much deserved rest.

I love you all so much!

One last thing, thank you to my wonderful husband who held down the fort and took care of my baby Gumbo. You are the best!