Siesta Fiesta - Beth Moore!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

What a suprise to find this picture in the group of pictures that Rich (awesome photographer for Lifeway) took during the Siesa Fiesta! I was plum tickled and blessed because it was such a sweet, brief moment and I had no idea it was being captured for me...I was simply telling Beth that I loved her - she has meant so much to my life. (I believe our brief meeting at Deeper Still in Atlanta back in June jogged her memory when she saw me walking across the floor at the Alamodome Saturday afternoon as she hugged me and said "Georgia Jan." I attended that amazing conference with my dear friend, who just happens to be the wife of the Governor of Georgia and her VIP treatment washed over on me, a very un-VIP person, however favored I was that weekend.) So Georgia Jan is a blessed woman indeed. Thank You, Father. God has used the faithfulness of Beth Moore to encourage my heart...as she also encouraged and inspired untold thousands of women around the world. The Bible studies she writes are amazing, her poetry is precious. Her encouragement, her sense of humor and quick wit are priceless (and I especially love, love, love, when she goes into that "Arkansas twang" and talks...cracks me up every time). The truths and reaffirmations of being an heiress - and not a boring one - were so tender. A poignant hit-home truth was that my intimacy with God will never never replace ministry. As Women's Ministry Director at my church, may I say, help me Lord! Also, any place that God is not occupying - the devil has...my oh my. This was a great trip, however a very quick trip! God gave me and Deborah (Twinkle) favor from the moment we left Georgia in the wee hours early Friday morning until we flew home Saturday evening with the remants of Hurricane Fay's rain welcoming us! I left with a divided heart, as my first-born's firstborn came into our lives just five days before I flew out to Texas. But little Zeke is precious and was in the care of his mommy's love, my sweet daughter-in-love. What a joy to meet so many Siestas - to hug their necks, to pray with them, worship alongside them, and to just laugh and have fun. God is so good and His Spirit was ever-present. Hallelujah and Amen - what a great trip.
Georgia Jan...aka Gran Jan :)
Romans 15:13 <><

14 Responses:

Holly said...

Not only are you blessed, my Sister.

You ARE a flat out BLESSING!!

Love you much,
Holly

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

LOVED meeting you and having the chance to hang out and praise Jesus together this weekend.

Enjoy that sweet grandbaby!

Joanne

Toknowhim said...

It is strange, but if I could only have a brief moment with Beth too I probably would have told her the same thing... God has used her so much to minister to me that love is just an overflow. So glad you had a great time :)

twinkle said...

I miss you, Jan! I want to go back and do it all again. It went by so fast!
Don't you just love Rich. He made the sweetest picture of you and Beth. I saw that moment and it was special. She was as glad to see you as you were of her!
That's neat.
Does a picture with Beth Moore make you famous?

Yolanda said...

Girlfriend,

Your gettin' this blog "thang" down!

I was so blessed with your email earlier this week, sharing that special joy of the FAVOR OF GOD!

I love ya,
Yolanda

LA said...

Jan,
What a nice moment to have captured. Unplanned pictures are often best because they speak volumes. What a pleasure to meet you(in SA)and enjoy hearing your beautiful voice sing in worship to our Lord. Congratulations on that beautiful new grandbaby.
~Lori Anne

GratefulinGA said...

Hello Jubilee Siesta! What a trip! I just left Denorah's and told her we really have no excuse not to be Mini-Fiesta-ing (that's no a word, is it?) somewhere in this here Atlanta area for goodness sake!

Share some cappucino or cokes, grandbaby pictures, laughes and praise...not nessisarily in that order!

Keep singing His Praises (I know you will!)
tammy

Little Steps Of Faith said...

I MISSSSSS YOOOOOOUUUUU!!!!!

That's a sweet picture of you guys:)

I HOPE AND PRAY THERE IS ANOTHER ONE...and I plan on sitting right next to you again;)

Love you!

angie

twinkle said...

I've added a Favorite Recaps post on my blog. Yours is on the list!

Jennifer said...

Hi Georgia Jan :-) I just read your comment on LPM blog about Eugenia Price books & had to tell you that I'm a huge fan of hers too! I read the Savannah series about 15 years ago, and would love to read it again. I just recently read the Georgia trilogy. I've been frequenting the used book stores for more of her books. I'm excited to read her non-fiction as well! I'm a Georgia peach too (in Cartersville) :-)

Emmy said...

Hi Georgia Jan!

I loved meeting you! I was on your plane on the way to SA! It was so much fun! Let us know if you really have a Georgia Siesta meeting! We will be there!
God Bless!
Emmy : )

So glad you got to hug Beth! Oh that would be my dream to be able to thank her in person too! I am SO grateful for her ministry! It has changed my life! Fun picture! : )

GratefulinGA said...

Jan,
I heard you on 'Truth Talk Live' today. Unless there are 2 Georgia Jans out there who sound very much like you!

It was a shame they broke to commercial right as you got on.

Look forward to hearing from you on the airways, internet highways and byways!
Tammy

Jan said...

Oh how I wanted to be there!!! But God had other plans. Love you blog.

The other Jan

valerie said...

Hi Jan,
I just wanted you to know that I made your Hash Brown Casserole yesterday when a bunch of us got together to watch OU vs Washington.
Everyone loved the casserole.
I decided to try this one instead of the usual one I make and my hubby said he liked this recipe better.
I liked it so much I think I'll make it for a ladies potluck dinner this Thurs. :)
I was at the Siesta Fiesta with my daughter. I'm so sorry we didn't get to attend the pj party and sorry we didn't get to meet more Siestas. There will just have to be another get together!

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