It was a JOY to participate in 2009 as part of the Scripture Memory Team. One of my verses was Malachi 3:16, and it fit our celebration this past weekend in Houston so well! As we talked with each other and shared our verses, the LORD listened and He wrote a scroll of remembrance concerning the Siestas! Isn't that the most wonderful glorious news?
"Then those who feared the LORD talked with each other, and the LORD listened and heard, and a scroll of remembrance was written in His presence concerning those who feared the LORD and honored his name!"
The Georgia Four Wendy, Emmy, Deborah and me were so excited to be in Houston, TX for the LPM SMT Celebration! We had agreed to pray God's Word together through the promise of Psalm 90:17 "May the favor of our Lord God rest upon us, and establish the work of our hands." Indeed He did!
Amanda, our wonderful Blog Queen, had let us know earlier that there would be about 500 of us, and as you all know, that is really a "small group" for a Bethie event! I loved the intimacy and focus of the Siestas that attended. The like-mindedness of all of us memorizing scripture for one year together was palatable in that place. It was sweet to see Beth get to be up close and love on the siestas - something she doesn't get to do in an arena setting. It was like a family reunion!
I love to make lists, and this list is alliterative. It covers so many of the wonderful blessings from this past weekend. Nothing.Disappointed. Nothing!
- Beautiful Beth
- Amazing Amanda
- More Master's Degrees Melissa
- Wonderful Worship by Terrific Travis
- Lovely LPM Staff
- Hospitable Houston
- Georgia Girls
- Sweet Siestas
- Warm Weather
- Verified Verses
- Fantastic Food
We had a great flight to Houston from the ATL and I knew we were off to a great start as Emmy was ALREADY watching a DVD of Beth on our way there to see Beth. Gotta love that! I took this picture from my seat right behind her on the plane!
Friday afternoon I was so happy to see our wonderful worship leader, Travis in the lobby at the Omni. I love his musical gifts, but I love his heart of worship more. Always gracious, he kindly took time for pictures and conversation with many of us. Thank you Travis Cottrell for being used mightily to bless this Baptist "music minister's wife!"
Here are some random pictures of the weekend. Words cannot describe the fun and joy-filled time we all had together. So much preparation went into memorizing all that scripture, and much preparation obviously took place months before our arrival. The LPM staff are as sweet and helpful as can be.
Here is my friend Lora from By the Lamplight, I loved meeting her! Lora writes beautiful poetry as God speaks to her heart. Maybe she will share the words to her new poem (quite different from her usual writing). It is called "Purse on the Chain," sung to the tune of "Pants on the Ground" after she saw a purse at the Houston Galleria for almost $2,000.
Here is my friend from Florida, Karen Barrows. She and I met last October in Orlando, FL at the Deeper Still event. We said our memory verses to each other on Saturday afternoon. It was a very special time.