Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sunday afternoon ramblings.

It's Sunday afternoon and Chad is watching the final part of the Tour de France. There is 1.7 miles to go. (We recorded it while we were at church.) OH MY rider just lost his seat!!! I'm serious, there is a pole with NO SEAT. Oh I hope he realizes and doesn't sit down too fast!! YIKES...

This has been one wonderful weekend. Friday night we had a date night, sort of.
We got together with the other Freedom's Call team members and their husbands up on the lake. We took out one couple's boat and enjoyed a pre-dinner ride around Lake Lanier. Dinner was at Bullfrogs and was wonderful. After dinner, we found a nice little spot and swam, visited, and watched the sunset. Let me tell you...God put on a show for us. It was SO beautiful. As we headed back to the dock, I have to admit I was a little homesick for TN. I REALLY miss being able to sit on my deck or stand in my house and see the water and the mountains.

Saturday was awesome. We had a great sharing time and then took care of some business. I love these girls and can't wait to serve in a retreat setting with them.

Church this morning was incredible. Our music intern from Liberty led worship and it was awesome. I was so proud of him, he was obviously focused on God and if he was nervous it didn't show at all.

As Kelly was leading this morning, I thought of something our former worship pastor always said to me.."You need to be looking ahead, who is going to come behind you and take your spot...find that person and encourage them. Train them and do whatever it takes to equip them." He along with a couple of other music pastors did that with me and I'm so thankful they did. I saw that "live and in person" this morning as Kelly led, an older high school student played keyboards, another high school girl was playing just made my heart full to be led to the throne room by the next generation. And the throne room is where they took us.

My man and I were sitting together this morning (normally I'm in choir but we have July off) and for the first time I felt O.L.D. As Kelly played piano and sang a special during the offering Chad leans over and says..."This takes me back to SonPower, 1989 or 1990 in Orlando, Fl. David Meece was in concert. Kelly sort of sounds like David Meece to me." GOOD GRIEF. Was this kid even born in 1989? Thank you Chad for reminding me that I am not 21 anymore. :)

(SonPower was part of our youth choir mission trip that year. We spent the mornings learning new music with Denny Dawson and in Bible Study with Jay Strak (sp?) and the afternoons our choir was singing in prisons, hospitals and children's homes. In the evenings the SonPower organizers had a few incredible concerts for us...NewSong, David Meece, was a great week. We were in high school, both dating other people and getting on each other's nerves. In fact...this was the trip that Chad and my then boyfriend knocked on our hotel room door not long after we checked in. When I opened the door, their hands were on fire. It was the old spray your hand with hairspray and set it on fire trick...good times I tell you good time. I also came home from this trip and told my girlfriends, and I quote myself "The girl who marries Chad P. is crazy." I eat those words every day.)

Okay...enough of my afternoon ramblings...I'm really exhausted so I'm off to take a short nap.

See you Monday with a "real" post!



Emily said...

hi! I just read your post on Jenny Hope and I saw that you are coming into San Antonio on Thursday at around 3:20. I am also coming in at that time, wonder if we are on the same flight? Also wonder if we can all get a shuttle or something?
Nice to "meet" you! Let me know where you are coming in from...! Can't wait to make all sorts of new siesta friends in a few weeks!

Leah said...

What a great post!! I love those moments/days where the Lord just gives you a little bit of rest, a little bit of refreshment and a whole lot of grace. Sounds like that was your weekend!!


Fran said...

Hey girl!!!
Glad your weekend was so good.
Hope your Monday is just as good.

Yes ma'am...we are days away from Siesta Fiesta! :)


Way More Homemade said...

I'm glad to see that someone else watched the TDF. It is my most anticipated television event every summer. Sastre's son was so cute up on the podium with his hands up like his daddy.


Bev Brandon said...

Without Lance, it's hard for me to watch the Tour but my son was there...he lives close by, sort of. Can't wait to meet you in SA!!!!!!

grey like snuffie said...

Wow, haven't heard David Meece's name thrown around for a while. It does make me nearly elderly. :)

Heather said...

I am so cracking up that you said that about your hubby! Made me laugh out loud today! I loved your're a blessing!

Darlene R. said...

Hopefully I will get into SA on time! I want to go to lunch with all of you!