Ahh…good things definitely came to those who memorized. The Living Proof Ministries Siesta Scripture Memory Challenge Celebration (now that’s a mouth full!) was certainly everything I hoped it would be and more. And though the greatest returns on memorizing my 24 scripture passages over 2009 were definitely intrinsic and spiritual as I wrote last Thursday, the weekend with Beth Moore, her lovely daughters, Travis Cotrell, and over 500 of my fellow Siestas, was sweet dessert.
There’s no way I can do the weekend justice in a quick blog (I’m still on a little vacation, you see, and when I’m in vacation mode, it’s hard to think clearly enough to write much!) (Hey! Did I just hear someone breath a sigh of relief?). But I can supply some pictures, and I bet that’s what you’d rather see anyhow. However, my pics are taking forever to download, so there will just be a few of the many I took.
This was the scene Friday evening as we all poured into a large room at First Baptist Houston for the first session. We didn’t meet in the auditorium, but in this room where Beth had taught Sunday School for 23 years. You’ll notice a number of the ladies are wearing pink boas. That was to help the women identify one another in the airport and hotels and such. I never got around to getting one but enjoyed the “pink” of it all nonetheless!
All of my pictures of Beth and Travis are blurry. They just move around too much. Here’s Travis leading us in a rousing worship service. Absolutely marvelous! We sang with gusto and enthusiasm. (Are those the same thing? Well, we sang with so much enthusiasm that one word doesn’t describe it sufficiently!)
Here are our hostesses for the weekend – Beth and her lovely daughters Amanda (on the left) and Melissa. They were sweet, warm, and welcoming (sounds like I just described a honey bun! oh well…). Beth taught us two wonderful sessions from the 119th Psalm. I learned so much and I am blessed with fresh, new spiritual insight. I am so thankful!