Monday, October 18, 2010

And the play is OVER

The boys have been puppies in the GCT production of 101 Dalmatians. Now while I do love the theatre and attending shows, I am pretty much exhausted from these past 4 weeks of rehearsals and performances. Our boys were absolutely precious and could throw down some dance moves! RLS played a mean Roger and I had no idea that he could dance like that! Needless to say, after leaving yesterday's performance I took a huge breath in and let it out. Oh, and wrestling starts back this rest for the weary I guess. I am glad to be busy, taking my children to events they enjoy! Life is not about sitting around but getting out and experiencing life together and building relationships!!!

On another note, the dossier is COMPLETE!!! WHOOHOO, the paper pregnancy is over! We sent it off today to the secretary of state and then from there it goes to be translated!!!! Now to rest and anxiously await THE call!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bowlin' (featuring Chris Tomlin)

Catalyst 2010

We just got back from Catalyst 2010 and can I just say that these past few days have been a roller coaster ride of emotion. Curt left this past Sunday for the national YMCA conference in Albany NY, and so on Wednesday we drove to the airport in ATL at 10:30 p.m. to pick him up and then got a hotel to rest before the Catalyst conference. Curt has been raving about this conference since he went last year, so I was expecting a LOT!!! I had a great time and a few of the speakers really rocked my world. Andy Stanley's whole take on the Jacob and Esau story ripped me apart. Esau gave up everything for a stinking pot of stew. What are you giving up for "stew"? The stew could be more money, another man/woman, fame??? It was genius! There were times where I was truly convicted and wanted to fall on my face before God, then there were moments of anger as I learned more about human sex trafficking!!! The frustration came when I realized how tough a road we have traveled and learned that it may not get any easier for a while!!! There are so many ups and downs in church planting and no one can tell you the right way to do it! Each individual has a different story, went about it a different way and they all receive different results! My prayer is that we follow God's plan, not our own. The highlight of the conference was Craig Groeshel.

Video of the conference was "Bowlin'" featuring none other than Chris Tomlin or C. is too funny! Check it out in the post below! Adoption news, our dossier is being notarized by a friend, and we will mail it off as soon as everything is finished!!!