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Bringing HOPE to North Florida

This morning I'm leaving for Jacksonville to speak on the Hope Tour again.  The part I'm most excited about right at this moment is the ride with my friends Tina and Tammy.  I'm telling you, we just kept it real last time and let our hair down!  To keep my sanity in the ministry I really need FUN in a SERIOUS way, just in case you haven't noticed.   

Last night after work at the church I called my nail shop and said, "can I stop by for you guys to do a fill and polish change for me super quick?"  (After my work at church, I was working for NextJob and had to get home to my appointment. However, I was also a week and a half over due for a fill and didn't want to go out of town with my hands in that bad of shape let alone have church that way Sunday.  Yeah, I'm picky about how my hands look.) Tony and Lisa said, "sure come on over" (of course!) for their fav client.  When I got there, THREE people started immediately working on me to get me out of there in due time and they all laughed at how special I am for them to stop everything and give me the star treatment.  Quite honestly, they treat everybody like a million bucks which is why it's a great place to be.  This is Lisa, above doing my designs.  I get them all for free and have for years because, well...they love me!   I got a new OPI purple color that I'm just in looooove with in honor of the occasions of Hope Tour, AND Easter.  The past two times I've worn my blue Hope Tour shirt (and my nails have been blue the past 3 weeks) but this weekend I'm going with the purple.  These kinds of little details bring me much joy.  :)

On a more serious and important note, I can't wait to hear the testimonies that come as a result of this weekend.  I'm so ready!   I'm planning on blogging from the hotel and then give a little update on Sunday here on the blog when I've actually gotten a few hours sleep after what I'm sure will be a weekend that takes literally all we've got in us.  If you've ever worked the altars for several hours at an event you know how much it takes out of you spirtually and emotionally -- you just get drained to the dregs, but it's the most awesome thing EV-ER!  God fills us up so we can pour it all out, not so we can just sit around and feel blessed.  Here we go...

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