Sunday, November 25, 2012

Weekend Potpourri

What a great weekend. I'm sad that it's ending but so excited to be starting another fabulous week!! Our Thanksgiving was just phenomenal. We have so much to be grateful for. I was just overwhelmed by the love of friends and family. We actually shared 3 Thanksgiving meals together. I seriously have probably gained at least 10 pounds. Not happy about that, but so grateful for all the love and laughter that was shared around dinner and dessert tables this past week.

Our house and the church are both fully decorated for Christmas. It gives me a warm and happy feeling inside just to be in both atmospheres. LOVE it!

The topper of the weekend was a visit from very old friends. Well, they're not old. But we've been friends a loooooooooong time. They've known me even longer than my husband has. Nancy Tallagsen Coradi grew up just a few streets over from me, when we were kids. We went to school together and sang in the choir. We've got lots of memories together.

Nancy and her wonderful husband Mike were visiting family in Florida for the weekend and decided to come spend the day with us. It was all pre-arranged. If it wasn't the holiday season we'd have gone out to lunch afterwards or had them to the house. But I couldn't break away from church this afternoon because we had full run through rehearsals for our Christmas show. So, I invited Mike and Nancy to join us for our music ministries luncheon after the service. At least we'd have a meal together. They did one better than that! They asked in advance if they could stay all afternoon for rehearsal and see the show. Our team welcomed them with open arms and were so glad to have them a part of things today. The rehearsal wasn't perfect -- there are rough edges we're still working out (in preparation for the big night - December 16) but they got to see it today in it's current form. They loved it!!

I asked them to share their honest impressions with the team, afterwards. Their feedback: "Very anointed! Will change a lot of lives! Keep pressing on through the coming rehearsals to get the rough parts worked out. It's going to be so worth it!"

They were so touched by the production, they took a stack of advertisements to give to their family in Florida in hopes that they'll attend the night of the show.  

We had such a good time afterwards just talking about the goodness of God...happy tears flowed as we shared what God has done and is doing in our lives.

Aren't visits from friends old and new, just grand?

In other news, our tea for women and girls that's happening this Friday night is completely SOLD OUT. We have a packed house, and I'm ready, ready, ready for what God is going to do!!  Here's to another great week.

 

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