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Thursday, June 11, 2009

i am expecting great things

i am expecting great things!

today, we are leaving for tulsa, oklahoma. it is a nine hour trip in our van. that is a long time for a family of seven to travel together and remain friendly the whole time. but, we have made this trip many times before. we used to live there. aaron and i went to school in tulsa. we got married and had all of our babies there, except for jacob of course, who was just born last year. both, aaron and i were born in illinois, where we live now and have lived for 10 years. most of our family is still here. so, we frequently made trips each year back and forth from illinois to oklahoma. we know how long the trip is. we know that we will probably be settling some spats along the way. we know it is going to be so much fun! ok that was a little sarcastic. sorry. but, this trip is going to be different for us than the others. we are not just going back to visit family and friends. we are going to a conference together, called "Because of Jesus." i have been to it many times but the rest of my family has not. it is an awesome time of allowing God to reveal Himself and direct our hearts and minds back to Jesus and Jesus alone. the theme this year for the conference is "fearless." i am excited to be a part of this conference and learn what God is desiring for us to know more of to make us more confident in Him. i will be speaking in the afternoon session on Saturday and i am depending on Him to speak through me as I yield my mouth to His unction.

I am expecting great things! for myself and my whole family!

33 comments:

Joyful mom said...

How wonderful that you have been given an opportunity to share the heart of God! Standing with you that you will have ears to hear what HE would have you share. Oh, and that the car journey would be uneventful :)

Alicia, The Snowflake said...

Oh that's so exciting! I am sure you guys will have a great time. And God will definitely give you the words to speak. Have a blessed time my friend!

Jennifer W. said...

What an amazing opportunity for your whole family!! How exciting! I will pray for a safe journey, and that God will move within all of you!
Jen

Tracy Wagman said...

Cool! I will pray for your safety.

He And Me + 3 said...

Have an awesome time and be safe. Have a wonderful time at the conference too. Be blessed.

Heart2Heart said...

Christy,

I am praying for you and your family first of all to have a safe trip there and back. Second that you are all filled with God's love and blessings by going! Can't wait to hear how it all goes!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Andrea said...

Hope you have a wonderful trip and conference.
Blessings and prayers,
Andrea

Miss Charlene said...

Have fun at the conference! I lived in Illinois for three years before! It's COOOOLD lol!

Mary at My New 30 said...

How exciting!! I can't wait to hear how it went.

mom-2-4 said...

Hi Christy,
You'll be in my thoughts and prayers as you prepare to speak at the conference, that the Lord will use you to bring honour and glory to His name!
And I can't wait to hear how the car trip went!!
Julianne :)

Shanda said...

You and your family (& Daveda!) are in my thoughts and prayers! I am agreeing in prayer with you that God has great things to reveal to your hearts and minds through this conference!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Have a wonderful time. Let us know what the conference is like.

RCUBEs said...

How exciting! So, you'll get to see sister Daveda too? Praying for your guys' safe trip, awesome time of learning and fellowships. God bless sister and can't wait to hear from you soon!

Kimberly said...

How exciting!!!! The conference, NOT the car ride. :) We will soon be taking a nine hour trip, too. But my in-laws are going to let my three girls ride with them! Praise God! It will be like a nine hour date for my husnand and I...well, and his brother. :) But he doesn't whine anywhere near as much as my little cuties. ;)

Praying for you...that the Lord will indeed speak mightily through you!
Blessings,
K

twofinches said...

God will bless you this weekend...have no doubt about that! Your family is going to be immersed in the spirit and I am eager to hear all about it when you get back!

Kellie Felmey said...

I KNOW GOD WILL SPEAK THROUGH YOU, ONCE AGAIN!! I wish I could be there, but I am here praying for you, my friend, that you will be as fabulous there as you are here, you have helped so many people, by the GRACE of God.... Woo Woo, Go Christy!!

Anonymous said...

How exciting. Wish I could be there.

Taffy

alan pardoe said...

Christy may God use you really good and that you and your family be filled with Gods fire Amen.

Anonymous said...

Safe travels Christy!!! So wish I would see you at the conference!!! I did not know you used to live here, nor that you went to school here. Where? Rhema? Hope the weather cooperates with you. It's storming here.
Michelle

godsown said...

Hi Christy
Pray for save travelings and an anointed speak tomorrow!
I mentioned your blog overhere
http://myjourney-godsown.blogspot.com/2009/06/one-lovely-blog-award.html

Blessings
Bernice

~*Michelle*~ said...

May you continue to shine His Light...

Prayers for a safe, fulfilling journey. :)

pileofsmiles said...

I'm praying for you today as you speak. I look forward to hearing about this weekend!

Heart2Heart said...

Christy,

Please stop by my blog today for a very special surprise just for you.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Marsha said...

I pray your session went well today.

Have a blessed day worshiping our Savior.

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

Prayers for you and everyone to be traveling safe. I am sure that you will enjoy the conference, Bless and Be Blessed!!!

PS...thanks for your comment on the little guy. I will make sure to tell him you said so ;)

LisaShaw said...

Christy,

I'm sure GOD used you mightily on this past Saturday and I'm sure that everyone was blessed in the LORD's presence. Enjoy your time there...

**Thank you for your comment on my blog. I do like to share that which the LORD lays upon my heart to share not met as an explanation as much as a sharing. God bless you and your family.

I look forward to reading of all the LORD did in your lives during your time away.

Warren Baldwin said...

Cheryl and I like going to those kind of conferences. They can be a real uplift, and can draw the family closer, too. Hope it is everything you want it to be!

Mindy May said...

My boyfriend, my 6 year old son, his 6 year old son and myself will be driving 24 hours from illinois to idaho. I am (sarcastically) looking forward to the drive. I am glad I am not the only one who is kind of dreading the journey to get where i am headed.

Saleslady371 said...

Can't wait to hear how the weekend went. I have a blog award for you on my post today. Hope many will visit you and be encouraged.

Hope said...

Hello Christy Rose,

You are RIGHT, your husband loves you because of who you are, and that means you are living your dream. Sometimes people say things like, “I wish you were more like SO-and-So” but the truth is that SO-and-So has a totally different life and we should not compare ourselves to others, but live our lives to the best of our abilities, pleasing God. I know you already know this.

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog today.

Have a wonderful trip!

♥Hope

momstheword said...

I, too, will pray for a safe trip and God's blessings on your journey!

How exciting to be speaking at the conference!

Just a blessing to know that when we do that, we can pray for the Lord to open our mouths and gives us the wisdom to speak what He wants others to hear.

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Have a great trip!

Hey, I've got my map all done... and I'm hopping in the car now! Be ready for me! Hope you're back by the time I get there! (I wish!)

{{ding dong}}

"It's me! ERICA!!!"

=0)

Chatty Kelly said...

I hope you all have a wonderful trip! God's blessings to you.