You’ll Be Sorry You Asked
Aside from the first heartbreaking and now wonderful news of baby Emma, the blogging has been pretty pathethic around here lately. I do have a legitimate reason – this weekend, I am headed off to Pigeon Forge to teach the ‘Get Over It’ Conference I told ya’ll about. I don’t think I ever properly thanked you for your input. I have carried your notes around for weeks as I’ve prepared the material for these sessions. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so transparent. I KNOW your comments will translate to this group and that God will use His letters to the churches in Revelations to show how we be overcomers! My plans right now are to follow up the ‘I AM’ Study with Get Over It. More news on that soon. If you think of it, will you pray for me? That the Holy Spirit will cover me in His Glory and speak with His own sweet breath? If there has ever been a weekend when He has the opportunity to show off in contrast to a weak vessel, this is it. I’m counting on you and thanking you in advance :)
I thought you might also like to know I get to teach this conference with the hugest zit I’ve ever had. I’m SO not going to put a picture on here, but let’s just say it looks like I am growing a second chin. I hope the women who are coming won’t be distracted by the 1/2 second lag time it takes for it to follow the movements of my mouth. This may turn out looking like one of those badly dubbed Godzilla movies. Ya’ll pray it doesn’t turn into full blown leprosy.
In other news, today is my daughter’s 5th Birthday! If you had been with us today, every 10 minutes or so you would have heard things like, “Why are we getting the oil changed on MY Birthday? Why is it taking so long to get to the Chinese Restaurant on MY Birthday? Did you know it was MY Birthday? Why are you on the computer on MY Birthday? What time am I going to Build-A-Bear on MY Birthday? Oh, mom, did I tell you it was MY birthday? A new pair of shoes would be a great thing for you to get me on MY Birthday.” Hey ya’ll, it’s her birthday which to her means she gets anything she wants. Which also means today is like every other day at our house.
And can I just say three words which I have just heard that excite me to no end? Simply Vera Wang. Yes, honey, you heard me right. Vera Wang has designed a line of clothing for my Kohl’s! I am drooling over these:
Are you sensing the Ruffle Theme I have going on?
Well, that’s all I’ve got. I’m going to clean the house, pack, go over my notes, blow out some birthday candles, go to BuildABear, get the kids football uniforms and clothes laid out for the weekend, and collect my mother -of -the year award for leaving my family for the 2nd weekend in a row.
‘I AM’ Study Girls – I’m coming to comment on your study posts…I like to read and remark thoughtfully so I’ll be doing that on Monday. I haven’t forgotten you!! :)
One last thing!! I have a new blogging friend! Well, technically she was my IRL friend before, but now our relationship is complete. Her name is Brooke and her blog is The Mail Girl not to be mistaken with the Male Girl. Go see her and she’ll explain. It would thrill her for ya’ll to pop your head in and say Hi. She’s got some good Deeper Still pics and an awesome Loser Mom story up right now…I’m still rolling, Brookish!
Have a fabulous weekend!!
You know, we all kind of feel that way on our birthday, like the world should, for one day, revolve around us. But, we as mothers, have too many responsibilities and obligations for the world to stop on our day. And, too much pride to mention it to everyone we see, though we think they ought to just somehow know that this is the day the Lord has made just for me! But hey at 5, the world really does revolve around them. And she is too precious not to let it! Tell princess we at the Stephens house wish her a very Happy Birthday! And as for your trip, God has gone before you and prepared the soil of each heart to respond. I personally can not wait to get to be a part of this new study. Have a wonderful time and dont worry about the zit. No one will notice! LOL! They will be blinded by the light of the Holy Spirit that surrounds you while you speak.
This is news to me but I just might have to go on down to Kohl’s and get some cute Vera Wang clothes…..I LOVE the black jacket and the shoes. I do have to admit that I was wondering about all the ruffles. I found some *Great* pics. of you the other….thought I would scan them in for all to see but haven’t gotten to it yet (just kiddin).
I will be praying for you this weekend!
Hope it is a good one and that the Lord moves many many women this weekend.
Wow…thanks for dropping my name…I feel famous now! LOL
Good luck with your zit…try toothpaste! I read in a magazine that it dries zits up. I will be praying that they hear God’s words flow from you and will pay no attention to the huge zit on your chin!!!!!
Ok…now I’m feeling like a weirdo because a couple of weeks ago on my birthday I acted just like that! Is this wrong? LOL
Oh and I can SO see you wearing those Vera Wang outfits!!! When are we making a trip to Kohl’s? Shhh…don’t tell Dwayne or Dave Ramsey but I have a Kohl’s card!!!! LOL LOL LOL
Dudette! You’ll be rockin’ the Vera Wangs. I heard about this, too, and got really excited! Also, I’ll be 45 soon, and I’m still like your daughter on my birthday! Blessings as you share with others, Lisa!
I saw the commercial for the Vera Wang stuff too! It looks really cool! I’m wondering if it’s too cool for our itty bitty town?? :) I wish I’d remembered today was Princess’s B’day, I bought her a little something the other day and I would have totally brought it to her today! I’m with her on the Birthday thing. My mom used to make the whole day about us. It was so fun! You know they aren’t gonna be like that forever so why not lavish them in birthday love while you can?
What an interesting post. I am so interested in the study and those shoes ☺ – But moreso the study. The conference sounds so interesting. God Bless you and may your message and teachings reach many hearts for Christ.
Vera Wang is going to be on Oprah tomorrow–I can’t wait to see the new line. I’ve seen it in magazines and was thinking about heading across the bay to Mobile tomorrow to check it out at Kohl’s.
I’ll keep you in prayer for your conference!
Happy b’day to the PRINCESS, the Preacher’s Daughter. :)
You’ll be awesome at your conference, Lisa. And re: the zit–his grace is sufficient for you. LOL. Been there. Am there.
P.S. and BTW, Kohls ROCKS, Baby!
Loving that 1st Vera Wang cardigan, that would be perfect for my bump to grow under, don’t you think?
You go girl, cant wait for you to do GET OVER IT.That is my husbands favourite words for me! with loads of love behind it. Have a wonderful conference. I am in desperate need to go to a good conference where I can just sit under the teaching. love always me PS You are always in my prayers
Love those Wang outfits. very nice.
I read this post last night and woke up at 2:00 AM this morning still thinking (and laughing) about it. If that isn’t the Holy Spirit telling me to comment, I don’t know what is.
Being in the throes of pregnancy “blemishes” myself, I can only say that giant zit will only give the ladies at the retreat that much more about you to love.
And happy belated birthday to the princess.
I totally love those black shoes! I think I’ll be makin’a trip to Kohl’s soon.
My daughter’s 7th birthday was Tuesday and, well, she thinks it’s all about her every day also! She IS the only girl.
Praying that your weekend goes ever so smoothly!
I don’t know if I ever introduced myself. I’m Darlene and I found you on the LPM blog and I’ve seen you on MANY other blog rolls. I love your blog!
Happy Birthday to your little Princess. We all need a day just for us.
Those Vera Wang shoes are adorable. I hope my Kohls will carry her line too!!
I will be praying all weekend for you sweet friend. I am sure the holly spirit will have a great time working through you this weekend.
Haha – my daughter turns 5 in October and has been ‘planning’ her special day since she turned 4…can you imagine almost a whole year of “when I turn 5” references!!
Hope the zit goes soon, but yeah, it’ll give the ladies at the conference more of you to love *wink*
Will pray about the next study – am so enjoying I AM you can bet I’ll be there for the next study you plan.
LOVE the shoes and the black top is my favourite!
Hope your baby girl had a wonderful day. I’m just as bad on my birthday only I don’t have the excuse of being five years old.
Yes so excited about Simply Vera!
my little princess turned 6 yesterday! So many birthdays and milestones going on around here.
Ok, I know you have been gone but I am anxiously awaiting your post on your fabulous weekend!!
I was recently baptized at my new church and was going to sorta be the center of attention along with two others…I also had to stand up in front of the congregation for a little speech earlier in the morning….wouldn’t ya know that this 50 year old, namely ME, got the biggest ZIT ever that day on my chin!!! Must have been nerves!!! Love your blog, by the way…my prayers are with you!