It is my distinct pleasure to introduce to you my duplicate personality, Lisa of Lisa-Writes fame!
A few months back, Lisa and I discovered we were basically living parallel lives in two different small towns in Alabama. We both love to study, teach, and write. We both have four kids. The pharmacist in my town goes to church with Lisa in HER town. And when we got together for our first IRL meeting at Cracker Barrel yesterday, we discovered we both hate raw tomatoes.
Uncanny isn’t it?
(Know what else I just noticed, Lisa? We both have the loudly-printed blue and brown palette shirts going on, too…:))
I’m thrilled out of my mind Lisa has asked me to teach at the weekend retreat her church is hosting in January. There is nothing like hanging out with a group of girls in cute pajamas while studying God’s Word and laughing your heads off ’til the wee hours of the morning….I’m SO looking forward to it, my friend!
Lisa tagged me last night to do something fun I’ve not seen yet, so let’s see if I can explain it correctly.
I am supposed to think of something about myself that starts with the letters of my middle name. I think. I may not exactly follow the rules, but anyway, here goes: (My middle name is MICHELLE)
M – Mismatched – Today was MisMatch day at school for homecoming week and I’ve just determined I stinkin’ LOVE it! My kids dug in their drawers for any old thing to wear and they were ready in 1/2 the time as usual. Can we have mismatch week, month – shoot let’s go for a year!
I – I AM – So You Don’t Have To Be Study – This study has been so much a part of what I’ve been doing for the last six months and bittersweetly, next week will be the final lesson. I’ve been studying a lot this week and praying over how to wrap it up just right. It has been an amazing experience getting to know you girls who have participated. Thanks isn’t enough!
C – CS Lewis Rocks. He is my all-time favorite theologian though he wouldn’t consider himself as such. A master at wrapping huge ideas in few words. Obviously, this is not my gift.
H – Homebody. Though I am never there I really want to be. So I’m a wannabe homebody.
E – Eccentric. I believe you can look back over the titles of my last few posts and figure this one out.
L – Lover of God. – How can you make a list describing yourself and not find a way to include God? He has been hammering me this week out of 1st Peter…Oh how I love that He spends so much time making me look like Him even if I’m bruised and battered in the process.
L – Lord of the Rings. I hope heaven looks exactly like Rivendell.
E – Eggs. What my daughter requires for breakfast every morning and what I must leave and go cook. this. instant. before she has a toxic meltdown.
It was so great finally being able to meet you, Lisa! I think I am supposed to tag someone, but I won’t simply because I have been the pits about answering tags lately and I wouldn’t dare ask someone else to do what I’m slacking in! :) If you see this and like it, tag yourself and let me know so I can link you..
Have a great Wednesday!
How neat to find someone who lives so close and has so much in common with you! :)
What fun! I so love your list! Lunch was great fun–my first MIRL! We’ll have to do it again…and SOON!
Love you, girl!
First of all, I loved your list. My middle name isn’t Michelle — it’s Sue — but maybe it should be. It fits.
Secondly, how wonderful to meet up with Lisa Writes…. I treasure both of your blogs like one treasures letters from a friend.
I’m thinking I might be your Tennessee alter-ego. We seem to have a lot in common. Especially after this blog. My middle name is also Michelle so I will have to be really creative. I love your blog.
How fun. I love reading Lisa’s blog. She has a beautiful way with words and I love her tales of her four boys.
Now that I think about it. Just from reading both your blogs and I can see why you two could be fast friends. How wonderful for you both.
Have a great Wednesday,
Love that you are a southern gal!!
Love that little game…easy breezy for me…ANN…
A-All over the place..One life, lots to do!!
N – Nothing without HIM (like you said, gotta get HIM in there, without HIM, no list!:))
N – Neat..(do I dare say ‘freak’??) well, working on that Martha thing…
I am bummed though…wishing I had a middle name like Millicent for the first time!!
Fun, I really do just love this little place you have here..that’s why I added you to the ‘faves..’
Such wisdom, such fun..what more could we ask for!!
Have a great day,
How sweet and at Cracker Barrel, what fun! I love your shirt!! I am sad knowing that we are down to the last lesson. SO, are you going to do another? Is that selfish of me? :o) I will try and do my middle name. This may be a challenge for me. lol.
i thought of you when i saw her kohls plug on the lpm site! LOL!
I did the meme!! That was hard to think of things but fun!
Just delightful Lisa,
Makes my heart swell with a new wave of love for you. You always encourage me and push me along in my journey with the Lord.
Lord, bless my friend Lisa. Lavish a rich delight upon her for my sake. In Jesus name, amen.
I agree about Rivendell!!!!
wish i had jumped on the bible study train before you were about to do the last one!!
so great that you got to meet up with lisa! how fun!
mmm love cracker barrel
Hey you two looked so pretty together, hope that I can have lunch with you one or other time lol will have to be long distant take aways dolla. I have lost 11 pounds now yipeee. love always me
what is a IRL???? i am tupid – as my kids say it without saying the real “s” word!!
great time to meet up with a fellow blogger. love that for you!!
I will email you later – i am so pumped, but I can say a lot now.
Hey girl that looked like lots of fun! It’s neat that you can meet someone so close that is so much like you!
I’m just now catching up on reading everyone’s blogs after the CD release party, sounds like you have been a busy girl!
Ya’ll are both cuties, too! :-)
I would never have guessed that either of you has birthed 4 KIDS!
You go, girls!
That is great that you two got to meet. I love reading both of your blogs. Isn’t great how close you can feel to somebody just from reading their writings, and then to click irl……..what a blessing!
That was awesome. I met a few bloggers the other day too–IRL!
“toxic meltdown”…that’s funny!
What a blast to meet a friend like this!! You two look like sisters.
Good morning, I enjoyed visiting your blog. I, too, am a minister’s wife. My husband is a United Methodist Minister in Georgia.
God bless you as continue to minister to women. I pray your efforts will bear much fruit for the kingdom.
I am so thrilled that you were able to meet with Lisa :)
I can’t believe that you have finished the Bible study already – I am so happy that you had many participants in this. I am ashamed though that I wasn’t one of them who could finish it all the way through.
Thank you for sharing a little more about you and for your friendship.
Be blessed today and always.