No Cheetahs Were Harmed in the Making of This Jacket
It’s been so long since I’ve updated the blog that I almost feel I should re-introduce myself so here it goes.
Nice to meet you.
So much life has happened I don’ t know where to begin so I’ll go back to perhaps one of the most fun days EVER which was a book signing I did at LifeWay a couple weekends ago. I was so conflicted about whether or not to do this because it felt so lame. As it turned out, I’m happy I did because I was able to meet so many ministry wives while partying with every friend and relative I’ve ever had in my whole life. Overwhelmed doesn’t cover it. The books sold out. I was invited back again (March 20th! Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel!). At the risk of sounding sappy, I’ve never felt more loved or supported. If I never get to do this again I am sufficiently full. Thank you SO much to those of you who took the time to stop by. It was one of those days that I’ll be telling my own grand kids about if the Lord tarries that long.
Please notice the jacket I’m wearing as if you haven’t already. I ordered it online thinking it looked really cute on the model. It’s a little more RAHRRRRR than something I would normally wear but whatever. It’s done now and I can’t take it back. Luke told me it was just a shame so many cheetahs had to die to make it. He’s a smart alec preacher man.
Here are a few pictures that my bff Deedra , snapped:
The Girl wanted to sit with me so she could autograph books for anyone who wanted her signature, too. Y’all were so gracious to allow her to make her mark. I can’t even talk about how much this picture means to me.
The guys in my life. The four on the left are Luke and sons. The ones on the right are my other sons aka The Ones to whom I unshamedly give life advice whether they are certain they want it or not. They are also my LOST buddies. You may notice a Dharma shirt?
The most awesome cake ever made by another bff, Karri. Y’all, she just started making cakes like 2 days before she came up with this creation. She’s one of those girls who just makes you throw in the towel over your own lack of skill and pay her to do your cute stuff. Except she never lets you pay her. Well, most of the time. If y’all need a party cake, she’ll probably want a few bucks but not nearly as many as she will deserve.
The Steadfast Class from our church. I thought I would burst into tears when I saw this group come in the door. I had no idea they were planning to make the trip up so to know they thought that much of our family – as if I didn’t already know it – was too much.
Speaking of those who made a long trip, it’s Nikki! And Stephanie! And Adrienne! I was so happy my invisible internet friends materialized for the sake of my family who wonder if all these people I talk about really exist. I love you girls SO much for coming!
This picture is a treasure. Mr. S. is a darlin’ man in our church who is not afraid to tell you he loves you or afraid to cry when he does it. And yes, I cry back.
There are a million more pictures but this is all I’ve got for now.
Okay, consider this post a tease because I’ve got to jump off here right now or I’m threatened to be sucked in for hours. Y’all know how that works. For those of you playing along, remember the online discussion for the book begins tomorrow!
p.s. Kaye Penney, this was for you so you’d have some reading this morning! :)
That is so, so fun!! Wish I could have been there!
(Did you wear your bracelet?!)
Big Hugs to you!
Lisa, I teared up while reading this. So many sweet memories made! So happy for you and your family and your church family. Have a blessed and productive day in the Lord…
What a blessing to see how much they love you guys! Jesus with skin on for sure!
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Ahhh! I wish I lived closer so I could’ve been there!
.-= Amber Benge´s last blog ..It’s just the kind of guy he is. =-.
Looks like so much fun!! I’m trying to work it out to where I can make it Mar 20th!
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Lisa – once again, I must say I LOVE YOU and I am so very proud of you – your honest, transparent, unpretentious way of writing just blesses me! And guess what? My “Cute Shoes” books came in last Thursday off back-order!
Just in time for our church staff pastors and wives annual retreat at the end of March. While the guys are in their rigorous ministry/planning/whatever sessions – us PW’s are going to use your book for our sessions…the only thing better would be YOU in real life. But girl – you speak as if in real life in your book!
I sure love you friend and fellow comrade in the pews…
.-= Georgia Jan´s last blog ..WHAT’S IN YOUR PANTRY? =-.
SOLD OUT!!! Oh my gosh Lisa!!! I am so proud of you!!
Don’t forget the little people like me who knew you when ;)
love you girl!!!
.-= missy @ it’s almost naptime´s last blog ..God lift me out of the miry blog =-.
I. Am. So. Stinkin. Proud. Of. YOU!!!!!
(Lunch Wednesday? You still coming to town? Call a sista.)
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Oh my sweet Lisa I can’t tell you enough how proud I am of you! Thank you so much for “plugging” my cake biz and exaggerating my skills! I love practicing cakes for my friends! You totally rocked that booksigning, and I’m thinking Syndey might have a few signings in her future??? I hope that you know that we love you everyday and not just because your famous!! Love Ya!
THANK YOU SO MUCH ,YOU MADE MY MORNING.
YOUR FRIEND KAYE PENNEY
Lisa, I am SOOOO excited for you. I know that had to be the most special day ever. I love the pic with your daughter too. What a sweet time! Just so you know I got my book a couple of Wednesdays ago and couldn’t quit reading. I had to take my daughter to the doctor and was actually disappointed when we finally got to see him b/c it interuppted my reading. :) I finished it that night! I’m in the throes of moving (well, I would be if I weren’t on the computer) but I hope I will have time to join the discussion group. Thanks for sharing your heart with us!
I can’t wait for the discussion to start. Glad things are going so well for you!!
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What an amazing journey God is taking you on!!! My copy came in on Saturday and I’ve been reading it any chance I get! I’m so enjoying it.
Love you dearly!
Lisa, my heart is full just rejoicing with you!
Oh how I would’ve loved to be there and meet you. One day.
Enjoy your blessings! May they rain down abundantly.
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what an awesome day for a simply amazing lady! you bless me and so many others in ways you can not possibly know.
much love and big hugs,
Oh Lisa……You are so blessed! God is so good! Every little detail sounds fantastic! You’re loved! You deserved this fun & excitement!
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Lisa – I was SO glad I wasable to get to the book signing and give you a hug. You are awesome! So happy that the signing went well – yay!!!
P.S. Love the cheetah jacket – it is so very cute!
.-= Adrienne´s last blog ..Portrait Update =-.
How fun! SO proud of you and SOLD OUT! WOO HOO!
I so wanna be there next time!
BTW… I’ve already read the whoooollllleeeeeee thing! IN one sitting.
My friend I bought it for loves it toooooo!!! Just wish it had an autograph…doggoneit!
Oh YAY for such great friends and church family and awesome internets!!!
I pre-ordered your book from amazon last month and it has been in transit for a month. Yeah, so they are overnighting it to me to receive tomorrow. HOORAY! :) I can’t wait to read it.
Congratulations, dear Lisa. I don’t know you in person but am so very happy for you! I appreciate your genuineness, your obvious love for your husband, and stepping out in faith for God’s glory. It takes a lot of guts to write a book!
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Lisa!!! I am just catching up here on everything wonderful that God is doing with you and your book and I could just squeal! I am so excited for you. I just read the first chapter on the Lifeway resource page and loved it!! I know it was a labor of love and it is just perfect. LOVE IT!!