Saturday, October 16, 2010

the Beth Moore experience

This weekend I got to fulfill 3 very important wishes: 1) see Beth Moore 2) be on tv and 3) get Eliana to a zoo!  Beth taught at Life Outreach International in Euless, TX and they are super sweet at LOI!  The whole thing was free of cost plus they kept us well-nourished with water, soft drinks, chocolate, donuts and pizza the whole weekend long!  Here we were Friday evening arriving very early “to get a good seat” (NOT). Eliana is giving me lots of moral support as I wait in line.

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Poor girl. When she realized Mama would be staying here and she would not, she was NOT happy! But why show those pics, right? This is my super fabulous new top by an up and coming fashion diva designer extraordinaire: ME!

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And here is Dada and Eli at happy hour in the hotel while I sat under Beth’s tutelage.  Aren’t they adorable? Don’t worry Eli’s drink is non-alcoholic, but I’m not sure what Tata had to drink, she doesn’t look well.


So at LOI even the seating arrangements are kind. I decided that their seating plan is grace based. I arrived super early Friday night and got sat all the way in the back! And yet people who showed up really late got seats within spitting distance of Beth! 

So I prayed that Saturday I would get a better seat. Not only was I in the back but it was freezing back there!  Today God heard my prayer and we showed up late but I got a front row seat!  Here we are getting a shot inside the studio!  Sitting in the front row was a little warmer but it was also a little intimidating to be that close to the fireball that is BETH!  Yes, she did compliment my outfit and yes she did stare me in the face TWICE and while teaching.

Because she stared at me right in the face I remember her words very clearly: “Showing kindness to someone is not being their false Christ.” 

And another jewel of wisdom: “Blessed are you when something that comes naturally for others happens supernaturally for YOU.”  She was talking about Elizabeth getting pregnant with John the Baptist when she was an old lady. 

That woman is full of the Holy Spirit! 

She opens her mouth with wisdom and on her tongue is the law of kindness. Proverbs 31:26

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Here is Ana at the zoo with Dada. Notice the beautiful black hair bow is gone!

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Here is Eli commiserating with a monkey.

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Here are Eli and Dada with the birds. Notice Eli’s brooch is gone. I think JW is afraid for his life if he loses one of these so he’d rather just stow them away than be held liable for their disappearance.

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Here is Eli at the carousel!! I was so bummed to not be with her during her first zoo visit, but  I realized that agape love would let her go on without me!

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Here is Eli at the Roger’s house. Eli is wearing her “pumpkin patch” dress.  This dress is why I pulled an all-nighter Thursday night.  After this dress I have decided to take a break from sweetheart necklines. Modifying a pattern is painful for an inexperienced fashion diva designer.    What do you think about my color combinations? Too funky?

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Here is Q, the dog. Aunt Nancy was playing catch with both girls. If Eli were a dog, she would be a Chihuahua.

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Here is Uncle Steve, thanks for the hospitality!

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Eliana could not get enough of playing catch with Q!

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Oh yes! I forgot to mention that this is my second awesome outfit. This is my lame attempt to model it!  Since I’m calling my kid clothes Kid Couture it’s only fitting that this dress be called Mama Couture. My favorite thing about this mini dress is that it’s not form fitting!

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We ate dinner at S&D’s oyster bar and Eli screamed most of the time until we got her some ice for her sore gums! Poor thingy!  I think the ride in the luggage cart made her forget her pain for a while!  Thanks for praying for our weekend!!!

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  1. Omigosh, I was just about to write you an e mail to find out about your weekend. It sounds like it was amazing!! (And, now you can put on your etsy shop 'endorsed by Beth Moore'! ; ) I wish we could have been there!! Can't wait to hear more about it in person. When does the show air?

  2. Oh, yeah. . . And, I LOVE your dress! It looks like the pattern that I have picked out for myself. Once Carys gets here that is. . .and once I lose the baby weight. . .

  3. Thanks! The dress is actually the same pattern as the blouse I just added length to it. Now to make myself a birthday dress...LOL! It never ends! Yes I wish you could have been there, but then again you'd have to change your whole life had you heard all 5 of her messages!! LOL!!

  4. Did Beth say anything about jealousy because I am green with envy over those gorgeous outfits you made for yourself! and the matching one for Eli! How adorable!! Of course Beth loved it! You need to make one for her so she can don it on stage in H-town next month!! SO wish I would've been there :(

  5. For some reason, I cannot email you. My computer is being difficult. SO hey a comment will work right? I love Eliana's Halloween dress. If you could do something for Christmas that would be awesome, and no sweetheart neckline required :) If not, maybe we could do something for spring, whatever you have time for. BTW-she must have gotten a hundred compliments on her dress @ GP this morning!