Saturday, August 23, 2008

San Antonio

I'm in TEXAS!!! I've never been in Texas before. I've already had mexican food and a slew of margaritas. Ok. I'm kidding about the margaritas. But I did eat a yummy chicken casadilla yesterday with a whole passel of blogging women. My friend,
Kathy(class of 1979, Deland High School Grad, mother of 7, Opelika, Alabama resident...and even more. We met in 7th grade when we tried out together for cheerleading our audition numbers were 21 and 22 and WE BOTH MADE THE SQUAD...Go Green Devils!)and I met in Atlanta and then flew onto San Antonio for the Siesta Fiesta(its a long story). We are staying in a lovely Marriott (where she likes to keep the temperature at a freezing 68 degrees or so)using up David's Marriott points. It is a delightful thing to stay in a nice hotel for free(thank you love, I owe you). We flew out here to attend Beth Moore's Living Proof Live event and man, have we been to church! I can't help it, I just love Beth Moore. She is so funny and so passionate for Jesus. She inspires me.

The Lord met me here and said something brand new to me. Something I have never even thought about before. I'm not going to share that right now though. Maybe at another time. For now I will share the 8 truths that Beth wanted us to take to heart and embrace as our own. The key word was INHERITANCE, which I loved because in my Joshua readings I had just been reading about how the tribes of Israel received their inheritance, but the Levites received God Himself as their inheritance. Seriously, I had just marked that in my Bible the other day. Anyway, she shared that we are "heiresses" and these truths went along with that.

1. I am an heir of God. My life is not left to chance.
2. I am an heir of God. I am inheriting a kingdom.
3. I am an heir of God. He is my portion and I am His.
4. I am an heir of God. The downpayment has been made.
5. I am an heir of God. My boundary lines form a pleasing place.
6. I am an heir of God. The will has been activated.
7. I am an heir of God. I can be secure.
8. I am an heir of God. I have a beautiful inheritance.

I don't do Miss Beth justice, but just wanted to share the main points she shared. I would highly recommend any of her events. God will bless your heart and set you on fire for Him. She is coming to Orlando with the Deeper Still conference next September and I will definitely plan on being there. Want to come? Let me know :)

This evening was the Siesta pajama party. It was fun. Mostly because we met Erin. She was a hoot. She's 24 years old and so way hip. I hate her. She is so not my new bff. I told her I was going to put her in my blog. So here is Erin: Erin is so totally a break dancer. Isn't she the coolest?!

Well, its time to go to bed. I must put on my parka and climb under the covers while Kathy's noise maker(sound machine, she says...whatever!)lulls me to sleep(not). I have been so blessed to be here(thank you Eddie Lopez)and make such fun memories. It has been an absolute blast and one gal, Rachel, told Kathy and I how young and hip we are. Isn't that cool??? That compliment alone would have made my weekend. Not to mention all the great new friends I made(Edub). So, I'm signing off now...I'll be home, Lord willing, tomorrow. (Is Faye ever going away???)
Much love,
Jackie Sue


Jaciromer said...

I am up way too late reading blogs. But I always love to read yours and you updated since I read it a couple of hours ago already. Yes, Erin is way cool and I just have to agree on how young and hip you is too! Love ya Jack, Jack

WhitneyR said...

Sounds like you're having a great time. I'm so jealous, and I was going to bring you your birthday present today. It'll have to wait until the party's over I guess. A Beth Moore conference can leave you feeling so full you're going to burst! Be blessed and come back and share it with all of us. I'm in for next September! Love you, Whit

Kate said...

Hey you world traveler!! First it was Iowa and now Texas!! Maybe I'll have to plan on that gathering next year! That would be fun! Have a great time! Kate

E-Dub said...

You did it.
I. Cannot. Believe it.

Also, you and Kathy are SO cool!

3girlsmom said...

I should pay you a dollar for putting this on the world wide web.
I thank you with all of my heart, soul, and mind.
I was telling my husband today how much I hate you. Just so you know.

Rachel - Heart Assessment said...

My heart smiled while I was reading this because of knowing you now. Well, I guess the work "knowing" is a bit strong. Since "meeting" you now. I am excited to get to know more about you through your blog *grin*
Much love,
R <><

Jill said...

I loved meeting you this weekend...thanks for sharing Kathy with me and chat time too...I am just around the corner, and I feel a playdate happening with our sweet little ones...we will work on that. Catch up on sleep and love, without the parkas and sound machines.

Kate said...

I am so glad I got to meet you this weekend...that pj party was way too much fun...wish I knew how to breakdance without actually breaking something...or pelting myself with a hair dryer. haa haa

Michelle V said...

I wish we'd had that sound machine in our hotel room! I'm not used to hotels and ours was very noisy! I'm glad you had a blast! I didn't get to do the PJ party but it looks like everyone had a blast!


connorcolesmom said...

Girl you are too much fun!!
I LOVED meeting you
YOu have the BEST smile and attitude
God bless,

Jared, Jen and Andon said...

How Fun!! I wish I could have been there! Looks like you made all kinds of new friends. :) I'm coming next year to the Orlando one! Love you! Jen

E-Dub said...

I'm so glad you said we are kindred spirits. That is for SURE. And it's SO Anne-with-an-E. (: I sure do hate you.

I'm also glad you like my girl George. She's 1/2 golden retriever and 1/2 yellow lab. So she's pretty much perfect!

I hope you made it back to FL safely! It's still storming here as Fay has evidently decided she likes our state.

Melana said...

Man, I wish you had come over to talk to me. I was looking all over for you and asking people where you were. I really wanted to meet you!!! I guess I was looking for someone who looked like the postage stamp picture of Jackie Sue. We needed bigger name tags. Of course the fact that I did not get much sleep on Friday night and the eyes were "a little" blurry, could have also contributed to me not finding you. I felt weird looking at women's chests trying to read the names.

Next time you're in Wyoming, drop by!


Anonymous said...

Hey Jackie! I am definitely in for that in September! Sounds like you had so much fun and met a lot of new friends! I can't wait to hear more! Love ya, Christie

Anonymous said...

I LOVED all of those cute pictures! Matt does look good with a brother! :) What fun! Love, Christie