Yesterday’s Delivery

You know the feeling when something good happens or you reach a mile-mark, and your heart swells with the desire for Jesus to be praised? That’s how it felt yesterday …

… when the semi arrived (a day early) and we unloaded all of our books. We are so excited to have this project done and to be getting the book into people’s hands.

The 90 degree weather + high humidity made it an extra *special* day for unloading, didn’t it, Bekah? [smile]

Dad organized our office basement “warehouse” while we were in Connecticut so we’d have space to put the boxes.

Nolia, who has begun volunteering in our office three afternoons a week (and has been a very sweet addition) spent all afternoon putting books in envelopes to mail to all those who have pre-ordered the book at the various spring home school conferences.

Thank you so much to everyone who was praying for this project! I definitely came to a new understanding of the Lord’s strength, which is not limited by our weaknesses.

“Praise God in his sanctuary … Praise Him for His mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness … Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.” Psalm 150

California and Connecticut

Sarah, Stephen and I flew to our last two home school conferences–one in California and one in Connecticut.

For our last conference, we “shipped” some of our material via suitcase, since we were allowed to check 2 suitcases per person. We had 6 large suitcases, 3 small suitcases, and 3 other carry-ons. Twelve pieces of luggage and only three people makes it a bit harder to get around! I tried to push them all like a little train but it didn’t work. [smile]

We had a rather unique trip to Connecticut, actually. Stephen found a cheap flight from Chicago to Boston, so we drove to Chicago Wednesday night, slept a few hours in the van, and then arrived at the airport at 4 AM to get everything checked in time for our 6 AM flight. After arriving in Boston, we drove 2 hrs. to Connecticut, picked up the rest of our boxes at UPS, set up our booth at the convention center, checked into the hotel, and then spoke at the conference at 5:00 PM. A rather long day. [smile]

One of the highlights of the conference is making friends with young ladies who are interested in discipleship and hoping to start Bright Lights groups.

Sarah explaining about the Bright Lights material.

We ordered a quick digital printing of Will Our Generation Speak? so we could have a box for these conferences. It is definitely exciting to be actually getting them into peoples’ hands! Our large shipment of books will be delivered to our office this Thursday.

The conference hours run until 8:30pm, so sometimes we have an adventure trying to find a place to eat after that. This night we found a little Greek place and had a really nice time there.

Stephen loves getting his picture taken, as you can tell.

We were grateful for the scale in the fitness room at the hotel. [smile] Since suitcases have to be under 50 lbs., we had to do some careful adjusting in packing on the way there and back.

Both conferences (Long Beach, CA and Hartford, CT) were encouraging times. We were grateful to have many encouraging talks with people, and we really appreciate those who are praying. Sometimes I think about all the things that could go wrong but don’t, and I’m so grateful for the Lord’s hand of care, protection, and blessing.

Upcoming Bright Lights Conferences

We have three Strong in the Lord Conferences and three Radiant Purity Conferences scheduled for this summer. Registration can be done online. Click HERE for more information.

July 17-18
Strong in the Lord Conference
Topeka, Kansas
Young Ladies ages 8-14 and parents

July 20-21
Radiant Purity Conference
Topeka, Kansas
Young Ladies 12-22+ and parents

July 24-25
Strong in the Lord Conference
Carrollton, TX (Dallas Area)
Young ladies 8-14 and parents

July 27-28
Radiant Purity Conference
Carrollton, TX (Dallas Area)
Young ladies 12-22+ and parents

August 7-8
Strong in the Lord Conference
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Young ladies ages 8-14

August 10-11
Radiant Purity Conference
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Young Ladies 12-22+