Saturday, January 23, 2010

Healing Heart in Houston

I just got home from the Scripture Memory Team Celebration. It was a mini-Beth Moore Conference/Celebration for people who had memorized verses in 2009 and kept up with her blog.


There were 507 women gathered in Houston, TX from 42 states.

I made some new friends and got to visit with Kelly from Clarksville too!

It was a blast.

Just what my weary broken heart needed.

I got to meet Amanda Jones (Beth Moore's daughter) and thanked her for allowing me to come and how special this trip was to me since the adoption fell through and I really wasn't supposed to have been able to come. My friend Kelly signed me up after the deadline and their response was "It sounds like God has her down to come." ~Jenn **We got to meet Jenn and tell her thanks for letting me sneak in at the last minute.

I feel so refreshed. So renewed. I know and understand that this journey of grief and pain is definitely not over, but I know that the Lord used this weekend to REVIVE MY SPIRIT.

All the teaching was on Psalm 119 (which has 176 verses.)

The part that spoke directly to me was when she talked about Psalm 119:28 "My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word."


Kelly and I won a free nights stay at the hotel in Houston.
Grace Community Church pitched in for my flight to get there.
My friends sent me with spending money.

Praise the Lord.


Glenna Marshall said...

I am so happy to know you are being ministered to! God is faithful and gracious. He is near to the brokenhearted.
I'm so very glad you've had a wonderful, healing time.

Michelle Moore said...

Hey Emily. I am so wonderfully excited abut your experience in Houston. I am so blessed to have a friend who is intrinsically connect to God. When God brought you into my life I was an empty soul craving for something to fix me and God used you! He used you to revive me and to bring me back to life. I pray that God reveals Himself to you through the unexpected. I love you Emily and I know God has amazing things for you.

Yankee Mama said...

The Lord def wanted you there-what a loving church family you have-glad you were able to go.

Laura_Primus said...

Kelly, it sounds like from your blog you are working on an adoption. Visit my friend's blog She's working on her 2nd adoption from Ethiopia and is writing a book about adoption. She is a friend from high school and she is PASSIONATE about adoption. She's been an emotional support to many, many, many people.

Blessings to you. I am so glad to hear that Houston was healing to you. It was for me, too! (Amazingly not Beth's talk but the sermon from the pastor of Houston's First on Sunday AM). Beth was icing on the cake, though.

Sandy said...

oh, I am so glad that you got to go! I will keep praying for you!

Amanda said...

Emily, I'm so glad to have met you. My heart breaks for what you have been going through, but I praise Him for the plans He has in store. I pray that His grace will rest on you like a heavy quilt until it is revealed. Let it be soon, Lord Jesus!

Marla Taviano said...

Praying for you, Emily!! So glad God worked it out for you to come!

I echo what Amanda said. And soon, Lord Jesus!

Shelly said...

I'm so glad you got to come. Our God is so good!

Ang baylis said...

Our God is SO good! I'm praying for you from Michigan!
Angie xoxo

Trisha said...

Reading your story breaks my heart. I will be praying for you. So glad you got to be there this weekend. It was a beautiful place to be!

Luv2Praise said...

Isn't it amazing the blessings that God bestows in the midst of grief! He never ceases to amaze me. Know that I will be praying for you. God Bless You!

Cindy- My Life HIS Story said...

I am so glad you were able to be there. It sounds like God intended it to be a healing balm. I wish I had met you, heard your story and hugged your neck. Consider yourself hugged, sweet Siesta!! Lifting you to the Father for a future of hope and love.

Yolanda said...

This is my first time to your blog but I must say what a blessing to have been able to participate, and what precious memories each one of us have from the rewards of our labor. Praise His Name!

What a blessing for you as well with your hotel and flights and spending money. Blessings galore!

Court and Em said...

So glad that you were able to go, and to spend time with old friends and new ones!! Thankful that the Lord used this trip to continue healing your heart! I love ya, Emily!!

Tami said...

God is good.

I pray He blesses you with even more of Himself as you walk through this tough time.

In Christ,

Georgia Jan said...

Emily - One of my favorite memories of this weekend was praying with you. You are such a sweet young woman. Please keep in touch with me. I look forward to all God is going to do in and through your life as you become a joyful mother of children. You are so precious.

Much Love,
GA Jan

Nikki said...

Emily, it does my heart good to hear how you were blessed and able to heal some while in Houston. Know that your Siestas far and wide love you and are beside you. Wish I could have met you!