On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Foto Friends with Beth Moore and Old Friends

A few weeks ago, an old friend called me to ask if I would like to attend an Evening with Beth Moore at Prestonwood Baptist. Are you kidding me? Of course I said YES! I have done many of her studies and wanted an opportunity to hear her live. There are many great teachers out there and I think she is one of the best and most passionate teachers around.

Janelle and me

Janelle and I go way back together, but haven't seen each other a lot in the past few years, so it was good having a chance to catch up. She is an amazing person whom I admire greatly because she truly cares about people and has learned one of the most valuable gifts a person could ever have. Give. Be generous. When life knocks you down (and it has knocked her and her husband down many times), do something for someone else. Get out there and help. Volunteer. Be a servant. And that's who she is and how she got where she is now.

This morning Janelle is up in an air balloon taking pics of the grounds for the Plano Balloon Festival. 

AlleeOops Photography

But I have digressed from An Evening with Beth Moore. Prestonwood Baptist Church was packed out to the max with women and a few men here and there.

As Janelle and I sat waiting for the program to begin, I saw several people I know, but my shock was really great when coming right up beside us was a friend whom I had not seen since I left Tulsa in 1970! My goodness!! What would be the odds on that? Isn't it a small world, after all? I have seen her on Facebook so that I was ale to recognize her and found out she moved here two weeks ago and lives about ten miles down the road from me. Her family lived on our street in the 60's. Wow! It was great to see her.

Now there were thousands of ladies there - I don't know the capacity of Prestonwood Baptist Church, but I do know that with all those ladies in there lined up and eagerly waiting for the doors to open, a woman wearing the exact same top I was wearing was in line RIGHT BEHIND ME! My, my. What are the odds of that? I've not seen anyone ever wearing that top before (and it isn't one of my favorites either).

So, the praise and worship was wonderful. The Women's Ministry at the church had prepared a bag of goodies for every lady, which included Beth Moore Scripture Memory cards and a CD of praise and worship. Very nice and good songs there. Beth Moore's teaching was great and I believe her message was very timely for me. Life's complicated, but one day He will explain everything. Guard what has been entrusted with you. Jesus has to be the center of everything! He is! He has called me to do something only I can do, so minister wherever you are - at work, home, your neighborhood. Remove distractions from your life to have time alone with Him.

Happy Friday and Happy Fall, Y'all! 

Maybe next week we will have some cooler weather. And maybe some rain!


annie said...

Nice to see so many ladies all in one place having a good time!
Up in a balloon...how cool is that!
Great photos.

annie said...

Nice to see so many ladies all in one place having a good time!
Up in a balloon...how cool is that!
Great photos.

Susie said...

Nonnie, You look so good. I love that you got to have time with a friend you have not seen in awhile. That is always fun catching up. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

Pamela M. Steiner said...

What a blessed and surprising evening for you! Such wonderful friends and a powerful message from God through His servant Beth. Thank you for sharing this with us. This made me smile hugely! (is that a word?)

Terri D said...

Wow. So many "God" things happening there! He does wondrous things, doesn't He?!!! Thanks for sharing this!

Debbie said...

Oh how I would LOVE to see Beth Moore in person. I have done several of her studies but I have a feeling it is just an extra special blessing to be there live! And then going with an old friend, and running into another old friend and finding out she lives soo near now, well you were REALLY blessed huh? Now the woman wearing the same top right behind you with all those women there was just downright funny, lol. Glad you were able to do this, and that you shared with us. Have a good week-end!

Melanie said...

What a wonderful opportunity you had to see Beth Moore. I think it is so God to run into a friend from long ago. What a blessing. I'm glad you had such a good time.

Joyful said...

Wow! What a wonderful evening learning and being encouraged by Beth Moore. I find her so passionate and inspirational though I only get to see her on TV. Sounds like you also had a great time with your friend Janelle. She sounds like a beautiful person.

doodles n daydreams said...

What a wonderful evening out. I have never heard of Beth Moore but will have to investigate now :)


Suzanne McClendon said...

We got the rain, but are still waiting on the cooler temps. It was a little cooler the last time I checked, but our humidity is out of this world ICK.

I'm glad that you had such a wonderful time at the Beth Moore event and that you met up with an old friend, while being there with a friend, too. That is great. :) How funny that the other person wearing a top like yours was right there behind you. Did she comment on it?

Have a blessed day!

Breathing In Grace said...

What an awesome time you had. I love God ordained meetings like you had. I'll be sharing a couple of those next week. He's such an awesome Father and smiles on His dsughters.😊 Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a great weekend! And I'm sorry to be so late to visit.

Mary said...

It's a small world, isn't it? Sounds like a great time!

baili said...

what a wonderful coincidence to meet a friend after decades i can feel the thrill .amazing event and loved your writing

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

Oh, just know that was an amazing event. I have a special friend that lives in Frisco and she was there and got me Beth's newest book. I've always enjoyed Beth's teachings.