Life and Faith Tour ~ Richmond VA

Reposting on 5/17 as a reminder to everyone to get your tickets and select STEP as your Cause!  Thanks!!!


On June 19th the Life and Faith Tour will be in Richmond VA.  The event includes many popular Christian artists in concert including Mercy Me, Amy Grant, Hawk Nelson, Aaron Shust, Natalie Grant, Israel Houghton, Point of Grace, Shenandoah, Meredith Andrews, Justin Teseniar Band, and Chris Hendrickson. There are a variety of other entertainers as well. For more on the event go to Life and Faith Tour Christian Music Concerts Richmond VA.

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Road.Trip.

This was written about noon today,  Although we arrived here about 6:30p, I just got online to post it!  We just got back to the villa from a wonderful mexican meal with our friends Bill and Miriam…

On the road to Orlando, by way of Charlotte!  It’s Sunday morning, and Louis and I left Richmond Saturday for Charlotte to celebrate Mama’s (Louis’ mom) birthday.  IPod Genius Mix rocked Hillsong United, David Crowder Band, Mercy Me and Chris Tomlin.  This morning, we are chillin’ to a little John Mayer and Steve Tyrell.  This afternoon, it will have to be a little more energetic, as we continue this 8-9 hour drive!!!

It’s interesting how music plays an important role in our lives and makes a significant impact on how we feel. ..whether we feel like rockin’, chillin’, worshiping or enjoying  the silence.  There was a time in my life that I couldn’t STAND silence.  Music or TV or something had to be making some noise all the time…even when I slept…the TV was on.

At some point early in my time living in SBH that I learned to really enjoy the quiet…silence.   Now I come to expect some time of nothingness.  It is during this time that I hear the gentle hushed whisper of my Lord.  Before, He really had to YELL at me to get my attention.  Now, I look forward to those quiet still times where we can commune together.

Even on the road trip…there are times when the car is full of silliness and laughter.  There are others where we are chatting and planning.  And still other times where it is just quiet.  No music.  No voices.  Just us and the road.

2010 National New Church Conference

We are heading to Orlando for a conference….Exponential 2010.  Monday – Thursday we will be among 2-3 thousand other people at the largest gathering of church planters and leaders in the world.  Louis has been a few times before, but this is my first time.  We are looking forward to:

  • Praising God for how He is moving throughout the world.
  • Gleaning from the words of people like Francis Chan, Neil Cole, Dave Ferguson, Matt Chandler, Alan Hirsch and so many others as the Lord uses and speaks through them.
  • Hearing what is new and exciting around the world in church planting?
  • Catching up with some of Louis’ contacts and friends he has made over the years.
  • Hearing from the Lord.  What does He have for us?  What divine appointments?  What words of wisdom?  What’s next, God?
  • Talking to each other about our future in church planting.

We also hope to run into the Wagler’s and the Snook’s while we are there, too!  I am so glad that they will be able to experience this conference as well and look forward to exchanging notes and thoughts with them when we return to Richmond and Commonwealth Chapel.

Then, we will take a few days off to just play around Orlando…chillaxin’ and sunnin’ pool side, heading to SeaWorld, Aquatica, etc.  Bill and Miriam, our friends from Clifton Forge will also be in Orlando playing this week, and we can’t wait to have time to relax with them.