Here, it is a week after going to Houston for the Siesta Scripture Memory Team Celebration. Guess what? I just unpacked my suitcase. I am laughing so hard at myself as I write this. Does anyone else ever do this? I would love to know. Are you the unpack your bags, as soon as you get home kind of girl? Or are you like me and you wait about a week after your trip.
There is so much to talk about from last weekend. Oh my, where do I start?
There were over 500 Siestas registered for the Celebration. We even had ladies from Hawaii and Alaska.
Oh don’t forget Canada too! Wow.
So what was the requirement for going? Scripture Memory. For twelve months we logged on to the LPM blog (Beth Moore) on the 1st and 15th of every month. This is where we posted our Scripture verses that we were feeling led to memorize. The second requirement was writing it down on spiral index cards. The index cards were are ticket to get into the celebration.
As I set out for the airport, my wonderful husband knew I would need some coffee, it was early. Thank goodness for him. Our family had our BIG family hugs and off I went.
What a joy it was meeting some Siestas like Brittney ,Lora, and Kelly, as we boarded the plane.(feel like I’m forgetting someone, sorry)
Upon arriving in Houston, it was fun meeting even more siestas at the airport. Some were wearing pink feather boas.
Georgia and Patty are so fun, I loved getting to know them.
Karen (a new siesta that I met) needed a ride to the Omni where we were staying. So I was happy to take her, since I had rented a car. We never laughed so hard, staring out on the freeway with our navigator. (you just had to be in the car.) Karen, thank you for being the co-pilot in Houston traffic. We did it!
Upon arriving at the Omni, (it was absolutely stunning) there were more siestas.. Quick clothes change, then some of us were off to eat lunch/dinner at Cyclone Anaya’s. It was yummy.
Pulling up to the church seemed surreal. To be honest the rest of the evening felt that way to me. I was having a hard time grasping in that we all were there celebrating something so amazing.
Travis Cottrell led us in worship Friday night. I had to sit down and pray during worship and ask God to help me focus on Him and not just the “being there”..
Beth Moore taught out of Psalm 119. Beth told us that we’d be memorizing all 176 verses during the time we were there. She was only kidding us. One of the many things she said, that really stuck out to me was “What is He calling you to do right now?” Personally, there are times that I want to look beyond the lamp. I want to know what is next. Really, I only need to know the right now. Very Powerful!
After the session ended Friday evening, we all met in the front of the church to have fellowship. Let me tell you that our Siesta Mama makes the best Texas sheet cake! Doesn’t it look yummy? mmmmm….