Fiesta mis amigas!

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In a few days, I am headed to Siesta Fiesta. Thousands of women who love the Lord will converge in San Antonio and hug necks and put faces with favorite blogs we’ve come to love. Just a moment ago, I received a comment on this old post from Michelle and it reminded me of my trip to Jacksonville to see Living Proof Live and met a dear blogging friend Kathy. Since Jacksonville in March, I realized that as wonderful as it was, it was just a taste of what is to come this weekend as we put faces with hearts that we know. If you are coming, let me know. If you are not, I pray we will meet face to face before heaven. We will have a glorious reunion one Day.

Until then,

annie

March, 2008

What an amazing weekend we had at Beth Moore’s conference, “Apprehended.” My sister got to go with me and we had a blast. She, however, was not as comfortable/familiar with the Blogville aspect of the weekend but she loved Kathy and her friends. Turns out she and Kathy do the same thing professionally. It was Siestaville I (San Antonio will be #2) for me as I got to meet one of my favorite blogging friends, Kathy. She had organized a delightful group of women from the Tampa area and we had so much fun at dinner on Friday evening. She even had some t-shirts designed for the event, so my sister and I are honorary “Sonshine State” Siestas!

I’ve been thinking a lot about what blogging in Christian circles of women has shown me, and one thing stands out. Bloggers meet each others’ hearts before they see them face to face. You already know someone sometimes better than your friend next door because you know their soul.

As we waited for the conference to start in Florida, I talked to a woman named Wanda. And she told me she was “Anonymous” on the Living Proof blog. I was so excited to meet her, with all her wonderful comments on the LP Blog. Seriously, she was such a joy and we started visiting like we knew each other well. We even realized we have a common friend who goes to her church, “Sammie.” I am in such awe of how good God is to give us one another.

I think it is a little taste of what heaven will be like when we see each other face to face for the first time and we already feel like family. I can’t begin to do justice to the weekend we experienced in the fellowship of Christ, with my own sister by my side. It was nothing short of a taste of heaven. So, I won’t try but I will leave you with a quote to give you a glimpse of what it all was about. Apprehend that for which He apprehended you.

“You are more than what you’ve become.” –The Lion King, 1994.

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18 thoughts on “Fiesta mis amigas!

  1. I just know you’ll have a awesome time ….although I can’t attend, my thoughts and prayers go with you sweet siesta!

  2. I leave in the morning. So call me when you arrive. I’ll be there to love and to cherish you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn’t that a song??? he he And we will so worship our beautiful God together!!!! I’m at Panera’s for a quick minute—gotta get back to the ranch to my son—his first day of school was so hard for him losing all his buddies of 11 years.

  3. Annie
    When you get back from San Antonio can we make a date together?

    I am unexpectly unable to go!

    I am so grieved over it but I know it is what is best.
    Your Siesta
    Angie

  4. Wish I was still coming, I will miss you all very much and will be praying for you all!

    Praying also that we will meet some day soon!
    Have a GREAT time and I’ll be checking back to hear what wonderful things the Lord did during your weekend!

  5. Wish I could be there. I have prayed for you all already. Maybe we will get to meet one day before we go to see Him. Maybe it will be in the air very soon, who knows. Praying for safety for you and others and a blessed time seeing each other and worshipping Him together.
    Love, Mary Lou

  6. What a great time you had!! Wish I could have been there too! I don’t know if I’ll be able to make the San Antonio one or not. With wedding plans well underway and the date not too far off. I was hoping to go back to “Beth” in the fall, but I’ve heard from my friends that went this last semester, that you have to be 18-25 years old to participate. I guess that leaves me out since I’ll be 40 this August!!! Oh well, I think we will stay home and do a “Beth” via dvd. Love to you my sister!! Karen

  7. I wish I could have been there but I am looking forward to the Louisville gathering. One of these days, we’ll do this together!

  8. I know exactly what you mean about knowing hearts before we see faces. I’m honored to know you both ways! You are beautiful inside and out! Thank you for sharing what you learned. I want to chase after Him, too! It’s great to hear you are on fire for Him alone! You got some great pictures. You are in charge of getting our seats in San Antonio, Siesta!
    Love you,
    Angie xoxo

  9. Oh my goodness!!! I was there too! I wish I would have know that you were going to be there. I kept looking at ladies trying to see if I recognized them from their blog pics. I am sure many wondered why this lady was staring at them! The few that I asked, “are you a siesta?” looked at me like I was nuts!!

    I was so touched/convicted by what Beth said about us running not just to win the race but because we are chasing after something. That we chase down what fires us up.

    Face Forward.

    I am spending a few extra days here in sunny Florida!

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