Good Hair

It is amazing what a new haircut and color can do for a person.  I got my hair cut and got some highlights and lowlights put in it, and now I am a new woman!  My new hairstylist guru Michael at Christy’s Hair Studio and Spa http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christys-Hair-Studio-and-Spa/110067149039025 in downtown Big Spring is a true artist.  I have several friends who have gone to him for years and one day I just decided that it was time for me to give him a try.  Trying out a new stylist can be a very nerve-racking experience.  I went to the same girl for over 10 years.  She is located in north Austin and I am in West Texas.  The haircuts were becoming few and far between.  Yet, I was still having a hard time finding someone in my area.  But, I am so glad that I finally took the steps to find someone new.  Like I was saying before, I am a new woman!  I have not received so numerous compliments on my hair in a very, very, very long time (maybe never).  My husband loves it.  My friends love it.  Even my 5 year-old son has been telling me that my hair looks really pretty.  I would even venture to say that my non-friends (if I have any) are quite envious of the new do!  Can you tell it has given me some new found confidence?  If anyone is in need of a stylist, I would like to HIGHLY recommend Michael.  He is a Picasso.  The cat’s meow.  The cherry on top.  Cooler than the other side of the pillow.  Amaaaaazing! 

He also gave Sam a haircut.  I don’t know if it has had the same effect on him.  I haven’t been able to get him to let me do the fauxhawk since that day.  (Big frowny face!)

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Blogging

I admit it.  I know very little about blogging.  I have had this weblog for probably two or three years.  I am not consistent with my blogging.  Probably because I don’t really think anyone is that interested in reading what I have to write.  But, today, I am inspired.  I have decided that I am going to try to write something everyday.  And, I am determined that I will not be discouraged if no one reads my blog or posts comments.  However, if you do happen upon my blog, a comment would be nice.  Thank you. 

I am inspired by the Pioneer Woman.  Here is her link www.thepioneerwoman.com  She inspires me.  She blogs about all the things that interest me at this time in my life-homeschooling, recipes, quilts, family life, photography, home projects and my favorite store-Anthropologie.  I happened upon a blog that she wrote about blogginghttp://thepioneerwoman.com/blog/2010/09/ten-important-things-ive-learned-about-blogging/   She says that you need to blog often.  So, I am going to do this.  Even if it is just something very short. 

My husband, John also inspires me.  He believes in me and he thinks everyone should read my blog!  I am so thankful that he thinks I have something important to say.  Either that or he wants others to share in what he has to endure! 

Others who have encouraged me to write are Gail McWilliams www.gailmcwilliams.com, John Stanko http://www.johnstanko.us/ and my very own sister C.B. Grace   http://cbgrace.wordpress.com/.

So with all of that said, this is my first post in a long time and hopefully the first of many more to come.

Infusion 2008

As a large part of our women’s ministry, we have an annual women’s conference.  This year we decided to brand our conference.  It is called “Infusion”.  Every year now we will have our Infusion Women’s Conference. 

We held Infusion 2008 last weekend, June 20th-21st.  Our theme for the conference was “A Dance with Destiny”.  As a team, our committee felt led in this direction because it is such a prevalent topic in our society right now.  We all have a purpose and there is no better way to live than to be walking with passion while pursuing your purpose. 

Tisa loves this!Tisa Sanderson was our MC for the event.  Judy Brisky and Kami Collins were our featured guests.  Judy Brisky is from Southlake, TX where she and her husband are in ministry at Gateway Church.  Kami Collins pastors along side her husband Clint here in Big Spring, TX at Life Church.  Both ladies were wonderful speakers.  They were humorous yet sensitive, witty and relational, and most importantly they brought forth the Word of God and ministered to all those who were present.  We also had an incredible worship team assembled with Beth Cassel, Clay Collins, Jason Sanderson and the musicians from Life Church’s worship team.  They really ushered in the Holy Spirit and set the tone for the whole conference.

In keeping with our theme, that Friday night, after Judy Brisky spoke, we had a dance in our youth room.  It is a pretty large room, so we cleared everything out except a p.a. system and a large disco ball (that’s right, we hung a disco ball!) and the ladies let loose.  We were nervous that people wouldn’t want to dance, but, boy, were we wrong.  We even have pictures to prove it!  We also set up a large table with chips and dips and drinks and served a large sheet cake with our logo imprinted on the top.  It was much fun!

On Saturday, we served a light breakfast before convening back for worship and to hear Pastor Kami speak.  After a short break, we had break-out sessions where several different speakers held classes and spoke specifically on a certain topic.  Since our theme was about destiny and dancing,  all the tied into that and really served as a way to get the women into smaller groups where they felt more comfortable to open up and get ministered to if they so desired.   The titles for the break-outs were: 

  • The Argentine Tango with Kimberly Long-Our walk with God is like unto a romantic dance.  We long to be held passionately close by our Savior.  And, as we make advancements in our walk with God, we sometimes find it difficult.  However, the difficult times are what yield more intimacy with Him. 
  • The Waltz with Martha Cook-Like the Waltz, learning to walk with the Lord is not complicated.  Learning to trust in HIm and to listen to the Holy Spirit helps you find God’s grace and enter into a refreshing place of rest.
  • The Rumba with Christina Segundo-The Rumba is a dance that emphasizes the man’s strength (God) and the lady’s femininity (us).  The man creates a frame (His plan & purpose for our life) through subtle movements (the Holy Spirit’s leading) in which to present her.

After the break-out sessions, we had lunch at a local cafe called “Just Peachy”.  They are located in an old house and the decorations make you feel like you are at a tea party.  It was the perfect atmosphere for a large group of women diners.  Also, throughout the conference we had doorprizes.  Local vendors around town donated all of the doorprizes.  As a promotional part of the conference, we had t-shirts and writing pens with our logo available.  We also set up a resource table from our local Christian bookstore, The Master’s Touch. 

Overall, it was a huge success.  I feel so blessed to have been a part of such an event.  The team that put this together gets better every year.  I admire and respect all of the women involved for their committment and there love for God’s daughters.  As Judy Brisky said, “You Rock!” 

I can’t wait to see what God puts together for next year’s conference!

  Not everyone on the team is present in this picture.  They really danced!  See the disco ball?!  What an awesome team!

Infusion 2008

The WLC (Women of Life Church) are proud to present Infusion 2008-A Women’s Conference.  I am so excited about the progress our committee is making with this year’s conference.  This is our fourth annual conference, but the first year that we have branded the name.  Every conference from now on will be called Infusion.  Our theme this year is “A Dance with Destiny”.  We are bringing in a new speaker named Judy Brisky.  She is a member of Gateway Church in Southlake, TX.  We are so excited to have her come.  Our pastor, Kami Collins will also be one of our main speakers.  She is a very dynamic speaker who uses her wit and humor to deliver the truths of God.  Our conference this year will be June 20th-21st at Life Church in Big Spring, TX.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

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