Dust Yourself Off & Try Again

Even though we’ve had a few more lemons to add to the lemonade–primarily Joel having ripped a tendon in his hand and being scheduled to¬† have surgery next Thursday–God is still on the throne (a favorite Beth & Dave Calvert quote) and we are still moving forward.

Here’s the DL on what’s been going on around here…

Despite having our condos robbed, we had a great trip to the beach with 24 adults and 13 children from our church! (Sorry for my lack of photos–my beloved camera was stolen.) But here are a few of my friends reviews :)

My favorite moment’s of the weekend were our “topical conversations”. We thoroughly discussed everything from raw foods to skin care, date nights to mentoring. Praise the Lord for friends with whom you can have REAL conversations!

Another highlight in life was our “Greek Impact Fall Retreat” to the Auburn vs. USC football game. It was aaaawwweeesome!

We took 40 students and stayed at an amazing lodge in Loachapoka, Alabama, that the Lord provided for us. The CCC staff at Auburn were incredible as they organized a BBQ for us, came and spoke to our students, and provided us with a place to watch the game!

Joel and I scored some free tickets and saw several of our staff friends at their tailgates. (Too bad we were obnoxiously dressed in Gamecock attire and was hobnobbing in the Tiger/War Eagle zone! OOPS!)

Our students had a phenomenal time and so did we. Here are a few silly highlights.

Camping out. (Don’t worry–girls were inside, boys were outside!)

Sleeping out under the stars.

Hanging around the lodge.

Teaching time.

Getting ready for the game! (This ain’t no jeans & t-shirt wearing school, you’ll be sure to note!)

And remembering that life is NOT football. Sorry Cocks.

It was by far one of the most fun retreats I’ve been on. We are praying that God would continue to grow the seeds that were planted during the weekend!

So, that’s a little of what we’ve been up to…what about you? We’d love to hear how we can specifically pray for you. We will be designating some time on Friday to praying for our supporters. Just let us know! Thanks to those of you who have shared with us recently.

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