Thursday, December 08, 2005

Exciting News

Well there is two sets of exciting news:

The first is that I am officially going to the Singles Winter Retreat. I have been waiting to see if I could find a babysitter and Tiffanie ( our Sr. Pastor's wife) has offered to take both kids for me so that I can attend. At first I thought I could just go and learn and fellowship with our church's wonderful singles. But Chris has now asked me to teach a breakout session on contentment. Using my recent studies from the Art of Divine Contentment. So I better get going, the retreat is only a few weeks away!! I was going to start a blog series on what I have been learning in the book but I think I will wait to after the retreat being that I think it's mostly our singles who read my blog ;-)

The second set of news is good and not so good. Our Sr. pastor got diagnosed with strep throat and won't be able to preach on Sunday, which is the not so good part, pray for him! But Chris was asked to preach on Sunday in place of Rich. He will be preaching his message that he taught to the singles on repentance. It was an outstanding message. I'm excited to hear it again being that it was one of those messages that I could listen to again and walk away with something new. For those of you who don't know me I'm not saying that because he is my wonderful hubby. I try to always be a supportive wife but he has preached many messages, some are better than others, but this one was rich with application and truth!


Ryan J said...

That's so exciting to hear that you'll be preaching... err uhhh I mean teaching the ladies :) .. That's too bad Rich got strep, I can't determine who gets sick more often, Rich or Chris. Guess the jury is still out on that

iamchanelle said...

haha! i made those goodies for, did i not mention that? haha!
i LOVE the pic of taylor kissing her brother - that is a classic.
oh, and i may make goodies for our tree decorating night, but i don't teach ladies the joys of who puts who to shame? :) you rock!

Naomiruth said...

:( for Rich, but Yay! I need to hear that message again.

Suzanne said...

You asked if I knew Elizabeth P and Michelle L. YES! I've known them both for many years - believe it or not Elizabeth was 15 when I first met her. All three of us have kids that are the same age (newly 2 almost 2). Mike has a blog -

I also know some member from your church, Don and Shonetelle Moore. I've known them for about 15 years. The were in town last summer! It was nice to see them. Tell them hello from TN.

Sussy said...

Tara, I am looking forward to hearing you speak at the Winter Retreat. I am positive EVERY girl that goes will be blessed by your session on contentment :0)

Love you!

andrea said...

i am SOOO excited you'll be at the winter retreat - and speaking! double plus! woo-hoo! :-)