Friday, April 1, 2011

A Big "Shout Out" for Rachel




Good Morning Company Gals!  I've been looking forward to this post all week.  I'm just been about to "pop my britches" to tell you about meeting Rachel and our Spring Event last week!


Let me just say, it was AWESOME!  From the time I picked Rachel up at the airport until I took her back, I felt like we had been friends for a long, long time.  She has the sweetest spirit, the kindest heart and radiates with a love and desire for our Lord.


To make the time even more special, Lydia Cate and her sweet 5 month old Amber came over and it was a blessing that she was able to make it over for the event.  And, I was doubly blessed by getting to have both Lydia Cate, Amber and Rachel spend the night in our home.






Rachel was a definite "hit" with the ladies who attended our Spring Event.  She stirred our hearts, made us laugh and left us wanting more.  Now, you know when a speaker does that, it had to be good.  We were not looking at our watches wondering when it would be over, we just sat and soaked it all up.  And, I must tell you that her entire talked centered around her donkey, Flash.  Yep, that's right!  Her subject was "Donkey Principals" and let me tell you, if we all lived by those 3 powerful principals, we'd be so much better off.  It was truly a night of blessing.


The only regret I have is that every one of you could not be attendance.  Oh, what fun that would have been, but we did have another Company Gal join us for the evening from
about 25 miles away and she brought two of her friends with her.  We're so glad Lyndsey could join us!




One last word.........if you are ever in need of a speaker for the  ladies group at your church, I highly recommend Rachel.  You hearts will be blessed beyond measure and you will not be disappointed.  I have heard the comment, "she's the best speaker we've ever had" over and over this week.  And, ladies we've been having this Spring Event about 10-12 years, so that is quite the compliment. 

I know the Lord will continue to use Rachel as she follows His leading in this area of her life.  

I look forward to the next time I get to be with her.

Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

16 comments:

  1. Lea, you are so sweet! I felt exactly the same way about you - like we were old friends who'd just met! I guess that's what you call "kindred spirits." Thank you for hosting us in your beautiful home and sharing your southern hospitality with Lydia Cate and me. I am still flying high from last week - getting to experience the Holy Spirit's power in my weakness was beyond exciting. Your kind words have encouraged me so much.

    If Flash only knew how inspirational he is out there in that pasture, we would never hear the end of it. Who would think that God could use him (or me!)....but then God is full of surprises.

    Love, Rachel

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  2. Sounds and looks like such a lovely time. I am glad that the Spring Event was a hit. Thanks for sharing the pics.

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  3. Oh, I am still so sad that I couldn't go...I am moving mountains next time! We totally need to have a Company Girls get together...how fun would that be? Thanks for sharing with us...at least we can live vicariously through you!

    And, by the way, how adorable is Lydia Cate?

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  4. Yes! yes! yes! I agree completely! What a wonderful time it was. Thank you Lea so much for having Amber and I. I too am still talking about and living high off that 24 hour trip. Thank you again Lea and Tommy for everything. You both are a blessing. It was a privilege to be in your home and visit with you. I look forward to seeing you again. And I'll just tell you I'm praying for an opportunity for a company girl get together in the near future. What fun that would be!
    Have a blessed day Lea.
    Love you!
    LydiaCate

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  5. Oh my, that sounds like such a glorious time...lovely ladies gathering to laugh together and to see how God can use everything in our life to glorify Him...even a donkey named Flash...if Rachel ever speaks in the Northwest Arkansas area, I will be there...thank you so much for sharing your pictures and weekend with us...to God be the glory...:)

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  6. It looks like you had a wonderful time, I'm so glad it went well! Thanks for sharing the pictures, if I'm ever close enough I'll have to come in person!
    Blessings on your day!

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  7. How wonderful! What a wonderful spring event that you all experienced. And I would like to hear the Donkey Principles! Thank you for sharing about your beautiful weekend.

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  8. Oh how I wish I lived closer!! It sounds like it was an amazing event and I wish I could have been there! So glad you enjoyed this time of fellowship :)

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  9. This was a great post!!! Thanks so much for sharing about your time with fellow Company Girls. It just sounds like it was a terrific event and the Holy Spirit was there among you.

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  10. What beautiful ladies! Girls, I'm so glad you all got to meet. :) I feel like I've known some of you all my life and I'm certain that it's no mistake that Rachel Anne brought us all together with her blog.

    Blessings!
    -Melissa

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  11. So wish I could have been there. It looks like everyone had such an amazing time! Beautiful!

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  12. So cool! Maybe I can drag you back out to Seattle, Rachel!

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  13. I am right there with Megan as I too live in Seattle. If you ever came here not only would I do all I could to come to the event. I would open my house for you to stay here with me and my family. We love having houseguests.
    I hope to have the opportunity some time before I move back to Norway next year at least.
    By the way, I would love to hear the Donkey principles too.

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  14. Sounds like a wonderful time! Glad the event went well. Have a wonderful week ahead!

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  15. oh it sounds like such a wonderful time, I'm so glad you were able to experience it!
    Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Wish I could've come down. I'm one of the blessed bloggy friends who got to meet Rachel in person elsewhere. I'm sure you all felt like instant kin.

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So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!