Cali-Cation

Sorry I’ve been a little “missing in action” around here. I just got back from what we have affectionately named “Cali-cation” where I spent 4 days immersed in fellowship with some wonderful friends.

It was a trip I will never forget. On Monday as I began the long process of saying goodbye, I kept waiting for someone to cue up Michael W. Smith’s “Friends are Friends Forever” so I could unleash the steady stream tears that were just a blink away (it always worked at summer camp).

Here are a few quick highlights:

Listening to Kass and Chad make BEAUTIFUL music as we lounged around Casa Markley.

Coming from behind and beating a competitive “Team California” at Taboo.

Eating freshly baked molasses cookies courtesy of Tam.

Watching Harry Connick Jr. do his thing with the LA Philharmonic on a perfect summer evening at the Hollywood Bowl.

Having the opportunity to pray with Britt Merrick for his family and his courageous daughter Daisy.

Tackling hard questions about life, purpose, and next steps over some delicious Broccoli Chicken Casserole.

Feeling challenged, but empowered, understood, accepted, and most importantly loved.

So…what is going on in your world?

PS – Will you join me in praying for Daisy and the Merrick family? Here is their story. They are standing so faithfully in the midst of a giant battle against cancer. Let’s stand with them.

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dogs Molly and Maisy, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club. She spends her days (and some nights) laboring to end childhood hunger at Feed the Children and to gather, equip and unleash women at IF:Gathering.

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  • oh i love you. i've been thinking about you all day.

    miss you so much.
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  • oh wait, i should send you the picture of the ahi burrito. (the best food you've ever had) =)
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    • i added a handful of my twitpic photos. need copies of you guys' photos.

  • Sounds like a wonderful vacation, Lindsey.
    We are keeping Daisy and family in our thoughts and prayers.

    P.S. Got the recipe for those molasses cookies?
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  • I loved reading this! You spent 4 days with my favorite people – all of whom I've had the privilege to hug in real life, and I've yet to really connect with you.

    Resolution: bug, annoy, and cyber-stalk Lindsey Nobles. 🙂

    • I know. What is up with that? And you live close. We should be friends. No cyber-stalking necessary.

  • i miss your great hair and sassy nibble.

    dang.
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    • yep. sure you are feeling pretty lonely with only 9 people up in that house 😉

  • "Feeling challenged, but empowered, understood, accepted, and most importantly loved." mmmm… makes my heart so glad to hear those words!

    but seriously? i miss you and our late-night drifting-to-sleep laughter… (hello platypus!)

  • Praying for Daisy! (And so glad you had a wonderful vacation!) 🙂

  • Lindsey,

    I am so glad I got to know you! You are such an amazing woman. I miss you already! I had such a great time getting to know you over the weekend. Stay who you are. Don't change a thing!

    I love you!
    Kass

    • Right back at you. I can't wait to see what you do with all that beauty and talent. Big things ahead for you, friend. Take care of my elephant. I will see you soon. Love ya lots!

  • Stephanie

    I love Taboo! Have you also tried "Catch Phrase"? Both games are fun.
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  • new post.

    hi.
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    • hi. is tonight your big tweet-up? who is making the sassy nibbles in my absence? surely..someone.

      • tam

        Tomorrows the tweetup and I can’t stand that you won’t be there.

        And the sassy nibble is reserved for you only. So, until we meet again I shall refrain from it’s perfection.

  • torybee

    Lindsey, looks like you had an amazing vacation! With 3 kids, we hardly go out of state for our vacations, but we're fortunate to live in CA so even going 5 or 7 hours (or less) in any direction can be quite diverse! Happily we're about half an hour from the beach. My husband is on a 2 month sabbatical so we've been doing a lot of local little trips, plus he went backpacking for 5 days with our 10 year old son. (I stayed home with the 2 younger ones)

    I'll be praying for your friends and really enjoyed your photos.
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  • Having you here way too short and we loved every second of it. Our family loves you so much Nibbs!!!
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