A Little Tired And A Lot Blessed

Posted By on Dec 6, 2010 in The Life I Live, The Things I Believe | 8 comments


This weekend I was back in Birmingham for a reunion of Compassion Bloggers at Deeper Still. It was incredible. The conference, the speakers, the worship, the laughter, the food, the time with friends, old and new…incredible.

I heard solid Biblical teaching from three powerhouse women. Priscilla Shirer, Beth Moore, and Kay Arthur brought “it”. A lot of “it”. So much of “it” that my head is still spinning.

I worshiped with Travis Cottrell and 14,000 women. For me, there is no time I feel more connected to my Creator than when I am belting out (much to the chagrin of the people who have to stand by me) lyrics of adoration and praise. Worship is good for my soul.

I ate AH-MAZ-ING chicken and mashed potatoes with friends who share two of my passions, social media and the good work that is being done to rescue children from poverty in Jesus’ name by Compassion International. Never have I felt less worthy and more privileged to be a part of a group of people. These folks, each one of them, are world-changers.

I spent time (but not nearly enough) with the bloggers who traveled with me to Guatemala. I am so thankful that Guatemala brought us all together. I LOVE these women. Lisa-Jo is an energetic and passionate connector. Ann is one of the most beautiful people I have ever met, inside and out. And Amanda is kind, gentle, smart, funny, and warm.

I returned home Sunday morning feeling a little tired and a lot blessed.

A special thanks to Amanda, Sophie, Compassion and LifeWay Events for hosting us. You outdid yourselves.

Do you like reunions? What is the last reunion you attended?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=673111206 Ann Morton Voskamp

    Lindsey! That, my friend, is the perfect t-shirt: "A little tired and a lot blessed." Can I put in an order for one for me and one for every friend I have? :) Just like you, to go brilliantly thinking up the perfect mantra!

    The time was only too short.
    On the flight home, I missed you already, wished there had been more time to hear more of what's going on in that amazing mind and open heart of yours.

    Every time I'm with you, I'm struck: Lindsey Nobles moves mountains with her mustard seed of faith.

    You are a wonder.

    Soon — I really hope again, soon, Lindsey….

    All's grace,
    Ann

    My recent post why you really are going to get through

    • http://www.lindseynobles.com Lindsey_Nobles

      You are too kind. WAY too kind.

      And if memory serves…I think Keely and I invited ourselves to the farm ;)

  • http://babybangs.blogspot.com Amanda

    I agree with Ann. I wish there had been more time! It was such a blessed weekend. I definitely left that dinner wondering how on earth I got the privilege of being there. You are a treasure, Lindsey. I look forward to next time, whenever that may be!

    • http://www.lindseynobles.com Lindsey_Nobles

      Hopefully it will be over Mexican food :)

  • Patricia

    I loved hanging with you for our late night gatherings and good conversations. You are so fun and easy to be around! I look forward to making a trip out to Nashville and spending more time with you! Thanks for hanging with us and allowing my husband to drill you with questions and dealing with his no nonsense ways. We both think you are truly COOL!

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  • http://www.mollypiper.com Molly

    It was GOOD, wasn't it???
    My recent post Flying Solo Quite Literally This Weekend

  • thegypsymama

    Yes, me too on the too little time to many amazing people to catch up with!! What I wouldn't give for a few deep chairs, cups of sweet tea and hours of conversation with you, Linds! Your life fascinates me and I'd love to explore it with you as a tour guide.

    So grateful to know you!

    Lisa-Jo
    My recent post How to really make kids feel loved

  • http://larryhehn.com Larry Hehn

    The last reunion I was at was when all of my aunts and uncles chartered a bus and came to town to surprise my dad on his 80th birthday. It was so much fun hearing them swap stories!

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