Two Loves Meet For the First Time

You probably know this already but I grew up in Texas. In Dallas, Texas to be exact. And yes, I am one of those obnoxious people that truly believes that things are ALWAYS bigger and OFTEN TIMES better in Texas – cases in point: the state fair, hair, food portions, and even churches.

This year one of my favorite things is coming to Dallas for the first time.

May 11 – 13 the Catalyst Conference will be in Dallas. Attend and you can hear from leadership authorities including Andy Stanley, Matt Chandler, David Platt, Christine Caine, Donald Miller and Craig Groeschel , along with several innovative thinkers and practitioners like hip hop legend Rev Run, best-selling author Scott Belsky, International Justice Mission founder Gary Haugen, long-time activist Dr. John Perkins, ESPY winner Scotty Smiley, and charity: water founder Scott Harrison.

And be sure to get there on Wednesday to catch Catalyst Labs featuring innovative thought leaders like Michael Hyatt (my extraordinary boss and Thomas Nelson CEO), Mark Batterson, Scot McKnight, Mike Foster, David Kinnaman, Samuel Rodriguez, Esther Havens, Shaun King, Anne Jackson, Gayle Haggard, Jon Acuff, Lecrae, Margaret Feinberg, Chris Seay, Vicky Beeching, Eugene Cho and others.

Catalyst Dallas 2011 Preview from Catalyst on Vimeo.

The early bird deadline for registration is THIS THURSDAY so be sure to register before then. Oh, and you can use the RATE CODE FOB and save an additional 15% off your ticket prices.

What’s your favorite thing about Texas?

Mine: Easy. The food. Tex-Mex, hamburgers, chicken fried whatever…it all tastes better in Texas.

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dog Molly, 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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  • http://mandiesmumblings.blogspot.com mandie

    (Um, I don’t love Texas.) I hope we can still be friends. :)

    I interned for a year in San Antonio, and hated almost every minute of it, and am not super interested in ever going back(terrible scorpions really did me in!).

    I still like you, though. :)

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      We can still be friends. :)

      • http://mandiesmumblings.blogspot.com mandie

        If you’re ever near me, in Albuquerque, though- look me up. :)

  • http://kristenethridge.com/ Kristen Ethridge

    I am an eighth-generation native Texan and am now living in the Metroplex after 5 years on the coast. I totally agree with you. I LOVE LOVE LOVE being a Texan. You can’t beat authentic Tex-Mex and nobody makes a brisket like my husband. Mmm. Now I’m hungry.

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      You’ve got me hungry too…

  • http://twitter.com/melissa_rae Melissa Brotherton

    Wow! I wish I lived in Texas… :)

  • Bianca

    i too have the pleasure of living in (Austin)Texas!!!!

    I love the weather, the people, the food (of course), and the cowboy boots!!!! :)

    • Bianca

      oh! and i’ll be at Catalyst Dallas! See ya there! :)

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had a few cups of coffee in Texas. Beautiful state!

    Being from the best coast – I’d have to say my favorite thing about Texas – is that my Giants beat your Rangers – IN TEXAS to win the world series last year. :) Bring it!!!

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      Funny…I never grew up that much of a Ranger’s fan so I will let you gloat :)

      • Anonymous

        Well, that’s no fun. And now I feel like an idiot. Sorta. :)

  • http://www.esauproject.com Julie

    My friend Nancy lives in Dallas. That’s probably my favorite thing since I’ve only been down there once. I’m hoping to make the trip down there for Catalyst, though. Can’t beat it when I get to visit with my friend and go to Catalyst!!!

  • http://www.lehappymelanie.blogspot.com Melanie

    My favorite thing about Texas is the state pride – being a Texan is so fun and you have an instant bond when you meet others Texans (especially when you live in another state) and you get to talk about all the great things in Texas! I’ve recently been exiled (just kidding!) to Oregon and I’m getting to the point where I really can’t wait to return to the Great State…I hope I get to move back sooooon :)

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      So true…it’s an insta-bond.

  • http://www.jeremysconfessions.com Jeremy@confessionsofalegalist

    I agree that the lineup looks incredible. So are you going?

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      Not sure. I’m still trying to figure it out.

  • http://twitter.com/BiancaJuarez Bianca Juarez

    Cowboy boots. Flags with stars. And this BBQ that I’ve never tasted.

    That’s what I’m looking forward to!

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