Thursday, July 12, 2007

I Coulda Been A Contender

Tuesday in Pigeon Forge we raced go-carts. I, naturally, ended up with THE slowest car on the lot. Pedal to the metal and I was going no where! The "dad with kid" car passed me.

No matter how hard I pressed, how close I hugged the curves, I couldn't go faster. My car struggled going up the little race track hill.

I came in double dog last. But, if I'd gotten a faster car . . . "I coulda been a contender!"

My Friend Christy Selby

I forgot to mention my lovely and gracious, beautiful friend Christy Selby. Her husband attends the trade show ICRS every year for Derek Prince Ministries, so she came with him this year. We met in the Omni hotel coffee shop.

It was fab to see her! She's so beautiful, kind and lovely. It's been eight years since we've seen each other, but the moment we hugged and started talking it was like we'd talked last week.

She encouraged me, too, in my writing journey. I was blessed. Love you, Christy!

Driving Home

Took I-75 in 12.5 hours today - from Knoxville to Melbourne. I drove straight to Life House for the In The Fire conference. Javi had already started worship, the sanctuary was dark but I stumbled around, found a chair, told the sound man I was there and hit the stage mid song.

After about ten minutes, Javi looked over, grinned and kept singing. We didn't miss a beat. I love singing with him for that reason. We're insync.

It's great to be home. I'm so excited to see my wonderful hubby!

My Sweet Caroline edits are done, but I need to look at one last thing for Leslie.

God is good! I'm believing what I know, not what I feel. I think I'm a little overwhelmed from ICRS.

Family

Had a great time with the family in Knoxville. Too short of time, but loved seeing everyone. Gracie didn't warm up to me until the end - go figure. Such is the life of a 3 year old.

And Soosie was so sweet, (see Photos) but at one, didn't remember me from November. Asa, however, was a cutie. "Hi, Aunt Rachel," he said and ran to me for a hug.

Josh and Caleb are not too old to give me hugs at 13 and 11, but I suppose the day will come.

Pete, Julie, Mom and Grandma are well. Mom's house is lovely.

Pray for me if you think of it.

3 comments:

Rebekah said...

Glad you made it home. Where is the picture of you in the race car?

Kristy Dykes said...

"Pray for me if you think of it." Rachel, I DO pray for you. When I think of you, I feel a bond. And I remember the anointed prayer you prayed for Milton and me at the writers' retreat. Oh, man. Yes, I pray for you, that God will guide and shape your writing.

Deena said...

Father, calm Rachel's heart, and give her refreshment and peace. Enable her to do all You have called her to do, and nothing more. Bless her with clarity of thought and creative inspiration, and continue to use her to bless women like me through her writing. In Jesus' name, amen.