Friday, August 7, 2015

Global Leadership Summit 2015

This is where I have spent the last two days:


This is my Summit Notebook and I have filled it with notes. I so envy all those “young” people around me taking notes on their phones!! I couldn’t even type fast enough to “tweet” the wonderful bits of information given!

(Not only am I a slow tweeter : ) I am also bad at taking “selfies”! Oh, where is my grand when I need her!!!! She is an expert at all of this!!)

Anyway, this is a picture of my beautiful friend Linda. She is our Church Secretary but this week I have renamed her the

“Face of Cross Road Church.” 

For 2 reasons:
  1. She is the first person you see when you come in our church or first voice you usually talk to when you call. Plus, as in all ‘organizations’ she is the heart of our church – the go-to woman for any needs!
  2. PLUS, she’s just so pretty – not that Pastor Brad, Pastor Bob, Pastor Matt, or Doug aren’t “pretty” – she’s just prettier!  (I didn’t put Audra in this list because she is prettier, too!   Inside and out!)
Anyway, I was fortunate enough to spend these two days with wonderful Christian people!

I chase rabbits so easily.  running rabbit(sigh)

What I’m writing to say….

I am “pressed down, shaken together and running over” with blessings from God.

My ego was bruised, my heart was broken, my heart was mended and I am filled up again and ready to carry on with God’s Work. We all need a good revival to our souls every now and again. It’s what keeps us going.

I have heard good teaching, good leading, and great preaching. I am full.

Thank you, Bill Hybels for Willow Creek Community Church, and for The Global Leadership Summit. Thank you for listening to that still small voice and following His direction.

Thank you, Lord, for giving me the opportunity to live in this season and to be able to drink at the well you have provided.


  1. Sounds like the long of drink of cool water you were in such need of. Praises to heaven, that you have a wonderful church family to love and support you through this and every time. Did I ever tell you that all of my church family at Bison were completely silent during the time of my grief. They left me alone in the wilderness. So happy for you. I miss you. I too have been silent during your time of grief. I hold you in my heart, always and think of you often. When should we meet? I will come there. It is too hot to do anything down here. Are you guys burning up too? I'll call you, or you call me, or both. We can talk books…or anything you want.

  2. I have no idea how you survived w/o a church family. It has been my lifeline. I would love for you to come. Let's get school started and get on a regular schedule again. (Andru is still with me) I would love to have you come here. I am still staying pretty close to home - I find my greatest comfort here. I haven't read a book in too long - still can't concentrate. I can feel the thoughts from you and so many from "home" it means so much to me. I hear regularly from Charlotte B. Love you. Hugs