Thursday, June 28, 2007

Rain Check -

Well, the forecast for tomorrow is scattered thunderstorms, 60% chance of precipitation. High of 77. So I guess the first State Park Friday is cancelled. We are really bummed, but I can't complain about the rain. I feel it is a physical sign of the spiritual outpouring coming. People will have to go to high ground or be swept away. It will wash away the old and usher in a season of new life. It will be refreshing and invigorating. This rain will cause much growth. But as for swimming, today I let the girls slip and slide on the trampoline in the rain, I guess that is the closest they are getting to swimming this week. Hopefully next week will be sunny again.

Friday, June 22, 2007

I have a proposal!!

What do you say to State Park Fridays? 11ish - 3ish. Whoever can come, come and bring your own food. I really had a good time and now that I know Blaise is a little water baby I am not worried about taking all of them. If you have a better suggestion or idea, that is great. I am not trying to be pushy, which I have realized I can be. Just thought a plan would be good. What do you think?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

California Pics!!

Here are some pics from Cali!!

Pretty waterfall thingy in front of the prayer house.
These are some of the beautiful mountains surrounding Redding.

This is the drive up to Bethel Church. I really liked the flags.

Pool of Bethesda in front of the prayer house.

The prayer house.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Happy Birthday Avery!!

Today is my beautiful Avery's 3rd b-day! Here are just a few things I love about my Avery!

* She is sweet to her little sister Blaise.
* She loves to dance and worship.
* She is a social butterfly like her daddy!!
* She says funny phases like, "Hmm, I don't phink so!!"
* She wants to keep up with the big girls so much!
* She loveslovesloves Miles.
* She shares with her friends well.
* She loves her mama and daddy.
* She already knows what mascara and eyeliner are.
* She will lay her hands on you and pray for you at any time.

* She already loves Jesus so much!!

So, on this birthday my prayer for you, my Avery, is that you would know Him more, have more fun, dream bigger, laugh more, dance more, smile more, pray more, obey more, love more, and play more. I pray you would love and be loved like never before. I pray that you will know your destiny in your youth and run after it. I pray that you would be blessed and highly favored. That the goodness and mercy of the Lord would follow you all the days of your life. You are loved by many, especially your mommy!!

P.S. I am throwing her a little party on Thursday at our State Park swimming outing.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

State Park Anyone?

I am planning to take the girls back to the State Park, Thursday the 21st. We had such a great time last time, they have been asking to go back. Weather looks good, high of 89. Anyone interested in going?

Monday, June 11, 2007

Woah!! Woah!!!

OH MY STARS!! So where to begin? God is blessing our trip incredibly. Everything is better than we expected. Our flights were smooth. Our airport experiences were easy. Our rental car was upgraded from a Kia Rio to a cute PT Cruiser, with a sun-roof. Picture Brandi and I cruising down I5 with the sunroof open, hair blowing in the wind, and me singing "Ohh baby do you know what that's worth, ohh heaven in a place on Earth. They say in Heaven loves comes first, we'll make heaven a place on Earth. Ohh, Heaven is a place on Earth" at the top of my lungs. Prophetic . . . maybe!! Anyway, we get to our hotel, and it is better than we expected. This seemed to be the theme of this trip. Went to the night service and it was really good, but at 8:30 Kris Vallaton was still talking, but it was 10:30 our time and this was three plane rides, 1 shuttle ride, 1 sky link ride, and one 3 hour car trip later. So, tired and hungry we slipped out and ate and went back to the hotel to catch some zzz's. Next morning, breakfast then registration. Opening session was phenom. God showed me so much just in the first impartation time. Good Stuff!!! So, this is where it gets good. First session was really good. It was "The marriage of speaking and writing." During this session I had the opportunity to share my book concept to the room. A several people had comments of suggestions. All Good. They seemed to really think it was a needed topic. Then Yvonne, the speaker, prayed over me and when the session ended we left through a fire tunnel. Yvonne kept saying,"published, published" over me. Then she told me she wanted to talk to me later. So we ended up going to lunch. Yvonne, me, Brandi and our new friend Keleigh (pronounced Kelly), our new friend from Georgia. This is where I got the "OH MY STARS!" During lunch Yvonne and I connected well I think. I think this because I got blasted by her in the car on the way back. She prophecied over me and crowned me and broke stuff off of me. It was intense. My head was stuck to the window. She gave me some amazing words, I wrote them down and can share later if you want. Fast forward to the critique session. OH MY STARS!! I was a little nervous. When I walked up she said, "Oh, you're Francesca!!" Her first words were, "I read this book and I thought OHH this is awesome, it has got to get out there, and I haven't said that to anyone yet." I know it word for word because I recorded it. Woah!!! Woah!! The session was so amazing. I am so blessed and thankful and a million other adjectives I can't say, which I am sure surprises Erica. I am so jacked up. We have a hour with Bill Johnson, them some more sessions, Brandi has her critique session, then impartation with Kris Vallatton. There are plenty more details, but this is already getting so long. I love and miss all of you. Pray for safe and easy trip home tomorrow.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Crunch Time!

Okay, it is crunch time. I have to do the laundry. Have the house clean. Pack my bags. Buy some groceries. Organize schedules for the people watching my kids when I go. And, I have to do it all by 4:30. This evening, Billy, Cody, Ashley and I are going on a date. So I have to have everything ready when I leave for my date. We have to be at the airport at 5:30, yes, that is AM people. We fly out at 6:35. I am so excited. Brandi said that if we had a $ for every time we said, "I am so excited!" the trip would have been free. So, I am sure you are asking yourself the same question I am. "If you have so much to do, why are you on the computer?" So in response to that question, I gotta go. Be praying for Brandi and I. Safety, favor, blessings and a catapult into our destinies. I love you!

P.S. If you are reading this, and have no clue what I am talking about. We are going to a conference at Bethel in Redding California. Writing unto the Glory!!!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Swimming Fun!!

Today we went to the State Park. This was my first trip. It was me and 3 of my 4 kids. Pam and 3 of her 4 kids. Brandi and 4 of her 5 kids. Monica and 3 of her 4 kids. And Rachel and her two kids. We brought food and towels and floaties. We had a great time. The kids swam and I got really sunburned. We talked about doing it every week. It is only $4 per adult. That is not bad for a full day of fun.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Any Ideas?

I am writing a book about the relationship between women. The good, the bad, the hard. Anyway, Erica thought I should take a poll and see if you had any good ideas for a title. I was calling it Woman to Woman, but I could probably do better. So let me know if a light bulb goes off.