~ Never underestimate how delicious it is to eat a meal you did not have to prepare or clean up
~ Bathroom humor + farting noises = hysterical. Jeff Foxworthy can make a girl nearly pee her pants when retelling his colonoscopy story.
~ You can always find a friend when you are out of town with 1300 co-workers
~ Perspective makes a world of difference. Case in point, to a Northerner, 60 degrees means shorts and a t-shirt for a 6 am run. To a Southerner, 60 degrees means tights, shorts, two shirts, and a fleece. I had one Southern belle tell me she never works out outside if it is below 61 degrees.
~ Craig Groeschel taught me that the quickest way to forget what other people think about you is to become OBSESSED by what God thinks of you.
~ Dr. Tony Evans can preach and it is fun to be amongst those who worship in ways far different than me.
~ Hearing a prayer in a different language moves this girl to tears
~ Going to Sea World without your children and riding a roller coaster is a lot of fun.
~ Your face can hurt from smiling so much
~ If a supernatural power is within you then it should also come out of you. The Holy Spirit is just waiting for the invitation.
~ Meeting new people is fun; as is their expression when you tell them you are from SD, or that you have four boys, or that your beautiful sister is taking care of them plus her own four.
~ Flip flops in February are fun
~ a stutter (Neal Jeffry), a hearing impairment (Tamika Catchings), or a massively, messed up childhood (Jim Daly) are not enough to disqualify you from ministry
~Mandisa can bring out your inner dancer without you even noticing. Old dance team moves may or may not have slipped out.
~sometimes God can bring encouragement from people you don't even know. One FCA-E huddle member shared how impactful a teaching Chris had done was on his life. If, for no other reason then that, the weekend was worth it.