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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Ann Voskamp Teaches Spelling.

Just dropping in to give thanks for all these many gifts from this weekend...  and the week to come. 
My weekend started off with a huge, huge gift…
hearing and meeting Ann Voskamp. 

It was an evening of beautiful worship…
with Psalmist Christa Wells and the soulful voice of Witt Nicole. 
Hundreds of women lifting voices and hearts together...
this maybe a bit of heaven on earth. 
Then what a blessing to hear Ann’s words with her voice, from her heart.
 So many wonderful truths…but I will share just one…Ann is helping her son decode...he asks is it "i before e"in receive ...Ann doesn't remember the rule because of the "c" but if the I comes first you can’t receive.”
How many years have I taught spelling?
I have never seen this simple truth in everyday spelling lesson.

This weekend our family did something very different…
our men(except SIL) headed out to spend a week in Window Rock, Az. 
They will serving on an Indian Reservation through manual labor...
and helping to run a basketball camp.

The Elliott women loaded our van and headed to Florida.

My heart is full to be here with my daughters, grand love...
 and daughter in Love. 
So this week, I am going to soak up this time with them...
pray for the guys in Arizona...
 and soak in all God’s glory that surrounds me.

I pray each one of you have a blessed week and you continue to count all the ways He loves you.

Hearing Ann Voskamp live.
Worshiping with hundreds of woman
Christa Wells
Getting to give Ann a hug and say thanks.
The Elliott guys getting this wonderful opportunity.
A safe trip after 2 full days of driving.
All of us girls in a car traveling together.
God giving us a rainbow as we arrive in Destin.

Driving right to God’s awesome creation…
Ellie first touch of the ocean.

God’s kindness
God’s provision
Blessings press down pouring over… 

 Join me today @ Ann's,  Playdates, and Soli Deo Gloria,


  1. How very lovely to meet Ann and hear her speak. And I see that you are in Destin....a very long way from SW Florida. =( I do love the Gulf beaches of Florida the best...I hope you have a wonderful time with your girls this week. xox

  2. Good lesson from spelling with Ann- love that! Lovely share. Have a great week!

  3. oh i know you girl.. as soon as I heard she was in nashville... i thought..."Oh I bet..."
    and sure enough...not only did you hear here..you got a picture. I bet that is very special to you.
    I am overjoyed for you... that is just awesome.
    and baby feet in the sand...wonderful

  4. What beautiful blessings you share here with us! And meeting Ann, who has changed so many of our lives for eternity .. the beautiful baby's feet touching the ocean -- just warms my soul.

    What part of FL are you in? I'm here, you know :)

  5. Sounds like it was an amazing experience for all of your family members, Ro. And getting to meet Ann--such a great blessing! Thanks for giving us a glimpse into the wonder of it all. :)

  6. Such a beautiful time! All of it! So glad you know to soak it all in...savor it long. Enjoy!

    (love that receive spelling lesson--thanks for sharing it!)

  7. Love that receive spelling lesson. What a great list you have here. Love those toes touching the ocean picture. Priceless. Visiting from Wellspring today.


  8. Linking up right before you at Playdates with God - that sounds like a great spelling tip from Ann!

  9. Random and shallow question: Is Ann tall or are you short? You know, inquiring minds want to know...hee, hee.

    1. both...I am a little over 5'3 but Ann is tall...she also had cowboys boots on...so that made her even taller...:)

  10. What a wonderful experience that must have been! One of my friends flew up to be there, have to admit I was a bit jealous. Hope you have a great time in Florida!

  11. Love the spelling lesson. I remember hearing her say this and really needed the reminder! Beautiful pictures too!

  12. Thanks for the spelling lesson, and so glad you got to meet Ann and spend time with your girls, and for the guys serving...all so beautiful :)

  13. yes, you did it! you met her. Ro, you are so brave. what a blessing. and she is tall--no wonder so thin! im 5'3 1/2 like you ;) oh that sweet baby's chubby legs and feet on the wet sand...beautiful pictures.