Wednesday, December 3, 2008


"I thank God upon every remembrance of you.  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now..." Philippians 1:3-5

I'll be honest.

I was not looking forward to the holidays this year.  In fact, the thought of Christmas is still a little daunting to me.

But God is good.  And when my skeptical heart said, "Really? A holiday to count my blessings?"  I was met with some pretty huge reasons why I should be doing just that.

There really is nothing like sisterhood.

It was pretty exciting to bring two of my favorite ladies from New York home to Kentucky and introduce them to my childhood community and say, "See, this is why New York is so important to me.  This is part of the community that continues to help me grow and love and change."

People in Kentucky can be pretty skeptical about why New York is a place worth visiting.  I can't count how much I introduced friends from NYC and heard "New York?  That's somewhere you will never see me go." 

But I think we showed them that sisters like this makes a lot of the homesickness, lack of grass and rent checks feel totally worth it.


limpdance said...

You've talked about some stuff Paige Brown said at a conference. Do you know of any way I can download the talks? Thanks

Lauren said...

Unfortunately they didn't tape her at the conference. But you can go to this link and order a DVD of her at another conference she spoke at:

limpdance said...

That's a shame.

Thanks for the link though :)

Sarah said...

Fantastic post. (Still reading here too :) Do you know if they did or have taped/videoed Kathy Keller at talks/conferences? Love Tim's words so much, and have always wanted to hear her...sounds like the conference was amazing--so glad to hear it! Hope you are well! Blessings!