A Weekend of Highs and Lows

Listen, y’all. I know it’s now the middle of the week, but who said you can’t blog about your weekend on a Wednesday morning? Better late than never, right?

We’ll start with Friday:

I had the great joy of meeting my coworkers at Luby’s for lunch to start out my day. After a full day at the office on Thursday because of Girl’s Bible study that evening, I had a slow morning at home on Friday. Little did I know, it was just a snapshot of what my weekend would hold because low and behold, Friday morning (well, it really all started Thursday moring) I woke up feeling about 50% like myself.

That was a low.

But, that meant I got to drink out of my favorite coffee cup. I’m here to testify that there’s not a cup on earth that makes me happier than this one.

That was was a high.

(For those that are curious, the mug is from Anthropologie. They make great gifts! In fact, I’ve been given two. Double the pleasure!)

Once I made it to the office I diagnosed myself with a head cold, a sinus infection and a bad case of allergies. You know I wasn’t’ feeling great when I turned down a free ticket to the Houston Rodeo to see Tim McGraw. Can you say bummer? Mentally I was dying to go, and had one foot in the door, but physically, my body was begging me not to give in. I ended up not going afterall. Although it was wise, that was a low.

However, after administering drugs to myself in the form of Tylenol Sinus and Congestion I was able to attend a party hosted by my friend where she was selling cute jewelry and fun things where the proceeds went towards an adoption fund. That turned into a hilarious, tear-inducing, stomach hurting laughter girls night. Is there anything better? That was a high.


I slept in. That was obviously a high.

Then, in quite the foggy state, I was able to get myself somewhat presentable to meet my BFF for an early lunch at a local Chinese restaurant. Our favorite. The fogginess was lifted by Ellie. Also known as Jen’s baby, and my current obsession.

How could you not be in love with this eight-month-old bundle of love? Sigh.

That was an obvious high.

Right after that I went to a one year old birthday party for another friend. I joked at lunch that I need to borrow a baby for the party! I was right. I may have been the only one without a child. Except I’m totally kidding. Kind of.

Can you even stand this smash cake cuteness? Too much. Happy birthday, Moses!

By now you may realize that my life has no lack of cute children in it, and for that I am very grateful.

Straight from the party, I headed to the Woodlands to attend the Chris Tomlin Burning Lights tour. It was the perfect evening to sit on the lawn. Beautiful weather. Beautiful music. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion is an outdoor concert venue that is really neat when Houston decides to have pretty weather. When Chris Tomlin and Kari Jobe sang Crown Him I was done. And I mean that in the most endearing way. What is it about that song, y’all? If you’ve not heard their rendition, I feel sorry for you. It is incredible.

The entire concert was a high. (If the tour is coming to a city near you, I’d encourage you to do all you can to get a ticket and GO). The minute I left I felt myself crashing, and quickly. On top of that, I officially sounded like a man. It was lovely.

That was a low.

I was supposed to sing the next morning at church, but decided right then that it would not be a sweet sound to the Lord, nor to anybody else. So feeling terrible, I bowed out gracefully.

I skipped church the next morning, got a really good night of sleep and nursed my wounds, both emotionally and physically. I hate missing church! My sweet mom brought me chicken noodle soup, and by 5:00 I was feeling good enough to go to the evening service. And I am so glad I did. It was so good! Pastor Curtis brought a strong word on unity in the church, and worship was just sweet.

That was a high.

Although I was on the mend, I woke up Monday morning still sounding very manly (an obvious low), decided I didn’t need an entire sick day, just half of one, but when Sabrina told me to stay home and rest, I didn’t argue. It was best for all involved. You never know how great you don’t feel until you sleep the day away. Apparently I needed the rest.

So, here I am, back and work, grateful to be here and feeling 85% like myself. Praise God!

And now I’m not sure how to end this post. And I’m laughing. Maybe I should just ask you to share a high and low from your week should you care to share it! You know, since it’s Wednesday and all.

Oh, wait! You want to know another high from my weekend? The Passion 2013 “Let the Future Begin” CD was released. I don’t think I need to explain to you that it’s been on repeat since I retrieved it from my mailbox on Sunday. You have to get it!

(You can get it practically anywhere. Target, Walmart, iTunes, and so on. Just don’t miss out on the blessing it is!)

Okay, that was a much better way to end this post. At the very least, it was a takeaway for you, my friends.

Happy Wednesday!


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  1. 1
    Michele says:

    The weekend seems too far away to remember. Having a low today, but wanted to share 2 highs:

    1. Yesterday my friend had a good day. Since his battle with cancer things have been difficult, but yesterday he was bright and upbeat. Win.

    2. I am creating a class on memorizing Scripture and asked on social media what concerns or questions people have. I was happily surprised to see that so far all of the responses are issues that I covered in my book. That feels like an affirmation that we got it right and the book will help people. We’ll see what God does with it.

    • 1.1
      Lindsee says:

      Michele! I love hearing that about your book. So encouraging! Praying God uses it to bless those that get their hands on it. So proud of you!

    • 1.2
      Lisa from Philadelphia says:

      That’s so cool that you’re creating a class on memorizing Scripture!! Just memorizing scripture for the Siesta Scripture Memory Team is challenging enough! I love it; just challenging. I’d love to know what you do for this.

    • 1.3
      Debi says:

      I would love information on your Scripture memorization class! I struggle so much with this, and am slowly working on memorizing the book of James!

      • Michele says:

        Yes, Debi that is why I wrote the book! – I memorized all of James in 25 days and I did not even intend to do level 5! The key was that I read it out loud every morning as I was doing the study. Come find me on the fb page above and I’ll give you the info. You can do it, God will help you! 🙂

  2. 2
    Mary H. says:

    Did you already announce the winners of the book by Big Mama?
    Did I just miss it?

    Just wondering!

    • 2.1
      Lindsee says:

      Hi Mary! Since that was a really busy blog week, I decided to just email the winners so it wouldn’t get lost in the mix. Blessings!

  3. 3
    Jennifer says:

    Is it bad that I can’t even remember what I did this past weekend?? and I’m only 32!! Maybe its time for some Ginko Biloba 🙂 As far as the week goes…crazy busy at work (low), but getting to fellowship with the body to night at church will be the high!

    Thanks for sharing you weekend, it brightened up my lunch break 🙂

  4. 4
    Lisa says:

    Lindsee, great post…sounds like you made the most of the weekend even though you weren’t feeling well. I’d love to share what I did this weekend…major high….Sunday night a local college hosted the 3 in 1 tour with Mandisa, Brandon Heath and Laura Story. We packed that chapel full with 1300+ and had some church up in there if you know what I mean!! They ended the night with a Revelation Song medley and it just brought me to tears. It was just a fabulous way to wrap up the weekend! Thanks for letting me share!

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    Jenn says:

    High for the week……I’ve been sending “devotionals” I am writing to my friend to encourage her for what she’s going through and the simple “thank you’s” and “i love you’s” that I’m getting back because it’s helping is overwhelming me because it is totally God who is working through me.

    Low for the week……my sister is heading to Cleveland Clinic on Monday. We have no idea what is wrong, but whatever it is, it’s getting worse. She is the strongest person I know, and hearing fear in her voice, is putting me completely out of sorts. We are only 15 months apart and I’m her big sister. I walked this road almost 5 years ago when we found out I had lupus, but her issues are far more severe than mine were and we know it’s not lupus. It’s just plain scary right now, but we have a HUGE GOD that heals and I’m just praying for an absolute healing miracle and if not that an answer, a plan, and a next step.

    • 5.1
      Sharon says:

      Jenn, I am praying for your sister for healing and for peace and comfort for her, you and the rest of your family.

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    donna huneycutt says:


    I have to just say amen to the Chris Tomlin tour comments. He came to the event center in my county in North Carolina. Usually when we go to a concert like that, we drive 200-300 miles, have to stay the night, etc. But, we got to see Chris in November – and the event center is only 3 miles from our house. If you can, you must go. I didn’t realize so many of the songs I love are by him. One thing that is neat was when he sang the White flag/I surrender song. The folks behind us stood and were waving what appeared to him on the stage to be white flags. It was so cool – the white flags were really napkins from Taco Bell.

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    Cyndy says:

    My low is a physical complaint, too ~ dealing with very severe osteoarthritis of the knee. In the last month I went from taking long walks in the fields and woods with my dogs and working out at Curves to not being able to navigate stairs or hills and being restricted from walks and gym workouts.

    The high is that I got a tremendous deal on a recumbent exercise bike that the dr says the only type of exercise I can do (besides swimming)!!! A deal that included free delivery and set up in my home which is way out in the sticks!!!

    Another high is that the beautiful weather we had in central Pennsylvania over the weekend. There is hope for spring yet!!!

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    Michele says:

    Lindsee. I can totally relate! My hubby and I started feeling “weird” last week, so that led to the weekend, and, even now, sounding like monsters!! (We went to urgent care Monday ~ the same kind head/upper respiratory stuff!) Ugh! I so do not like being sick. So our weekend consisted of all of us (doggie included) laying around on the couch.

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    Shaci says:

    My low for the week- feeling very lonely and invisible to most everyone… not sure why but just feeling lost in this big world! Hoping that my high point will fix this!

    My high point- I leave tomorrow morning for Colorado Springs, Colorado to see my best friend of 21 years and her two little girls! (Low point- I have to work tonight and then drive the 7 hours up there in the morning) I will spend tomorrow night and Friday morning with them and then head to Denver for our Mary Kay Career Conf. I am very excited for this trip! How ever I have only driven 45 minutes away from home by myself so this is a big trip! (I have never driven on the interstate before either!) So pray for me and everyone else on the road! 🙂

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    Kathy Ray says:

    Psalms 19:13 NIV

    Keep your servant from willful sins, may they not rule over me. Then I will be blameless and innocent of great trangressions.

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    Rachel says:

    Oh Lindsee! We are healed by his stripes! Praying He continues to heal you and restore you! I am actually working from home today to take care of my little boy who is home sick from school with a fever and tummy aches. I love that your mama brought you chicken soup, I just made some for my boy for lunch!! Praying for many more HIGH coming your way!

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    Sandy Bowers says:

    Hey Linds, so glad to hear you are on the mend. Upper respiratory stuff can last so long and take so much out of you! My highs and lows from last weekend…..the low was saying good-bye to my big sister who had come to help me after my surgery last week. Love having her here but always sad to see her go. My high had to be the 15 minutes I spent out on the deck on Sunday….not much time, but we haven’t seen 55 degrees in a long time. Unfortunately, we’re back in the 20’s today. Hope you are feeling better each day my friend. Big hugs!

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    Julia says:

    I’ve been sick the past two weeks with a sinus infection too…my self-prescribed regimen has been Mucinex in the morning, & Alka-seltzer Plus Cold at night (& layers of Vicks vapor rub)…so I feel your pain! But this weekend the “sun shone upon me” and my sinuses began to clear, allowing me to feel normal again (a high)!

    Another high, since I felt better I was able to serve as a volunteer (greeter/ticket scanner) at a Christian Men’s Conference in my city (which meant I received a free ticket for my Dad to go). There were some awesome keynote speakers, such as Tim Tebow, John Smoltz, Joe White, Rick Rigsby, & Willie Robertson to name a few.

    The only low was a lack of sleep, due to Friday’s sessions releasing at 11pm and volunteers having to report back to their stations by 6:30am on Saturday… then we lost an hour on Sunday with daylight savings time!

    But it was all worth it to see my Dad having such a great time at the conference!

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    Jennifer says:

    Can I just add that Chris Tomlin and Kari Jobe are amazing in the Burning Lights Tour? I took my nephew to Toledo, and we had a wonderful, wonderful time. My nephew is 13 and so into music. He would he stayed for another 10 hours if possible. Chris and Kari knocked it out of the park.

    Your blogs are humorous and make me smile. I remember my life at your age as one of go, go, go no matter what. Now that I’m older I take those sick days straight to my bed no matter what. It takes longer to get better! Thanks for sharing your life with us.

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    Sharon Weldon says:

    Church on Sunday was a High. We are going through the Story. Finished Chapter 10 on Sunday. We are fairly new to this church and the Pastor(s) blow me away. The teaching draws you in and I feel like I am walking beside each person in The Story. They paint a word picture and I become part of. I know in reality those in the Bible their stories are our stories.
    The Low, well a couple, one, I felt awful (sick) last night, two, I didn’t get to sleep until 3 ish a.m. Still a little off but I’ll recover.
    To know God is in control is a High.

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    Janet says:

    Enjoyed. Thanks for lifting me up. Lost my youngest son in oct. god is with me but need to read joyful messages. Thanks again

    • 16.1
      Diana A. says:

      O Sweet Janet,

      I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved son.
      I am praying GOD will send you extra comfort today, and that His Presence will be so tangible for this portion of your path!

      We have never met, nor likely will – but GOD knows you intimately. Just wanted to send you a hug!

      GOD Bless you Janet!

  17. 17
    Brenda O says:

    My weekend started Thurs. I took my sister-in-law home, 3hrs south of here. We had a great week together. So actually my previous weekend never ended. My youngest daughter , her hubby & their 2 sweet babies were here. Harper is 4 months old, our 1st granddaughter after 8 grandsons. Her ornery big brother, Marcus, is 2. Our daughters former room mate & her husband from Mont. were here also. As they left my sister-in-law came. We shopped, talked, ate & had a movie day. As I took her home on Thurs. we stopped in TippCity, OH for lunch at Coldwater Cafe. Their English tea cake with warm butter sauce is to die for. It’ll make u want to lick ur plate, Yum. Thurs eve I had my hair cut, permed & color. Spent the night @ my baby sisters house. Fri I had lunch with my friend since elementary school. She lost her husband 1&1/2 yrs ago. She was recovering from a total hip. Did I mention I was in my hometown. From there I drove to Indianapolis to daughter’s house, same daughter from previous weekend. Met hubby there as he’d been working in that area. Loved those babies again! Sat eve we drove back to hometown, had dinner together & spent night in hotel. Sun. we drove home after visiting same sister-in-law. Her husband is my hubby’s baby brother. We were in separate cars. No lows for the wknd. Fri, hubby & I fly to FL to visit another daughter & her 2 sons, Jacob 5, & Joshua 14 mos. So another wknd high.

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    Marilee or "ML" says:

    Thanks for sharing! What a week of highs and lows it is! My man’s birthday was yesterday, and we had dinner out and a date for it – high! High! High! My eldest daughter had her license suspended by the local MVA from a good intention gone WAY bad 6 months ago – can you say WAY low! She gets it back tomorrow – PRAISE JESUS! No more leaving my work to pick her up and take her to her work then return to my work with no parking to be found for MILES! Did I mention she turns 19 on Sunday St. Paddy’s Day, Erin go Bragh! But seriously, my man departs Monday for 6 months in a dangerous area of the world. I covet your prayers for his safety and our strength. Love you all! ML

  19. 19
    Lynn says:

    I have the exact mug you do! I have it at work and because it has my initial on it I hope others will not be tempted to use it. Actually to be sure they don’t I lock it in my office every day when I leave:)

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    Sue Matrunola says:

    Glad you asked Beth! Highlight of my Wednesday… watching Break Free DVD 1 for the 3rd time in 4 days! Just one more day of bookwork in week one and I get to delight myself with DVD #2! This is my 5th time on the bus tour. So glad the scenery looks different after 12 years! BTW, I too have a wonderful women’s ministry birthed from my first time on the tour! Oh, I’ve broken free alright, but what a sweet memory of what I’ve broken free from this time around! Praise Him!!

  21. 21
    Barb Rowe says:

    Sweet blog. Thanks for being real. Have been that 50-70% person myself the past several days but my health and wellness store and knowledge got me through without “getting it” fully! Thank You Lord!

    Got to spend time making my nest Spring worthy, can I say I am ready for Spring with some fresh arranging and Easter themed pretty’s around. Easter Tree done. I love this tree and keep it up all year and just change it as the mood arises or the season! Tried to post a pic but will have to find me on FB I guess.

    And speaking of thanking Him!! I have tickets to the concert tomorrow night in Ft Myers,FL and can’t WAIT!!!

    Got home from a confusing evening and was majorly attacked by Satan and so turned on my copy of “Here For You” which is a Passion CD that I am mad about!!! EVERY SINGLE SONG IS AMAZING!! SO can’t wait to get the new one!

    Ans speaking of that very thing…worship, that is. I am about to post this on FB and would like to share it with ya’ll.

    “In worship, there is NO PLACE that is free from God’s touch. (Why I run there every time I get the moment) Resistance pushes Him away. And so worship is a response-an active, open, unguarded response to God, whereby we declare His worth in an intimate manner, leaving Him room to touch us, to flood us with His peaceful presence.” by Charles Swindoll “Growing Deep in the Christian Life” Verse for added emphasis, “You are my hiding place; You will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” Psalm 32:7

    I hope this lifts us to the throne and sends out with our song! Praying you are feeling much better by the time you read this post sweet siesta sista Lindsee! Will post back when I am off the clouds after tomorrow night!

  22. 22
    Betty M says:

    Hey! Lindsee!!!
    Would you believe I can totally empathize with you as I am on the same journey!! Health wise that is!!! Felt it coming on after last Wed when afew of us gals went out for lunch and shopping at antique stores etc!! It was a high until a big piece of tooth fell out!! That was a real low! Especially after spending $500 on glasses the day before!!! So then over the weekend I felt this sinus congestion etc but who has time for the pain when on Sun AM you have a quiver of 5-7 yr olds looking forward to SS and you are there to share Jesus with them and of course your cold!!! That was a high! Was gone most of the day on Sun so by Mon it was very apparent I was sick so I laid low!!! Tues was a very big high and I felt better too will not get into the specs of this day other than to say I see the Lord’s hand moving in our lives in a really neat manner and that is a real high!!
    Then last night hit! I missed Tues eve Bible study as I was gone all day and had no spunk left for anything but bed.
    So,loaded up in head congestion medicine, a cough drop and Vicks Vapor Rub and dared anyone to get close!!Long about 3 AM the tickle started in my throat as the cough drop was long gone, so up to the medicine cabinet I went! By the way this was all a very big low!!! Got the tickle quieted down again but realized what I took did not help the congested head! So, up for another exploration journey through the medicine cabinet again!!! Found some head congestion stuff and propped up the pillows and was ready to get comfortable by now I am the only one in this bedroom. Ebby my minischnauzer decided she had enough of this too and decided that was the time for “playing toys!” She would jump up in bed and deposit a toy right by my head, so twice I threw it and it hit the bedroom door with a thunk once! So, from 3-5 there was little in the way of rest so I decided to have my quiet time! Being blessed by that, I finally went to sleep at around 7 and then the house was pretty much awake!!! A whole lotta lows!!! Am hoping I can get over this with out seeing the doctor yet this week.
    Will see what this night has in store!!!
    The first day of spring is upon us and the hope of a new season of high expectations!!! Take care of yourself! Cough! Cough!!
    Betty M

  23. 23
    Dawn says:

    Lindsee, just wanted to say how much I loved your post. So funny, so easy to relate to. Those of you with that special gift of putting words together in such a concise, creative style amaze me. thank you for sharing. You are very special to me because of a phone conversation we had a couple of years ago. Tears are welling up now but I will share it another time. thanking God for you tonight and all at LPM. I truly think I would be lost without y’all.

  24. 24
    Joyce Bailey says:

    did i miss something? i cannot find where the list is for those who won prizes re: earrings. Help!

    • 24.1
      Sandy Bowers says:

      Lindsee wrote in an earlier comment that since the blog was so busy last week, she e-mailed the winners instead of posting the names. She didn’t want folks to miss it in all the busy-ness.


    • 24.2
      Tiffany M says:

      Hey Joyce,
      I believe they emailed the winners this time and didn’t publish the list. Be blessed~!

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    Joelle Roibal says:

    Low point~
    I poured out my confession in prayer that I had been sour to my kids RIGHT AFTER finishing Unglued (a book about reigning in those sour emotions, etc)

    In that same prayer I asked God to fill me up with Him and teach me more about Him. So then, He changed the subject and gave me a hug in the form of a new and interesting fact I never knew about the Psalms of ascent that He knew Id love. This was precious to me.
    That was a high! 🙂
    (Also, Beginning the last 6 days to teach my teen to drive is both low and high)

  26. 26

    High: Church! And lunch afterwards with another new group of friends

    Low: Near tears, standing on a sidewalk, wanting to get a ride to a couple of places and I couldn’t. My lack of Mandarin knowledge and my two drivers who know me were nowhere to be found that day. I just stood there for like 15 minutes aware of my vulnerability, feeling so inept. I finally returned home, mission not accomplished, and started studying Mandarin again.

  27. 27
    Michele Gibbons says:

    Hey Lindsee, thanks for sharing your highs and lows – sounds like you’re getting the victory! My high point was when my one son graduated from Teen Challenge (Rehab); and the low was when my other son asked if I would be very disappointed if he had a boyfriend. I pray for wisdom and strength for the days ahead. Thanks for your fun posts, life gets too serious sometimes. Hugs.

  28. 28
    Jane K says:

    Hi dearest Beth:

    I just had to telll you that, although I very seldom read your blog (So, to be honest, I’ve probably read it only a handfull of times), I am a lover of your books and have hidden many things in my heart that I call to mind often from “Get out of the Pit” and “Insecurity”. I have so many different colors of highlighters in “Insecurity” it looks like Joseph’s coat of many colors when you open it up!

    Anyway, over this past weekend, God distinctly pressed my heart to pray for you. Of course I did. This was repeated a number of times throughout the weekend. I just keot praying for you. Because even though I am a total stranger to you, you (through your writings and hearing you speak at conferences) feel like a dear friend to me.

    During the last couple days, I’ve tried to remember to check your blog, because I was curious whether you would mention anything that had occurred during the weekend, for which God would’ve asked me to pray for you. Hello!! You were sick. And you had just posted another blog post asking your Siestas to share how God had their backs. I wanted you to know that God also had your back last weekend in snowy Michigan.

    I also read the entire closet post and was riveted. Serious. My oldest son went to TCU in Ft. Worth to get his masters and truly fell in love with Texas. He wasn’t there too long before purchasing his cowboy boots. We were both online, also on the phone, looking at options. Let me say I was a wee bit stunned to know that you could pay $300 for cowboy boots and they weren’t even the expensive ones. 🙂

    I also feel compelled to tell you that the reason I seldom read your blog is not due to lack of interest or natural affinity! Each time I read and re~read your books, I feel in my heart that we could be good friends. And not just because of the similarity in backgrounds and heartaches …. because I thoroughly enjoy Starbucks, cute clothes and being in a love relationship with our Lord Jesus. Not necessarily in that order!

    Alas, the reason I seldom read your blog is because at age 51 I am the mom of an almost-four-year-old little girl adopted from China last spring…Kendal. 🙂 I also have my “Texas” son who is a PhD student. and two teenagers at home: one of whom is a cognitively impaired, chronically ill amazing lover of Jesus. We live in Michigan and have been to our hospital in Chicago ten times in the last nine months; twice by ambulance.

    As I type this, I wonder whether there is a limit to how much I can write here. 🙂 Anyway, I’ll stop here. Believe it or not, I haven’t quite told you my whole life story here. 🙂

    As I click “submit”, I pray that you will be blessed to know that God had your back this weekend, asking me to pray for you.

    With a Siesta’s love,

    • 28.1
      Jane K says:

      Clearly I did not do a thorough job of proofreading this, which clicking “submit” and praying. Haha.

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    Angela says:

    High for the week….I went on a date with my 10 year old nephew. I drove since he has to ride in the back seat.We discussed Jacob’s dream and the ladder to heaven. He expressed he thinks he now believes in God. (amazing moment) Low…My Mother is headed to MD Anderson for testing today.

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    April Jones says:

    Hey Lindsee! My high for the week – I totally LOVE that mug you posted a picture of, so I popped on Anthropology’s website – and bought myself one! AND bought one for each of my 3 year old’s daycare teachers for teacher appreciation week – cha ching! Love getting a jump on that! It isn’t until April!!! woohoo!

    Low for the week – my husband has been having pretty severe chest pains for over a week along with a whole lot of other symptoms – we’ve been to the ER and ruled out a heart attack and have done the stress test thing (no results back on that yet). Hoping to get some answers from his dr. on Tuesday, but the waiting, worrying and fear is becoming a bit overwhelming on this wife and mommy! He is so healthy and strong that I just am not dealing well with the reality that there might be something wrong. Would covet everyones’ prayers.

    Love this community!


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    Andrea Cantu says:

    I have had a great week thank You Jesus but my Wednesday high was that my baby girl turned another year older-12. Usually she is not a happy camper during her birthday because it is Spring Break and no one is around to make a party but thanks to the some awesome church family that we have she had a party yesterday. It was a good day; we felt the love all over the place. I am very blessed with the people in our lives.

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    Kim says:

    This last week:
    I had mites. Have no idea how I got them but I did. Terrible itching. Had to wash everything! I’m not so itchy and bumpy anymore. Got this and bed bugs once visiting Hawaii about 7 years ago.
    My little two year old has a skin infection, treating with antibiotics. Had to visit the pediatrician two times and three times to the pharmacy. Her skin is clearing up.
    My nine year old boy had a huge infection in his gums under a previous filling and had two teeth extracted. He was very very sick for a couple of days. On antibiotics and doing much better now.
    My husband hurt his hip out riding a snow machine where he fell into a gorge. A lot of pain and bruising but he is feeling a lot better now.
    And finally my six year old girl keeps getting mouth sores that we think my be triggered by stress or fruit? But she seems better today. I think spring break is helping and all the lying around we are doing to help the eldest fully recover.

    The high is we are all doing better! Praise God!

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    Rachel says:

    High…got a new job
    Low…quit the job the next day
    Lesson learned….sleep and pray on big decisions before you make them, allow time for God to raise the red flags high enough to get your attention.

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    Kim B. In Az says:

    Love this post. I am glad I am not the only one who struggles with highs and lows. A high for me this week is that Bible study went well and was well attended last night. The low would have to be how I am reacting to people lately. I seem to be kind of harsh sounding in my communication lately. Not sure why. And well you can imagine what that does for ones relationships with others.

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    Sandy Laird says:

    Highs? Getting to spend time, play games, make waffles with my precious grandbabies. Too sweet! And having a prayer answered so sweetly by our Father. My son’s trip to the oral surgeon went “surprisingly smooth” according to my son. I let him know that we had been praying for him for a few days. We pray that he is able to see that all good things come from this Father who loves him tremendously.
    And the low? Our study group is finishing Beth’s study in James. The study of this book is changing my life!
    And thank you for your blog – brings a smile to my face. Blessings to you and through you!

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    Ashlie McDonald says:

    My low of the week:
    Not knowing what health issue I have. I have a lot of symptoms but doctors haven’t been able to figure out what is wrong with me. I experience pain/discomfort daily.

    High of the week:
    Trying to treat my body with healthy eating! I have cut out refined sugar, gluten, and dairy and it’s been so fun to make healthy meals, an assortment of smoothies, and juicing!!! I have lost 5 pounds and feel great. My symptoms aren’t gone, but I am trusting God that in His time He will heal me!

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      Brandy says:

      It can be so frustrating not knowing what’s wrong. I dealt with that a few years ago and it was awful. I hope you get some answers soon! And great job on actively pursuing a healthier lifestyle!

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    Diana A. says:

    My high is getting an email notification of a certain blog is awaiting!!!

    Low – tired this week, fighting my own infection.

    May GOD shine His Light upon you – sweet Lindsee!

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    Cindy Finley says:

    Beth, so glad you’re feeling better! High this week? Daughters home from college for Spring Break. LOVE having all the chicks home. Low this week? Broken dishwasher.

    And, Beth, I posted at my blog highlighting some of your message from Passion 2013. My oldest daughter was there and I was streaming at home. We always do a Seder during Holy Week, and so your message was particularly meaningful. Thanks so much!

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    Jordin says:

    I’m glad you are feeling better, Lindsee!
    The high of my week was preaching during the Sunday morning service at my church for the first time! The low was finding out about a big medical struggle that a close friend is going through.

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    Carrie says:

    I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. ps 32:8 NIV

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    Mindy vG says:

    This was a super cute post Lindsee…to which at the end of reading it I immediately went to itunes to check out the Chris & Kari song. Of course I must now purchase the whole album. Truly annointed worshippers. Thanks for the tip! Love from Bavaria

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    Chris says:

    I love you all! Thanks Beth for everything. I’m finding my voice. It’s a slow process but invigorating! Praise God or more than I could list! xxxoo

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    Lela Van Horn says:

    Philippans 2:4. NIV

    Eachof you should look not only to your own interests, but also the interests of others.

    I have a question, Why is it so difficult to locate on the blog where to post the. Twice monthly memory verse? There really should be a direct link. I like doing this, but I am getting discouraged, each time I have to search for a link and hope I am doing or even getting the right path. God is not all that clear, but you are impossible.

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      Lindsee says:

      Hi Lela, on the 1st and 15th of every month, you’ll see a new blog posted just for scripture memory. That is where you post your verses twice a month. I am so sorry it has been so frustrating for you. If you look right above this post, you’ll see our 6th memory verse post for March 15th. Blessings!

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    Patty from Naperville says:

    Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5. NLT

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    Meg Ebba says:

    Lindsee, thank you for sharing your week in pictures, especially the concerts. Do you know that if we do get the rare Christian concert up here, it’s got to be a thing like SoulFest with dozens of acts in a once-a-year event? We don’t have churches that hold more than 2000 people. We don’t have huge Christian bookstores–the closest one to me is over an hour away. This sounds really whiny or like I’m about to charge you to be extra grateful or something but I’m not at all. My spirit was filled–FILLED when I saw those pictures and heard about all those Christian events! It was like God was reminding me that there are places in this country where stuff like that actually happens on a semi-regular basis, where thousands of people gather to worship instead of dozens, where artists can lead worship for people who have actually heard their names. I am so glad to know that exists and that it is blessing you! Because if it is blessing you, by extension it blesses me. Same family, don’t you know. Carry on!

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    Poorna Diaz says:


    Great post! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, we share many, many things in common. If I lived in Houston, we’d be BFFs, for sure!

    Take care, my friend,

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    Brandy says:

    Oh, I can totally relate! Monday night my husband came home from work sick (I’ll spare you the details) 🙂 and then 8 hours later I became ill. We have two little kids-so both mommy and daddy being sick it was a tough 2 days. That would be my low.
    My High is that I joined a weight loss challenge and I hit the 10 pound lost mark! I’ve always struggled with my weight and have issues with self-image. Well, after not wanted to go on a trip to see my family because of the weight I gained with our second child-I decided to get myself in gear and get in shape. 🙂

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    Pat says:

    I love your posts Lindsee! They make me smile 🙂 My high and lows came on the same day. My high was at Mops. I am one of the moms that watches the kids while their moms get some much needed Jesus and girlfriend time. One of the 2-year old boys in my class grabbed my hand and kissed my hand. Sigh. That was a high. The low was that both of my teenage daughters were crying later that day, for different reasons. One couldn’t take her driving test due to missing some paperwork. The other was disqualified in her favorite event in the junior high conferernce swim meet. Sigh. It gives me just a slight glimpse of what my heavenly Father must feel when He sees me, His child, cry or in pain. God is good, all the time!

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    Lesley says:

    Lesley, Cypress,”Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouth except for what is helpful in building others up, according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. “Ephesians 4:29, ESV

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    darla says:

    Thanks, Lindsee! What a joy to read that; I’m glad you got some good rest and are on the mend. Continue to take care!

    I had an amazing “high” this week; I am an advocate in a domestic violence agency and some local ladies hosted a fundraiser to benefit our agency; a fashion and beauty show. I was asked in advance to share some of my story on video to be shown at the event. But the best part was when the models walked out in t-shirts each with one word: Brave, Independent, Strong, Loved, Confident, and best all—FREE. I sat there and thought…wow–those all describe me now. As each girl walked away, each had the opposite word on their back: betrayed, unloved, scared, bondage, weak, etc. I thought—wow—that WAS me, but no more. It was an empowering moment. Best of all….??? This week I’m finishing the “Breaking Free” study. How PERFECT! Then to my complete shock, they asked me to walk on the stage and wave at the end of the production (as a survivor who was in the videos). It was definitely a high.

    I AM FREE 🙂

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