Monday, October 13, 2008

So Long No Post

Well hello there everyone!

It has been quite a while since I've posted so hope that all out in blog land are doing well.

The last few weeks have been busy ones for me. I am just running myself somewhat crazy trying to keep up with everything that I've been doing. My class is growing quickly. I now have 9 students that I am responsible for and in a room full of young children with autism, that number is rather large! And to add to that, it is only 2 months into the school year! I max out at 12 so we are a little worried about where children will go after I max out. God is in control though and He knows each and every child who will be assessed by our programs and He will work all things together according to His plan and purpose. I just pray that I would be an open vessel for Him to work through in the lives of these kids and their families.

I've also joined a study at BVG with a wonderful group of women! We are doing the study "A Woman's Heart, God's Dwelling Place: A Study of the Old Testament Tabernacle" by our very own Siesta Mama (Beth Moore). This was the first bible study that I completed by Beth Moore many years ago and just was so impacted by her love for the Lord, her knowledge of scripture, and her ability to teach biblical concepts in a way that I could understand. Since that time, I've completed every study that she has penned except "Beloved Disciple" and "Daniel". I am looking forward to her new study centered on the life of Queen Esther! It is due to be released in November. She is my favorite author/speaker and I am just so thankful for what her teaching has done in my life.

So...last weekend my I was able to attend an event called 3:16 by Max Lucado (America's Pastor) along with my good friend Julie. It was held at the HP Pavillion in San Jose so we made a day of it by going to Santa Cruz with her family beforehand. What a full, event filled day! But it was an absolute joy and treat to my spirit to be able to fellowship with wonderful people and bask in the teaching of the Word. I must say that I was so excited to see Mandissa (American Idol finalist) but was quite sad when she did not come over to our side of the stage. I found a new favorite musician. Mr. Travis Cottrell. He is just amazing! I was able to listen to him during the LPL Simulcast in August but that was on a TV screen so it just was not the same as being in the same room with that man and his God given gift of the voice of an angel! If you've not heard Travis, you must do so now! Check out his music at You will be incredibly blessed I promise!

Here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure!

Julie's cousin gave us a little concert! Very fun!

Julie and her niece Rachel

Here we are at the event. We were able to sit
pretty close to the stage!

My favorite new musician! Travis Cottrell

Max Lucado. He spoke of the wonderful words
of John 3:16.


katiegfromtennessee said...

This is cool Bethany! You got to go to hear Travis sing:) I am doing A Woman's Heart too right now with my mentor. I have been getting soo much out of it. God is using it in my life too.



twinkle said...

Hi Bethany! Mandisa is so good! Did she sing Amazing Grace? Travis...NO WORDS! I heart him. Hope you have listened to his song, In Christ Alone...and We Long For You! Stay in THE WORD, siesta friend!