Spent the weekend in Hendersonville, NC doing a summer concert with David at 1st Baptist Church of Hendersonville. Packed the place out with more than 750 people creating an exciting show. What always amazes me is how many people come up to us that have been so deeply touched by our show or something we said. Each time I am humbled that God uses us.
Some highlights for me: a girl that has been reading my blog happened to live near enough to actually go! She came to see the “Pounding the Pavement” blog girl! This blew my brother away – we laughed that maybe I should read some blog posts during the shows since they are there for ME!! So – hi to Bekka and her mom! Thanks for coming! I didn’t end up saying much other than my usual fun bantering with my brother on stage – some shows I speak more from the heart, but just didn’t find the right moment for that this time. Sometimes just laughing is the best thing for the soul. And that’s what we all did that night. David put on an awesome show as usual, including the “seestur” act in the middle of the show.
Another super special highlight was my new super sweet, unbeliebably precious new friend, Suzanne who we met at our shows in Charlotte, NC last April. She drove 2 and ½ hours to see our show, hung out with us that night, got a hotel room that night so we could explore Ashville the next day. Drove through the beautiful rolling hills of Ashville,NC, walked through quaint downtown, got a delicious coconut/mango smoothie and then a vegan pizza. David loved it – the pizza – to his surprise. It has been a long time since I have met such a gentle and beautiful spirit. To think she has been so deeply inspired by things I have said to her just simply humbles me. That God uses me at all blows me away. Most of the time we never know how we impact others, but sometimes God allows us to know which provides the much needed encouragement to continue on Soldier!! I love you Suzanne!
Got 2 awesome runs in – through rolling hills, alongside rivers, through parks, on exclusive running/biking/walking paths that weaved through the towns. Loved it. 97% humidity and all.