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A Great Weekend!!

on October 03, 2011

Happy Monday everyone! We literally just got home off the bus from a great weekend run. The bus rolled in at 6:00 a.m. I woke Spence up and we headed home for a quick shower and to pick up Price. Then hopped back in the car and headed to school. Caroline, Darby, and Spence got to travel with us this weekend, but Price had to stay home due to football. By the way, I'm really sad..... Football season is over for Spence and Price only has one game left:( It's been a good season for both boys. I can't believe that next year Spence will be on the High School football team!!!! STOP IT!!!!! i hope he can get some meat on his bones before then. Sure wish he could have some of mine. LOL!

We started the weekend off, by heading out Friday night to Marlboro, MD (DC Area) for Girls of Grace. As always, it was a fun and fulfilling day of spending time with these precious teenage girls and their Moms. Chris Wheeler was incredible, as always, along with everyone else. I'm so amazed at what God continues to do with this ministry.

However, this picture has nothing to do with the spiritual side of the day.. Mike Alley the wonderful promoter for the event brought us the famous "BERGER" cookies. Made in Baltimore if I'm correct. No joke, the assembly line for dipping the cookies in the chocolate is still done by the hands of two sweet little ladies. And you can tell it!!! Leigh was beside herself on how good they were.

After we finished the day, we got on the bus to head out. We were all excited because Jason Castro rode with us to our next show. Here's a picture of Jason and Spence. Yes, Spence of course had to put it on facebook:) He's a really sweet and talented young man. Shelley had to bombard him with the inner scoop of "American Idol". NO worries!! He shared nothing but good experiences:)

The next morning we woke up to the "cold" weather in Meadville, PA. What a beautiful city though. Did you know that the "Zipper" was invented in Meadville, PA? Pretty impressive stuff huh? We did a matinee show which always scares me because I feel like everyone is taking their Sunday nap in the concert, but we were pleasantly surprised. The crowd was fantastic. AND we got to see some of very special friends/fans after the show. We didn't even know they were coming. All of them have faithfully followed and encouraged us for years. Here is a picture of some of them.

From left to right between us. There is Erica, Jennifer, and Heather. Also Kenny and Renee were there, but didn't get in the photo. We appreciate ya'll so much. You are always a blessing to see:) After the show we headed back to Nashville. It is a first for us, but one that we were really excited about. Our bus driver had a "hot dog" machine on the bus. It's the little things that make you happy sometimes. Any way, we had to try it, so we made Dana run over to the store and by hotdogs and buns. I don't know what it is, but these hotdogs were amazing!

Our driver Chris said that you can buy your own at Rite Aid. FYI! We might have to make a stop this week. We also helped ourselves to some of Shelley's Mom's Salsa that was leftover from the Girls of Grace cooking segment. It's sooooo good!

It was a good weekend. As always, I'm glad to be home, but thankful that God lets me do this job:) Have a blessed week and be a blessing to others.



Denise, I was at the concert at Allegheny College, and other than your FABULOUS music and ministry, and that CUTIE, Jason Castro, I couldn't get the pumpkin mammoth muffin from Perkins out of my mind, so I had to get one today! It was everything you described, it just WASN"T MAMMOTH ENOUGH!! Keep up the great job!! -Dawn M.


My daughter, Sarah, and I were at Girls of Grace, and it was amazing! Thank you so much for this ministry. We were both truly blessed by the whole event. And thank you to Spence for taking the picture of us with Point of Grace :)

Shelley, do you actually need glasses?? Pretty fashion glasses by the way! Love it! :D

A blessed week to you too!!
Brazilian hugs,