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Back To School - YAY!!!!

Today I dropped Darby off at school for her first day of 4th grade...YIKES!!!! I may share different feelings from most parents but Darby is more than ready to go back to school and I was sharing the same feeling. Darby has had a tremendous summer of theme parks (one more on Sunday in Hot Springs, Ark.), a trip to the beach, tons of activities like skating, swimming and so many play dates I've lost count... So SHE is ready for some structure, earlier bedtimes and a new basketball season.

We are grateful for a summer of safety, fun, fellowship and extraordinary memories!!! I pray for all of our children today as they begin a new chapter this school year, whatever their age may be.

Darby was so excited to see her 4th grade teacher - Mrs. Cortez. Can you tell by that face how happy Darby is? So sweet!!!!

Darby was over me taking pictures but one day she will look back and be so glad I did.

Alright, I will stop my nonsense...

Please send pics of your kids to our Facebook page. We love staying connected with all of you - we are in this together!!!

Also, pray for us this weekend, we are doing our 2nd GOG conference of 2012 - The Beautiful Truth in Jackson, MS on Saturday. I can't express how fantastic these events have become. I am honored to learn from our tremendous speakers as well as joining in on beautiful Worship with Meredith Andrews and so much more!!! Check out for a location near you!!! An event that could change your daughters life!

Hug all of your kids today if you can and remind them how much you LOVE them!!!! We can never say it enough!!

blessings, leigh

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Happy Wednesday my friends! The girls and I have been busily getting ready for our SECOND Girls of Grace conference for the season this weekend in Jackson, Mississippi. Yesterday we went through the entire script for this Saturday, and it is going to be an AMAZING weekend. If you live anywhere close and are a teenage girl, or HAVE a teenage girl, please join us this Saturday.

Click here for ticket info!

This weekend we will be joined by Chris August, Meredith Andrews, and Group 1 Crew, along with some incredible teen communicators! AND, if you're a mom- do not count yourself out. There will tons of useful information and inspiring messages that you will get tons out of!

We truly hope to see you there.

Also, if you are an Arkansas dweller- we will be singing at Magic Springs in Hot Springs on SUNDAY NIGHT! (And most likely riding roller coasters all day with out kids!)

Click here to get more info and showtimes!

A busy but fun weekend ahead for us! Hope to see you on the road-


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Move In Day

It's move in day! My niece Melodie has been living with us and today she is moving into her apartment.

I grew up with a dad that owned a moving company. In fact my first job was a "packer". Hated it! Anyway my sister and husband got in last night driving a truck with her stuff. So we decided to move things last night while it was a little cooler :).

I was remembering back to when we moved to Nashville 20 years ago. In fact, my niece is moving into the same condo complex that Shelley, Heather, and Terry lived in. The layout is the same too so it's a huge blast from the past. I was a newly wed. We had no idea what our path would be or where God would take us.

That was why the name Point of Grace meant so much to us. "we as Christians live every day at the point of God's grace". There were many things that we were unsure about, but we knew God was in it.

It's still so true today. I just got off the phone with a friend who is going through a really hard time. Husband lost his job a few months ago after moving his family to Nashville. They were here 5 months. Now they are moving back home and he was having some back issues, went to the doctor and they found a tumor. Ughh. We don't know what tomorrow holds. But we do have a God who holds it and in the middle of it, there is still God showing each of us grace in the strangest places.

All of this recognized in the middle of a moving truck. Isn't God good?