Friday, July 30, 2010

Helloooooo Camp Greystone!!

the gazebo
when we went in november
where mom teaches cooking (in the far back)
dear ole bev- where mom stayed the past few years (wondering where we got bev? beverly hillbillies hahaha)
the dining hall

Dear blog readers,

"Ohhhh... welllll.... hello Libby well hello Virginia it's so nice to be back here where we belong!"

We are off to our dear Camp Greystone bright 'n early tomorrow morning! Mom will be teaching the cooking class, Julia, Jessie Rae (we are SO excited that she is coming with us!!!), and I will be working kitchen staff, and Cara will be a camper! We are just about all packed!

I was excited to find out today that a gal named Micah, who was in my cabin a few years ago, will also be working kitchen staff with us!

First year folks who work kitchen staff will be cleaning the dishes of 700 people 3x a day. :o) As Ms. Lydia said, we will have some stellar dishwashing skills when we come home ~:-)

Please pray that everything would go very well! And also that I wouldn't get dehydrated!

We are very excited!

"There's a camp in ole Tuxedo, that's really super neato..."

So, dear readers, posting may not happen so much in the next two weeks. I can send posts from my phone though!

See y'all on the 14th! Hope to see you guys at the conference!

Register here for the conference (register by Aug 7th to get the $35 price, after then it will go up $5 per person)

Ask me about the Pay-What-You-Can policy!


Yours truly,

Lily :o)

Comin up

Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play

Day 16- Another picture of yourself

Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have

Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them

Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future

Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy

Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else

Day 23- Something you crave for a lot

Day 24- A letter to your parents

Day 25- What I would find in your bag

Day 26- What you think about your friends

Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge

Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?

Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned

Day 30- Who are you?

Praise the Lord!


Another baby saved and mother’s life changed this morning!

Praise the name of the Lord!

Thank you to all our staff, prayer partners and volunteers.

God is on a roll here!

Remember Friday has historically been the busiest day of the week @ the Abortion Facility

and parking lot starts filling up around 7:00 a.m.

Abortion facility did not open today until 9:30 and there were only 13 clients.

Let’s not forget that is thirteen precious unborn babies who will not have to chance to live

and thirteen devastated women and men whose lives will forever be changed as a result of this appointment.

Pray for these 13 women and men to receive the forgiveness of God.

Pray for the Women’s Center to close

Pray for conversion of doctors and staff

Pray for Women’s Center’s finances to dry up

On the expansion front:

Yesterday Scott measured for trim and ordered

Interior doors delivered and hung

HVAC pad was formed and poured,

Insulation blown in ceiling,

Landscaping discussed and planned,

Porch and steps will be painted today.

God has been so faithful and the workers have been too.

So far we have logged 725 volunteer hours and about $12,000 of materials donated!

We just had another baby saved this morning too! Woo Hoo doesn't get any better!

Praise the name of the Lord!

Day 14

Day 14- A picture of you and your family


But wow. We seriously need to take more family pictures! This is an old pic!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Day 13

Day 13- A childhood memory

Oh my I have lots!

1. One day I decided to run away. (?!?!?) I had a little suitcase that I packed up with various items. I clearly remember standing at the back door ready to "run away" (like it would have happened!). I remember sweet Julia standing there and crying that I was leaving. I remember her saying "Don't run away!" So I changed my mind and stayed. ~:-) And here I am! :o) (and that was a looooooooong time ago :o)

2. When we were little, we would play hide and seek a lot. Usually we would play it when Mom was at a party or dinner or something and it was just the girlies and Dad. We could never find Dad (or we um got scared ~;-) so we would say "Make a noise, Dad! Make a noise!" and Dad would hoot like an owl. We would eventually find him. :o)

3. When we lived at the rental house (I think it was when I was in 3rd-4th grade), ahhhh we played ALL THE TIME!!! It was so much fun! We played outside every single day with our very fun neighbors, the Andersons. One such activity was making mud pots on the back porch. At the rental house we had a huge back porch that we never used. So instead it was used for mud pots! We would dig up some dirt from underneath the porch and then make pots. It was really fun! :o) The rental house we lived in was between John Overton HS and FRA. So we heard every game, and had a couple of teenagers in the backyard once who were skipping school. There was a soccer field right by the house that had a sprinkler system. One day the sprinklers were going and so we- all three girls + Dad + some of the neighbors ran through it. It was very fun!

4. When we were remodeling the house after the fire, we practically LIVED at Expo. We were there all of the time. But we had lots of fun! We would pretend that one of us was the Expo employee and the other two were customers buying stuff for their house. The shower heads made excellent telephones and we would go "shopping" for rugs and refrigerators and such. One time two girls played hide and seek with us! I think Mom was stressed that her three children were um *cough* running around the store... ~:-)

5. One time Mom and I went shopping. We were shopping for a very long time. I don't even remember what we were shopping for! But I remember Mom saying that if I was good I could pick out a dress. At the end of out shopping extravaganza I believe we went to Dillards or Hechts or one of those dept. stores. I got to pick out a dress! Oooh I loved it! It was a pretty shade of purple with a velvet top. After the Scott girls grew out of it, it passed down to Hannah and now I think Rachel has it. It is so fun to see our favorite dresses on girlies at church!

6. I remember the first year I went to Greystone! Just like every year, I stayed with Mom before camp started and then moved into my cabin. The first year I remember Mom telling me Laura Ingalls Wilder stories before we went to sleep. :o) It has always been so nice to have the lovely mother at camp!! I have never gotten homesick- Mom is always at camp as are the girls and then Dad comes to visit. :o)

One more and then we will end our walk down memory lane! ~:-)

7. The house three doors down from us (now the duplex where the Tantons and another family live) used to be a house covered in vines. Vines had totally taken over the yard. You could barely see the house for all of the vines and trees! When the lady who lived there died, there was an estate sale and after that they tore the house down to plain ole dirt. Lots of dirt + children + things buried in the dirt= lots of good times. ~:-) One such time our friends the Prieskorns were at our house for dinner. So we went on an adventure to the land of dirt! Once over there we um started digging through the dirt. I remember we found a pillowcase and some other random things.

Ahhh good childhood memories! I could go on and on but that ends our little walk down memory lane! :o)

Lily :o)


Here is a great email (one you could send to your friends!) from Ms. Lana Thornton!

Hello Friends and Fellow Parents,

On Saturday, August 14th, Alex & Brett Harris, home schooled, 21 year old
brothers from Washington state, creators of the Rebelution are bringing their Do Hard Things Conference for Christian teens to Nashville at the Two Rivers Baptist Church across from Opryland.

This is an amazing, powerful one day Conference for teens that we want to be sure you know about, with the hope that you will encourage your youth to attend or even organize a group and bring them! You won't be sorry!

As parents of a teen, we attended a Conference last year and found it to be so awesome we wanted to tell you about it. We are not a part of the Do Hard Things ministry nor do we receive any thing from them for doing this. We just want you to know about this great Conference for teens coming to Nashville!

Here is an explanation of the Rebelution and Do Hard Things copied from the website:
The official definition of the 'rebelution' is "a teenage rebellion against low expectations." When you look around today, our culture does not expect much of us young people. We are not only expected to do very little that is wise or good, but we're expected to do the opposite. Our media-saturated youth culture is constantly reinforcing lower and lower standards and expectations. Read more about the Conference here:

Do Hard Things Conference is led by dynamic Christian twin brothers, Alex & Brett Harris, who have authored a best-selling book by the same title,, and also have a web site and blog called The Rebelution.

Their oldest brother, Joshua Harris, author of "I Kissed Dating Good-bye", pastor of
Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland
will be joining them in Nashville and speaking at this Conference as well.

Their next older brother, Joel, is the worship leader of the Conference. Joel has a music studio near Portland, Oregon called the Northwest Worship Academy:

The Conference is not sponsored by Two Rivers Baptist, it is just the site of the Conference. Alex & Brett's presentations are non-denominational and thoroughly Biblical!

We'd very much like to encourage you to make plans to attend this Conference! Consider bringing your family and friends, bring your Church's youth group to the Conference! Why are we suggesting this? Because we attended a Do Hard Things Conference and experienced the presence of the LORD and a powerful outpouring of the Holy Spirit which impacted all the teens we were with!

These guys are Biblical, sharp, engaging, and challenging to Christian teens. Their presentation is also evangelistic and many young people have come to Christ through these Conferences.

They're high tech, too. Everyone attending the Conference is given an electronic keypad to record answers to questions within their presentations and the results are flashed on the big screens. It was like nothing most of us had ever attended and was very intriguing to all the young people there who are so technologically savvy.

But most important of all, it was powerfully Christ-honoring, spiritually challenging and encouraging for teens. And that is why we want to make sure you know of this opportunity right here in Nashville!

Please read what Alex & Brett's Dad, pastor, author, & speaker, Gregg Harris, has to say to parents in his Letter to Parents from the Rebelution web site:

This conference may be one of the most effective things you will ever do to motivate and inspire your teen to grow up and live competently for the glory of God. If you check out the Rebelution website and blog you will see what I mean. This is no teen pizza feed. It is a revival.

Here is a little more from the web site about the Conference:

The Do Hard Things Tour invites you to explore some radical questions:
  • Is it possible that even though teens today have more freedom than any other generation in history, we're actually missing out on some of the best years of our lives?
  • Is it possible that what our culture says about the purpose and potential of the teen years is a lie, and that we are its victims?
  • Is it possible that our teen years give us a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for huge accomplishments -- as individuals and as a generation?
  • And finally, what would our lives look like if we set out on a different path entirely -- a path that required more effort but promised a lot more reward?
We describe that alternative path with three simple words: Do Hard Things.

The pre-registration ends on August 7th and the registration fee will increase, but the Conference has a pay-what-you-can policy. So if you can not afford the fee, they do not want you to miss the Conference.

Here's the info on this:
Pay-What-You-Can Policy: Nobody is turned away for lack of funds. If finances are the barrier for someone let them know about our pay-what-you-can policy. Have them email us at and explain their situation. We'll take it from there.

They also have a discount for groups of 10 or more which register together. The Group discount allows you to receive 10% off conference registrations.

Parents, we hope you will encourage the youth you are training and shepherding, in your family, in your co-op and support group, in your church, to attend the Do Hard Things Conference! Why not organize a group and attend together?

What a GREAT way to launch into this up-coming school year!!

Thanks for reading this! Hope you & your young people, your youth group will come to Do Hard Things!

If going to the Conference isn't possible for you, perhaps you would forward this e-mail to your friends and fellow parents, your Youth Pastor or Youth group
? Thank you for considering this request!

Claiborne & Lana Thornton
(a Dad & Mom excited about the Do Hard Things Conference coming to Nashville!!)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thankful- He is faithful!!

Hey friends!

Well, wow! I am so thankful! God is really working on our behalf for the conference! We have had lots of good news today! I would like to share some of that with you and also a shout out to several amazing people!

1. We are working to get interviews!!

2. Joy told me that both Trevecca radio stations want to promote! She is also getting in touch with Baja Burrito regarding food! She also wrote us press releases and has done so much more!

3. Johnna gave me the contact info of a lady at the Fish whom I will be calling tomorrow!

4. The registration count as of yesterday was 452! It went up almost a 100 from last week!

5. We have made a prayer time- we all pray for at least one minute for the conference at 6 PM central time. This evening we were out shopping but I stopped to pray at 6. God really heard His people! I got calls/texts from Ms. Pam about the interview, Joy about the radio stations and food, and Johnna about the Fish all after that time! Prayer is very powerful!

I could thank SO many more people! My whole team has been so amazing! Bless all of you!!!

Everything is beginning to fall into place!

My friends- we serve an AMAZING and FAITHFUL God! Wow! He is so wonderful! Praise Him!

God is good. :D

Feeling very encouraged and awed at the amazing God we serve,

Lily :o)

Day 12

Day 12- Howyou found out about Blogspot and why you made one

I had previously had a blog on our MobileMe website, but when the MobileMe account expired I decided to make a Blogspot instead of doing MobileMe again! I had multiple friends that used Blogspot and I had made a camp cabin blog several years ago. I really like using Blogspot! It is free, you can design it now, and it is easy to follow other friends' blogs! Yay Blogspot and blogging!

More on the conference call and meeting soon!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Day 11

Mako HS girls outing to the Cheesecake Factory!

Lily and Christina at Regionals
Lily, Jaclyn, and Mariah right before Jaclyn moved :(
Lil and Linds
Lily, Allie, and Jenny at the airport when Allie came home from China!!

Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends

Monday, July 26, 2010


Today is the darling and gorgeous mother's birthday!!!

I love you Mom and am sooooo thankful for you!! You are the best mom in the whole world!!


Lily :o)

Day 10

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

I don't really have specific songs I listen to according to mood. So instead I'll list my latest iTunes purchases- I am usually listening to my latest!

Something Beautiful- Needtobreathe
More Like Falling In Love- Jason Gray
Get Back Up- TobyMac
Revelation Song- Phillips, Craig, and Dean
Can't Take It In- Imogen Heap (from Narnia)
Never Knew I Needed- Ne-Yo (from Princess and the Frog)
Life- Beckah Shae (free)
Surrender- Beckah Shae
Walking on the Stars- Group 1 Crew (free)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Day 9

Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days

1. All of the publicity we have been doing!
2. What I call my "Lily gets very inspired and contacts lots of people" moments ~:-)
3. How well Cara did with her oral surgery

If I think of any more I'll post them :o)

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Hey friends!

Would you all please pray for me? I have one week before we have to be at camp and SO much to do. Since I was sick, I wasn't able to do as much as I would have liked this week. I have a lot of publicity, homework, and packing to do! I would really appreciate y'all's prayers! Thank you!!

Day 8

Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why

Let's see.

1. Publicity for the conference (that's a big one! :o)
2. Do my load of homework due the first day of school- 16 lessons of algebra 2, 2 books for lit, chemistry, and some test prep
3. Getting ready for camp
(I'll post some more when I think of them ~:-)

Friday, July 23, 2010

God is SO GOOD!!!

This good news came from Grace Pregnancy Resource Center and I wanted to share it!!! It made me so happy!!

Please join us in prayer for GPRC!

Good afternoon faithful friends and prayer partners,

God is indeed alive and well on Welshwood Dr!

On Tuesday this week there were only about 7 cars at the abortion facility, on Thursday about 21 cars and

today, a Friday, typically one of the busiest abortion days the Women’s Center was closed!
This makes two Fridays in July that the Women’s Center has been closed.

Your prayers are making a significant difference, especially when it is coupled with the faithfulness

of our sidewalk advocates who are standing on the street proclaiming the truth!

Rain, snow, sleet, hail or 100 degree weather does not thwart our sidewalk advocates!

You are all being used of the Lord and I am so pleased to call you my partners.

On top of that news, we just talked to a client who kept her ultrasound appt and found out she was having twins and she has also chosen life!

We had two more babies saved this week for a total of 4! GRAND TOTAL 195

We are praising the name of the Lord and I am doing a happy Jesus dance right now! J

When these types of incredible break through’s begin to happen, we need to remind ourselves,

satan is really stirred up and is walking around roaring, seeking whom he may devour!

Let’s be mindful of the victories in the spiritual realm and recognize satan attacks on us as we fight for life on the home front!

I am reminded of the words of the Apostle Paul in Galatians 6:9

“Let us know grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

DHT Nashville!

Have you registered for the DHT Nashville conference? If not, go to:

Also, we are very excited to announce that Joshua Harris will be at three DHT conferences this year, including the Nashville conference!

The current registration price is $35. More on pricing:

For groups of 10 or more, register together and receive 10% off conference registrations.

The Rebelution Tour will never turn anyone away for lack of funds. Email us for more information. Please include (1) sufficient details to demonstrate eligibility for scholarship, (2) the number of registrants in your family, and (3) the amount you can afford to pay.

Are you already signed up for the conference? Are you interested in helping with the altar call? Email me!

Also, check out the spread the word page!

Hope to see you at the conference!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions!


Lily Scott
DHT Nashville Publicity Coordinator

Day 7

and my other photo won't upload...

Day 07- (A) picture(s) of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Day 6

Day 06- Favorite super hero and why

The Incredibles! :D I like how the whole family is involved- they all have really cool super powers!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Days 4 and 5

Well, sorry that I missed yesterday! I had a very full day- and today I woke up sick. :o( I am feeling better now though thanks to Motrin!

Yesterday I went with Ms. Lydia to GPRC- I love going! After Grace, I went to a coordinator's meeting at the Wuests. I was kind of discouraged to hear from Rich at the Rebelution that 364 people are signed up for the conference as of now. I had been thinking around 1000 but was sadly disappointed. I know that God has a really awesome plan though!! We were saying that if one person came and accepted Jesus it would be worth it!

Day 04- last movie you watched

I last watched Love Comes Softly and the Keira Knightley Pride and Prejudice :o) I am getting ready to watch Mansfield Park, with Blake Ritson (Mr. Elton) and Billie Piper.

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to

Disney- how I love Disney!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Blog Challenge Day 3

Day 03- A picture of you and your friends

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Blog Challenge Day 2

Let's see! I had SO many ideas! Lily's Blog, Lily Lauren, Random Thoughts.... So I decided to squish 'em together and got Lily's Blog of Random Thoughts! I have lots of random thoughts (ummm you probably don't want to ask Julia, Cara, Rachel, Mary Eveleen, or Anne Florence about those, um, random thoughts.... ~;-) I chose that name because it then opened the door for lots of blog posts! :o)


We had SUCH a fabulous time! Pictures and posts coming soon! :o)

Blog Challenge- the list

Here is the list!

Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

Day 02- The meaning behind your Blog name

Day 03- A picture of you and

your friends

Day 04- last movie you watched

Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to

Day 06- Favorite super hero and why

Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why

Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days

Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends

Day 12- Howyou found out about Blogspot and why you made one

Day 13- A childhood memory

Day 14- A picture of you and your family

Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play

Day 16- Another picture of yourself

Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why

Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have

Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them

Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future

Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy

Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else

Day 23- Something you crave for a lot

Day 24- A letter to your parents

Day 25- What I would find in your bag

Day 26- What you think about your friends

Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge

Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?

Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned

Day 30- Who are you?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Blog Challenge

I am stealing this idea from Linds.... (hope you don't mind! ~;-)

Well, I am on Dad's little laptop in Gatinburg and it is not copying and pasting... once I am home I'll post it! See Linds's post about it here:

Day 1: A recent picture of yourself and 15 interesting facts about yourself. (in no particular order)

1. I love Jesus! I am so thankful that He saved me and I am His child.

2. I am hoping to be baptized and a member of the church soon! My application is in!

3. I love playing piano and playing in the "worship band" at church. It is so fun!

4. I love ice cream! I even have a special day dedicated to it- Tuesdays!

5. I have a really awesome family! I have two amazing parents and two wonderful sisters- Julia and Cara- and a very fun "adopted" sister Hannah :o)

6. I am the publicity coordinator for the Nashville DHT conference! After I went to the Louisville conference last year I knew I wanted this conference to come to Nashville! I had no idea I would be the publicity coordinator!

7. I don't like tomatoes or eggs. Yuck. :P

8. I want to do something in the medical field. I also want to do something with prolife!

9. I love being homeschooled! I have never been in fulltime school. Yes, I have friends! Yes, I sometimes do school in my pjs. No, I don't sleep in. I am up before 7:30! :o)

10. Mom and Ms Kathy gave me my first surprise party this year! It was SO much fun!!

11. I love to read! But I hate sad, dumb, trashy, violent, and depressing movies and books. I am a Jane Austen kinda gal! ~:-) Speakng of, I can never get tired of watching Pride and Prejudice! Julia is always asking me why I take P&P on every vacation... ~:-)

12. I would love to go on a missions trip.

13. I love swimming! I especially love swimming on the Makos! (and I am really excited that we got moved up to the "top dog" division!)

14. I am really good at remembering names, faces, and weird facts. Sometimes it is kinda weird how I remember different people... ~;-)

15. I have never been camping or skiing.

16. I am going to add one. :o) I also have amazing friends! I am sooooooooo blessed!!

More to come! Thanks for the awesome idea, Linds!


Lily :o)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

We made it to the cabin! Dad, Julia&Cara spent the afternoon at Dollywood since they have season passes. Mom & I went to the Tanger Outlet=awesome shopping! :D
We are on the way to Gatlinburg to vacation with the Graves and Jacksons! We are hoping to maybe go to Dollywood! :D

Valley of Vision- "Love"

"How wonderful your love
the mystery of mysteries
filling up our hearts
more glorious than I know
How wonderful your love
there's nothing else so sweet to me
I'll never be apart from the lover of my soul
from the lover of my soul"

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sweet Sixteen!

Hey friends!

Today I turned 16! Wow!

I have had such an awesome day! I had breakfast at Panera with darling Hannah, and then we went shopping! After that I dashed off to swim team. After swim team we went home and decided for Lil, Mom, Julia, and Cara to go see Letters to Juliet in Rivergate! It was awesome! :o) We then had dinner at SOL in downtown Franklin- YUMMMMMM- with the fam, Nana, and Papa! After our yummy dinner we had dessert at Sweet Ceces- also very delicious! On the way home we ran by the Sanders! When we got home we had family presents- many wonderful gifts! I had an awesome day!

More coming soon- including pics!

I am so very thankful for my dear darling family and amazing friends! God has blessed me so very much!


Lily the 16 year old :o)

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Rug!

Sunday June 27th

When we woke up that morning, a tree branch had fallen across our driveway! Thankfully our neighbor let us borrow his chainsaw and we made it to church on time :o)

precious kids playing at church!


Our adopted auntie, a dear friend of Mom's, has a magazine called chixLIT! We have had several stories published in it and our picture in it too! :o) Here are several pics of Cara!

Allie came home!!!!

she's home!!!
the crew
chillin out!

My dear and wonderful friend Allie came home from China on June 26th! I was so excited to get to go with some other folks to welcome her home at the airport! She was supposed to get in at 8 pm but did not get in till around 10:30ish.

It was SO good to see our darling girl come home!!!


Hey friends!

Whoops! I have not blogged in a while! We have been very busy!

This past weekend, Friday-Monday, we went with the Dodds to the lake! It was!!!!! We went to Dale Hollow Lake, about 2 1/2 hours away, and near the KY line. We went tubing, went swimming in the lake, drove around in the boat, hung out at the lake house, did fireworks and sparklers... Pictures to come! I need to upload them! :o)

My dear mother and darling Ms. Kathy threw me a surprise party last week on Monday night! I was totally out of it and very much surprised! It was so much fun!!!! :D Ms. Kathy did an AMAZING job and it was so incredibly lovely!! The food was delicious and everything looked amazing! It was so wonderful and fun!!

Yesterday I had SO.MUCH.FUN with my dear friends Jenny, Mimi, Elaina Joy, Anna, Sarah Beth, and Julia (Cara has been a little under the weather). Anna is leaving for camp for a month tomorrow and gets back while we are at camp. Sarah Beth is also starting a camp tomorrow! Anyway, we went to the Frist to see the Chihuly and Couture exhibits! Ahhhhmazing!! We LOVED both!! If you have not seen them, do so!! The Frist is free for guests 18&under! . And of course we spent like an hour in ArtQuest! :D

Well, conference work is going well! I emailed 20 churches the other day and will do a follow-up on Monday!

I am also so excited to share with you some news about the conference! Joshua Harris will be at three DHT conferences this year, including the Nashville one! From his site: (

The Do Hard Things Tour 2010



My brothers Alex and Brett have invited me to participate in three stops of their Do Hard Things Conference tour this summer. These events, designed for teens and their parents, call young adults to reject our culture's expectations for the teen years and to get serious about faith, family, and future. Alex and Brett both share challenging messages. My brother Joel leads worship. In my session I'll be sharing the message ofDug Down Deep and exhorting teens to build their lives on truth about God.

Here are the conferences that I'll be part of:

I also have some sad news. :'( Please be in prayer for the Harris family! Here is the blog post from the Rebelution Blog.

Goodbye, Mama

Sono-Harris is with Jesus.jpg

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” — John 11:24-26

At 8:00pm (PDT) this evening our mother, Sono Sato Harris, went to be with her Savior. She went peacefully and painlessly. We all grieve, but we have hope. We rejoice with her — and we eagerly anticipate our reunion with her someday.

Fourth of July represents something even greater to us now, true freedom for our dearest mother — from a body wracked by cancer and life in a broken world.

Tonight, as fireworks lit up the sky, we like to think that they celebrated a life well-lived — and a recognition that it is not death to die, that we can still rejoice.

Our older brother Joel, who leads worship for the Rebelution Tour, wrote a song for mom yesterday called “Goodnight, Mama.” The lyrics beautifully capture our last several months with her — and are included below.

Written July 3, 2010

Walking through your door, sitting on your bed
Talking about everything together
We’ll talk into the night, till everything seems clear again
And there’s only one thing left to say…

Goodnight, mama, I’m so glad that you’re here to talk to
Sleep well, I’ll see you soon
Thank you, Jesus, for a mother who pours herself out
Always something more to do

Walking through you door, bringing you your food
Talking about how you slept last night
We only have a little while, till you need to rest again
And there’s only one thing left to say…

Goodnight, mama, I’m so glad that I got to see you
Sleep well, I’ll be back soon
Thank you, Jesus, for a mother who poured her life out
Please fill her anew

Walking through your door, to see you one more time
Thinking about all the times we’ve shared
Not much longer now, because He’s calling you home
And there’s only one thing left to say…

Goodbye, mama, I’m so glad that I got to know you
Farewell, I’ll see you soon
Take her, Jesus, to a place with no pain or sickness
To heaven with you

Copyright © 2010 Joel Harris