Thursday, March 18, 2010

Pics Continued...

Voices of PraiseKathy OakleyCows 101
Nay and Buddy Drive Kathy Takes Over
Tammy's Turn!
Sarah and Spanky
Nay, Kathy, Tammy, Peyton, Karla and Charles in Charge
Debbie, Nay, Marissa
Sunday Evening Sunset
Three Beauties Against the Sunset
Motley Crew
Our Bookmarks
My Key Chain - No More Bondage For Me!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


As you all know, we had our Women's Conference with Naomi Carroll this past weekend -WOW! I am still so overwhelmed I cannot even begin to describe to you what a blessing it was! Naomi brought along her hairdresser/friend/singer, Kathy Boggs, and good friend/moral supporter, Tammy Sweat! It is hard to imagine that we could all fall in love with each other so much in such a small amount of time! I feel as though I've known them all my life...such loving, caring, godly, funny, beautiful and "the huggin'est bunch of women I ever saw," as Rick put it! Lol! They fell in love with my DH - and why not? He's a sweet, generous man with a heart of gold!

What an honor to spend the weekend with these women and share our personal testimonies together - worshipping, praying, crying together and learning to "let go". God was definitely in this place, going before us and knowing each and every woman, each and every burden, each and every life that would be forever changed.

God worked in amazing ways this weekend and He still is. I'm sure the blessings will keep pouring forth long after this weekend is past. I know that I will be forever changed by their testimony in word and song. And from what I'm hearing - so will everyone who was there. The weekend centered around "healing"...breaking free from our burdens, our hurts, our insecurities - finding FREEDOM in Christ. Exodus 14:14 says, "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." That was our Scripture for the weekend. We made bookmarks to carry around as reminders that no matter what we are going through, God will fight for us! All we have to do is be still and know that HE is HIM, listen to HIM! The weekend ended with a very powerful symbolic gesture - we were each given a piece of paper on which to write our burden/stronghold/pain that we wanted to be freed from. As Naomi and Kathy led us in "Amazing Grace-My Chains Are Gone", we took our paper to the alter, tore it into pieces and left it there - exchanging it for a link of chain. This link represented that we are no longer "chained" to the burden, but cut free from it, never taking it back! I have made my link into a key chain as a constant reminder to "let it go".

Naomi gave so much of herself this weekend. She is so open, raw, real, genuine and most of all - enormously gifted singer/songwriter with a true talent for leading people into the presence of the Lord!

She and Kathy led our Sunday morning worship service as well as leading the women's event. One of the best moments for me was after church, when they gave my immediate family a private concert of "Enjoy the Journey", the first song of Naomi's I ever heard...the one that touched my heart and will go with me forever...the one that ministered to me and to my mother during her final weeks on earth...the one that was the background to my mother's video tribute. What a special blessing and honor it was for Naomi to give of her "emotionally and physically exhausted" self, to leave my family with this unforgettable gift of love. Thank you, Naomi for touching our lives in ways you will never know!

I've given out this information before, but I will give it again - If you or your church would like to book Naomi for a "Home Sweet Home" Tour, please contact her through her website - She will come to you in your home, your church, an outdoor park, wherever you have room for 40-50 people. All she asks for is travel expenses, an overnight place to stay and 10.00 per person to provide a little income while she travels around to minister to your hearts. you realize what kind of offer that is? It is one more concerned about spreading the love of Jesus, than of making money. It is from a heart's desire to serve the Lord and meet sisters and brothers in Christ, sharing stories and hearts together. What are you waiting for?

"Enjoy the Journey" of pictures from the weekend!

"God will fight for you; you need only to be still."
(more pictures coming)

Friday, March 12, 2010


Tonight is the BIG EVENT!!! Naomi and Co. are on their way!!! Please pray over this weekend! God is going to do a mighty work - I sense it! Praying that all hearts and minds will be open to receive HIS blessing through this conference. Also praying for Naomi as she leads us into HIS presence! Wish you all could be here!

Sunday, March 7, 2010


What??? No response or comments on the Naomi Carroll event? You are going to be so mad at yourself when you see what a blessing this weekend is going to be. I am so passionate about this - God is going to show up! Maybe that's what you're worried about? Pa-shaw! He'll find you. You can't hide forever. Hope you'll change your mind! At least "man up" and either respond with "leave me alone" or "I'll be there!!!!" :-)

Yeah, I know many of you live too far away, but if you are interested, Naomi will be doing "Home Sweet Home" tours from March through August, I think. This is where she will come to your home or an "intimate" venue for 50 or so people. She will tell stories, give testimony and share her music with your own little intimate group. All she asks for is a place to stay, $10.00 per person and travel expenses. I'm telling you...check into it! You will NOT be disappointed!

For more info, check her website or message her on facebook. Tell her Sandra Millsap sent you! She knows I'm her biggest fan! :-)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Coming to a church near you! Naomi Carroll is the featured artist/speaker at this Women's Ministry Event hosted by the Danville First Baptist Church!!! Here's the itinerary for the weekend -

Friday, March 12 6:00 p.m. Salad Supper followed by:
Naomi at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 13 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast followed by
Session 1, Naomi - 10:00
10:45 - Break
Session 2, Naomi - 11 - Noon

If you've never heard Naomi, the first two songs on my playlist are hers. She not only has a powerful voice, but her testimony is powerful and she has a true talent for leading people to freedom and healing in Christ.

As you know, if you've followed this blog at all, I've been "tooting Naomi's horn" for quite some time now...have even used her music in my video tribute to my Mother.

For more information on this event, you can contact the Danville FBC office at 479-495-2873. I plan to be there...hope you will too! Expect to be super blessed!