I leave in less than 12 hours! I can't believe it.  It seems like forever ago that Beth called and said “hey did you see that thing on Beth Moore's blog about her taping Breaking Free in New Orleans?”

And now it's time to go, almost.  Saturday morning  I was getting ready to head out shopping with my girls, one of my favorite things to do, and I had a thought — why am I going to New Orleans?  What am I getting ready for?

Whamo!!

That struck me right between the eyes! Why am I going to New Orleans?

Am I going to hear Beth Moore? 

 Was God even in this equation?  I know that He has a plan for this because it's only through His grace that I was able to go.  The event was sold out by the time I found out about it.  I prayed for God's guidance (and for a ticket!) and the next thing I know I'm holding an envelope with my ticket inside!  I was humbled and awed that the Lord made it all happen.  Thank you Lord!

Since then, I've focused more on what I would wear than on why I'm going. 

I'm more focused on who I'm going to meet than on why I'm going.

I'm more focused on what we're going to do than on what I'm going to recieve.

Starting now, I'm going to focus on why I'm going and why I'm there.  What is it that the Lord wants to teach me in this week?

 It's exciting to be under the teachings of a dynamic teacher, like Beth Moore. But it's not about Beth Moore, it's about God's truths that He has for me.  It's not about the fun with friends, but about where God is leading me on this journey of life.

Breaking Free — that's the title!  What is the Lord leading me to or preparing me for.  He has a plan and I'm just exciting to be along for this ride.

I'll keep you all posted on the blessings, the lessons, and the happenings in New Orleans.