Friday, February 5, 2010

Follow! Fun! Footballs!

Follow Friday Round #2 for me! I am thrilled to be a part of this again... thanks to One 2 Try, Hearts Make Families and Midday Escapades! Welcome new and old blogger friends... Blogging has become such a fun treat for me! I am excited to get to know you all!!

Last night My parents, Joshua (my hubby!), Kyle (Jonna's boyfriend), and I went to go see my sister (Jonna) speak at her College ministry. Wowwwwww!!! My sister had a MESSAGE to proclaim! It was powerful and I believe that God used her to speak some really hard truths!

A fun fact about my sister is that she LOVES to do laundry. Not going to lie... I kind of miss that about living at home :) In response to her message about Jonah she had the students write something that they felt was holding them back (or a sin) on a piece of paper. She had a close line set up and clothes pins. As the students came up to hang these pieces of paper...these sins were being "exposed" on this clothes line. It signified that God wanted to make us clean and new, fresh (like laundry). Get it?

It was awesome to see the response... but even cooler to know that God SO wants us to have freedom. He wants to deliver us from the pit of a whale (our desperation) and set our feet on dry land.

I encourage you to check out the B-I-B-L-E... Jonah and read this story. It is like a movie!!

This is a little taste of our weekend... Pictures DEFINITELY to come!!!!

Tonight we are going to Acquire the Fire youth event. I am thrilled!! I was a part of Teen Mania ministries for a year-long internship and promoted this event back in 2008. It will be fun to see how this years conference is set up!!

Saturday we are hanging out all day, having friends over for dinner (our engaged friends: Bre & Dana), and a birthday party later on...

Sunday, well, is the Superbowl.... only slightly sad due to the fact our home team [Vikings] won't be represented. It will be fun regardless... and I'll be making these... to bring to our Parent's partay!


They look delightful and SO fun! I will make sure to give a full recap as to howww they turned out. Have a great weekend! Yay for Friday's :)


Heidi said...

RIA! I've made these oreo truffles before, not in football shapes, but they are amazing and ALWAYS a hit!

Stephanie M. Page said...

So Cute! Have a fun party dear!!

Jonna said...

Thanks sister for the sweet words! loved having your support last night! Have fun at ATF and CYA SUNDAY!! those footballs will be real cute! LOVE YOU! :)

Coupon Teacher said...

I am a new Friday Follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Lindsey said...

Those football treats are the cutest!

Poppy said...

I'm a new follower from Friday Follow. Those truffles look great!

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For Their Future said...

Hey! What a pretty blog!
Thank you for visiting & following my blog and the comment!
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God bless!

Christi said...

um those are adorable ... what a great idea!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

Those little footballs are so cute!

Thanks for following me. I'm following you now too. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

Heather @ Simple Wives said...

Those truffles are too cute!

The laundry line idea from your sister is too precious...I can only imagine it must have been a power testimony!

Carey said...

I love the laundry line..what a great metaphor!
Thanks for stopping by to visit me! I will definitely be stopping by again!

Joni Lenzen said...

Ria . . .You summarized Jonna's talk so completely accurately. I am truly a proud mama, when I see all you do, and your encouragement and support of all your friends and family. You are a woman of influence . . .no doubt about it! Can't wait for the football truffles . . .I am eating them, sweets or no sweets!! See ya Sunday sweetie peeps

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HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Hi there. Now I'm hungry. Love your blog. Welcome to the Friday Follow. I'm your newest follower. So glad to have you with us. Thanks for posting about it. I'm way behind but here I am.