Monday, March 16, 2009

Black Eyes And Huge Buts...

I just got back from a weekend retreat with Lisa's church and for those who have never had the pleasure I thought I would fill you in...

Let's start with my favorite quote:

"We have these huge buts with all this nasty stuff trailing behind them"

This little gem came straight from Lisa on the last days session. Now taken out of context it is probably one of the most hilarious things I have ever heard. Being the good sister that I am, I shared this with Lisa after it was over. Just trying to be a blessing Lis. :) This is why you should never take things out of their original context. haha.

Keeping things in context is a different story. I can honestly say that I have heard many people speak and after sitting through this weekends sister has some mad skillz! I can usually tell how well a speaker or preacher does by looking at my notes later. I am a doodler. If you lose my attention or if I get bored or you are just plain bad at what you do, I will have lots and lots of pictures, creative ways to write my name, circle chains, flowers etc... doodled all over my paper. However, after sitting through 4 sessions that lasted about an hour each time I only had one, "C" "Christi" and one "Circle chain" That only totals about 5 min. of mind wandering. That is amazing! God has truly taken Lisa's gift of gab and turned it into a ministry. She did an excellent job. People get paid to do what she did this weekend that do not do it as well as she does. I'm really glad I went and will probably be pondering on this study for several more weeks. Buts and all.

If it were me trying to lead a ladies Bible study it would last about 20 seconds and all I would be able to say is:

Jesus loves you
Stop being silly
Go and sin no more
The end.

Now, I'm breaking out in hives so enough with the sister love.

Let's move on to the after hour parties......(Keep in mind that these are Lisa's people)

There is a whole 'pee on yourself' story that goes along with this picture that Lisa might want to explain. lol Yes, those are Depends undergarments.

Lisa speaking....

Lisa gagging? Sorry Lisa, this is one of my favorite pictures. I couldn't not post it. :))

The ladies who cooked the delicious food...


This is Ms. Greene. She is 79 and I want to be her when I grow up!


Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

awwwww...thanks for the sister love. and also for the quote love. that one will go down as one of the most theologically thought provoking truths of all time..LOLOL

and also for the gag picture. i'm so excited that's out there.

but at least i ain't wearing a diaper :)))

Amanda said...

Wow! Mrs. Green can get down!!!!It was good to meet you. I love meeting people that are overly wrapped up in LOST as much as I am. lol.

Sandra said...

I'm glad you went. I think the spelling should be "butt"! I really need to know what was behind that.
Love ya,

Christi said...

It wasn't really a butt but. That is just how it sounded when she said it outloud. The thought was how people will say, "I love her to death but...." and then string along alot of trash talking. That is the nasty stuff that trails behind your get it?

Mindy said...

Next year I'm joining the fun !!!! =)
OR you can just hop on over the mountain and visit me -- I'm only an hour away!!!!

Donna said...

Why was Lisa gagging?? Was that right after the 'but' comment?

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I wasn't really gagging.

I'm just a very very ugly candid picture subject. lol

Ducks and Books said...

Hey Christi! I loved getting to meet you! I wish we could have spend more time together. Maybe you will join us again next time!!!

momstheword said...

Cute story! I hear you on the doodle thing. I'm a doodler too but if my interest is kept then there's no time for doodling! (I'm also a hair twirler).

I don't really like talking in public either, although I'm a pastor's wife and teach a women's class so I guess I'd better get used to it. Fortunately I can rely on the Lord to open my mouth (and close it when necessary, lol!).

Rena said...

You are stinkin' hilarious!

I love the whole Jesus loves you, stop being silly, go and sin no more....

Brooke said...

I laughed so hard on this one...and yes, I peed a little. (Only because I was laughing so hard that I started bladder had no chance)

I had so much fun this weekend. Well the snow tubing in wet pants wasn't fun (you missed that great adventure), BUT I had a great time otherwise!
(No trash trailing behind that BUT!)

I loved the pic of my big hiney in a diaper. Where is that cosmic law you speak of???.... and I also loved the pic of Lisa gagging..hahahaha

It was so nice to meet you even though I've been blog stalking you and you didn't know who I was. It didn't do any good for me to stalk you at the retreat...every time I turned around you were going to bed..hahahhahaha