TULSA WORKSHOP 2009

This past weekend flew by.  We had a fabulous time at the Tulsa Workshop.  We got to see so many friends and meet a bunch of new people.  Here are a few things I’ll remember from this year’s workshop…
  • The Blizzard:  Snow blew in on Saturday and dropped about 6 inches of snow (see pictures below).  I knew it always rained at the Workshop, but I’d never seen snow before.  I think the snow will help this year’s workshop go down as one of the most memorable.  It will forever be remembered as “the workshop when we had the blizzard.” 

  • AIM: The young people in AIM got to present their team and a flag from the country where they’ll be doing mission work to a group of over a thousand.  They got a HUGE standing ovation.  :) It was pretty emotional.  
  • The Friends:  Heaven is going to be a place where we get to have a big reunion.  We’ll see old friends and family, and hug lots of necks.  This weekend was like that for me.  I got to see old friends that I haven’t seen in years.  This past weekend really makes me ready for the great reunion in heaven.
  • Bloggers:  There were a bunch of bloggers that showed up at the workshop this year. People I’ve never met personally, but know from the blog world.  It’s really amazing when you can put a face and a personality with a name.  Brad Palmore and Theobloggers did a great job hosting a luncheon for everyone to get together.  Thanks for doing this.
  • Blog Readers:  It was also neat to meet some people who read my blog and talk blogging with them.  I really loved the look on Lea’s face when she came up and whispered to me, “Someone just came up and asked if I was Lea Morgan. I told them I was and they said they knew me from reading your blog.”  :)  I had the opportunity Saturday afternoon to teach a class on blogging and had a blast doing it.  
  • Things I learned: John & Maggie Dobbs are quite possibly the nicest people in the whole world, and Maggie Dobbs has the most incredible laugh.  Patrick Mead is quite possibly the funniest man in the world.  I don’t know where he pulls these one-liners from, but they never stop. Brian Nicklaus is my hero for coming all the way from New Jersey.  I can’t wait to spend more time with him because he was SO much fun. Steve Tucker is a Nebraska farmer who’s as big as a mountain but has an even bigger heart.  I also got to meet one of my favorite bloggers in the world, Amanda Sanders.  I was in awe of her :)
  • More from the Workshop: Here is what others are saying: Brian’s thoughts, John Dobbs’s report and Terry Rush’s thoughts.  
Here are some pictures I stole from Brian :)
Saturday’s blizzard.
Lea and I at the Blogger’s Luncheon.  I’ve been telling you guys just how pretty Lea is … now you know :)
Lunch at John Dobb’s favorite place … Cici’s. :)  Brian Nicklaus and Lea. 
Teaching a class and displaying my most prized possession from this weekend (a disciple of John t-shirt). 

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I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. cwinwc says:

    Snow and subs at a workshop – not bad. I don’t think the two could happen at Malibu but you never know.
    I loved the story about Lea. You guys are famous now.

  2. Timbra says:

    i know mike had a great time eventhough I don’t think he made it to a single class, so busy meeting with our AIM team. . and glad he got to say hi. i’m sure this year’s flag presentation was more emotional since your own baby was in it. . . let’s face it. . he’s your oldest but he will ALWAYS be your baby boy!!! Well, I guess I should have skipped last year and gone this year, then I would have gotten to see Lea. . .last year I just got you and the boys. . what a bummer. . I kid, I kid. . . the “it always rains at Tulsa” made me laugh because Mike said the same thing when leaving, as I was asking about what kind of jacket/sweater he wanted to pack. . . “Oh, I’ll take my jacket because it ALWAYS rains at Tulsa” (I’ve been THRICE. . I don’t remember rain as being the “most memorable” part of the workshop).

  3. blogprophet says:

    hey, those are FANTASTIC pictures. :)

    anyway, what a time we had!! and I am so zombified today after travel and preaching yesterday. but it was worth it.

    see you next year, brother. you have an awesome family, too. i was impressed with your boys as well you you and lea

  4. freetolive says:

    Trey that was so sweet! I felt like I won just because I was sitting in the same room with the Blogger of the Year! Your support is the reason I got nominated. Thank you!

    BTW You made my list today of “10 Signs You Partied Too Hard at The Tulsa Workshop”.

  5. Dr. Roger D. Butner says:

    Thanks for the fun report regarding Tulsa. I see you are practicing what you preach about good blog posting! ;D

  6. Paula Harrington says:

    Sounds like you guys had a blast!

  7. jel says:

    thanks for keeping the snow down there 😉

    glad a good time was had by all! :)

    and a safe trip home

  8. jamie riley says:

    Trey, it was so good to hang out with you a bit at the workshop. You are a true blessing.
    Thanks for encouraging the students with me…they had a great Spring Break with everyone at the workshop.
    Have a great evening…

  9. Anonymous says:

    Did that tiny wife of yours eat that whole hamburger? It looks bigger than her! I know you didn’t have a problem with it! LOL
    Sandi

  10. Anonymous says:

    I had to Google to learn you are Blogger of the Year!!! Congratulations from the Crowell girl who voted for you.

  11. Deb ;) says:

    Trey!! You are blogger of the year?? I voted for you as well….congratualtions!! I come to your blog first thing every morning; you are my inspiration to face another day many times!

  12. TREY MORGAN says:

    Crowell girl :) Thanks for the vote. I did win and it was really humbling and embarrassing… and cool all at the same time.

    Deb … you are a sweetie … thanks for the kind words.

  13. Shane Coffman says:

    Trey – Thanks so much for joining us in Tulsa. It was great to meet Lea this year, and everytime I ran into Taylor all weekend (which was a lot…) he was such a nice and polite young man.

    I’ve heard great things about your class. Sorry I couldn’t be there, but I’ll hear the cd soon.

    You guys are a blessing!

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