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
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).