Archive for July, 2009

Submit to One Another-Best Wedding Entrance Ever!

Saturday, July 25th, 2009

 

Not sure if you caught this on the Today Show, but (click the link below) here is an example of pure joy.  I laugh and, I am not sure why, but cry all at the same time.  What a beautiful example of submission in marriage.  Even the Wedding Party being willing to submit to one another (Eph. 5:21) and the Brides wishes.  Such a happy view of people being unified and working in one accord.  See what they accomplished :-)
Don’t miss the Grooms entrance, it is fantastic!!!
The whole Wedding Party reenacted it live on the Today Show this morning (7-25-09) maybe it will be posted on youtube some time later if you missed it, what a crack up!
Click here to watch the best Wedding Party entrance in history.  On Earth as it is in Heaven… this was kind of a taste of Heaven for me.  

Beach House News… your perfect vacation spot!

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Denny and I found a little time to get away at our Beach House, or KARC (Kingdom Assignment Retreat Center) in Laguna for the first time in two years over the 4th of July… it was beautiful!  We have been giving it away for ministry to Pastoral weary travelers and American Idol families for so long that we have not been able to take advantage of it ourselves.

So many people have asked us if they could rent out the Beach House, but it just hasn’t seemed right…until now.  Surprisingly by renting it out, besides it meeting a personal financial need for us, it has opened up a whole new opportunity in ministry that we never expected.  This place has been a gift to us and so many.  In this home many prayers have been prayed and answered, books have been put to paper and written words and melodies have been turned into published songs for all to enjoy.   I think I can safely say it is an “inspiring“ location with it’s quiet 180 degree view of the Pacific Ocean with just a 5 minute walk to Montage’s pristine Beach.  The walls and plaques laced with scripture every where you look makes it such a wonderful and restful place for people to truly get a time of focus on spiritual things during a respite away.

It is so affordable compared to Hotel living.  If you have friends coming out for vacation, business or maybe a conference at Saddleback or Mariners Churches this could really be a great alternative.  You might even consider it for your own vacation.
It may just be a few miles away, but it feels like it could be thousands.

We posted it on the website VRBO.com (vacation rental by owner) #251726.  Right away calls came in from as far as New York and Canada resulting in everyday, until the middle of August, becoming booked.
Please check us out at www.vrbo.com/251726   
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There are more pictures on the site at www.vrbo.com/251726

Also… if you receive this and have had the opportunity to stay at the Beach House will you write a review for us?
Go to our site www.vrbo.com/251726 and click on “Guest Comments” then click on “View All Comments”.  There it gives you an opportunity to post a comment.  Maybe you just were there for dinner with us and didn’t stay over night, or were there for a meeting, if you could write a short little comment about the place we would be ever so grateful.

Glory to God for all He has done!!!

God’s richest blessings to you, your family and your daily assignments for Him – Leesa and Denny

Yikes… I am so behind!

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

I know it really won’t matter to anyone else, but myself… but there is this pressure… you bloggers know what I mean… it’s when you have not updated your blog and you feel so behind and have no idea where to catch up.

I try to be respectful to the AI kids when they are here and not post anything until they are gone so that has been some what of my hold up.  Jason Castro’s girlfriend Mandy and Michael Castro’s girlfriend Mackenzie have been our Interns for the Kingdom Assignment for the last two months living here with us in Lake Forest… so it has been a revolving Castro door for quite some time now.  The girls parents came out and stayed at the Beach House and then here last night.  But yesterday we sent a fond farewell to the girls with a big thank you for all their help.  We gave them each a special gift of jewelry to remind them of the importance of prayer in their relationships and it was a blast to match it up to their personalities.  If you see them ask them what they got :-)

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So more pics will soon follow.  I have had some wonderful daily Billy Graham devotionals… time to share those again… whew… I am far far behind.

Okay so we are clear with a fresh start… let the blogging begin again :-)