Oh. what a weekend! We had such an awesome time at the Deeper Still conference in Nashville. God showed up in a mighty big way & I want to tell you all about it.
This is my friend, Debbie, with the pretty white farmhouse you saw a couple of weeks ago. We went with a group of 30 ladies & had a great time. Our first afternoon there, we ate at a Fish Camp restaurant right across the street from our hotel. We stayed across the street from the Opryland Hotel & I took lots of pics of that place too. Talk about an awesome hotel! I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ll do a whole other post just on that very soon, so you don’t want to miss it.
Our group leader who put this trip together likes to get really, really close to the stage for one of these conferences, so that means you have to camp outside the doors for at least 2-3 hours before the doors open, so that you can run for the front seats & get a good spot (you should see all these Chrisian women running & pushing…not our best moment, LOL). This is just a part of the whole crowd in the lobby on Friday afternoon waiting for the doors to open. It’s not fun, but a necessary thing to do when you are attending a conference with 20,000 women!! Can you believe that…the place was packed OUT!
We took a charter bus & that was great. We all got to sit back leisurely & enjoy the ride. This is part of the Nashville scene we saw on the way downtown to the Sommet Conference center.
Here’s the conference center from the outside. I had never been to Nashville & it’s a very pretty city. Loved it!
This is the famous Ryman Theater.
These conferences are so big that they have huge big screen TV’s everywhere, so all can see what’s going on all the time. This is Beth, Kay, & Pricilla on the stage on the first night. Kay had broken her foot really bad, so was in a wheelchair the whole weekend. Oh, and that’s the back of Mandisa’s head. She was there & rocked the house on Saturday!
Pricilla Shirer was the first speaker & ladies, if you’ve never heard her, she is an awesome speaker too. Her daddy is Tony Evans, out of Dallas, TX. She’s a great communicator of The Word.
Here we are in the men’s restroom…since this was a women’s conference, we got to use both. Unfortunately, as you can see, this one is mostly urinals. LOL
Mandisa was there & sang Shackles for us on Saturday. The house went crazy & we all loved every minute of it. This woman can SING to the glory of GOD!! This lady was getting her pic taken with Mandisa, so I snapped one too.
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I will come back and catch up with you soon. Looks like you ahve been busy, busy!
I just got goosebumps reading that, it was as if I was there. ——> OFF to go get more information, this is one conference I have to attend!
DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ says
Rhoda, so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time. I have never been to a conference like that but would love it, I’m sure.
Nashville at Christmas sounds charming too. Another place I’d love to visit.
The photo on my blog header is a vignette on a table between my LR & DR ……I like to change it with the seasons.
BTW, you look very chic with your hair shorter! Very pretty.
Looks like a great time!!! Did you get to do the Siesta meet up too?? Oh I wish I could’ve gone, looks like a blast!! Thanks for the pictures and you were so close wow!!
Girl wish something like that was close here. I feel so beat down and tired.I used to go to this type of thing when I lived in Louisiana.Since moving to Mississippi I feel so dry. I left all my lady friends.My church and family. Girl I needed this. Now I know when I look at your sweet face what I see …it is that spirit you have inside.Pray for me!
The conference sounded wonderful. I have never done any of Beth’s studies, but I’ve done several Precepts courses by Kay, and taught them for a while. I’m so glad you explained why Kay is in a wheelchair! I was a big Mandissa fan when she was on American Idol. What a treat to hear her live!
A bunch of women on a bus–too fun. I bet there wasn’t one moment of silence 😉 And I love it when the women get to take over the men’s room!
Sandi McBride says
I read every word and the most wowing thing was you got to HEAR MANDISA! She was robbed, wish I could have been there to tell her…found you through T, will be back…I know you’re glad to be home, I always am…
linda t says
Oh dear Rhoda, I am sooo jealous!! I would love to go to one of those conferences one of these days! I am a huge Beth Moore fan! Love her studies!
DO you read her blog? LOVE her blog! Her and her daughter Amanda takes turns writing every few days.
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La Tea Dah says
The conference sounds AWESOME! I think I would have enjoyed it very much! May the blessing of attendance stay with you for months to come! Glad to have you back!!!!!
Rhonda! WOW! what a treat and lovely photos! Thanks for all the lovely stories!
melissa @ the inspired room says
Great to see what God was doing in Nashville! Sounds amazing! Thanks so much for sharing it all with us, Rhoda!
Thats my stomping ground! I love to wander about in the Opryland hotel and photograph my kids.
I wish Kay Arthur would tone it down myself. I saw her in Gatlinburg a couple of years ago and she almost embarrassed me!
Wish I were there with you!!!
Wow…what a trip! I’m jealous!
I don’t know if you know or not…we lived in Nashville for almost 8 years. It really is an awesome city. I wasn’t sure when I found out we were moving there. I went kick and screaming and didn’t want to go. When we moved, I left kicking and screaming. I still miss it sometimes.
I completely didn’t know about this conference but I wish I had! Thanks for recapping it. I am blessed this morning just to have read about it.
This is weird, but I was thinking about you today before I even opened my email to see you had visited my blog. I hope your niece is doing great in her new career. Wish we could have worked some magic 😉 but I have to remember that I am NOT God! LOL