IN THE NEWS:
* Royal Baby #3 is here!
* Van hits pedestrians in Toronto
IN THE WORD:
We must learn to live in the ordinary “gray” day according to what we saw on the mountain ~ Oswald Chambers
IN MY LIFE:
What a weekend! The FamilyLife Women’s Getaway exceeded any expectations I could have had, both in terms of content, community, location and personal transformation. There’s simply too much to wrap my head around now, but suffice it to say, if they offer the event again, you need to sign up.
From Asheville I drove straight to the Margaritaville Island Hotel on The Island at Pigeon Forge. It’s my first time staying here and it’s truly unlike any hotel I’ve ever stayed at, especially in this area. (I’ll share my room tour on social media soon, or check out my IG stories @TheSamiCone). I also learned of a 20% discount (Sun-Thurs) for hotel guests at the St. Somewhere Spa, so I took advantage of that to get a “5 o’clock somewhere Mani/Pedi”. The pedicure couches had me relaxing like I was on a beach getaway! From there I enjoyed dinner at Timberwood Grill and then came home to watch our Nashville Predators win their series.
And yes, if you follow me on Facebook, you already know I got on my soapbox about walking out our faith and making sure your actions match your words, especially if you profess to be a person of faith (aka, don’t go out to eat if you can’t leave a tip!).
Tonight I’m headed over to Dollywood to enjoy the final night of their “Inspirational” Week of concerts, as part of their Spring Mix series. I had the pleasure of interviewing both Larnelle Harris and Selah, who will be performing separate concerts tonight.
You can catch my Selah interview here:
and my Larnelle Harris interview here:
Don’t worry if you missed this week: Rhythm week will be April 25-29 at Dollywood and feature more incredible artists.
PRAYER FOCUS: Discernment
If you missed my rant on FB last night, you can catch it here: https://www.facebook.com/SamiCone/videos/1777662148939369/. Today, I pray discernment over you so listen more than you speak and carefully choose what to say and when as you pray over the opportunity to share your faith with those around you. After all, we shouldn’t be talking about something we’re not already living out!
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Hope you make it a great day!
Disclosure: Many thanks to Margaritaville Island Hotel for hosting me for a few nights. I’m also part of the Dollywood Insiders program which provides season passes for me and my family to enjoy the Dollywood theme park and share my experiences with you!