I’m still basking in the afterglow of the Tulsa Workshop and finally, I think I’m getting back to my routine after some much needed rest. Last week we attended the Tulsa Workshop, March 23rd through March 26th. We didn’t make it back on Saturday; still we packed a lot in Wednesday night to Friday night. Last year was our first time to attend and we decided then it would be a yearly mini-vacation for us. If you have never been, I urge you to try and make it next year. It truly is a wonderful experience. Our dear friend Karla has been with us both times. We have a great time hanging out together. The weather was very accommodating too. I remember that it snowed two years ago, even though I didn’t make it that year.

The lessons and the songs are still playing in my mind. I absolutely love a cappella music! Actually I love a very wide range of music, yet there is something about a cappella that stirs my soul. I was not blessed with a good singing voice. That doesn’t keep me from singing (for those of you who have to hear me, please keep the groans down) and I have prayed many times that I had a beautiful voice. I think I finally got the message “my grace is sufficient for thee.

We heard so many great lessons and amazingly beautiful vocals. We made many new friends, visited with many old friends and friends who I usually only get to visit with either through my blogging world or Facebook or email. It truly is an awesome time.

Terry Rush, The Memorial Drive Church of Christ and many other people put in a lot of hours and hard work to make the workshop successful. Various vendors set up booths and exhibits. I am thankful for them and all of the effort behind a truly outstanding event.

To all my ‘far away’ friends…it was great seeing you and visiting with you, even when the visits were much too short.

Until next year…

Blest be the tie that binds
Our hearts in Christian love;
The fellowship of kindred minds
Is like to that above.

Before our Father’s throne
We pour our ardent prayers;
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one,
Our comforts and our cares.

We share our mutual woes,
Our mutual burdens bear;
And often for each other flows
The sympathizing tear.

When for a while we part,
This thought will soothe our pain,
That we shall still be joined in heart,
And hope to meet again.

This glorious hope revives
Our courage by the way,
While each in expectation lives,
And longs to see the day.

From sorrow, toil, and pain,
And sin we shall be free;
And perfect love and friendship reign
Thro’ all eternity.

1 comment for “Afterglow

  1. March 31, 2011 at 6:48 am

    I went years ago and would love to go back, but basically the same speakers / subjects are heard at Pepperdine Lectures, and I was blessed to go there about 20 consecutive years. Terry Rush is a very special guy. My mother loved him and we had him in our home years ago … he was a clown and my kids still remember how much fun he was. I miss very much the harmonies of acapella singing.

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