Friday, August 24, 2007

Providence, RI

I have been so excited about this weekend for a long time. I am in Providence, Rhode Island for a Living Proof Live weekend. The last Living Proof Live weekend was back in May (remember - in the great town of Boone, NC). It has been too long to wait for another one. Our Living Proof Live team is like family, and I have missed everyone. So I am glad it is finally here.

And in an effort to keep a grateful heart, I am not going to mention the fact that construction has been going on in the rooms directly above me in this hotel, since 6:30am (5:30am to my central-time system). Literally drills and hammers. Constantly.

No, I will not mention that. Instead, I will mention that this is my favorite hotel chain in the world. And I get almost giddy when I know I am going to be staying in one. So I am willing to forgive them this time. Especially since I am staying in the "new wing," which just opened two days ago. I don't think I have ever stayed in a hotel room where no one has ever stayed. It's shiny and clean.

I can't wait to worship tonight. And I can't wait to hear the teaching. The teacher at these things is pretty good. : >) I don't know why I get to do this with my life. I know I don't deserve it. But I am so thankful, humbled and honored. And the privilege of serving these ladies (and a few brave men) in worship is not lost on me.

And then...I get home on Saturday night...and then...I go to church on Sunday...and then...we go to THE BEACH on Monday! Yessssssssssssss. Cue Napoleon Dynamite dance in new shiny and clean hotel.

We are taking our summer vacation a little late this year. The kids don't start school until the day after Labor Day. I can't wait to be there. I love the beach.

I hope you have a great weekend, too!



Donna Carolina Gal said...

I am so excited for you Travis! I know that God has some awesome plans for you and the Living Proof team this weekend! I will be praying for you all and also for a great time at the beach as well.

Dionna said...

I love your humble attitude-- that's why God can use you in such a great way!
Lucky that your kids don't start school until after labor day. Mine started on Wednesday and I'm still pouting that summer is over. :)

Jan said...

I love that you have a grateful heart at 5:04 a.m. wow!
Have a great time at the beach. This was our first full week of school and we're all wiped!!!
What happened to the lazy days of summer?
Praying for you and LPM staff this weekend :)

Ang baylis said...

I wish I was there to worship with you all this weekend! You are probably singing one of my favorite songs right this minute! I guess I will have to settle with listening to one of your c.d.'s here in Michigan!

Much love and prayers!
-Angie xoxo

CrownLaidDown said...

Just prayed over the LP prayer list...and will add your beach vacation and a bit of sleep deprivation to the list.

You really do have a wonderful group to work with...God is so good!


Valerie said...

I have been praying for you and the whole team. I am bringing 6 ladies from my church(a 2 year old church plant in Westerly, RI)and 2 other ladies. We are all so excited. I have been to some LPL events, but none of the ladies that are coming with me have ever been to one. Some are new believers who will be there. The Northeast is a true mission field and it thrills me that God has allowed us to come and led all of you to come.
Blessing on you.

Abby said...

what a great guy...not mentioning the hotel construction ;)

"Cue Napoleon Dynamite dance in new shiny clean hotel..."
no words...the mental image is enough!!!! haha you are so great :)

Kelly S. said...

How much fun! Will be praying for LPL! Enjoy your family time at the beach. .....Its the best week of the year!

Oliver said...

I got so cracked up at you and the Napoleon Dynamite dance! (Cue blank Pedro stare...) I've had moments like that! Blessings on you in Rhode Island and the whole Living Proof Live conference! I know you must be so glad to be back. And...enjoy your time at the beach too. We got back a couple weeks ago, and I still want to be there!

Anonymous said...

Travis...saw you at The Cove a few weeks back with my husband..Great Ministry by the Holy Spirit!!! Thank you for doing what you do...Glory to the Father.
Have a great time at the beach and love that beautiful family of your to pieces!!!


Tina said...

Nothing like the beach....
I remember the beach photos of your family when Jack was much smaller... man, he has GROWN so much! You have a beautiful family... enjoy them as time moves too fast and before you know it your oldest will be starting college (sniff).

:) Praying for you... as GOD works through you!

connorcolesmom said...

Praying for this weekend and for God's awesome Spirit to fill every bit of that conference center and the hearts of those present!!
Glory to His Name!
I heard the singer at these LPL events is pretty good too -hehe

Patty said...

I remember the Boone conference. It has been a long time since you all were together. I visited a little with Lici when I was in Nashville in July. I love that girl. I can't wait to see you all in Nashville. Have a great time at the beach!! I loved seeing the pictures in Providence. God is so Faithful!!!

Have a blessed Sunday.

Linda said...

My friend and I from NJ (a state NOT mentioned :) were incredibly blessed and refreshed in spirt by your worship. What was the name of the song that talked about Jesus moving mountains and being might to save?

Joanne said...

Dear Travis,
I got home a few hours ago from RI and I can't tell you how much I got out of it all! Between your praise team and Beth, it was so wonderful! I was so so happy to have been able to say hi & introduce my self. Also, thanks for being such a good sport in having your pic. taken with us crazy NH girls! We all had so much fun and SO MANY laughs! More healing took place for me this weekend-thank you, you are a blessing.

With love and great anticipation for your tour (to include NH) in 2008. Let me know if I can help in any way! I'd love it.

Joanne from NH
PS Have a great time at the beach tom. I just might be doing the same thing w/my kiddos

Joanne said...

Oh boy I forgot to ask if it was Shelly you introduced me to. I want to go to her sight. I would love to have one when I can learn how!
Dionna, I agree with you in your love for Travis humble attitude, it's encouraging.
Joanne from NH (again)

Anonymous said...


I saw you in Omaha, NE in May. You and the LPL team are WONDERFUL!! I am so thankful for your ministry. I so wish I were there this weekend.

Have a glorious time with your family!

Anne Weyrauch

Anonymous said...

Hey Travis,
By now you are on the beach having a blast with your family. I just returned from Ocean Isle with my two girls yesterday. No, we didn't get a week at the beach, but very thankful for the 3 full days we had! Hope the weather is great!

I miss seeing you live. I hope to see you Sunday Sept 16th in SC. You can stir something in me like no other worship leader. I NEED the Spirit in me to awaken and renew my hectic life.

Take care,
Melissa Charlotte NC