Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Reporting From Hong Kong...

I am seriously behind on keeping the blog up to date on relevant news. I have a few rather big announcements actually, and one is that I'll be attending the Glory and Grace conference '09 in Hong Kong! I'm actually already here and the conference starts tomorrow, I'll be meeting Lydia at the airport tonight and we'll be staying together in our somewhat flashy hostel, which God graciously allowed our room to be upgraded (believe me, this is a big blessing, I should have taken a picture of the room I stayed in the first night!). I've already gotten a chance to visit with Ryan and Kylie as well, and now have in my possession two autographed copies of Ryan's freshly printed books! So exciting, I believe they'll be putting up an online bookstore before long and plan on making more and more grace materials available, something that's very close to my heart as well. Finally, I'll have someone to send my manuscripts to haha!

So I left on this journey last Wednesday afternoon, taking the kids with me to drive down to NJ where I flew out from. The 12 hours of driving took me closer to 25 or so, do to the fact that I was very tired, probably having to do with the fact that Bertie had been staying with us up until Tuesday, and he kept us up half the night telling us crazy stories and sharing great revelations of grace (he might argue that we talked more than him but don't believe it). Seriously, I think we have entered into a lifetime friendship and partnership in grace and it was extremely encouraging, and very timely. I'm definitely going to be spoiled this month!

Oh, and back to another reason why the driving part of the trip took me so long. You see, when I'm pregnant I feel much sicker when I don't get enough sleep. So for those of you who don't already know, yes, number four is on the way. And NO, this was not planned by us and I was in quite a state of shock for a couple of weeks. On the positive side, I began getting sick while Bertie was visiting and one morning was on the couch feeling like I had the stomach flu (having already emptied my stomach 3 times) unable to move, which is typically how I spend all nine months of pregnancy day and night with varying degrees of nausea. Bertie prayed for me and I immediately felt much better and have not since been that sick. In fact, a few days later I woke up in a hotel and went downstairs and ate breakfast like a normal person. That my friends, is a miracle, believe me.

So, I should be able to post a little while I'm here if I find time. I'll probably be pretty busy once the conference gets going though!

10 comments:

Alan Hiu said...

Hi Julie,

Enjoy Him at the Glory and Grace Conference... with best wishes from Kuching.

Dan Bowen said...

I SO hope they have a fire tunnel this year ... you won't know WHAT hit you!! Go enjoy every moment of every second - I am jealous with a holy jealousy that you get blessed beyond expression!!

Chris Welch - 07000INTUNE said...

Hey Julie,
I have been praying for all the people that I link to and have commented on my site...in our church's Prayer 24/7 weekend well 5 days actually. When I came to you I was led to pray about hotel accommodation in Hong Kong. I thought ..how weird is that...cos I was thinking every hotel in Hong Kong would be pretty swish anyway...seemed like a waste of prayer!!!

Wow wow wow!!!

truly we are all in one Body!!!!

barssmonkey said...

hey julie - this is justin and barbara from wilmington! so excited to hear what you're experiencing and congrats on number 4! many blessings to you and aaron! tell him we said hello and we think about you guys every now and again when we walk by your old house. bless you in hong kong! - jb & bb & ella

Steve LaBs said...

Hey Jul, Congrats on your little surprise! Maybe we can catch up when you get back from HK? We miss you guys, truly.
-K

Sheila said...

Congratulations on yet another arrow in the quiver - HOW EXCITING! God is as much all about children, as He is all about grace...and glory...a baby is such a miracle!

::squealing::

Oh,oh, oh...I feel like I am DAYS late, but I will be praying for you and the safety of your precious unborn one, as you both travel back home. How marvelous that this little person will get to experience the anointing of God, through you, and "be at the conference". That makes me smile!!!

dogimo said...

Goodness! Gracious! I bless and doublebless and treblebless your newest little one! Mom says the fourth one is where it really starts getting easy. Hope that holds true for you!

Congratulations!

Jamie said...

Julie & Jr & Lyds...taking Hong Kong by storm...oh YEAH!

Go girls! I sooo am sending my love and prayers to you.

NEXT YEAR!!! We will so be TOGETHER! Ummmm, Auntie Jamie, maybe? LOL

Love, love, love...

janelle said...

yay! congrats on your pregnancy!

michelle said...

Congratulations and best of luck to you!