Wednesday, August 10, 2011


We went to General Council in Phoenix. We left a day early and went to the Grand Canyon before it started. I never really had much desire to go there. But, when we got there and walked up there, the first time I saw it, it almost literally took my breath away. It is huge and absolutely breath-taking beautiful. The pictures just don't do it justice. You can't capture the vastness of it with a picture.

Terry is not fond of heights (putting it mildly). The entire time we were there he was calling me back, telling me I was too close to the edge....etc., etc. We went into this little shop they had along the way, and this is the book he found!

In that same shop he also found this hat he just loved. It was $59.00, and we finally decided that was too much for a hat. Apparently not, though...we found that out when we got back home and starting pricing them. Hats are expensive!! He kept saying, "I wish I had bought that hat". I thought he looked pretty cute in it!

Thankfully, for Terry's sake, they had bathrooms along the trail!  Now we know where all the bathrooms are in the Grand Canyon like we do in the state of Tennessee!

On our way back, we stopped at Sedona a quaint little town nestled in the middle of the mountains. It is literally surrounded by them. It was gorgeous.

When we got to General Council, while Terry was in meetings, I went walking around town.  I saw this little homeless man sitting all alone on a bench.  If I hadn't been by myself, I would have gone and talkeld to him.  But for the grace of God, any of us could be right where he was. 

Anybody who knows Randel McCarty very well knows he likes to find the dives when they are traveling. He found this little place, and we all went there to eat. It looked pretty bad from the outside, but the food was fabulous!

Here are our two diabetics eating cookies. I tried to tell them not to, but did they listen to me??

After taking this picture, my camera stopped working. So, unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures of the General Council events. It was great, though. The services were awesome! We got to meet up with so many people we hadn't seen in years as well as spend time with some of our Tennessee ministers and their wives. Talk about hot....I think the highest temp I saw was 110 or maybe 114, I can't remember. It was such a refreshing time. I'm so thankful to be a part of the Assemblies of God. I know there are many other wonderful fellowships as well, but I know we are serving exactly where God wants us. We are blessed!