Monday, March 31, 2008

Cat, Please Exit Bag.

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113 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW. How exciting for your family. God is using you all in MIGHTY ways! Praise the Lord!

Kelly said...

SO cool amanda!!!!

I totally I thought I would click over to find out you were having a second baby! :-) (I don't know where I would be clicking to find that out??? ha!)

Barr Family said...

It's about time you let us know what was up! I loved the title of today's post. Too funny. Excited for you guys and this new place the Lord has brought you!

Cassandra said...

How wonderful is this!! Good for you guys. God is so awesome.I was absolutely giddy to read about you moving back to Houston. I think it is great for you and yours, but also for your mom. What a precious gift from the Lord to her.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It takes a real man to work for his mother-in-law!

Anonymous said...

Curtis, Amanda and Jackson,

I am so happy for all of you. What a wonderful opportunity from the Lord. I know you all are so excited to be in Houston again. Can't wait to hear details of your new house.

PS There is a huge need of good sound Men's Bible study material, just a thought.

I love you all,
Laura

Bryson's Mom said...

YAY!! That is so exciting!

BethAnne said...

I thought you were going to say that you were pegnant! ;-)

How exciting! I am praying that Curtis' ministry will be blessed and that he will touch thousands, no millions of lives for God!

Awesome news - cant wait to hear him "bring it"!

JenB said...

Wow! Just, wow! That is so cool. God is amazing, isn't he?

Teri said...

That just rocks! Congratulations Jones family! God is good!

Amy T said...

That is so stinking awesome! Congratulations on the new job Curtis and I look forward to hearing more about it. (So cool, so cool! God just astounds me with the things He works out.) (I tried to post before, but my computer glitched, so if you got it twice Amanda, just delete one. :) )

Dionna said...

Yay Curtis! How neat to be a part of the Living Proof Ministry all together as a family.

The Silva's said...

news for all of you! It must be just amazing to beable to work so closely as an entire family!!! Best wishes to you all, hope you are settling in well! My prayers are with you that your family may continue to follow God's path He is leading you on and that you experience a wonderful journey as you do.

KMac said...

i was getting your w/e recap (i want to know did you get a Dyson Animal??!! they're awesome!) THEN, the Curtis "cat" was let out. I'm so HAPPY it's OUT! can't wait until tomorrow :)

Marc and Charity said...

Wow, I didn't see that one coming :) How awesome for y'all! What a neat opportunity for all of you. Blessings!

Brandon & April said...

Well, that's exciting! Congrats to you guys!

Kevin and Christie said...

Amanda - that is so exciting. Kevin and I are also huge fans of Curtis and his ability to reach people through his speaking. We can't wait to see how this unfolds and are so happy for the both of you!

Queen B said...

That is such exciting news!!! Congratulations!!

Mommy Firecracker said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!

What an amazing new adventure.

Since Lil Miss Firecracker LOVES Mi Cocina, we will have to go there to celebrate in honor of the Jones family. Any excuse to not have to cook--thanks LPM!! :-)

Angela said...

Congrats to both of you. I am sure you are excited to be working together in ministry. Good luck with everything.

Amazing Racer said...

So excited for the Jones family!

Congrats on this new season of your lives.

Anonymous said...

WooHoo! I thought maybe it would be HFBC, but LPM! Yea - that is so cool!! Can't wait to see what God does.

Congrats,
Beverly

Katie said...

Oh congratulations!! You guys have fun together!!

Sullins' Spot said...

Just finished listening to the sermon on Isaiah 58 and loved it! My husband serves as a Worship Pastor in Northwest Arkansas and will be so encouraged by this sermon! I have already emailed the link to him!

Erin said...

Yay sister :)

Tara said...

It's about time! :-)

Fran said...

Well...my goodness!!! That is just about the coolest thing I've heard in a very long time!!! I know you guys are thrilled to all be a part of the LPM family.

Blessings over your hubs as he begins this new journey with the Lord!!

Angie said...

I already commented over there, but I'm so thrilled for you guys!

(And... what cat? Huh?)

OHHHH.... nevermind. I'd say it's too early, but it's almost 10. I'm pregnant. Yeah, that's it.

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

I already posted my excitement over there, but just FYI -- I am so excited for ya'll!!!

Kelly @ Love Well said...

How great is our God! I'm thrilled for you and Curtis.

And does this mean you'll be working -- gulp -- together? Should we send extra prayer support? Or just Starbucks gift cards?

elaine said...

Fantastic news! What an addition to LPM. I'm praising God for weaving your families together in such magnificent measure.

peace~elaine

Patty said...

How exciting!!! I have been doing Beth's studies for 10 years and have led a few over the past years. In those years I have heard countelss men say they wish they had in depth studies like the women have and I have been praying about that for several years. I know men who have taken her studies at home and loved every single minute of it! My 36 year old baby brother is one of them. Actually, he came to the classes at church and was the only male in the room. I am excited for Curtis' new position at LPM. I am excited to sit back and watch God work and I will keep your sweet family in my prayers!
Have a blessed Monday!
Love,
Patty

Kelli said...

I was really hoping that LPM would be gaining Curtis in ya'lls move to Houston! I am so glad that God has blessed your family with this amazing opportunity to minister together! :) Looking forward to hearing Curtis preach in some way, shape or form through LPM!

debra said...

I am so happy for you guys!

God is so good.

shalana said...

Yeah! What an exciting new chapter in your lives. I hope I have the opportunity to go to an LPM event and hear him & your Mom together. I have to say that the thought had crossed my mind when you moved to Houston. I'm so happy for you. Not only that, but what a blessing for Jackson to get to grow up close to his grandparents! Thanks for sharing this with us.
~Shalana

Darlene R. said...

How exciting for your family! I am in the middle of Curtis's message and I'm telling ya, I could listen all day long!

I laughed so hard at the prayer he said while driving the little bus with the hour and a half worship sing-a-long. Too funny.

Kathleen in TX said...

Listened to the sermon on his page and it was right on! I needed to be reminded of what true worship is. Congrats on the new job Curtis it sounds like exciting opportunities are ahead! So that's what the changes were for LPM that you'd asked us to pray for awhile back...

Heather said...

so excited for you guys! I know it will be so fun to be with your mom for family times and how cool to have Curtis work alongside her as well! Pryaing for you guys!

Krystal said...

Curt's picture looks great! We are so proud of you guys! What a glowing praise of Curt that is posted! He is all that and a bag of chips!

Lisa said...

I knew it! And I just *knew* y'all would post it this week. :)

Congratulations! What a blessing for your family and for all who are touched by LPM!

Thanks for sharing the news, Amanda.

Lisa in Ft. Worth

Kellie said...

I'm a lurker, coming out to say Congratulations! To both you and the Living Proof Family.

As a military family we have moved often (we lived in FW for 7 years, so I loved reading your blog because you would write about all my favorite places!). SO my heart was aching as you talked about leaving your dear friends! I am so glad to know that you won't be too far from them, and what's more, will be close to family again.

Again, congrats!

Lauren said...

AMANDA! This looks EXCITING! What an awesome new job description! I know Curtis will bless LPM, and vice versa.

Dori said...

Amanda,

Reading your posts over the past few weeks has been EXCRUCIATING because I just KNEW there was a cat to be set free and it was clawing and scratching to get out!!

You can read my comment over at the other blog, but this is a DIRECT answer to a prayer that my sisters prayed one night in our Stepping Up class! I am so excited for you and Curtis that I can hardly stand it.

Congratulations on all the exciting changes, but I'm still holding closely prayers for you in those things you miss about your old home!!

Blessings and thanks for involving us in this awesome adventure!

Blessings,
Dori

P.S. Off to listen to Curtis' message on the LPM site.

Jessica said...

That is so awesome! I cried when I read what your sweet mama wrote about him! Good luck to both of you and congratulations!

Jenn said...

Congratulations to you and Curtis!! I know it's exciting to be back in Houston and so close to your family!!!

Momma 2 5 said...

I was just on the LPM Blog, how exciting!!!I know that God will bless you guys in extraordinary ways!!!!

Thanks for sharing your life with us!!!

Amanda in SC

Kay Altic said...

love it friend...so great

Vonda said...

So, can I hire Curt to come to my birthday party? What are the parameters of his service...? Just kidding!
This is awesome! I'm s proud to have been ministered to by such an awesome team of people!

Karen said...

Well, I had NO idea you were Beth Moore's daughter! :) A double bonus, since I love reading her too! Congrats to your husband and you as you both embark on your new journey! :)

MamaCass said...

Yea Curt! Your Mom writes "He is real and he is relevant". I couldn't agree more with that statement. How I will miss hearing Curt "bringing it" on Sunday mornings but can't wait to see the big ways God is going to use Curt through LPM!

Michelle Bentham said...

I just read... I was thinking the same thing... "The cat is finally out of the bag!" As I made my way over here from the LPM blog! Congrats Joneses - I am sure you are in for the ride of your lives! How great you are serving the Lord together with you family in ministry --- We are so blessed to be on this journey with you all!

Love Ya'!

willblogforshoes said...

YAY!!! Wonderful news!

Kelly said...

How wonderful! I know your family must be thrilled to get to serve together in ministry.

Anonymous said...

I love your directions!!!! I followed them and now return to thank you for telling us the name of your new church!!! What Great news!!!! It made me think of that d.willard article i sent you and how Great is our God!!!!

Faith said...

What awesome news!! :) I'm so happy and excited for you all.

CrownLaidDown said...

Well HalleluYAH! What very good news!!!

So very thankful for what God is going to do through this new and wonderful event!!

Praying specifically for you all.
Love,
holly

Honea Household said...

How awesome is that?! So exciting!

connorcolesmom said...

YEAH!!
YIPPEE!!
WAHOO!!
It makes me want to sing that song:
HE IS GOOD ALL THE TIME ALL THE TIME HE IS GOOD !!!!!
Congrats,
Kim

Billie said...

Oh, God is so faithful!

Brenda said...

How great! so excited for all of you!

Deidre said...

Great news, Amanda! I listened to his message - incredible!!

dreamingBIGdreams said...

Congrats!
Love this. I have been wondering and wondering what you guys were up to.

:)jamie

Boy & Girl said...

oh that is so awesome! I loved the part of Curtis saying he did a Beth Moore study before he met you. My dad will be relieved to know he's not the only man, and he loved the Daniel study so much. You need to do some shirts that say Real Men read Beth Moore Bible Studies. :-)

Amy said...

Love it ~ that's awesome!

Lori said...

How exciting!
Praying as you continue your transition

Hillary said...

That's so exciting! I thought the same thing as Kelly...another baby! Ha! In time I'm sure! For now I hope you just enjoy being in your new house and loving the place God has brought your family!

Heather said...

I am so excited about this new ministry in your family's life! What a perfect fit. However, I was a little disappointed to not see any baby news.

Love, Heather

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Wohoo! How exciting! It made me tear up a little, even. What a beautiful legacy your family is building.

Sarah said...

How fabulous! The Lord sure does know what he's doing.

Anonymous said...

I've kinda been wondering when you would announce what opportunity had taken you back to Houston. So excited for you all and excited for the direction that a man on the LPM staff will take the ministry ... I can see the numbers of "miesta's" growing quite rapidly :-) Congratulations to all!

Becca said...

We miss you like crazy here in North Texas...but we know that the Lord has some mighty plans cookin' for your precious family. Amanda - I miss visiting with you every Sunday at the college check-in table before Sunday school. So, just so you know... every Sunday morning I think of you when I stand by that table. Seriously. And I will always think of you when I hear Sprinkles cupcakes mentioned, or when I think about how you would love to see Janelle's new haircut in person, and now I'll think of you everytime I use my melamine mixing bowls.

Love you much!

Connie said...

Thanks for sharing your happy news with us. Nice to know what Curtis will be up to...and loved the praise from your mom! Would love to hear him preach sometime.

Jai said...

Con grat u la tions!!!!! How exciting!

Momma-of-5 said...

Congrats, Curtis! That's AWESOME! I'm so excited for your family as well as for LPM.

The Preacher's Wife said...

Well if that isn't the coolest thing I don't know what is...I really had him pegged for taking a pulpit somewhere!

Love the vision....Just when we thought LPM couldn't explode anymore - now here ya go! :)

Blessings on the entire family~

Faith said...

How very cool! What an amazing journey the Lord has you on. Praying for you guys as you start this new leg of it and very excited to see more of what God has in store for y'all!

Stephanie said...

How fun Amanda!! You must be completely thrilled! What a special thing for your family...I am very excited for you and Curtis. He will be a wonderful addition to the LPM staff! Enjoy this new chapter in your life!

Cathy Davis said...

I had a fleeting thought this weekend that maybe Curtis was going to work at LPM! How cool is this??? :D:D:D -- Is he going to blog on LPM too? Amanda, I'm so happy for all of you. God is just showering down on your lives, and I'm so excited I get to at least watch it :)!

Allison Johns said...

That is so awesome!

I know it sounds dumb, but I feel like I've gotten to know your sweet family from the blogs, and I've found myself checking everyday for the big news!

Congrats to Curtis. I know God has big things in store.

Marla Taviano said...

Thrilled for you, your men, and your mama. God is so wow.

Cheri-Beri said...

I thought you had gotten a cat and it was a picture of its shivering little body hiding in a bag from Beckham and/or Jackson.

All I can say is wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. My husband is already crazy about your mama and I can't wait to introduce him to the "dude" part of LPM.

Many happy, happy blessings!

Tara said...

OK...so I should probably clarify...when I said, "It's about time!"...I meant..."It's about time that something great like this happened for your family and for LPM". :-)

My cup runneth over... said...

Wow! What great news! So happy for the three of you, and also of course for your Mom & Dad (who no doubt are thrilled!) Congrats to all of you!! = )

Blessings,
Tracy

Emmy : ) said...

Oh Amanda!

I was just about to pop with excitement when I read the news! Isn't that perfect! So God! I genuinely couldn't stop smiling! I have had such joy in my heart for you all! What a blessing... a gift! I am thrilled! God you are so good! : )

For my quiet time this morning I listened to Curtis' sermon! Wow! You are right! He is so gifted! So easy to listen to... he just draws you in! So funny, real, humble. He had me laughing so hard... then in tears... then amazed... so right... God used it this morning to have me so search my heart! I was so convicted (in the beautiful way... you know I like that kind : ) ) I just searched my heart over and over... show me these things Lord... how to Worship you with my life! Thank you! I was so blessed!

I will be praying for you all! This is exciting! Can't wait to hear more!

God Bless! Emmy : )

Ginger said...

That is so exciting!! I don't know, but I kinda had a feeling, that something like that was going on.

Anonymous said...

Yea! I know you all are just thrilled! Congratulations!

Sarah

Linsey said...

That is so great! It was great reading from both of them.

bahead said...

Who knew? God knew, that's who!!!
Wow, can't wait to see what God has in mind. I love ya'll so much and can't wait to see all that fruit drippin' forth!!!!

Anonymous said...

Perfect title! That is so exciting and we know that you will be a huge support in his ministry! Congrats on the amazing opportunity God has given your family! What awesome news!
Amy in OK

Kristin said...

So fun Amanda! I loved reading all about Curt... can't wait to hear him.
Love,
Kristin

Travis said...

You don't have to post this, AJ, but tell Curt I was ministered to by his Isaiah 58 message. Rock on.

He taught me while I was in hell...uh, I mean working on my taxes.

Colored With Memories said...

That is so exciting for your family! And for LPM!

Anonymous said...

Dear Amanda and Curtis -

Congratulations on your great news. May our Lord Jesus bless your life richly as you continue to serve Him.

Much love,
Sharon, NC

Kelly said...

What a sweet thing to see how God has grown your family and ministry together. I love His plans!

valerie said...

Very exciting news!
I read about it on the LPM blog.
I have a question. Our ladies finished "Stepping Up" last night and were talking about what study we'll do next. Can you tell me when Esther will be out?
Thanks!
Valerie

Tammie said...

I tagged you!!! Go to my blog to see what's up!


tammie

The Van Fam said...

Yea! I am so excited for y'all!!! I can't wait to hear him!

Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

Dear Amanda,

What exciting news! I left a comment over on LPM; but wanted to let you know too that I so enjoyed Curtis's sermon. Our pastor is also preaching on worship--coincidence? I think not!

Hope you're feeling settled quickly and enjoying your new mixing bowls. So cute! And somehow new kitchen-y things makes cooking that much more fun again.

There's nothing like living close to family. My mom (Gran!) is just five minutes and I love that she stops by to say hello and picks up the girls from school for a special date just because she can.

Joanne

Tracy said...

i have been a lurker for a while now. :) ummmm....hello...wow...you know beth moore in person AND she is your mom? the wonderful things that she had to say about your hubby are truly amazing. ya'll are just a crazy amazing family. god bless you guys!!!

Michelle said...

How exciting!! Will you be moving?

Angela said...

Amanda, Have you seen the You Tube videos about Oprah's church? It's frightening. What are your feelings on this and does LPM have an opinion about it? Just curious to know what other woman are thinking.

The Henrie Family said...

HOORAY!!! How awesome! You have a beautiful family! :)

The Sanders House said...

yeah! i listened to curt's message because it has been so long since i have heard him. he cracks me up and i love how he can get away with being so real and at the same time slapping you in the face with a good word.
i like this cat!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Congratulations!

Lindsee said...

Amanda-

This is such an awesome opportunity for your sweet little family! I know y'all will be blessed. And we are so excited!

Hope you have a great Thursday!

Lindsee

babystepstoChina said...

Very exciting for you and your family! Congratulations, you are truly at home now!!!

Mariel said...

My hubby 'AMENed" and seconded that comment that 'it takes a real man to work for his mother-in-law'. My hubby loves his and is praying about going into business with her!

Blessings to all of you!

olivia and henry said...

amanda,
i am so excited for you and your precious family. can't wait for you to come back for a visit...maybe a dinner out with the girls to hear all about it all. love to you.

Lisa said...

Hey Amanda - I've already posted my excitement here and over there, but
I am still so thrilled for all of you and for all of us! When you said the place you were going needed to be ready to announce it, I knew it couldn't be a church, because what church could keep news like that quiet, and why would they in the first place?? I then just knew in my heart it was with LPM. I was initially excited for all the men I know who might love this new aspect, but it's finally hit home realizing Curtis could impact MY son in the coming years! That is sweet music to this single mother's heart. It will be neat to see if that is part of God's answer to my prayers for his training or not.
Thank you both again for stepping obediently into this calling.

Your mom may have told you this, but at the Life Today taping Tuesday night, she and James kept referring to Isaiah 58 in their conversation. I found that intriguing, knowing y'all had just posted Curt's sermon based on that scripture. I haven't yet found time to listen, but I was finally able to read the passage this morning. I look forward to the weekend and some time to learn from him.

Praying for you all,
Lisa in Ft. Worth

Jackie Sue said...

Congratulations on your big move and new job...sorta feels like coming home, huh? That must be fun for you all. Having Jackson close to his Bibby and Grandpa must be so ideal. I don't often comment on your personal blog but visit it quite regularly. I mostly comment on the LPM blog...anyway, I realize that you may be too busy toanswer this question, but I thought it wouldn't hurt to try..my husband and I are visiting Jackson Hole for our 25th anniversary in June and wondered if you knew of any ranch in particular that you would recommend. I thought we might stay 3 nights at a dude ranch and then the other 3 in one of the National Parks or something. Any recommendations? I know you are familiar with that area and sometimes it is scary to just book things from the internet. Thanks so much and truly, best wishes on your move and much success to Curtis on his new job! Blessings.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

Oh, psyche. I heard this last Tuesday. I thought you were pregnant.

LeslieW. said...

That is just fantastic! Congrats.

Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

Congratulations to both of you! What an exciting time--new house, new position! (And yes, I know it's several days after this post, but we're in the middle of moving, and I don't even know exactly what day it is! Sorry, Amanda!!)