Christian Blog Festival: part one and part two

I was thinking the other day about what it would be like if the Christian Blog community ever held a big festival, knowing of course it cannot happen due to privacy issues. At any rate, the idea and the mind pictures were stunning and have brought me so much comfort and joy I thought I would try to produce a "virtual" CBF (Christian Blog Festival).

Needing a place for such a festival is of prime importance, so, since I am the one dreaming this whole thing up, it shall be here at the B2Y ranch in rural Missouri. We have plenty of room so those with special needs (recliners for instance) can park them in our huge living room. "kiwibird" and "poodlelady" among others can look out the gigantic picture window at everyone else and keep an eye on things.

Since there are 4 bathrooms in our home and plenty of trees, everyone should have no problem with release issues. I assume "abelajohnb", as the illustrious leader of this group, should have first dibs on one of the bedrooms upstairs, unless he would prefer to pitch a tent and camp out with his adoring multitudes outside. I certainly would want to make sure "mumbly" has a bedroom due to her status of being not only an elder, but one of the infamous New Zealand contingents from "down under" along with "kiwibird".

I am thinking that "kraftykatz" is deserving of another bedroom due to her physical situation and again, being an elder. We need to treat our elders with the utmost of respect and we will do just that while they are our guests here.

Those of the younger and wilder generation would be much more comfortable enjoying the wide open 12 acres of pasture. I can see the tent with "youaregolden", "cowgirldiva", "hockeychick4christ" and "childofjesus" having a grand time comparing notes and enjoying each other's fellowship. To keep things kosher, "pounders" had to pitch his tent nearby.

Of course there are little mini camps to house those from each of the various states. Up by the horse barn I see the Texas camp is right at home with the sights and smells of the two horses. "bubbavela", "shlomo" and "tohimbeglory" will no doubt sit around the campfire telling tales only Texans can dream up and understand.

If "abelajohnb" decided to camp out, he could join "everfaithful","bimonics", "scott", "yokhannan" and others trying to replicate the great state of California here on our property. Unfortunately the ocean and the mountains are a long way from Missouri.

I am sure it was the faithful from North Carolina who were whooping and hollering all night led by "tchable", "literalword" and "annajones" among others. They might get so loud the Georgia group might go join them. Oh my, if "happytoberestored" and "savedbyegrace" were to join that group, no one will get any sleep.

Oh look, here comes "disciplevance" flying in. Where is he going to land his airplane? Now here comes "papillionkiller" in his big truck filled with all the food and beverages for our festival! Is that "gfccbrother" and "fairhaven7" bringing us some wild game from Montana? I see "philruby" brought his mountain momma from West Virginia and "grandmabruce1955" brought a whole van load of folks she's been witnessing to in Washington.

"allforhim" is looking to stay somewhere besides where daughter "youaregolden" is hanging out, and I don't blame her. Maybe she can hook up with "throughfaith", "redeemed4ever", "girlforgod" and "angelita" for a really nice women's fellowship. Don't look now, but "bethy", "lexyb" and "4micah68" just arrived from the United Kingdom and right behind them are "doulos" from Malaysia, "magnolia" from Indonesia and "ptl2008" from Singapore. I am so blessed to see the international folks made it here safe and sound.

"kreynolds" is diligently running around making sure everyone is taken care of. Her position of hospitality director has her racing constantly from one end of the property to the other. Thank God she has "kiwibird" and "poodlelady" racing around in their recliners with their binoculars and walkie talkies keeping her up to date with who needs what and where. She is one busy woman, but she can handle it.

In the kitchen, "alight" is fixing up some of his world famous southern recipes. Although I won't let him mess with our chickens, he says he can find plenty of fixens out in the woods. "savedbyegrace" is making enough sweet tea to keep everyone gushing with sweetness. It takes a lot of food and tea to keep this gang happy. It is a good thing that "reborn" and "whobelieve" brought all sorts of goodies from New York, especially bagels and pizza. It is also good that "blackrose65" and "coldapplianceman" brought plenty of oranges and grapefruits from Florida with them.

Rumor has it that "kreynolds" might bring some truffles from Minnesota. She will be mobbed if she does. Rumor also has it that "kiwibird" might bring along "kiwigirl" and make chocolate cake for everyone along with strawberries and cream. These are all just rumors though. "christianblog" might have to catch some fish from our little pond or the neighbors big one to take folks mind off the truffles and cake.

Finally, here comes the oft delayed Ohio delegation. Thank God papa "greybear" was in charge to keep everything under control. Sometimes it pays to have 35 kids like he has. We are thrilled to see "luckyone" and "ilovehimso" make it here with him. Oh good, I just knew that one way or another "iraqivetsgtret" would get here from Delaware, even if he had hang on the wing of a flying squirrel.

Well, if I were to go on trying to list everyone here, it would take all day. Needless to say, the place is covered with joyful believers who love the Lord and are thrilled to be with each other and are busy blessing each other. As "blest" and I sit back and look at all the glowing faces of beautiful believers, all we can do is look at each other and smile at the awesomeness of our God and beauty of His people united in His name. Truly it is a blessing beyond words to see the whole Christian Blog gang here!

Truly this "virtual" festival is a blessing beyond words, just like this site is, day in and day out. Thank you all for coming and blessing our home and property with your beautiful feet and hearts overflowing with the love of God, even if it can only be in our hearts and minds. I pray this crazy piece of my imagination blesses you to read as much as it did for me to write. Now, bring on the music; after all this IS a festival isn't it?

 Kirk M
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Patricia A. Lambert (@redeemed4ever)

What a cool idea! Let me know when and where, and I'll be there! So glad to be included in your blog and in your thoughts. It's a flight of fancy, but it reminds me of that old hymn: "When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be! When we all see Jesus, we'll sing and shout the victory!" And how about the one, "Shouting on the hills of glory"... remember that one? Except in this case, we'd be "shouting on the hills of B2Y." Sounds wonderful, a foretaste of heaven.

Alison Stewart (@kiwibird)

tino pai ehoa, tino pai! (Very good my friend, very good)!
I'll get the chokky cakes made! So it was you who put wheels on my recliner!

Grant Withers (@bimonics)

If we have the festival here in Missouri , we will all bring small material gifts to share and offer ourselves in chores and services to be a blessing2you too! Later when we all meet there, we will continue the festival around the marriage supper. As we think of one another we will instantly be present with that one and their loved ones and their part of the festival. Such beautiful people in their glorified bodies from every tribe, and tongue, and nation. Oops... time to drop in on Armageddon - everyone mount up.

And Jesus could be heard up ahead saying ... blessing2you - get back over on your own horse.

Tl Sia (@doulos)

And we'd pile into your living room, pick out a few of our favourite blogs of yours and get you to read them to us... You know what, I think it'd be like what "church" should be and we'd have a grand time! :dance:

K Reynolds (@kreynolds)

Oh what fun we would have! You'd never have any peace again, B2Y :wink:
I really do have a few swords lying around my house so Alight is right, he and I would have to be on opposite ends of the property as I would be sure to bring them with me!

The bringing of chocolate truffles from Minnesota is not an idle rumor. I would be tired of hearing your excuses that you can't get any for "Blest" because they're not to be found in Missouri and I am also appalled at "Irish" laughing at "Kiwibird" whenever she suggests that he look for some in New Zealand as well. This sort of nonsense could only be resolved by me bringing along my favorite chocolatier and setting them up in a tent as well where they could make chocolate truffles on demand.

Of course, none of these truffles would have the least effect on anyone's figures, ladies and for those of you who don't know, you can select the percentage of cocoa you wish for them to be such as 45%, 67% or even 99%.

What a time we would have!

K :princess:

Shirley Hooper (@mumbly)

I enjoyed this blog soooooo much. Thank you dear B2Y, and I hope you heard me chuckling. Thankyou for remembering we folk from the Antipodies, as well.

Oh what a great imagination you have, and what a gift, to give us all such a wonderful feeling of "Belonging."

Praise God, from Whom all Blessings flow.

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

I am so relieved that this blog didn't "backfire". I didn't know for sure how folks would receive it, so I am greatly blessed to read your responses and oh how I do long for the day coming soon when we will all have our great Festival in the heavens and sit at the Master's feet to be blessed by Him. By the way alight, bring all your friends from all over the world, the more the merrier--sorry to have forgotten about them, just too many to remember.

Thank You for blessing my day!!!!

Darrell Dorr (@gfccbrother)

OH NO! THANK YOU B2Y! You have given us a little insight into what heaven will be like. I know we will first fall flat on our faces before God in reverence to what He has done for us. Then we will have sunburned mouths from the awe of our Lord. It will sure be a joy to get to chat face to face with someone from CB without using a computer? Thanks for sharing with us a little glipmse of your virtual festival of CBers. Oh, and don't worry, I will not bring any roadkill. :wink:

Joyce Bethy Ferguson (@bethy)

I am still chuckling at this. I t is so good. Only makes my hert long even more for that glorious day when i can finally annoy alight in person

Marsha Tyler Ronquist (@kraftykatz)

I will bring my rascal and my lift chair and my favorite teas. And eat more food then I should.

Did you give us a glimpse of glory?


:coffee: drinking tea

Marsha Tyler Ronquist (@kraftykatz)

Been to Missouri and loved it. Visited the Mansfield home of Laura and Almonzo Wilder.

Lost the cover to my rascal on Route 66. If anyone finds it bring it along with you.


K Reynolds (@kreynolds)

Oh, I forgot to ask. Is anyone bringing Coke Zero or do I need to bring my own? I have to have my Coke Zero!

K :princess:

Sandy Brooks (@poodlelady)

B2Y -- If you are putting Bethy and Alight on one side and K :princess: and Kbird on the other. I gonna need a jet pack on that recliner!! By the way I'm shipping in a few more recliners cause I know there are a few more of us CBers that need them. Please install the wheels and jet packs before we get there. Hoping B2Y has had those ramps put in so the recliners on wheels and get in and out of the house.

Thinking I should bring some Venison barbeque and some sweet corn on the cob and homemade potato salad.

Maybe Katz would bring a few quilts for those of use that can't get to close to the campfire cause someone might make it go BOOM!! :eek:

Mums don't forget to bring the flowers for the tables. :flower:

I'm thrilled that GB and his Clan will be there but could I bring the rest of my clan --they just might see what Real Church is and get themselves right with God :clap::clap:

ing Doulos is right -this is gonna be a church meeting like no other! :pray: :dance: :clap:

Don't know bout You All but when this meeting of the saints is done - Poo is going home without needing a recliner on wheels or oxygen!!!!

B2Y -you have absolutely made my day!!

Sandy Brooks (@poodlelady)

K :princess: -- Bethy and Anna have to have coke too not sure their is Coke Zero though.
Okay you three are in charge of bringing the coke --- but please, please bring some diet Pepsi and A&W root beer and some Sprite or 7up too.

Okay Reborn is bringing the Bagels and lining up a place to get a 50 gal drum of cream cheese and someone was bringing fruit. So if Kbird has Irish do the scrambled eggs and bacon thing we should be good for breakfast and I think dinner is covered. Sooooo what about lunch??????

Sandy Brooks (@poodlelady)

Oh ya Reborn is bringing the coffee and Katz is bringing the Tea for hot tea. So we good on that too.

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

I am glad there is much discussion going on about the food and beverages. I am sure there will be no shortage of both, for everyone loves to eat and drink, good tea that is.

I hope more and more folks hear about this festival and make plans to attend. I am sure there are many who would love to join in the fellowship if they found about this great event. Unfortunately the date for this gathering is not known but we do know it is SOON.

On a serious note, I truly do apologize for any and all I inadvertently left out of this post. I don't know everyone here and if I didn't mention you please know you are invited and it will be a great joy to get to know you. If I accidentally stepped on anyone's toes with this post, please accept my apologies for no harm was intended; only a parable to bring our eternal hope into closer focus.

Thanks for all the fun, for that is what this post was supposed to be, just a little humor to brighten an otherwise very bad day in the world.


Linda Young (@savedbyegrace)

K, Only someone from Atlanta can bring Cokes so I'll bring all the Cokes: Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Pepsi, Fanta Orange, as all those are 'Coke' here in the South. I'll make the sweet tea and we'll be good to go.

And yes, when happytoberestored and I get together, there won't be any sleeping for anyone. Especially if we decide to sing. Neither of us can carry a tune worth a flip. I think she said we'd sound like cats on crack. :wink: It would surely be a joyful noise -- emphasis on the word NOISE.

Alight, do you make good fried chicken?

B2Y, thanks for hosting this event. Oh, my, I have tears in my eyes just imagining getting to hug everyone. I want to hug you all so much I can almost feel it.


Anna Jones (@annajones)

B2Y ,,I have just one question ? Can I Shout around the campfire ? You know I'm a pentecostal at heart. Even tho now I go to a Baptist Church... But I think we all can share alittle of us with everyone... Great blog B2Y ... And count me in there. I hope and pray that I will finish this race I have started with my Lord... Love ya Anna

Marsha Tyler Ronquist (@kraftykatz)

YES you can shout around the campfire.

Love you

K Reynolds (@kreynolds)

I will be right there shouting with you. You know us pentecostals and I really don't know how to behave any other way! :wink:

Of course you have to bring the Cokes... just don't forget, K :princess: needs her Coke Zero! This is very, very important since no matter how hard I try, coffee and tea just do not like me one bit!

before you start to give me a lecture on my needing to be delivered from that just stop and consider the fact that my inability to consume tea only means there is more for you and since you are the host, I will be very generous and give you my share of the tea. Just stay away from my Coke Zero!

Patricia A. Lambert (@redeemed4ever)

I forgot to mention--I'm bringing carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, LOTS of chocolate, and Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder gospel/bluegrass CD's.

Do you have a microwave? Gotta have my Orville Redenbacher Movie Theatre Butter popcorn.

Oh--and my bunny slippers!

Linda Young (@savedbyegrace)

Right! I'll bring all the Cokes, including pooh's root beer and 7up.

I think we should have a big bonfire and I'll bring the stuff to make s'mores. Marshmallows, chocolate bars and graham crackers. B2Y, you got enough sticks for us all?


K Reynolds (@kreynolds)

Ummm... smores! Those are almost as good as truffles! I should warn you though that I am one of those people who like to set their marshmallows on fire. It makes them so nice and gooey plus they get done really, really quick! For some strange reason I don't think that should surprise anyone too much. :mrgreen:

K :princess:

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

What is happening here????? This is a festival not a Girl Scout camp out. I am all for diversity of refreshments, but lest we venture into the vast field of every possible culinary sweet, I think it best to establish that this festival, when it comes to "treats" is strictly BYOT (Bring Your Own Treats--of course with enough to share for everyone else). This is not true of carrot cake, for that I believe is what God fed the children of Israel for 40 years in the wilderness with so thus we need truckloads of it.

We are short of music for this festival. I think we need to have the ACTUAL Ricky Skaggs come and perform. I will see if Steve Green can come and sing "People Need the Lord" and the rest of you need to contact your favorite performer to come play at our Festival. Some of you should be able to get some Gospel singers to come. That would be real good for the neighbors out here to see and hear.

Now I am thinking of smores and that is not a good thing for me right now. I should be thinking about vegetables and fruits and other "healthy" things. I think Coke zero is just fine.


Sandy Brooks (@poodlelady)

K :princess: -- What is a marshmallow if it is not set on fire!! It's just something to flavor hot chocolate -:doh: are we gonna need hot chocolate for watching the stars at night!

Gracie --please, please do not forget the Diet Pepsi -Coke and poo do not go together well I love smores -haven't had those in years!

Redeemed4eve -- Carrot cake -woohoo love the stuff and old time country gospel too! Will bring some Micheal W. Smith and Casting Stones to spice it up though. You best bring lots a popcorn Redeemed4eve -thinking you gonna have to share that.

Oh Ya --- we gonna sing and dance and lift our hands to God all around the campfire and the whole place!

B2Y -- we not gonna have neighbors close by are we????????? I'm seeing hundreds dancing and singin and wavin their hands in the light of the campfire --- wondering if neighbors might get scared. :eek:

Vance Breise (@disciplevance)

I love the spirit of fellowship here, it makes me think of something my friend told me this last week. He said that rather than fighting, we should think of the different Christian denominations as different parts of the body of Christ.

If the neighbors pond is too small to land my float plane in, can I ride in on my Harley Davidson?

Alison Stewart (@kiwibird)

@Poo Yep! confirmed Irish is up to do the eggs and bacon! I'll bring the WD40 to make sure we keep those recliner wheels whizzing. Oh, and the chokky cake of course. I wonder if we could get kangaroo steaks for the barbie as well?

Thought I might bring :icecream: as it goes so well in a long glass with Coke Zero, Fanta etc. It's the special :icecream: that I can give my diabetic son in law K:princess: so you are allowed it. Called Zilch. Tastes delicious.

Anyone had any thoughts about what we are going to do with kk's lift chair and all the wheelie recliners that we won't need anymore?

Thought I might ask a Maori Gospel Choir to come sing and :dance:They love singing and dancing and they love a good :dinner: so it should be sweet! It is awesome listening to Christian music translated into Maori. Maybe we could have all the different countries represented sharing worship music in their own language. WOW!

@kk please, tell me, don't keep me in suspense... Who or what is your "rascal", and was losing the cover painful?

I'll bring the big tent so we have accommodation for heaps in two rooms, and K:princess: can have her chocolatier friend set up in the sunroom.

Still chuckling...

Patricia A. Lambert (@redeemed4ever)

TRUCKLOADS of carrot cake? Well, I do have my CDL with hazmat endorsement. Seriously. Now if I can just borrow a semi.

Samantha Shemer (@youaregolden)

This was such a great blog!!!!!!! Thanks blessings! I can't wait for heaven when we all get to fellowship together. I am so bringing my horses to give horse back rides!

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

Please bring enough horses for everyone to learn to ride since the day is coming soon when everyone is going to receive the call to "mount up". We now have the official horse back instructor, the carrot cake maker, the recliner wheel greaser, the motorcycle rider along with so much food it will take a few hundred years to eat it all (that is except the truffles which will all be gone the first night).

We must get pappillonkiller to get his semi down to redeemed4ever to get all the carrot cake up here. Whoever is getting "reborn" the cream cheese better get about two truck loads for the carrot cake too. WOW, this festival is really starting to come together!!

Linda Young (@savedbyegrace)

Has anyone hired the off-duty police officer to direct traffic? We'll have a semi coming, a small plane or a harley, horses, a rascal . . . . And we gotta watch K :princess: No telling what she'll do once she hits the open road :wink:


Erin Cochran (@throughfaith)

:)I'll bring my keyboard and guitar. Of course I can't play both at the same time so I'll need a little assist. Anyone have drums?

Thank you brother! This is the best thing that's happened to me all day. I can hardly wait for that Women's pow wow to get going. Do you have a deck overlooking a lake? I'll send some reclingin lawn chairs and bring a pot to brew all the tea we can drink.



Raynard Shellow (@iraqivetsgtret)

thank you for this blog. and by the way ,is the squirrel that i would be hanging off of name"rocket.j.squirrel aka rockey? lol i live near the eastern shore of maryland so i could bring some crabs and lobsters. be blessed

Alison Stewart (@kiwibird)

Bring 'em on Vettie, bring 'em on! A kaimoana (seafood) festival too

Was wondering if we are going to need to dig out the neighbours pond a bit. I've always fancied a ride in a float plane... if not, the back of the Harley will do - as long as I can borrow the B2Y's step ladder to climb on the back!

With so much to do, I don't think I will be reclining much but I guess I'll still need the jet propelled recliner so I can keep up with everything going on. GLORY!!!!!!!!

Art Schnatterly (@aliveintheword)

Well now. I'm new here and kinda feeling my way around. But it clear, I've found the right place! Missed this one, but I'm sure looking forward to next year's gatherin'.

Maybe I'll be able to span a yarn or two round the ol camp fire. Not too sure about them horsies, tho. I'm not as young as I was when I was younger.

Thanks B2Y and to all those who have commented. A great way to learn more about people.


Alive in the Word

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

Part 2 of the "The Gang is all here... "-Delegating responsibilities

Some would say "dream on", but I say "I have a dream". Due to the overwhelming response to the idea of having a Christian Blog Festival; the time has come to grant more details so as to inspire more anticipation and excitement.

Moses' Father-in-law got him to delegate authority so as to not try and do everything himself. This is the same advice I have been given with regards to this festival. So, here is everyone's responsibility:

Abelajohnb-- Overall coordinator of the event as owner of the site
Blessings2you-- General coordinator of facilities since they are his home/property
Everfaithfu--l Director of all cute dogs and special cute dog show pageant
Greybear- Director of children's activities including special production done by them
Happytoberestored-- Joint director of whooping and hollering along with yet to be specified duties
Scott-- Assistant to abelajohnb
Alight-- Master Chef of all things "critter" oriented
Bethy-- Praise and worship director
Bimonics-- coordinator of intricate studies department
Blackrose65-- Gospel music director
Bubbavela-- director of traveling heart ministers
Childofjesus-- joint coordinator of teen fellowship
Coldapplianceman-- Director of strange names
Cowgirldiva-- Teen outreach director
Disciplevance-- Airplane ride director
Gfccbrother-- Hot rod and motorcycle ride director
Iraqivetsgtret-- Workshop on how to have longest and funniest blog title director
Kiwibird-- Co-oversight of Festival director compete with hotrod recliner and binoculars
Kraftykatz-- Co-oversight of Festival director complete with "rascal"
Kreynolds-- Hospitality Director in charge of making sure everyone is HAPPY
Literalword-- Co director of deliverance prayers
Mumbly-- Co-oversight of Festival director together with other three
Papillionkiller-- Director of shipments of food and beverages via simis, rail cars and tobaggons
Poodlelady-- Co-oversight of Festival together with kiwibird from special recliners
Kspeach-- Director of anti tornado unit and tours of OZ
Allforhim-- Home schooling resource person and woman's fellowship director
Shlomo-- Texas round up director
Tchable-- Co director of deliverance prayers
Throughfaith-- Co-director of woman's fellowship and foster children resource person
Tohimbeglory-- Texas rangers liaison, contact person for Chuck Norris
Youaregolden-- Overall teen coordinator and horseback riding instructor
Ilovehimso-- Resource coordinator for all who brought nothing to stay or sleep in while here
Doulos-- Signs, miracles and wonders co-director
Blest -- B2Y keeper in line director
Philruby-- In house music director for praise bands and bluegrass groups
Grandmabruce1955-- On call nurse and outreach director for witnessing in town day
Annajones-- Whooping and Hollering co-director
Savedbyegrace-- Sweet tea and Coke products coordinator along with assisting alight in cooking
Reborn-- Bagels and cream cheese director
Redeemed4ever-- Carrotcake director and semi driver from Gulf Coast
Ptl2008-- Signs, miracles and wonders co-director
Lexyb-- Band director
Luckyone-- Comedy night coordinator
Christianblog-- Technical director for everyone's computers
Farihaven7-- Coordinating bringing some of Montana to Missouri
Aliveintheword-- Missouri tourism director
Girlforgod-- Co- Missouri tourism director
The multitudes from all over the world-- The reason we are together and thus the stars of the festival.

There you have the delegation of responsibilities and next time we will start mapping out the schedule of events and other activities. I am so thrilled so many are so excited about this great event. We WILL dredge out the neighbor's pond and "borrow" his 18 horses for the festival. It will be such great fun.

K Reynolds (@kreynolds)

Oh good. I'm glad the pond will be dredged. You know... a lake would be a nice touch. I can do okay without arctic breezes but lakes are another story. A lake with a pair of loons... What? No! :eek: I mean loons as in birds. You know, the cry of a loon is just such a nice, beautiful sound! Besides, you have to have a lake for the walleyes. Ummm... walleye :mrgreen:

K :princess:

Alison Stewart (@kiwibird)

Cool! Hot Rod..brrrrm, brrrrrm

Sandy Brooks (@poodlelady)

I'm with Kbird here -wooohooo these are gonna be some super souped up recliners!!!!!!!!!! :clap::clap:
I have been informed there is a limit of 7 smilies to a comment :eek: So I will try to stay within my limit. :doh:

Linda Young (@savedbyegrace)

KBird and Pooh, check this out!

Well, you can all check it out if you want but I just couldn't help but laugh at how appropriate this is.


Tl Sia (@doulos)

LOL, part two had me snort-laughing! (a term I picked up at CB btw). I'll be near the foodies and hollering along with H2BR, AJ and gang. I'll gladly volunteer to be food taster... gotta be sure the truffles, smores, carrot cake, bagels, cream cheese and more importantly shellfish are all good :wink:. Also, Alight and Gracie might need a third opinion on how tasty their food is; just to be sure you guys won't be disappointed...

Where I come from, we usually refer to the essential "3W's" of fellowship: Worship, Word and "Whack" all the food! Don't ask me why, I guess we had to make another "W" fit ... and we speak "Manglish" anyway - yeah, we mangle our English. I'm glad to know that last W is universal...

Alison Stewart (@kiwibird)

@gracie I checked it out and couldn't stop laughing. How brilliantly appropriate is that. :eek: B2Y might get some ideas for the adjustments to the chairs. Sometime you will have to tell me how you came across the site!!! Send a pm if it is less embarrassing!

@Poo You just gotta check the site



Kirk M (@blessings2you)

I used to think of cool names for rock and roll bands, and I think this new one "The racing Grandmas" has to be near the top of the list. If anyone is in need of a laugh, they must check out the site savedbyegrace has on her comment. It has given rise to a whole new way of looking at how our beloved grannies will meet us in the clouds when the trumpet sounds.

In light of this new development, I will look into installing a race track here for "Granny races" in their super charged recliners. We can sell tickets locally and raise enough money to pay for the entire festival. I am sure ESPN will want to cover the races and that will make each of the participants famous and able to get lucrative endorsement deals for "granny racing apparel" and individualized "granny chairs". After the festival I can see them racing every week at Daytona, and other NASCAR tracks. Only instead of NASCAR it will be NAGRR (National Association for Granny Recliner Racing).

See I knew something profound would come out of this, we have stumbled upon a way to not only pay for our festival but to bring much needed revenue to this site. I can imagine millions of dollars flowing into the Christian Blog Site weekly as it of course would be the organizer of these races. WOW this is awesome.

Granny Kbird, Granny Poo, Granny Katz, Granny Grace and many more will become household names across the nation with posters made and special uniforms for race day. We will have the first race at our festival. If this goes over, then we can move to Grandpa races, but maybe not, they would tend to be too grouchy.

Ladies, start your engines.


K Reynolds (@kreynolds)

I visited that site early this morning after being nudged over to it by Kbird. I laughed so hard I think I alarmed my husband.

Okay, since I am not a "granny" yet (give me a couple of years as my son is getting married next year) I would like to put in an application to be a part of the pit crew. Actually, perhaps I could be a driving instructor as I really know how to zip through traffic and excel as a long distance "runner". A cross-country race from coast to coast would be fun!

K :princess:

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

DONE. Official "pit crew director" is "kreynolds" and official layer outer of cross country course for the next "power drive".

Grant Withers (@bimonics)

Wait a minute... wait a minute... i'm running out of DNA swaths for the genealogy charts. Not only are we all part of the body of Christ but we are all from the same family ... it is really a small world. Could you pass me another bagel please. Who brought all these cats and dogs? More marshmellows and chocolate? No... , no please... oh, hoooottt chocolate! Well, O.K. thanks.

Help!*#@ (sorry Lord, i know not perfect - thanks for reminding me) the software can not handle all the design needed and Christianblog only allowed tracking of 4 family members. Tell John to send me some code writers and somebody get me some more swaths. Let's see we have plenty of Japhethites here... Where's Papilionkillers DNA? He looks like my cousin. Next time he drops off another tailer ask him if he ever drove for P.I.E. (Pacific Intermountain Express) when he was young?

We've got a growing crowd of Shemites - the completed and Mesianic folks. We've got some Hamites here, but need much more information on thier roots. Well that puts us all as sons on Noah but who are these people over here? They seem to have the Wong DNA? Oh, thats write Noah had some more children after the flood. Well one thing for sure the DNA proves beyond a doubt that we are all 100% one race. Our color differences can be accounted for in just 4 x 4 chromosome combinations!

Wow! I just found my grandmothers' first cousins' great grandchild. What? don't tell anyone... but... but... O.K. I'll open no wine before its time.

I see what you mean, since everyone is related to everyone else... eventually throughout eternity we will all rub shoulders at one festival or another! My old mentor pastor was right - we are not only traveling at the speed of internet, but the speed of Light. Not only the speed of Light but look at me, all of us are moving around B2Y's ranch at the speed of thought!

Marsha Tyler Ronquist (@kraftykatz)


A rascal is an electric wheel chair or cart. Mine has 4 wheels and is very stable when used outside. Much more power then a little amigo cart used at shopping centers. The rascal was in the bed of the Silverado pick-up truck and the cover was a special plastic/fabric top that went over the rascal to keep her dry.

The wind at the speed on the highway pulled the cover off and it went flying across all lanes. Think there was about 6 where we were at the time.

If we have horses at this festival can we have an old fashioned hay-ride as I have never been on a hay-ride.


Kirk M (@blessings2you)

Done. Golden will get right on it. Hayrides are an absolute must and then a campfire afterword for bimonics to read the geneology of everyone for a few years.

Alison Stewart (@kiwibird)

Krafty Katz

Oh, so that is what it is! I was envisioning some sort of chilly bin for keeping the coke cold, but I guess that is only because the lid of ours is somewhere on Lake Taupo (Central North Island) after we had a beautiful trip around the Lake! Thank you for the clarification!

B2Y can you make sure the fields are clear of cow pats and horses doovers because I definitely have a competitive spirit building up here (okay, I know it's a slow build) and when I speed off across the field I don't want to be flinging cow pat in the faces of my friends. If I got just the rights spin on the wheels I could get Poo, Gracie and Krafty Katz all in one go... :think again. Gotta watch out for KK cos she is probably getting a fair bit of practice on the quiet. She is probably using her new rascal cover like a parachute to help slow her down afterwards.

If K:princess: is in charge of the pit crew can we be assured that Alight is well occupied with catering. We don't want any trouble in the pits 'cos that would be far to dangerous. With flames shooting out the back of the chairs and all that mud from the wheel spins we can't afford a confrontation. Ah hah! Just had another May be we could have cow pat tossing and they could sort themselves out that way and then we can all go to the pond for a swim.

Linda Young (@savedbyegrace)

B2Y, are you a Dave Barry fan? My son and I used to say, "that's would make a great name for a rock band" a la Dave Barry.

@doulos, we mangle English here too -- and we speak it!

@biomonics, that's an awful lot of hard work. You get an extra glass of sweet tea and I'll con redeemed into giving you extra carrot cake as well.

@Goldie, since you're bringing your horses, I'll bring Dog and they can play together.

@Kbird chilly bin must = a cooler. Cow pat must = cow pie and a horse doover? must be in the cow pie family someplace. But don't for a minute think that cow pie is in my face, 'cause honey, I'll be in front of you in my racer!

And I'll have to finish quickly, because I don't trust alight alone with all the food. I have to keep an eye on him :wink:


Joyce Bethy Ferguson (@bethy)

Yippeeeeeee I'm the praise and worship director... Do I get a badge with my title on it, do I , do I, do I.:-p

Ok I NEED throughfaith on the guitar, Ilovehimso on keyboard and I MUST have BR with her gospel choir as a backing group to drown out the wailing of gracie and happy! :wink:

Now all together... How Great is our God sing with me how Great is our God,,,,:clap::clap:

Andrew Luckhaupt (@luckyone)

YOu know I have been watching the shenanigans here, I feel like I am back in my parents woody station wagon on our way to the beach. Everybody has got big plans. I am just waiting for the first... hey you're on my side or Dad he's touching me. Then, only then would it be a family trip.

Y'all crack me up. I have my work cut out for me trying to coordinate the comedy.

p.s. I will bring some skyline chili. It has chocolate and cinnamon in it and is served over pasta or as a coney with cheese and beans.(I realize that I just offended the entire state of Texas... but in christian love they can try something new).

Oh yeah, when I say "please" after you say something to me it means 'huh?" It is a Cincinnati thing, y'all have been warned so practice up.


Anna Jones (@annajones)

Ok all of you lets MAKE THIS HAPPEN... I'm ready for some shouting around the I 'll be doing around the throne... Oh what a day that will be when my Jesus I should see ... Just to look upon his face the one who saved me by his grace... You guys are so cool ..:clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:Praise the Lord for all my CB friends who love & serve the Lord with gladness... Thanks again B2Y... and so glad you are doing good. Love AJ

Art Schnatterly (@aliveintheword)

Man o man. I just got here and I already got a JOB! Last time I got a job that way I was in the US Army.

But ok, OK already. I gotta git going on this. Let's see...

Contact the Missouri bureau of tourism... .

Arrange for signage from all airports, train stations, bus stations and truck stops and along all roads for directins to the B2Y.

Maybe a group rate for a Cardinals or Royals game? Nope, too much going on with the races. Scratch that.

Gotta coordinate with emergemcy services. Sounds like with all that cookin' going on (esp the chilli), we need to be ready.

Let's see... . maybe an excursion to either the Gateway Arch and STL Zoo, or The Plaza and WWI memorial. Gee, not with this crew. The Herman wineries and all them country theaters in Branson might be better.

Let's see... for any of these grannies (n wannabe grannies) who can stay awhile, maybe a cross state, turbo-charged wheelie race along the KATY trail. It's an abandoned rail right-of-way for bikers (pedal type) clear across the state. Maybe the tourism folks can help with that.

Gotta make gravity adjustments for kiwi and the others from the southern half. According to my globe, gravity pulls UP downunder.

HOLY SMOKE. Transportation! Arrange for busses, golf carts for those without the powered wheelies or horsies at the ranch. And group rates for air, rail, bus and Amish buggies.

Good golly, I just got here. B2Y, what-r-ya-doin' to the new guy??

Andrew Luckhaupt (@luckyone)

aliveintheword.Gotta make gravity adjustments for kiwi and the others from the southern half. According to my globe, gravity pulls UP downunder.

Classic. LOL.

Alive I gots 3 words for ya... .port o potties.

Not to thro more on your plate.


Kirk M (@blessings2you)

Making you feel right at home!!! Nothing like getting to try and appease this gang right off the bat. You will get to know everyone real fast this way!! Great ideas though, you must work for the State of Missouri.

I think the time has come to form an official Christian Blog Praise Band/orchestra/choir and Hard Rock band. And yes, we will let Dave Barry name the band because he spent most of his life doing just that (HUGE FAN of him by the way).

I figure that if Bethy and Phil Ruby get together along with Blackrose65 if she doesn't give us up for Lent, then we have the bases covered except for the hard rock band which must be in Golden's domain I would imagine. We are now open for suggestions for all musical aspects to this festival. The only requirement is that we have LIVE music. No CDs or other pre-recorded stuff. This must be the real deal performed live and in person by living people (no dead folks--sorry Elvis) and it has to be 100% Christian and a blessing to us.

See, once word and music leaks out that we are having a "Woodstock" type festival here, I am thinking folks will flock here from near and far to join the fun. We could have hundreds of thousands just from our county alone. Well maybe not since the population is about ten thousand, but St. Charles and St Louis aren't far and there are many good Christians there.

Our little 12 acres of paradise are surrounded by hundreds of acres of farmland and horse pastures. There is plenty of room for I would say, 20 million believers here. I think if we could get that many to come, we might just receive a visit from one of the the three upstairs. My guess is that we would have a personal appearance from the Holy Spirit and many of us know what happens when He shows up. Hold on to your recliners ladies for this place is going to ROCK!!!!

I'm starting to really get excited about this event. It started with a harmless festival for a few faithful here at this site and now we are talking about millions of faithful believers from all over the world meeting together for the sweetest fellowship ever. I am sure the dredged out lake will be crystal clear and look like a sea. This festival is really becoming something HUGE.


Patricia A. Lambert (@redeemed4ever)

Volleyball, anyone? I'm a granny, but I'm not dead yet. I bet I could still spike the ball over the net.

Grant Withers (@bimonics)

I came upon a child of God
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me
Im going on down to Blessing's ranch
Im going to join in a Rock don't roll band
Im going to camp out on the land
Im going to pray an get my soul free
We are stardust
We are golden
And weve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

By the time we got to Blessing's ranch
We were half a million strong
And everywhere there was song and celebration
And I dreamed I saw the Angels
Riding shotgun in the sky
And they were turning into spirit horses
Above our nation
We are stardust
Renewed from old carbon
We are golden
Out of the devils bargain
And weve got to get ourselves
Back to the garden

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

AWESOME!!!!! What incredible talent we have here at this site!!! Who else could transform the Woodstock song into a spiritual testament to our Festival within minutes. Thanks.

Sandy Brooks (@poodlelady)

:doh: Good heavens! Yes somebody gotta rent the ports potties for sure!! Luckyone since you brought it up maybe you should do that.
I'm not to sure about chili with chocolate in it but I will try it just to keep my "sweetness" reputation in tact.

Note to self: Be sure you stay ahead of Kbird in the recliner races :eek:

Hay rides :cool: hayrides are awesome!! Have not done that in many years.

Am thinking Aliveintheword may need a bit of help with all this transportation stuff. Let's not overwhelm the newbe

Bimonics here is a case of swaths but I'm wondering if you gonna need an assistant or a secretary or something :confused:

Doulos don't fret over mangling the English when you get there you gonna have to learn it all over anyhow as we have as many forms of it as we have states :stars:

Oh Gracie that site was hysterical -but they need more colors than red & blue :wink:

Alison Stewart (@kiwibird)

@aliveintheword Trust me when I say this. GRAVITY IS NOT PULLING ANYTHING ABOUT ME UPWARDS!:eek:

@ luckone Don't need porta potties. I've seen just the thing - this morning in fact! In New Zealand they are called "Dunny Racers" or some such. Basically a toilet on wheels. I took some pictures but now I guess only the people on my friends list will see it. Basically it is a Toilet on wheels and it has a motor attached so, we could have races at the same time. Quite convenient don't you think?

@ gracie "I'll be in front of you in my racer" Pheewww! that thar is fighting talk. You are revving my engine already!:mrgreen:

Andrew Luckhaupt (@luckyone)

Toilet on wheels... .

Sorry, mental picture... of that thing parked at the edge of a hill and moving toward the lake at exactly the wrong time. Hopefully there is a parking brake.

Good thought.

Sandy Brooks (@poodlelady)

Somehow I missed Bimonics song earlier and as I was reading it my heart just stopped at the thought of what an impact such a gathering would have on our country and on the world!! Millions in one place petitioning God in prayer all at once!!!

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

K Reynolds (@kreynolds)


I saw it, Kbird! It is soooo funny! Actually, my husband told me he has seen them here in the States at all-night graduation parties. He says they race them and... they're top heavy so you do need to watch out. :eek:

K :princess:

Linda Young (@savedbyegrace)

Help, I can't breathe! I"m laughing so hard at your dunny racer pics I can't even breathe! Hoooo weeeee, pooh, pass the oxygen.

Kbird :boxing: them's fightin words fer sure!!

:clap: biomonics! Awesome lyrics. Here I was thinking I was the only one (a) old enough with (b) rock-and-roll past who knew that song!

redeemed4ever: That's a line from Monty Python and the Holy Grail . . . are you a fan?

B2Y, :headbanger: Dave Barry would be so proud!

Luckyone: You're speaking English, I can see that, but I'm not sure I'm getting this skyline chili. Has doulos been teaching you manglish?

AliveInTheWord: :welcome: Yup, you got the CB version of hazing. The newbie gets the hard work :wink:

B2Y: No offense, but your 12 acres might not be big enough. Is there a lawyer in the house? We need to chat with your neighbors about you acquiring several more acres. :sorry: Yeah, right, a Christian lawyer.


Hannah Stewart (@kiwigirl)

lol, I'm enjoying this- it helps with the "routineness" of Campus life. Don't forget to have some first aiders on stand by. A couple of years ago a couple of my friends and I were racing in the Bible College courtyard (in a desk chair with wheels) against another friend in a wheelchair. The guy in the wheelchair nearly ran the girl in the desk chair into the garden! But what are y'all doing to my mother? Next time I go home, I'll probably find that Kbird has cleared the chooks and washing line from the top section to make way for a practice race track. Watch out you other grannies- Kbird's a determined lady. As she's my mum, do I get press release rights? Hee, hee.
Sounds like we're gonna have to get an on the ground prayer team going. Specially with all those people, and with the Three Guys in Charge coming. Can I volunteer? And Bethy- why not just ask Chris Tomlin to come to our festival in person? I'm sure he'd be up for it. And while we're at it, why not Robin Mark, Matt Redman and CeCe Winans, too? We're gonna have some reat worship!
Last thing- I can't ride a horse. Will there be lessons available (beginner lessons)?
Love you all, thank you.

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

The way I see this glorious event unfolding, there would a stream of vehicles (mainly toilets and recliners with wheels) stretching for miles down Interstate 70 getting off at the exit to our place. This will cause every traffic helicopter to come give live updates of the traffic jam on America's Interstate. Television shows would interrupt their silly shows to give live coverage to the parade of toilets and recliners, and may I add horses, going to this rural location that miraculously is able to keep accommodating more and more people.

See, this would be the 2009 version of when the world stopped to watch OJ Simpson drive his Bronco on the highway in California. Everyone was enthralled by the idea one vehicle could cause hundreds of police cars to follow it. In our case we will have hundreds and thousands of toilets, recliners horses and other means of transportation all going to the same place in the country. It will be sooooooooooooooo cool.

I am sure the neighbors won't mind us taking over their properties. Geez, all they use the land for is growing corn or feeding horses. We will play the "Moses card" and demand room for millions to camp out. It is the law of God's remnant domain.

I am pretty sure that if the Holy Spirit comes, he will see if Jesus is available too. Who knows, we could even see the pillar of fire. Wouldn't it be so cool to witness what the children of Israel did in the wilderness, even just for a day? I would have to get a mountain hauled in, but I hear that is available according to what Jesus said. I will just pick one out and and tell it to move to my yard.

What a mind picture of millions of faithful believers all sitting on their mobile toilets, recliners, horses, golf carts, lawn chairs and blankets as first the Holy Spirit gives His greetings, then Jesus Christ and finally Almighty God speaks to us of His love and grace and what is to shortly come to pass. After that, the angels would start giving us horse back riding lessons to get us ready for our upcoming ride. A few would receive lessons in trumpet playing and we would all learn how to shout like no one has ever shouted before.

I am so looking forward to this event, I wish it were tomorrow!!


Ramona Meek (@ilovehimso)

Whew! I'm so sorry to be late for the festival, but am thrilled to finally be here. Get outta my way, yous, I have a lot of lost time to make up for ... heheh ... story of my "wasted" life. Oh that's right, it wasn't wasted at all, but has all just been a "broken" road leading me straight to YOU, Lord God, my Salvation and Redemption!

What a fun time this is. Count on you, B2Y, to come up with, plan, and execute such a fabulous fellowship and worship event. Can we make this an annual affair?


YSIC, Mona :butterfly:

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

All requests to help are appreciated and granted. Yea.. We need many more volunteers and they will come as the day grows nearer.

Art Schnatterly (@aliveintheword)

Thanks for the welcome, friends!:)

Well, guess there is no better way to get involved that being tossed into the deep end of the baptismal font. I'm all in!

OK, seems I've got to replan a bit of this. Pot o potties! 20 million saints attending. Better contact the suppliers in IA, IL & AK as well as all local suppliers.

Need to notify & coordinate w/homeland security. This many fanatics gathering in one place could cause them a bit of concern.

Need fireworks permits. Pillars of fire surely need a special permit.

Oh, better notify DEA (drug enforcement), too. You know what happened at Woodstock. And it seems I read something about mushrooms around here someplace.

Need to arrange for an unridden donkey to be available in case we get one of those Special guests. Of course, we will need a cloud-i-port as well, for His arrival.

As to the Spirit, He will arrive with each of those celebrants. (does that mean even more port o potties?)

Press credentials! There will be more coverage here than for a Super Bowl!

And that will attract LOTS of the curious. Many will probably think we're just a bunch of nut jobs, and head back to the malls with their iPods in their ears. But many might just decide to stay. 20 million can't all be wrong! And for those who stay, join in... well, we don't have a River Jordan. But we do have a River Missouri, River Mississippi and River Meremac!

May be able to get the A-B/Inbev stage for some of the live entertainment.

WOW, we might need even more carrot cake!

Should probably lay in a few fish, too. In case the crowds are even larger than expected. Five ought to do. And some barrels of water in case we have need of more sweet tea and soda pop. 'course, the Fellow needing the cloud-i-port would have to take care of any transformations.

I'm sure I'll think of some more, but my lil ol' brain is smokin' now. How deep is this baptismal font, anyway?

Remember what Dr King & the March on Washington accomplished? Just think what this will do?

Ahhhh, kiwibird, I'll have to go back and review Newton's Laws. I'm kinda having trouble catching up with science. But then, I just realized that thing called a globe is round, not flat. Somebody even told me the earth goes around the sun. Not sure about how much of this new stuff I can take.

OK, saints, I'm having a ball with all of this! Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this great gathering!

Blessings to all,

Alive in the Word

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

Thank you for doing such an excellent job of thinking all this through. I am glad we have so many big rivers around here for baptisms. We could use them all if everyone shows up. Great work there Alive in the Word and I hope all you younger folks see how much work has to go into a festival this size complete with toilet races and music and appearances by the Holy Trinity.

Melisa Edmunds (@melisa)

Reading the blog and everyone's comments gave me the most vivid picture of Heaven. Thank you all so much. I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!

Sandy Brooks (@poodlelady)

Baptisims :doh: are we gonna need robes or just dunk em as they are?? Oh we will probably need some towels whichever way it's done!! We shouldn't need certificates should we. I'm thinking (I know that is dangerous) the Seal of Jesus should be enough.

Don't worry Cowgirldiva and Melisa latecomers are always welcome :heart:

I am so excited I can hardly wait!! :stars: now is there anything else anyone can think of that we may need?

Marsha Tyler Ronquist (@kraftykatz)

We should call this event the

Hallelujah Happening

I agree with poodlelady I can hardly wit!!


Kirk M (@blessings2you)

I like that Krafty Katz, the HALLELUJAH HAPPENING!!! Not only is does it sound cool, it will make all of us learn how to spell "hallelujah" which I have misspelled most of my life.

We now have the Christian Blog HALLELUJAH HAPPENING Event. We have an ever growing number of commitments from excited participants who long for a chance to just fellowship with each other, listen to music, ride horses, go on hay rack rides, watch and participate in toilet and recliner races and spend time with the greatest people on earth--other believers.

By the way, there will be no television, movies, cell phones or ipods allowed. This event will be a throwback to the way it would have been years ago before all the distractions. Instead of Conad or David keeping people awake at night, there will be the distant sounds of coyotes. Instead of the yapping newspeople waking us up in the morning, there will be birds of all kinds and of course the chickens.

I only wish the "higher powers" would let me know when this great festival is going to be. All I keep hearing when I ask is "SOON". I pray it is tomorrow!!


Kirk M (@blessings2you)

I think this is a fine name for this event. The Christian Blog Hallelujah Happening Event. The CBHHE for short. For anyone curious here is a shot looking out our front door:

Linda Young (@savedbyegrace)

Coyotes? Okay. I'll have to bring my coyote protection clothing and weaponry: The big black coat and golf club, with hunting knife.

:clap: Way to go, KK! The Hallelujah Happening it is.

@Alive in the Word: Hey, listen up. Since I'm bringing the cokes, there will be no referring to them as soda, or pop, or whatever else the rest of the world says. No matter what it is, we Atlantans refer to it all as a coke.

As in, Want a coke?
Why, yes, thank you.
Sure. What do you want?
I'll take a Fanta orange, please.

I think I'd better get hubby to get the big suitcase down for me.


Art Schnatterly (@aliveintheword)

(scribbling, CBHHE on all signage)

Cokes in any flavor.

Coyotes! Mrs Bunny best not come.

Is that classical singin' with a twang?

And we'll pip nikked if we need to! Seals are in, certs out.


Alive in the word

K Reynolds (@kreynolds)



I forgot all about the coyote story and your coyote gear. Yes, by all means bring your coyote protection clothing and gear. You'll want to be prepared! If you should forget though, I'll be happy to lend you one of my swords... if B2Y doesn't confiscate them first.

K :princess:

Anna Jones (@annajones)

:pray::pray:B2Y , now you know with GOD all things are possible !!!!!!! Now, if it be his will for your desire to be granted to you. Then you know it will happen. But if it does not, then what a day that will be when we all get to heaven. And see one another. I think the Lord is pleased here.To know all his children want to fellowship with one another. Great job B2Y !! I really do :pray:God will grant you this desire of your heart. GOD IS ABLE!!!!... love AJ

Sandy Brooks (@poodlelady)

The Hallelujah Happening - love it Katz and we certainly needed a name for the occasion.

Coyotes! I forgot about Coyotes! If they are like the ones we have around here they don't like to be around people anyway, but I hear they :heart: chickens.

NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT BRING SMALL PETS TO HALLELUJAH HAPPENING - B2Y would feel bad if his Coyotes decided to have one of our fluffy or yappy little darlings for lunch. :wink:

Alive I think the singing will be a "New Sound" a combination of the sounds and accents of all the world!! :clap: :dance: :pray:

Gracie I will try to remember that Pepsi is Coke but that is going to be very hard as Pepsi is not Coke. :stars:

Anna God has heard the desire of out hearts and he will answer. When only He knows but we shall have our "Hallelujah Happening"!

And everyone said : Amen!

Linda Young (@savedbyegrace)

Pooh, you got it! Yes, Pepsi is a coke. So I'll say, Pooh, would you like a Coke? And you will say, yes, Pepsi please.

We'll turn you into a southern belle here in no time :clap:


K Reynolds (@kreynolds)

I like it! The Christian Blog Hallelujah Happening Event or CBHHE for short. By the way Gracie, if you forget your golf club I'm sure Alight will have one you can borrow. It sounds like he always is prepared to play golf so I can't imagine him being without them!

K :princess:

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

Yes Gracie, I totally forgot your Pulitzer Award winning blog on coyote hunting. I believe it was forwarded to the United States Army for training purposes when the encountering small enemies. I think a local television crew would want to come to Georgia before the Festival to do an interview so that everyone knows the proper way to deal with coyotes.

Now, lest there become a division in the body, this Pepsi/Coke situation must be resolved. I realize that in the South it is all Coke, but in certain places in the north that word has drug related connotations. Thus, since we do not want the DEA probing around, perhaps we should stick with the much hated but safe term "pop" or "soda" to describe the carbonated beverages.

After much searching I have found what is advertised to be the finest truffle place in the world, and it is only about 40 minutes from here. Upon reading about the unbelievable number of homemade types of truffles and their size; I know now that truffle heaven has been found a short distance from the Festival site. I am sure they will demand advance warning as to the number of truffles desired so we will have to come up with an advanced truffle registration. Of course "kreynolds" will be coordinating this along with "kiwibird".

I think we have cleared up some of the very important details for the moment.


K Reynolds (@kreynolds)


Just because a place advertises that they are the finest truffle place in the world does not make it necessarily true. God's :princess: es have the highest of high standards you know...

I know, :princess: Blest must serve as the emissary for all of the :princess: es at CB. She must check out this said "truffle heaven". Of course, it is impossible for them to be superior to my favorite shop but it is possible for it to be equal. If she approves of them, even my own chocolatier would insist upon us using them instead as he would insist that truffles need to be as fresh as possible. Of course, your truffles would also contain no preservatives (or corn syrup) so refrigeration is necessary to preserve their quality.

Should these Missouri truffles be found to be deficient, my chocolatier has assured me he will "stand in the gap" and have plenty of truffles prepared to be airlifted. Perhaps Disciplevance could help us with the airlift if it comes to that. Hopefully though, Blest will find the Missouri truffles do indeed meet the high standards of herself and all of her other CB sisters!

K :princess:

Alison Stewart (@kiwibird)

given the large number of us going to be there we are definitely going to need more than one chocolatier's tent so I'll look into that.

@seenthelight You come anyway you want as long as you come cos we are gonna have a ball.

I have spent the last two days pacing up and down a ward past something that reminded my of an electronically operated toilet and I thought that due to its less cumbersome size it could be more useful that the one I spoke of earlier. It wasn't until two of us patients were staring at it trying to figure the purpose for the digital wotsits however that I discovered that it was actually weighing scales. Ah well, it's given me some ideas for modifications that B2Y can do if we are needing to cut the weight to reduce drag...

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

I am so happy and blessed that you are done with your "fact finding mission" at the hospital. I will take the idea for the scales/toilet under advisement and see what the technical folks think.
Anyway, Praise God for you being back to fellowship with us and are feeling better.

K Reynolds (@kreynolds)


What a woman! She's always on the job!

Welcome back from your "spy mission"

K :princess:

John B. Abela (@abelajohnb)

blessings2youAbelajohnb-- Overall coordinator of the event as owner of the site

LOL, I think I'd best leave this kind of an event to those in more capable hads :wink:

Anyway, here's hoping we hit 100-comments... only need three more... this'll be the first blog to every do so!!

John :mrgreen:

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

I don't know if a "more capable hads" means anything, but I am glad the "el honcho grande" of the site weighed in on this whole thing. That would be cool to hit 100, but I will leave it to others to get us there instead of me writing three more comments.

Sandy Brooks (@poodlelady)

:eek: "weighing scales" !! Me thinks not -- that is unless B2Y can figure out how to make them

Hey John -- it's only a "Title" we doin all the work :wink: All you gotta do is show up.

WOW -- 100 comments -- and we almost there!!! Come on people we almost there! :dance:

:doh: maybe B2Y really should do #100.

Rhonda Jones (@blackrose65)

thanks b2y! that sounds like a great time! There's more to florida produce than oranges and grapefruit! we also grow STRAWBERRIES! Who's manning the bbq pit? Will there be a football game? Mom loves football! (she can't play but she loves to watch!)

Alison Stewart (@kiwibird)

Ooh, ooh, ooh! I just had another thought. We can get the Maori contingent to put down a hangi (pit oven). No good me trying to do it, I'd fall in :eek: A hangi is really good when you are feeding lots of people AND they are really yummy!

how much of this blog and its comments is related to food?

Does a bell ring when we get to 100?

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

This is actually comment number 102!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WOW, first 500 blogs, and now 100 comments on a blog, what is left? An all expense paid trip to visit every member on this site to deliver their ticket to the festival? Now there's something I would love to do almost as much as hosting this festival.

In all seriousness, if there were any way on God's green earth to get all of us together to live out this fantasy, Blest and I would do it in a heartbeat. Really, we would be the two most blessed people on earth to ever meet just ONE of you beautiful saints, let alone spend a few days "hanging out" racing toilets, eating more food than there is on earth and enjoying the sweetest fellowship this side of heaven. Hey, maybe that is what this is all about... God is giving us a HUGE HINT that the time is NEAR... Wouldn't that be COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments and who knows, maybe this thing will hit higher numbers yet as far as comments. I know Alight's 76 part blog on the way to the Cross is catching up fast (and I am glad it is).

thanks all,

Eileen Algaze (@ladyvogue)

LOL What a funny blog! I was just discussing with K how we should really do a CB reunion and she sent me this blog to read... LOL It would be such a blessing to gather around with the CB gang and get to meet you all face to face!!!!!!! :D

K Reynolds (@kreynolds)

ROFLOL! :princess:
Oh, it is too bad all of our comments are no longer showing up. They were sooooooooooo funny! For those who come across this and might wonder about this blog, it was written last spring prior to the implementation of the personal contact system for gold and premier members late last summer. Since that time I, K :princess: launched an invasion and descended upon the B2Y and Blest at the B2Y Ranch. Yes, I did ascertain that it is a suitable location for a CB reunion for it obtained the :princess: Seal of Approval.

Seriously, I have had the opportunity to make personal contact (via in person and/or by phone) with several dear friends here at CB and it has truly been a blessing! I'd like to thank John for working so hard to make that a reality for it has truly blessed me!


K :princess:

Marsha Tyler Ronquist (@kraftykatz)

K:princess: is right, all the wonderful comments gone. But they are not all forgotten. The Hallelujah Happening may not happen here on earth but it will happen in heaven. See you all there.

Linda Young (@savedbyegrace)

Well, I know I've missed a lot here lately, but why can't we see the comments anymore?


D Kelley (@lineman)

This was such a great read, thanks B2Y for starting this whole idea. Wish I had been around for the fun. (And thanks K:princess: for sharing this URL with me! :clap:)

As I was reading this I sat here laughing out loud and with tears streaming down my face as I thought about all of us in that Holy Land up there having such fun. I envision all of us outside the City at B2Y's "ranch" doing almost all you could dream up, except maybe the toilet races and a few other things. ;) B2Y, you are just going to have to build a HUGE ranch house up there. You started this, so better prepare for about a billion people maybe, at least a few hundred thousand. I'm afraid a house this size might not be large enough:

Anyway, what a great way to help us see Heaven as being very real. :eek: It's going to be soooo great of course and we ALL want to see Jesus face to face, but dreaming about how much other fun we might have up there is one of my favorite things to do.

But sitting here thinking about seeing Him face to face just blows me away. :pray:

Thanks again and blessings to all of you,

Kirk M (@blessings2you)

Thanks Dan for the wonderful comment. If and when this blog continues I will be sure to include you and all the believers who have come to the Christian Blog family since this was written well over a year ago. Thanks for finding it and thanks for beautiful comment!

Beth M (@blest)

Thanks, K:princess: for reminding me of this great blog conversation! We still wish it could come to pass THIS side of heaven!
CB family, just let us know when you're coming! :dance: