Thursday, April 30, 2009

Night 3 of Texarkana FX

Here are clips of the last night of FX in Texarkana

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Night 2 of FX in Texarkana

Some old friends of Brock'sPhotobucket

Some of Brock's familyPhotobucket

Brian and Stephanie Britt's kids with Tim ByrnePhotobucket

Mattie Britt riding a skateboard even after she fractured her arm doing the very same thing backstage the night before. I guess she had no trouble getting back on it! That girl's not scared!Photobucket

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Backstage Night 1 at Texarkana Freedom Experience

There was one lady who said that a girl "accidentally" came with her the first night. She ended up giving her life to Christ. Come to find out, her plans were to commit suicide that night! It was no accident that she came. The Lord had different plans for her!

Brock is especially tied to Texarkana, because he lived here right before he began this ministry.
It was cool for me to be in a town where he'd lived before as well. So many people came up that have kids now that were telling their children that Brock had led them to the Lord several years ago. Brock's made an impact on Texarkana!

Monday, April 27, 2009

More Videos from the Marathon

Sunday, April 26, 2009

I Did It! The Marathon That Is

I finished the marathon!!! I only had a few problems. It was almost 90% outside and really sunny. That was tough. Also, I woke up at 3am because I was so excited. In the end, it didn't matter. I finished!!! Here are videos that show some clips from the day:

More videos to come tomorrow...

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Big Day

Tomorrow is the big day! I've trained so long for this one day. There's a little bit of pressure there. Surely I will be able to do it no problem since I ran 23 miles without any problems.

I am at home today resting and filling up on carbs. We got home from the Freedom Experience yesterday afternoon. FX in Texarkana went great! I will tell you more about it and Disney World next week. Then, the week after, in honor of our 10th wedding anniversary, I will tell you the story of me and we got together. Anyway, fun pictures and videos to come...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Where I've Run

Since we travel a lot, I've had the privilege to run in many different places. I've run along the hot beach in Ecuador. I've run along the seawalk in Canada. In Alaska, I ran among mountains and sea. I ran in the mountains of Colorado. I've run on I-drive in Orlando. I've run along the strip in Las Vegas. I've run in countless other states while on the road.

These are very different places...some very hot like Ecuador and Orlando. Some very cold like Alaska and Canada. Colorado was difficult because of the incredible incline in the mountains. It was pretty, though!

I enjoy running in different places mainly because it makes the time go by quicker. You spend most of your time sightseeing and forget that you are running. That makes it nice. However, I enjoy running at home, too. I know exactly when and where that hill is, so that I can brace myself for it. I know where every crook in the road is. Plus, I can go home right after and take a relaxing shower in my own house. I guess that I just enjoy running no matter where it is!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Ipod Playlist While I Run

While I run, I listen to:
Family Force 5
Linkin Park (No matter what you think about them, they keep me going!)
R-4 (a collection of songs that the girls and I listened to when we worked at Ridgecrest)

There may be some more, but these are all very upbeat. They keep me at a good pace and keep me going. One time during my 23 mile run, I began to sorta dance to Family Force 5, but I had to tell myself not to so I wouldn't waste any extra energy.

Now, toward the end of a huge run like that, I need something more than just upbeat music to keep my body moving. I need more emotional stimulus and "supernatural" intervention (it feels like that anyway). At that point, I play worship music like Chris Tomlin and Pocket Full of Rocks.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Interesting Facts About Marathons

Question: What were 33 runners in the Berlin marathon disqualified for taking?
(Answer at the end of this post)

How the marathon began: In 490 BCE, Pheidippides, a Greek soldier, ran from Marathon to Athens (about 25 miles) to inform the Athenians the outcome of the battle with invading Persians. The distance was filled with hills and other obstacles; thus Pheidippides arrived in Athens exhausted and with bleeding feet. After telling the townspeople of the Greeks\' success in the battle, Pheidippides fell to the ground dead. In 1896, at the first modern Olympic Games, held a race of approximately the same length in commemoration of Pheidippides, though the distance did not become standardized until 1921.

There are roughly 375 marathons in the U.S. and 800 around the world.

New York had the most people attending their marathon with over 35,000 last year.

The answer to the question is the subway.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Dreams in Life

I've always been a dreamer. I would sit in my room and dream about what was going to happen in my future. I would dream about the guy that I was going to marry and the career that I would have. When I was in junior high (those awkward years), I didn't want to play with toys anymore, so I'd dream instead. I began telling those dreams to the Lord. Somehow, the dreams became a mixture of wondering and prayer.

I'm also a rather determined person (some call it stubborn, but let's look on the positive). Therefore, my dreams became goals. They are fun goals, though, like going to all 50 states and running a marathon. Some of you may be a little skeptical about using the word "fun" anywhere in the same sentence as running a marathon, but stay with me here.

I dreamed of going to all of the states when I was about 10 years old. Any time we'd take a road trip as a family, I made my parents stop at every welcome station at every state line, and I'd collect brochures about each state that we'd pass through. If I would have told you that was my dream or goal at age 10, you might have dismissed it as a silly childhood dream. Now, it's a byproduct of my career and ministry. Do you think that the Lord may have birthed that in me?

I set a goal to run the marathon much later in life, but it was still significant to me. At a time in my life when I need a little pick me up (after doing this for 10 years), I feel so accomplished running a marathon!

My point is, what are your dreams? I'm not talking about when you're alone in the car singing to the radio and think that you could be the next Brittany Spears or Barbara Streisand. I'm talking about that dream that is birthed in you. It rises up in you time and time again only you push it back down dismissing it as silly daydreams. It's that place where your thoughts drift when you have free time...maybe it's a dream vacation or starting a new business. Is there a reason that you are having this dream? Sometimes, God places desires (dreams) in your heart for a reason. A God-given dream plus prayer makes some of the most outlandish thoughts attainable. Maybe it's time to go for it!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Show in Bradenton, FL

The show last night went great! It was at Woodlands Community Church. The people there were great to work with. The place was packed! 30 people decided to follow Jesus Christ.

We just got home a few minutes ago. Tomorrow, we leave to go to Texarkana, TX to do an FX there. We will come home Thursday and the marathon is Saturday. Pray that the FX doesn't drain me too much that I struggle during the marathon.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Overdoing It

Can you overdo life? We have a very interesting and exciting life, but, honestly, I am tired of living tired.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Show in Arcadia, FL

Yesterday was a stormy day in central Florida. In fact, there were tornadoes. They must be following us. When I went running, I decided to stay close to our hotel since it looked nasty outside. When the lightning picked up I really headed back and I made it to the door just as it began to dump. It even hailed!

The show last night went great! There were about 1,000 people there. The town of Arcadia only has 10,000 people, so it was a tenth of the town.

I don't get internet at the hotel we are staying at this week, so my posts may be short. I am standing in line for a ride at Disney World right now using Brock's blackberry. More about Disney World later...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Show in Orlando, FL

Yesterday was a rough day. It began very early in the morning when we had to wake up to catch a flight to Florida. I woke up exhausted from the weekend.

After we actually got out the door on time, we got halfway to the airport only to realize that we had left a bag at home. We turned around and got it. This made us have to rush.

Normally, the Nashville airport is different from the rest. The people are really nice...even the security people. That was not the case yesterday. It was so stressful.

Luckily, we got here and were able to check in our hotel and even take a nap. We got to the venue to set up without any problems, but I spent all afternoon on the phone with "technical support" trying to get our credit card machine to work. It still didn't work by the way. Then this made me have to rush to set up everything, and we had a few problems with that.

The only redeeming factor of the day is the actual show. It went really well. The people whom we worked with were just incredible. 24 people gave their lives to Christ which made it all worth it.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Party

PhotobucketHappy Easter!

PhotobucketBrock cooked 20 lbs of chicken. It took 2 grills to cook it all!

PhotobucketYummy food!


Photobucket21 people came to the party

PhotobucketArts and crafts time when everyone wrote their names on the bag that they'd use for the Easter egg hunt.

PhotobucketThe big Easter egg hunt on our big yard.

PhotobucketJacob ended up finding the real egg (which Brock spray paints to look like the other plastic ones), but he accidentally broke it in his bag. He won the hunt, by the way.

PhotobucketIn certain eggs, we placed numbers. According to the numbers, you had to do certain tasks. These two had to arm wrestle.

PhotobucketThis guy had to paint the other guys toenails.

PhotobucketOne girl had to pass her phone to Brock who scrolled through her phone contacts without her looking. When she said "stop" he called the person who's number he was on at the time. It was funny!

PhotobucketLindsey had to spoon feed Stephanie a dessert.

PhotobucketLindsey had to put make-up on Jonathon.

PhotobucketShannon had to slow dance to one song with Shane.

It was so fun! Also, we raised money for the children in the Congo who are being forced into the Rebel army. Learn more about it at

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Zapp's, Goodwill, & Crawfish

PhotobucketWe purchased a lot of Zapp's potato chips. They are an all natural potato chip made in Louisiana.

PhotobucketThat's a lot of Zapp's!


PhotobucketWe ate crawfish for lunch. Jacob is making a face because he is allergic to shellfish.

PhotobucketThis was Lindsey's first time to try crawfish.

PhotobucketShe liked it!

Here is Brock teaching her how to eat the crawfish:

We went to Goodwill and Jacob bought this crazy fur coat. See how people at a Louisiana gas station reacted to his coat:

Miracles Show in Ruston, LA

What a way to spend Good Friday! We did a Miracles show in Ruston, LA and it was wonderful. This is the show originating from the television show that Brock did for the Discovery channel. It's all about Jesus and His miracles. Did He use magic or miracles? We use illusions to try and show that it would be impossible for Jesus to have done everything He did with magic.

We did two shows and the second one was packed! It was so great to be able to reflect on Jesus' life and death and resurrection yesterday. I really thought about what He did for me on the cross.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Freaky Bridge

This was what happened when we went over the bridge over the Mississippi River yesterday:

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Busy for 2 Weeks

Here's our schedule: We leave today to drive to Ruston, LA where we will do a Miracles show tomorrow night. Then, we drive home Saturday. On Sunday, we have our annual Easter party. Monday morning, we fly out to Orlando, FL to perform a few times in Florida. We have Wednesday and Thursday of that week off. On Wednesday, we are taking Stephanie to Disney World for her birthday (a few of our friends are driving down Tuesday night).

We fly home on Saturday of next week. Then, we fly to Texarkana, TX Sunday to begin a Freedom Experience. After that, we fly back home on Thursday. The marathon is two days later. Wow! Pray that everything goes smoothly and that we'll have enough strength to do everything and the marathon.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt Story

We saw the most inspiring movie yesterday. It's called "The Cross: the Arthur Blessitt Story." Arthur Blessitt is the guy who carried the cross all over the world. Now, he's gone to every nation in the world. Brock had met the guy before and spoke very highly of him. I was a little skeptical, because my only experience with people carrying crosses were people that also carried megaphones and screamed judgment at people. However, I actually met the guy while we were on the road a few years ago. He was carrying that cross in Colorado. I was super impressed! He has such a sweet disposition and Jesus all over him.

The movie was simply him telling about his life. He's had an amazing life! He's been arrested 24 times (the first time was back in the 60's because he shook a black man's hand). His life has been threatened numerous times. He's prayed with the Pope and Yassaer Arafat. He's been mugged at gunpoint. He's walked through battlefields. It's been a wild ride for him.

He is the most positive man, though. So many times, people told him that he would be killed if he went that way. He would still go, because the Lord told him to. He said that the safest place to be is in the center of the Lord's will. He also said that "I would rather die in the Lord's will than live outside of it." The thing is that he didn't die. There are miraculous things that happened to him.

He's so humble too. He only cares about glorifying Jesus. He said that if he could sum up his life, he is a donkey lifting up the Lord Jesus.

He never looked at obstacles as annoyances but only opportunities. Even to this day, if his car breaks down, he asks the Lord what mechanic he should tell about Jesus. What a wonderful movie. Go see it!

World's Strongest Redneck

On our way to see Brian Regan, we saw Steve McGranahan who claims to be the World's strongest redneck. See what you think:

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Hot Feet

This took place Saturday night:

Later, Jacob tried it a few times.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Brian Reagan

We went to see our favorite comedian last night, Brian Regan. It was fun!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Tornado at Opry Mills Mall

Thursday, April 02, 2009

A Clip From Hidden Agenda Dvd

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Brian Deegan's Testimony

Brian Deegan is a famous freestyle motocross rider. He started the group called Metal Mulisha. His group was known as rough, tough guys. God got a hold of his life and totally changed him. Watch this: