seattle adventure

Too much time has passed since Quinn and I attended a Beth Moore Living Proof Live event together. Two years ago we tried. We met in Waco, Texas. Dallas, actually, but the conference was held in Waco. But Quinn got sick, really sick, and two years later she doesn’t remember a thing about two of our four days together.

But this time we both stayed healthy and made the most of our two-day adventure.

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She flew up to Portland, and I met her at Hertz rental. We headed up the road toward Seattle, stopping to enjoy some yummy food at Red Lobster.

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I don’t s’pose I need to tell you how much my Arizona daughter “loves” Pacific Northwest weather. But she complained only a little.

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If you weren’t there, this picture probably has little effect. Just a big church full of women listening to a speaker. That’s what I would see too, but having just experienced several hours of remarkable teaching and several hours of inspiring worship singing in this room with all those women, it represents, as Quinn put it, “a little bit of heaven.”

Twenty years—that’s how long Beth Moore and Travis Cottrell have been providing this experience for women like us. Exactly 11 years ago I blogged about attending this very same conference in this very same church with Erin, Linsey, Quinn, and Quinn’s sister-in-law, Cary. I’ve attended quite a few Beth Moore conferences in cities across the country, mostly with Quinn, and it never gets old!

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Four women from Newberg Friends also made the trip to Seattle together and without planning it ended up in the same hotel with Quinn and me. So we got to enjoy a quick breakfast together before heading back to Overlake Christian Church.

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But first—some windows to scrape. This same Arizonan recently posted the following photo on Instagram:


with the caption: “I’m really trying to have a good attitude about this cloudy day. 😁 ”

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She warmed up in the car on the way back to the conference. Our friend Lisa had put her jacket on the top row we’d occupied the night before to reserve our “best seats in the house.” (Acts of service is my love language; did she know?)


This final pic, just for the record. Already looking forward to 2019! Quinn says, “Next time—Florida!”

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