Julie Lyles Carr: Post Immerse Post

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Post Immerse Post


Get it?

Post Immerse Post?

Yeah. I'm still sleep deprived. And a little punchy.

So this past Friday was the Big Night.


It takes every minute we give to it for the year to pull it off. And it's worth it.


This year we were thrilled to have Natalie Grant, Anita Renfroe and Candace Cameron Bure. Yep. It was pretty much completely and totally awesome.


Anita Renfroe. Anytime, anywhere, I will go listen to that gal. And laugh. And laugh. And laugh. I lurve her. Deeply.


Our 2dance2dream dancers performed this year. It is such a thrill to see these amazing kids perform on the Immerse stage.


They brought the house down again this year.




Natalie Grant did her thing. Her incredible thing. Her 'sing from the bottom of her heart 'til it fills yours' kind of a thing.


That kind of a thing.


And Candace Cameron Bure? What a delight. What a powerful message. What a doll.


It's so inspiring to to hear someone who is continuing to perform and excel in Hollywood while holding fast to her faith and beliefs.



And Amy Byrd from Spirit 105.9 was on hand to kick off the evening. What a precious person~~she is much beloved in our ATX community.

I could go on and on and on. It's just such a magical night, such a powerful swirl of ministry and heart and inclusion of some amazing kids. I posted last year that it has become, for me, The Why Moment. And that still remains the personal experience.

But, of course, it's so much bigger than just my perspective. It was incredible to hear the stories from this year's attendees, to know that song and message and laughter spoke to them right in their moment, right into their lives. We're prayerfully gearing up again to plan toward 2014 and I feel more keenly than ever the mystery that what we'll be planning right now will somehow miraculously speak its way into women's hearts this time next year.


Many thanks to all who attended, volunteered, performed, spoke, sang, laughed, cheered, danced. You are amazing.





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