It's I.H.C. (Inter-Church Holiness Convention) time!
One of my FAVORITE times of the year! While growing up I LOVED I.H.C. more than I did CHRISTMAS!!!
I've been going to this convention nearly every year of my life and I LOVE IT!
I LOVE the Holiness crowd,
I love staying in a hotel,
I love seeing our friends,
I love worshiping Jesus with my crowd,
I love singing the Convention hymns and choruses,
I love hearing the choirs sing,
I love hearing the good old fashion Holiness preaching,
I love walking until my feet are killing me,
I love buying new CDs of Careful Holy music,
I love attending Women of Worth,
I love it that my children can attend the same Children's meetings that I used to attend,
I love it that there are still altar calls and prayer around the altar,
I love it that people still shout,
I love it when the Holy Spirit settles down,
AND, I LOVE IT....THAT GOD STILL ATTENDS I.H.C...I LOVE IT ALL!
I have been attending I.H.C. since I was in diapers, then bringing my baby dolls, then attending in my teenage years, then as Phillip and I were dating, then my parents announced our engagement in the Dayton Daily :-), then as newly-weds, then we got to bring our little ones to I.H.C....but then God called us to be missionaries and away we went from MY I.H.C.!! :-(
I'll never forget how HARD it was to be in Costa Rica studying Spanish and not getting to go to IHC.
That was before they could live-stream it, and boy did I MISS IT!!!
But, THANK THE LORD for technology, that we can now STILL BE A PART OF I.H.C. all the way down here in Argentina!!!
~Sarah and I made some Tarts today for our lunch that we ate...right before the FIRST service of I.H.C. :-) ~
~Believe me, we make I.H.C. a SPECIAL 3 days in our house!
I dress up, I plan ALL KINDS OF FUN FOODS AND SNACKS, and we camp out around the computer seeing EVERY SERVICE, and singing with our Holiness crowd, praying with our Holiness crowd, crying with our Holiness crowd, and worshiping with our Holiness crowd!
(Mary was sick, so she is still in her jammies here, but as you'll see below she too wanted to get "dressed up" for I.H.C.)~
I bought a couple different kinds of cookies to pull out for snacks.
I Heard Noah telling Elijah, "Oh, I LOVE I.H.C. It's when we watch the services and eat junk food! ;-) ~
(Isn't God healing her scar on her forehead so beautifully?...This is from where she fell and the door sliced her forehead open 3 weeks ago) ~
And you can enjoy every minute right from your home...wearing your snuggly house shoes! :-)~
just remember that for the last several years I've been to my "HOUSE I.H.C". ... and have been pretty COMFY! :-) ~