Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Not a Tomato in Sight

I promised to let you all know how my first time preaching went. It went well and there was not a tomato in sight. No one fell asleep. These are all good signs. Many people told me they enjoyed it. I felt good about it and I’m grateful for the opportunity to grow in this area. Thank you honey for stretching me and I love you for it.

I have a very busy week ahead and will be in touch. Happy 4th of July.

© Nadine Z. 2007

31 comments:

Keshi said...

Good on ya! :)

Keshi.

Tom Zawacki said...

Nadine:

You did a great job yesterday, I was so very proud of you. Some people preach, others teach, you my dear tell great stories, kinda reminds me of Jesus, he'd tell a good story to make His point. I loved watching you just be you - and so did everyone else. I can hardly wait for next time!

I love you,
Tom

Shionge said...

Good to know this Nadine.

Does 'Not a Tomato in Sight' means no one falls asleep? I find this very interesting :D

Brillig said...

Congrats on tomato-less-ness and lack of sleepers! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog today. I'm thrilled to be here at yours!

Art said...

I told you so... but I would never say that;)

palmtreefanatic said...

fantastic Nadine! this is so great!With out a doubt I am sure you did great and I would have loved to hear...
happy 4th to you!

Two Write Hands said...

What a fabulous husband you have (judging by the comment he left you!). And way to go! :)

Kelly Fisher said...

Nadine - thanks for stopping by and leaving me such a sweet comment. I thought I would answer your question on your blog, too - in case you did not go back to my blog and check for my answer! :)

I am writing a book about the healing power of Jesus in my marriage and my family - things I learned, things I am still learning - in hopes of encouraging other women to seek God for the restoration of their marriage!

Sunydazy said...

Congratulations are in order for everything! You've been a busy lady. :-) I'm glad you got the awards...you deserve them both. I also love to read all of your husband's kind comments. It's so sweet!
And the new look of your blog is very nice. I really like it! Thanks for your kind comment and for offering prayers for us at this stage in life...it's very challenging.

Louise said...

That is SO awesome!!
Way to go girl!!

Elle*Bee said...

I'm glad things went well. When God has a message, he'll certainly guide you in delivering it, using your own unique talents.

I love the new look of your blog.

shiok, there's an old joke that if someone doesn't like a speaker/singer/stage actor, they'll "boo" and throw tomatoes at them - definitely NOT a sign of success! I'm not sure how the tomato idea started, but rest assured that here in the United States, we don't generally go around with a bunch of produce in our handbags.

Again, yay for Nadine!

Diane said...

No tomatoes???? I was thinking that if they did throw tomatoes...I'd find a new church for your to speak at!!!! :) So glad it went well.....way to step out of the box of comfort...in your ministry! You are a very good story teller--I'm not surprised you did such a great job with public speaking.

Diane

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Yeah! I knew you'd do great. Glad everything went so well. Happy 4th to you, too.

piglet~ said...

from the comment the your husband left. you have a great husband! I do not have the opportunity to listen to you preaching, but based on the comments given here, I'm sure you did a great job. Way to go! =)

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

I never doubted you for a nano second!
Atta go girlie!
Hugs
Even if there were one tomato.......you know what they say....when life hands you lemons! And I love tomato juice!!!! Ok it was kinda random I know but I couldn't pass it up he he!
I love what Tom said, it is soooo true ;O)

pinks & blues girls said...

We knew you'd do a wonderful job, but it sure is nice to hear from YOU that it went well!! Congrats again!

And what a sweet comment from your hubby.

Happy 4th!

Jane, P&B Girls

KarenW said...

Hooray for a job well done! Your new template is gorgeous too.

eph2810 said...

I am so thrilled that no one threw a tomato (I didn't think they would)...How cool that you have a husband that stretches you in areas that might be not so comfortable for you.

Thank you for sharing, my dear friend.

Blessings on your 4th of July and always.

Ann(ie) said...

I'm sure you did a beautiful job.

Happy 4th, sugar.

Cheri said...

Glad to hear it went well.

Rosemarie said...

You go girl! Minister about what you've been through and the lessons learned. PTL! I sure hope you video taped it.

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Lala's world said...

love your new look! can't wait to hear what you preached on!

Sandy@Reluctant Entertainers said...

Hey, Nadine. I didn't get to hear ya, but I bet it was awesome!
Sandy

~Crystal~ said...

I love your new look! It's perfect!

I bet you were wonderful, if you were as expressive as you are on your blog, you had to do good.

I had to preach before, back in my minstry days. I was always so nervous, that I never remembered what I said when it was over. :)

Lorna (see through faith) said...

:)

Erin said...

Never had any doubt that you could do it. Congratulations.

Pinks & Blues Girls said...

YEAH NADINE!!!!
That is great to know.... you cracked me up with your tomato analogy!!

- Audrey
Pinks & Blues Girls

A Woman Who is: said...

You did great, and looked like you were even enjoying yourself up there. I know we sure enjoyed it. Way to go Nadine!

chelle said...

Ooo how exciting! Glad it went well!

Loving the new look!

Tammy said...

So glad it went well, Nadine! :)

Hope your 4th was a happy one! Ours was a busy week, too, and I'm just now catching up with everyone!

Blessings!

Damselfly said...

Hahaha! Of course there were no tomatoes or sleeping congregants. You have a lovely way about you.