Fall is my most EXTRAORDINARY time of year. I can’t explain it, but even the thought of the leaves turning, the weather cooling, pumpkin spice everything makes me want dance.

I love the children being tucked into their classrooms, I love sweaters and boots and chili in the crockpot. I could go on and on because it’s just my happy place. But this year is even more thrilling because Captain Joel and Sweet Pea Fiancé are tying the knot in a matter of weeks. I know you’re all concerned, but yes I found the PERFECT dress and I only get to be the mother of the groom once so I’m going all out and throwing in some sparkly shoes.

I’m also happy to tell you about all the exciting Outside of Ordinary events coming up:

I am honored to be the MC at the upcoming Beth Moore Simulcast on October 5. We are going to have a morning studying the Word and becoming even stronger in our “sisterhood”. I encourage you to get your tickets. You don’t want to miss this opportunity for growth and refreshment (and of course a little outside of ordinary fun).



I’m headed to Stratford, Wisconsin on October 12th. If you’re in the neighborhood, join me at Community Bible Church between 9:30 and noon for a morning of inspiration and giggles.


Fall is fun – so get out there and dance in the leaves (wait till they fall first) and try a new recipe. Download a new song and start a new novel. Take a friend to lunch and buy some new slippers. Whatever you do, whisper a sweet “thank-you” to God who continues to bless you out of His infinite love.

“Every good and perfect gift is from above”.James 1:17

I would love to hear about your Outside of Ordinary Adventures – send a picture and a short description to outsideofordinary.lori@gmail.com and you may be featured on my weekly blog!!!

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