Saturday was a really sweet day for me. I got to do something that’s gotten to be pretty normal for me–speak to a group of women–but I got to do it with a twist. My mama, my sister Bethany and I did a little tag-team speaking thing at a women’s conference. And it was at the church Gabe and I attended before we moved three years ago, so I got to see lots of old friends.
My heart is just bursting with everything God did and the things He taught me and the people he let me meet–and wow. Hopefully I’ll have the chance to share bits and pieces of it this week, so you can get in on the fun.
So, Mom, Bethy and I spoke on Women Mentoring Women. We did a morning session and an afternoon session and had all kinds of fun. There were about 70 women each time, so we did it in the auditorium. I was a little worried that it wouldn’t be as intimate with us on the stage (is there another word for that?) and them in pews, but it worked. We sat in chairs. Mom and B were behind a table, and I was at the end. I kind of led the discussion, asked them questions, they shared their experiences with mentoring women/girls and being mentored themselves.
Very special. I would loooove to do more of that, but it would take an act of God to convince my Mom. Good thing I’ve been seeing acts of God all over the place this week.
I’ll share more about our talk soon. Some good, important stuff.
And the keynote speaker? Sent from God to speak straight into the very depths of my soul. Everything that I’ve been burdened with lately (including unwed mamas and unborn babies)? She talked about it. Her words were completely Spirit-inspired and lit a fire inside of me. So much truth, so applicable to exactly what has been on my mind and heart. That is one of my favorite things God does. Confirms and affirms life stuff through a speaker who doesn’t even know me or what I’m going through.
THANK YOU for the overwhelming book donations. 170 so far, I think. Are you kidding me? And speaking of God doing amazing things, I met a woman this weekend at the conference who had an abortion 30 years ago and now works at a pregnancy clinic (in another state) and leads a Bible study for post-abortive women. And she has connections to two other clinics in her area. She’s telling me her story and telling me about the clinics, and I’m thinking, “Lord, could you be anymore amazing?” I told her about the Expecting books (she was shocked and thrilled), got her address and promised her a batch of books (as soon as I get them) that she can share with all three clinics.
Praise You, Jesus!
Did God amaze you in any way this weekend? If you can’t think of anything, think harder. I’d love to hear about it and praise Him with you!