She Speaks, He SpeaksJun 23
Lysa Terkeurst and Me
Notebook – check. Proposals – check. Bible – check. Name tag – check. Room Key – check. Excitement – check. Anticipation – check! Walking down the patterned carpet halls with pink tote bag in hand, my smile couldn’t get any bigger. I’m here. I’m really here were the thoughts swirling in my head. Faces I only knew from pictures transformed into real life as I met blogging friends and the P31 team.
The room, filled with laughter and expectation, silenced as Lysa took the stage. “Welcome to She Speaks 2008!” She greeted each of the 500+ faces. I’m here. I’m really here was running on repeat as I glued my eyes to the “face” of Proverbs 31 Ministries, thinking of meeting her only moments before. The conference aptly named She Speaks, perhaps could have been He Speaks, because “HE” spoke.
I have chosen you. I have a plan for you. I am all-powerful. Give me your all. I will use whatever you have. I will equip you. I will give you the words. I will open the doors. I am the I AM.
God’s presence was undeniable. His words echoed in hearts throughout the room. Surrounded by hundreds of women with a heart for ministry, hundreds of women who had exchanged their will for His, I was in awe. Together, we laid our crusts and crumbs at the foot of the cross to walk away with something whole. The whole picture. The whole truth. The whole story. The whole ministry. Some would see it as they walked away. For others discovery would come in the car on the way home. Still others will unearth their “whole” weeks from now, neatly folded and tucked. As I walked away in the shadow of the cross, I knew. I would never be the same. Thank God, I will never be the same.
The conference was wonderful, my friends. Thank you for your prayers. They were felt. I’m sure you’ll hear more details in the weeks to come. Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure!
Me, Boo Mama, Amy
Me and Glynnis Whitwer (Sr. Editor of P31 Woman Magazine)
Me, Amy, Carol Davis (morning radio show host 106.9 The Light)
A.K.A. The Pink Ladies (No, we didn’t plan this!)
Me with Missy from It’s Almost Naptime
Kelley, Missy, and Lelia getting a lift to the mall!