It took me 3 days to even find these words.
Last weekend I attended Relevant and came home blown away by God.
Before I left I told my husband I thought my expectation for this blogging conference was that it would be the women's retreat experience I always hope for, but never really get. AND IT WAS!!!!
I learned practical blogging tips from Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom like ways to save time and save relationships from being damaged by blogging.
I was greatly encouraged by a devotional given by Courtney Joseph of Women Living Well--she charged us to heed Jeremiah 45:5 "Should you then seek great things for yourself? Seek them not."
Sally Clarkson gave me a desire to sustain the weary with my life, my blog, and my marriage. I felt the presence of God being with her. I want others to feel the presence of God when they are with me.
We are THAT Family and Courtney Joseph I was prompted to let the blog be a calling, not a job. And I was excited by the reminder that if we have the heart of God it will show on the blog.
Angie Smith's keynote. I thought since I knew her story it would be easier. I was weak as she asked the women in the room who had lost a child to stand. I stood and as I looked at the sea of women who also stood I saw God and His amazing ability to give and take away. Bless and heal. Use all things for good. "...because everything he does is right and all his ways are just." Daniel 4:37
And this was just in the first 24 hours people! I'll write about the rest soon.