I'm home! I'm home!! Woo Hoo!!
You may remember, I spent much of last week at Carol Kent's Speak Up With Confidence! I've shared many times before how God has used this powerful conference to significantly teach and encourage me. :)
This year I was THRILLED to be invited to join the leadership team! What fun! And last week, I had an absolute *BLAST* meeting so many AMAZING women from 17 different states (and Australia!).
My heart is so FULL! (My mouth is actually sore from smiling so much!). It was such an amazing, anointed, God inspired week! Yippee!!!
If I had to sum up my time at Speak Up with 3 quick, personal highlights, they would include...
1. Meeting so many wonderful women and hearing their personal stories.
I met women (and men!) with such beautiful hearts for the Lord, and such a sacrificial desire to serve Him with excellence. I wish I could have enjoyed a cup of coffee with every single one of them!!!
* Pic above: Me and Cathy Stover-Fry (Her story is one I will not soon forget!)
* Pic above:Me & Robyn Dykstra (talk about a powerful testimony!)
For more pictures, let's be Facebook friends so you can check out my Facebook page here. :)
2. Teaching my workshop on Expanding Your Ministry through Social Online Media
I loved sharing what I've learned about Social Media with the other leaders, and had so much fun teaching this Workshop. I am praying that the seeds that were planted would grow a 100 fold harvest in the Kingdom!!!
I was also thankful to make it through the Q & A time on Saturday afternoon! Talk about "nerve wracking"! Thankfully the questions for me were on areas I am passionate about, and I made it through without "losing my lunch"! Lol!
3. Being a part of Carol Kent's Speak Up team
I am so incredibly humbled and grateful to be a part of a team that is so Christ-centered and focused on helping others become all that God desires for them to be! There are no "rock stars" on this team ~ and I learned a TON by watching them in action (i.e. humility, servant leadership, encouragement, generosity and compassion).
A highlight was enjoying dinner together after the Speak Up Conference was over. What a blessing to hear each leader share their praises from the week. It was like a worship service ~ with God alone receiving ALL of the GLORY!!!
And now, dear bloggy friend, I must tell you that while I was at Speak Up I also had YOU on my mind! I picked up a copy of Carol's latest (and amazing) book Between A Rock and A Grace Place, and I would love, love, love to share this book with you!!
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I'll close with these powerful words shared by Carol (from 1 Peter 4)....
"Friends when life gets really difficult, don’t jump to the conclusion that God isn’t on the job. Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner.” 1 Peter 4:12-13 (MSG)
Thanks for stopping by *She Sparkles*. Have a wonderful, grace-filled, day!!
P.S. If you attended Speak Up this year, I'd love to hear your highlights too! Share with us please! :) (And if you blogged about it, be sure to share the link!)