Monday, July 25, 2011

I'm Home! She Speaks Update (& Ann Voskamp Giveaway!)

Woo Hoo! What an amazing time I had at the Proverbs 31 She Speaks Conference!

I have lots of fun highlights and insights to share ~ b
ut for today I am anxious to hang with my family (here we are right before I left for She Speaks. Aren't they precious?!)

Needless to say, the insights will have to wait...but I couldn't resist sharing a quick photo recap of my week...

Here I am with the day before my trip with my dear friends ~ Jennie Dimkoff, Carol Kent, and Bonnie Emmorey. We had a wonderful day of brainstorming, encouragement, and prayer in beuatiful Pentwater, Michigan!

On Thursday, my flight to North Carolina was less than ideal, but my friend Erin and I did have a blast celebrating when my lost luggage was finally found! Woo Hoo! :)

Once I arrived at the She Speaks Conference, I had the opportunity to connect with many ion-line friends like Sarah Thomas, Natalie Flake, and Melody Hester.

It's always fun to see my West Michigan friends and Kathy Bruins and Kim de blecourt.

It was also a blessing to officially meet Jen from Finding Heaven and Amy Sullivan. We've been on-line friends for awhile now ~ what fun to finally hang out (even if it was until late into the night!)

My speaker evaluation time was fun! I loved getting to know my group leader Karen Ehman and the other 11 talented women from all across the United States! What an amazing opportunity!!

Another highlight was hearing the great keynote speakers! We were blessed to hear powerful messages from Lysa TerKeurst, Renee Swope, Micca Campbell and Ann Voskamp.

I have loved Ann's book One Thousand Gifts.
Reading this book has encouraged, inspired, and empowered me to live with my hands wide open. I want to live a life of gratitude!

And I'd love to share a copy of Ann's book with you so you can too!

To Win my "One Thousand Gifts" Giveaway:

Leave a comment in the comment section answering this question:

Why would you like to win a copy of "One Thousand Gifts"??

RULES: Starts today, Monday, July 25th and ends Friday, July 29th at 9 PM. Winner will be contacted via e-mail.

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P.S. I'm linking up today with Jen and friends at Soli Deo Gloria. Be sure to check out this amazing sisterhood of women! :)


Kendra Cameron-Jarvis said...

I would love to share a copy of Ann's book with my mom and tell her she is a gift to me. I had so much fun at She Speaks. It was amazing.


Natasha Ohlman said...

Glad you had a good time, looking forward to hearing what you learned:)

Lisa B @ simply His said...

I have to tell you Cindy, your gift could not have come at a better time Saturday :) Thank you so much for thinking about me and grabbing me a Coke! I'm glad we got to hug and talk a few minutes this year again :)

{{hugs and a Coke}}
Lisa B.

Kathy Ptaszek said...

I would love to win a copy of "One Thousand Gifts" because I've blown my book budget for now. I read my books and then donate them to our church library. That's what I'll do if I win!
Kathy Ptaszek

Kathy Ptaszek said...

I would love to win a copy of "One Thousand Gifts" because I have blown my book budget. I read books and then donate them to our church library (That's what I'll do if I win).
Kathy Ptaszek

Kathy Bruins said...

I would like to win because I missed
Ann's session at She Speaks :0(

Mining for Diamonds said...

I know it was only in passing, a quickly stolen moment, on our way to and from the cross...but I am SO glad that I at least got to hug your precious neck!!!! :) Wow, there were SO many women there, it's amazing we were able to steal that moment!!! :) Praying we will have another opportunity to actually "really" meet, lol! I'm already thinking about SS '12! :D

Bless you, sweet sister!

Christie said...

Why? Because I was just too tired--mentally and physically--to stay up one.minute.longer to wait in line to meet Ann and buy her book Saturday night after she spoke.

Judi Cotignola said...

I would like to share this book with my mom and my three girls. Not only are they God's gifts to me, I'd like to helkp them to discover how many gifts they have in their own lives.

She Speaks was an amazing time!

Thank you for offering this book to others.


Melody said...

Cindy....loved meeting you in person and praying with you and getting to know you more this weekend. It was truly a wonderful pleasure to meet you in real life.

Jen said...

I'm here even before you linked! I just added you to my blog role and saw you had a post up about She Speaks.

I already have a copy, so I'm not entering, but I just wanted you to know how much I SO ENJOYED hanging out with you. Can't wait to see you in Austin!

Hope Ford said...

Hi! :) What an AMAZING giveaway! :) I loved looking at your pictures and so wish I couldve gone! :) Next year! :) I would love to win 1000 Gifts because I think it's one of those books that you just have to have multiples of because I am always giving it to someone to read! :) It changed my life and I am so grateful to Ann for writing it! :)


Hope Ford said...

I follow your blog :)

Hope Ford said...

I subscribe to your blog :)

kendal said...

i have the book, so no need to win. but i will whine one last time about not getting to go to the conference. sigh. it will be a PRIORITY next year!

Crystal said...

I would love to read this book. And this pass it on to my 21 year old daughter. I think a it would be a good reminder for both of us.

Crystal said...

I subscribe to "She Sparkles"

Mary R Snyder said...

I remember your face from the halls of She Speaks! Hate that we didn't connect! It WAS amazing, wasn't it?

Can't wait until next year!

Amy Sullivan said...

Oh, I enjoyed meeting you in real-life. You are so easy to talk to, and I love the passion that oozes from your heart...even at 1:00 in the morning!

Thanks for helping to make my She Speaks experience so special.

Lora said...

I would love this book right now. A bit dicouraged as I write this and I do KNOW i have SO much to be thankful for and have such a heart to live with my hands wide open... this book would be just the encouragemnt I need :) And I did share on FB!

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs gifts! Glad you enjoyed the conference.

Wonder said...

I have been wanting to read this book!!!I keep up with her blog...counting thankFULL things is life changing. So happy you were able to go to this conference. Happy day to you!

Wonder said...

this is my first time here and i'm glad I stopped by :)

Wonder said...

a new follower :)

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