It wasn't the truly inspiring worship led by Cheri Keaggy.
It wasn't the outstanding messages by Lysa Terkeurst, Renee Swope or Jennifer Rothschild.
It wasn't the amazing, wonderful women I met in the hallways, over a meal or at the book table, and the new friendships born as a result.
Believe it or not, it wasn't even the fantastic food.
It was that God met me there in a profound and deeply intimate, smell-your-breath close sort of way...I'm positively glowing!
And I am undone.
I'm still in digest-mode, savoring the words He has lovingly whispered to my heart...and overwhelmed by God's goodness.
I'm also overwhelmed that when I finally made it home last night (after many delays, 2 missed connections and no luggagge), our 19 year old son is suffering with a serious, painful cyst. Two years ago our son underwent 5 months of excruciating treatment to deal with this cyst, and now it has made a surprise, unwanted encore appearance. Doctor appointments and possible surgery loom in our immediate future. Would you add Josh to your prayer list this week?
I hope to post more about She Speaks later this week. And I'd love to hear from you. Tell me about your She Speaks experience!
The oh-so-organized Tracy Vinson, who organized the
Early Bird dinner (which I missed, thanks to being stranded in Atlanta).
The authentic, inspiring and humble Lysa TerKeurst and me, exhausted
but filled to the brim on Saturday night. Thank you, Lysa, for blessing me with a She Speaks scholarship!
My new best friend, Kelly Hancock at Faithful Provisions. Check
out her wildly popular website and save you some money, ladies!