I asked God for two things this weekend: an overflowing love for the women he's called me to serve, and that I might somehow be a blessing to others at the conference, even though I'm a nobody from nowhere. And let me tell you, God did not disappoint. Because if there's one thing I've figured out, it's that He delights in using nobodies from nowhere, and He wants nothing more than to fill us with His love until it's absolutely oozing out of every fiber of our beings and splashing out onto anyone who happens to wonder by.
I made some wonderful new friends, like Emily, who touched me with her precious, tender heart. And Carol, who, in spite of her wacky humor, has deep treasures stored in hers. I hung out with Melinda, a writing friend I've known for several years, and spent some time with Lisa, an official code geek--with a calm, sweet spirit.
In one of my less lady-like moments, I nearly tackled author Tom Davis in the hall. He's one of the best writers on the planet, all for the cause of defending and assisting orphans worldwide. Thanks, Renee, for taking this picture for me. (And did I even think of getting a picture with Renee and her sweet little Aster? Unfathomably, no.)
Tom Davis and me!
I also chatted with Cecil Murphy, author of over 100 books and every writer's friend. What a blessing he is to every person called to wield a pen.
Me with Cecil Murphy
There's more. Lots more. But my brain cells are still floating who-knows-where. And a girl needs her brain cells even more than a good concealer, a shoulder massage, and chocolate--all put together. In the meantime, I float.