Sunday, June 15, 2008

She Speaks

Okay, so I am doing two posts in one day. Amazing for me. I have been feeling a bit silent lately. I think quiet in all areas of my life as if I am waiting for my next assignment. My children are independent, in that Ethan has his wheels now-and a job or two. Our small group disbands for the most part for the summer. My Bible study is in somewhat of limbo for difficulty of coordinating schedules. There is no Sunday School. I am in waiting...

The She Speaks confrence is Friday. I am flying by myself into North Carolina. I am rooming with two "sistas" who I have only met by email, but am very grateful to have gotten roomates and a room in the confrence hotel (as opposed to one where I would have to shuttle) I was a last minute registrant. When I first learned of the confrence, it was full. I was put on a waiting list and eventually recieved an email that they had made more openings. I knew that the Lord wanted me to go...

I have to admit, I have had a vision or desire to speak, and have had a few small opportunities at my church, I have always thought about writing a devotional or ???(back of my mind) but mostly I have been leading Bible Studies and teaching Sunday School for 14 years. I have also had a vision of having a women's confrence in our town, but all of that is in "waiting" mode too. I think the Lord wants me at the confrence to increase or add to the vision He has for my life. I am very excited, and have no real expectations except to hear from Him and recieve "further instsructions". I am also really excited to meet women whom I have seen or touched base with in this blog world. It has been a very enriching experience to read God's stories in the lives of so many women.

I have been looking around at the blogs listed in the May 28th post on the Proverbs 31 blog. There is a list of some of the gals attending (I guess there are 500 attendees total!) Some have lost husbands within the last year (way too early) some have health issues with children, some have alot of children!! One has come through severe car accident/coma and all of them love Jesus and know Him and His power at work in their lives. What could be more powerful than a bunch of us together? (ooh, I just envisioned a boquet of flowers giving off a wonderful aroma and being very beautiful) I am so exciteed to go and grow and glean from one another. I am so looking forward to what the Lord is going to do among us.

Father, Praise you for our family of believers- it is so vast!! I await your amazing grace this weekend to do amazing things in the lives of your daughters! I pray a hedge of protection over all of us and our families. I pray that all flights would be smooth. I pray that we will all arrive on time and not lose our luggage. Meet us there and fill us with more of you! Ignite our hearts! Draw us near! Revive us and help us to be built up in our faith and love. Thank you that the weather looks like it will be nice in NC. May your will be done among us! In Jesus' beautiful name, Amen.

3 comments:

Robin said...

Hi Roomie!
I'm looking forward to what God has in store for this weekend too. Somehow, I sense it is going to be life changing. It's so great to think about how God ordained long ago for all 500 of us to be there - even the ones on the waiting list. He is just so good!
I'm looking forward to meeting you on Friday. I'll be praying for you.

Angie said...

I SO loved getting to hug you in person rather than just the (((HUGS))) online! You are such a blessing! I hope and pray that this is a first of many times like this shared...and if you EVER vacation in FLORIDA...you KNOW you must call!
LOVE YOU MUCH!

Starr said...

Kathy, I am so glad I got to meet you at She Speaks. It was enlightening, wasn't it? I am ready now to step out in faith and follow God's lead with my writing.
I love your blog! I will visit often, I'm sure. I didn't know you used to be a hairdresser. That is what I have done for 26 years. I work in a salon in my home. God is gradually leading me away from it, though as I pursue His calling on my life. But, I think once a hairdresser, always a hairdresser! Friends and family are hard to give up as clients!
Talk to ya soon!
Love and Blessings,
Starr LaPradd

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