Tag Archive: She Speaks


I have spent a weekend, this past weekend, being held in the bosom of our Lord.

I have just spent 48 hours in the embrace of the Almighty.

I have been called to lay back in the quietness of Jesus, the exuberance of the Spirit, and the peace of the Father.

I have been whispered to, smacked upside the head, wrapped tightly, nudged forward, and mightily covered.

“And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him.”   Mark 9:15

I was surrounded by women this weekend, at the Proverbs 31 Ministries She Speaks Speakers and Writers Conference, who ran along side me to greet Jesus.  He showed up mightily and revealed Himself colorfully.  We sat together within His embrace and under His teaching through amazing women; Luann Prater, Lysa TerKeurst, Renee Swope, Liz Curtis Higgs, and Whitney Capps.

We were filled to overflowing by hearing His words and His promises, then our Lord, who just loves to surprise and thrill us; plopped these like-minded, gorgeous-faced, Jesus-loving, God-fearing women with stunningly beautiful hearts and amazing stories to tell, smack dab in our laps.

These women, these truly separated-at-birth sisters have inspired me, laughed with me, comforted me, celebrated with me, encouraged me, cried with me… I am absolutely in awe, and I praise Him for how He brings lives together and weaves hearts.

Please, if you get a chance, visit these blogs of my new and dear sisters:

Kelly Pankratz

Nicole Ray

Lara Sadowski

Britta Lafont

Michelle Axton Kelly

Mary Beth Hall 

Elizabeth Suess

Melinda Gray

Alyson Brewer

Amy Alves

Misti Spacek

Dawn Mast

I am so thankful to my God.  The One who laid down His life for my own.  The One who orchestrates all things and reveals them in His timing.  The only One worthy of our praise, and oh He is so worthy.

I Spy more…

Ok just to start off, before I tell you all the amazing things God has done today, I have to mention that I forgot my apple.  (inside joke; check out how God worked yesterday… What a day!)  Yup, I didn’t have a lunch again.  Now there’s NO WAY, three days in a row, God would provide another snack for me because I, absent minded and foolishly, didn’t have a lunch yet again.

Mmmm-hmmm, the conference room light was ON!!

“And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.”   Genesis 1:3

I Spy God #1:

         

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PLUS!  (as if He had to provide even more…)

Today is apparently, “Administrative Professionals Day,” I Spy God #2.  Because I am an “Administrative Professional” ( I just like that title), I got a gift from my boss which included things that were absolutely perfect for me:

  • a cross wall hanging   (perfect!!)
  • decorative note cards   (yup, that fits!!  Check out… I Spy God writing a note)
  • a sweet little box of tissues  (quite appropriate; just read I CRY… it will explain)
  • and my absolute fave, pistachios!!!  (nothing more to say, they’re just awesome.)

“who does great things and unsearchable, marvelous things without number:”   Job 5:9

Unbelievable.

“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,”   Ephesians 3:20

THEN, (oh come on, you had to know there was more…)

So you know how I’ve been stressing how God will provide for the Writer’s conference this whole time?  And I’m sure you’ve heard those people say not to worry because what you are worrying about probably won’t happen anyway??

“Most things I worry about never happen anyway.”  ~ Tom Petty

Ok, I guess it was just Tom Petty that said that, but it’s true.  God had this financial thing all figured out.  This whole time, and was just waiting for me to trust Him!!

“As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!”  Psalm 40:17

Today He revealed I Spy God #3.  Because I have been “let go” from my position and have accumulated ETO time (Earned Time Off), I will receive a check reimbursing me for the hours I have not used.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!

Oh yes He did!

“Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.”   Psalm 40:5

Oh but wait, there’s MORE!!!  (whaaaaa?!!)

When I arrived home from work, I Spied God #4 & #5; I had virtual and literal mail waiting for me.  P31 Ministries sent an email with my most current scholarship update, and in the mailbox were two letters; one anticipated and one quite unexpected, but both from dear friends who felt God calling them to “help me reach my goal.”

And with the financial support sent in and counted for, God has provided 40% of my total registration need, and I still have my Pampered Chef fundraiser on Friday!!

“casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”   1 Peter 5:7

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”   Philippians 4:19

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