Monday, March 22, 2010

She Speaks

Several years ago, I was asked to participate in the women's ministry of our then church. I said 'No'. Actually, I said that I'm not really a women's ministry type of girl. After all, I prefer sports over crafts, theology over fiction and frankly, women can be well, mean.
Then about 3 years ago I was looking for a Bible study. And, I found one-as long as I would lead it.
REALLY Lord? I prayed. Are you sure you have the right girl?
We began with 16 ladies and now we run about 60. (Which has nothing to do with me and everything to do with ladies passionate to know Jesus more!!)
During this time I began writing and some friends and The Hubs, encouraged me to begin blogging. So, after dragging my feet I dipped my toe into the bloggy world a few months ago. Now, the Lord (I'm sure He's laughing!) is leading me into a speaking ministry. Trust me when I tell you, I'm much more comfortable singing with a bunch of preschoolers, but for now, it seems He's got other things in store for me.
Which leads me to the title of this post. I was asked by a friend to attended a conference called She Speaks. It's sponsored by Proverbs 31 ministries. As The Hubs and I read the description of the conference, he looked at me and said 'that sounds right up your alley!'. I was so excited as I read each course offered at the conference. There are three tracks you can pick from; speaking, writing, women's ministry. I'll be taking the speaking track (Lord willing).
The conference is a little over $500 plus air fare. There was also the added complication of the Hubs works most weekends. But, as we began praying, we agreed we were excited to see how God would work things out so I could go. So far, we've found a plane ticket for under $200 and lo and behold the Hubs is scheduled to be off the weekend of the conference! Now, they are giving away several scholarships to the conference to bloggers who write about She Speaks. Just write a post, link back and then see who wins on next Friday.
Seriously, how cool is God??
** And, please hear me when I say this, I may not be the winner, but I do know that He wants me to go and He'll make the way! I CANNOT WAIT to see how He does His thing!
So, thankful to be part of the show He puts on as He does it and revel in His glory!

Thanks for all your prayers and I'll keep you posted!

To read more about the contest and conference you can check it out here:http://lysaterkeurst.blogspot.com/ or you can just click on the title of this post and it'll take you right there.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cool. Have a great time! - Carl Kincaid

Angie said...

If you click on the blog title name, it'll take you to Lisa's blog and the contest/conference info!

The Hillbilly Housewife said...

I am glad for you in advance!

Angie said...

Thanks!!

jamie fisher said...

Good luck cuz! I hope it goes your way. I think you will be a wonderful speaker.

Angie said...

Thanks Jamie! Love you!

ET @ Titus2:3-5 said...

I am in a similar boat - waiting on God to provide for me to attend. And just like you, trusting that if He wants me there, He'll make it happen. Perhaps we'll meet...

Blessings,
Tyler

Angie said...

That's awesome ET! Can't wait to meet you there!

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