It was The Awesome Sauce.
I have much to process.
I know many of you have attended blogging or writing or speaking conferences. Some of you may even have attended She Speaks. But this conference exceeded every expectation that I had built up in my head. I find myself overwhelmed, even now, with the attention given to each individual woman that was there, to the amount of time the speakers and presenters clearly put into crafting messages that were valuable and encouraging, and to the amount of sweet fellowship and care that would go on throughout.
Many affirmations were spoken over the direction that I would like my writing to go. Prayers were offered. Selfless advice was given when requested. Love was poured out. Questions were answered. More prayers were prayed. Songs were sung. Hugs were handed out like candy. And new friends, sweet friendships grounded in the Truth of Christ, were made.
My heart is full to overflowing with all that took place over the 4 days that I was in North Carolina at this conference. I took a few pictures to share with y’all. And I am sure that there will be many posts to come that prove that as they spoke, I was listening.
But most of all?
God was there.
And He, most definitely, was speaking.
And I am learning to always listen when He speaks.
And then say, “Yes!”.
Yes to being a wise woman.
Yes to being a Writer with a speaker’s heart. (I’m still unpacking that one, friends!)
Yes to taking part in an amazing Online Bible Study with more 22,000 women from over 120 countries!
Yes to walking alongside those who need to know they are not alone.
And Yes to heeding the call to keep writing for His glory.
I do believe that She Speaks was a gift of epic proportions. Thank you so much to the team at Proverbs 31 Ministries for all that they did to make this conference so phenomenal.
I only wish some of you, who wanted to, could have come along for the journey.
Maybe next year?