This past weekend I went to the Relevant Conference for Christian women bloggers. It was amazing and exactly what I needed on so many levels. God moved. He moved in my heart and in the hearts of women all around me. It’s hard to even find the words to express the flood of emotions and thoughts experienced (I’ve been trying to write this post for 4 days.) One thing I know for sure…I am not the same wife and mother that I was a few days ago.
It’s funny how a blog conference can end up having very little to do with blogging, but be everything you didn’t know you needed. While I wouldn’t say that I learned the answers to all of my technical questions, God used Relevant to shine His light into the dark spaces of my heart that were suffering from a serious case of the dust bunnies. He pointed out the ugly pictures that had decorated the walls of my heart for so long and took them down, one by one.
The Need for Recognition
And for good measure, he painted a new coat of grace to brighten up the walls of my heart.
I know I’ll be processing all that I heard for a while. God is still speaking to me. He’s not done with me yet. I hope you’ll be here as I process and share the things that God has impressed upon my heart…I have a feeling some of it is for you, too.
Here are a couple of my favorite quotes from the sessions:
“If you don’t have time for God, you don’t have time to have a blog.” –Crystal Paine, Money Saving Mom
“It’s the living life, not writing about it, that will change the world.” –Sally Clarkson, I Take Joy
“You will never be wrong in loving and forgiving someone who will never love and forgive you back.” –Serena Woods, Grace Is For Sinners
“Our greatest triumphs are aloways our most solitary ones, the ones that He alone sees, the ones alone in His Presence, and every great victory begins on the knees.”–Ann Voskamp, A Holy Experience
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