I meant to post about this a long time ago, but my life has been chaotic since we started school. Before that, we were busy settling in and traveling, so blogging was just not happening. However, better late than never, so I did want to mention that I will be speaking at the Hearts in Service Ladies Conference September 20-21. It’s my last big trip for the year, and I’m really glad that I’ll be flying for this one! Since last September, I (and my family) have traveled over 10,000 miles! I hope we can drastically reduce that number between now and next September.
I just have two things:
1. If you are near Chicago, Illinois, please drop by First Baptist Church in Sauk Village and say hello! It’s too late to register for the catered meal that will be served, but you can come in and hear the speakers by just letting us know you’ll be there. (Just use my contact page and let me know you’d like to have the details.)
2. If you could, I would really appreciate your prayers. I am nervous about the trip itself but also about speaking. The theme is the fruit of the Spirit, and I have peace and meekness as my topics. I wanted to pick my two weakest areas to talk about, because I have been working on them. Then I realized that I’m weak in all of them so it didn’t matter. I pray God can use me to help and encourage other precious ladies. I am also hoping that I can get some good fellowship while I’m there. Our leader, Mrs. Marquita Wilson, could also use your prayers. Her younger son died on August 28 very suddenly. Her heart is breaking, but God is giving her the grace to put the conference on anyway. I want to be a blessing to everyone, but especially to Marquita. Also, please pray for Terry – he’ll be holding down the fort while I’m away! 🙂
I am looking forward to being there in a week! I need the refreshment to my soul, as probably many of us do. In fact, I just read in my Bible this morning, “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” – 2 Cor. 4:16. I’m often feeling in need of “renewal”. I’m so thankful that the Lord does that!