I had the awesome opportunity to be a part of the “Women Living Well” conference this weekend! It was fantastic for so many reasons! If you follow me on instagram, then you probably have seen some pictures of all the fun we had!
Here are a few pictures from the weekend! (captions below pics!)
From left to right,1st Row: Ruth (The Better Mom), Me, Courtney (Women Living Well), Jen (Good Morning Girls), Ashley (Stay at home daugher), Darlene (Time Warp Wife) 2nd Row:Angela (Good Morning Girls), Janelle (Comfy in the Kitchen), Katina (conference director), Karen (Proverbs 31, Karen Ehman), Whitney (Good Morning Girls)
I am sure Ruth will love that I am posting this! Here we are Thursday night getting ready for bed!
Practicing Friday night!
2 Thumbs up!
Before we were mic’d Saturday! (photobomb by our sound guy!)
Ruth, Darlene, Karen and Courtney talking about balancing ministry and family. Such wisdom.
Something that kept going through my head all weekend long was this. EACH of our stories mattered-the good, the bad, and the ugly. EACH of our stories encouraged someone in that room. We didn’t (individually) minister to every single person, but we aren’t called to do that. We are called to be obedient and allow God to carry the message to the heart of who needs to hear it.
Even though we are all smiles here and the weekend may look “glamorous”, God brought each of us to this place through hard circumstances. Our stories that we shared and the ministries that He’s given us have all been birthed from a place of unrest and experience, but all guided by God. We don’t have it all together. We serve a God who does, though, and we each try our best to walk in obedience to Him! I can tell you with total confidence that none of us think we are worthy to carry any message without the grace and power of our Lord. We are truly humbled by all of your support and encouragement!
Don’t be quiet about your story. Live your life even through all your mistakes and imperfections. He is refining you to speak through the body in a way that He wants to. It may be through a blog and it may not. It may be next year or it might not be for 20. God is so good and is faithful. What a worthy message to share!
P.S. The conference will webcast Thursdays starting September 26th at 10pm EST so if you weren’t able to make it, then you can catch it then in the privacy of your home…for free! I walked away challenged from each of our speakers. I am blessed to minister alongside each of these talented and anointed women!
Glad you had a great time! I am in OH and was hoping I could make it to the conference, but it was our middle daughter’s birthday that weekend. I am praying there will be a more diverse group of women represented in the future. I would love to attend if there is another conference. Did you have a chance to get a Swenson’s burger while in Akron? LOL.
Yes, Syl, that is a great point! We will pray that God will continue to guide the right people to the next event! (If there is one!)
And I live in Akron (canton)–actually 10 min from a Swenson’s so I have easy access to them!
Thank you for making OUR stories feel important! <3 <3 <3
Looks like a super special time!! Love the pics and so excited about the webcast next month!
Looks like such a great time! I can’t wait to watch the Webcast!!! Thanks to all of you for your efforts in doing this…. It has been and will be a blessing to so many women.
I can’t wait to listen to the session on balancing family and ministry! Thanks for sharing all the great pics and stories with us, Clare!
Ahhh miss you dearly already! You need to make a trip out to Dallas now!!! I need a workout buddy!!!