Wednesday, May 11, 2011

She’s Going to She Speaks

A solid 10 days have passed since I completed my first Blog Challenge, and as you can see it wore me out!  I probably could have kept going, but it has been good to take some time to sit back and reflect on where I want to go from here.  Today, I decided I’d better just dive back in and at least say hi to my friends (that would be you all) before you begin to think I’m still down for the count.  Plus, I have some exciting news to share, but that will come in a minute.

I’ve been playing catch up these past few days, but my schedule hasn’t calmed down much.  In between working full weeks, I’ve traveled back and forth to my hometown two weekends in a row.  Although the drive is a short one, it feels long after working all week.  The thought alone of driving there and driving back makes my eyelids droop with weariness.  However, I must admit both trips brought their own measure of joy that was truly worth the lack of extra rest.

In the midst of it all I’m still working on my blog makeover.  The ball is in my court now, and I’m committed to tossing it back this week (preferably before this day is over).  I can’t wait until it’s all complete and ready for you to see.  I feel like I’m moving into a new home, and many of my quiet thoughts have been directed towards how I want to “decorate” my new place.  You see, I consider the layout and these posts as pictures and mirrors for the walls – the things that decorate a home and the things that reflect the style and heart of the homeowner.  I’m very excited about moving into my new place and having you all over for tea sometime. 😉

Speaking of my new place brings me to the exciting news I promised to share.  The beautiful daughter of God – Lisa Boyd – who is spear-heading this blog transformation (thanks to a blog contest that I won and the favor of the Lord that allowed me to win) is affiliated with Proverbs 31 Ministries.  I am hoping I will get to tell her thank you in person in July when I FINALLY, yes FINALLY, land my little self at my first Proverbs 31 Ministries She Speaks Conference.

Many of you have so graciously listened to my incessant chatter about my desire to attend this conference for Speakers, Writers, and Women’s Ministry Leaders.  I know at least some of you remember me chatting right here on the blog about my multiple contest entries, both last year and this year.  I was serious, y’all!   I’m here to tell you Galatians 6:9 is God’s word, so it can’t fall under any other heading but truth! 🙂

“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.

This year, girlfriends, it’s on!!

I learned about Proverbs 31 Ministries back in 2004, just as I was about to move 4 ADDITIONAL hours away from the city that hosts the conference each year.  Needless to say I didn’t attend that year or the years that followed.  As a matter of fact, one year after another passed by, and for one reason or another I was unable to attend.  Until now….  Thanks to a payment plan, a scholarship program, some wonderful donations from some wonderful people, and the amazing grace of God, I am ecstatic to share that I will be attending this year’s She Speaks Conference.

Persistence certainly pays, but let’s be honest.  God’s timing is more valuable and always perfect.  I sure hope you allow those last two sentences to sit with you for a bit.  I believe they are meant to bless you in some way today. 🙂

Until next time…

Wise, Virtuous, Valuable,