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Hello! Are you still out there?

Posted by Carol on July 13, 2009

Starting this post has been harder for me than I expected. I have started writing it many times in my head, but getting it on to my computer has been a battle.

I’m not sure why, but somehow it seems awkward to re-start a conversation that stopped abruptly a few weeks ago. It feels like running in to an old friend at the grocery store and not being sure what to say.

It’s not for lack of things to say. After all, we packed up our home of ten years in New Jersey, loaded up our car with whatever belongings we needed for a few weeks, our two young adult children and our Shih-tzu and drove across the country non-stop in a little over twenty-four hours to Colorado. If that’s not ripe with blog fodder, nothing is!

And I will tell those stories soon. But first I just wanted to say one thing:

Hi! I’m back and  I have really missed you.

Everyday, I get a devotional emailed to me from Proverbs 31 Ministries. Today’s was especially poignant to me, yet, even if you’ve lived in the same home 30 years, it can apply to you, too.  It’s called SHINE. Go ahead and read it. I’ll be back tomorrow with tales of car sickness, moving vans, and speeding tickets.

I know you can hardly wait! 🙂

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An Exciting Opportunity to Attend the She Speaks Conference

Posted by Carol on January 29, 2008

Each year for the past several years, Proverbs 31 Ministries has hosted a conference called “She Speaks”. If you click on the link, it will take you directly to the conference website.  It is a conference for women who are aspiring Christian speakers, writers, and women’s ministry leaders.  It is a chance for those of us who feel God has called us to serve Him through spoken or written word to sharpen our skills, develop them for His glory, and sit at the feet of those who have much wisdom and experience to share. The conference will be held June 20-22, 2008 in Concord, NC.  

Now, here is an amazing opportunity for those of you who would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to attend, but financially feel it is out of reach…..Head on over to Lysa TerKeurt’s blog  and read about your chance to enter to win a scholarship to the  2008 She Speaks Conference!

From the moment I learned to talk as a child, it seems I have never stopped – at least according to my parents.  Every year at school, I would get notes sent home from my teachers saying, “Carol needs to spend less time visiting with her classmates and more time paying attention in class.”   One teacher even nick-named me “Gabby Hays”. 

Now, there is talking and then there is talking. I have spoken at least 10 times at different events at my church and would really like to improve. I would like to know that when I get up to speak to the women at my church that I am not just speaking idle words but truly bringing glory to God.  I know that God will use us no matter who we are, or what our skills are, of course.  I would just like to serve Him to the best of my ability and with excellence.

Last year’s She Speaks Conference was held over the same few days that my son was graduating high school and we were having a graduation party/family reunion.  We had all kinds of relatives coming for the week.  It was out of the question that I could leave for a few days with a houseful of guests. Sorry Proverbs 31, but as much as I wanted to attend the Conference, I wanted to see my son graduate high school even more!

Now that same son is in college and again, as much as I would love to attend the Conference, we are financially strapped paying his college bills.  I have been praying that if it is God’s will that I go to this year’s She Speaks Conference, that He would provide the financial means for me to do so.   Perhaps this scholarship is the answer to my prayers.  Even if I am not chosen, I will not lose hope because I know that He can provide in many ways if He wants me to go. Thank you, Proverbs 31 Ministries for offering the chance to win a scholarship.

Blessings, Carol  

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