My Estrogen-Filled Adventure
So I braved a lot of pink and estrogen to attend the Women of Faith conference in Las Vegas this weekend.
I have to be honest. I was
a little a lot nervous about this adventure. Thousands of women in one place really kind of scares me. Giggles and tears don’t come easily to me so an unusual amount of those things in one place runs a close second to my worst nightmare.
But I have to tell you, this experience has been a pleasant surprise.
I have been loved and accepted. I have been challenged and encouraged.
And they haven’t imposed too much pink on me 🙂
What they have done is challenged me with statements like this:
“God has designed us with a will that is stronger than our emotions.” Patsy Clairmont
“When you are seeking wisdom, the quality of the answers will be determined by the quality of your questions.” Andy Andrews
“When you are not functioning in the roles you’ve been given, there is a withering that takes place inside of you.” Patsy Clairmont
“Forgiveness is a decision. It’s not an emotion.” Andy Andrews
“Be purposefully grateful so you can choose to be happy.” Andy Andrews
“There’s a difference between being transparent and being vulnerable.” Lisa Whelchel
“Everything you do matters. What you do now impacts others for generations to come. Every move you make is shaping the world. I don’t hope you do great things, I expect it!” Andy Andrews
The Women of Faith team is doing amazing work. As John Maxwell says, “everything rises and falls on leadership”. This organization is doing great work because of these great leaders. I am blessed to have their investment in my life!
A very tired and disheveled me with Mary Graham, President of WOF and the dynamo Patsy Clairmont who by the way, grabbed me by the cheeks and exclaimed, “You’re such a baby, how can you be old enough to do all these things?!”
Only Patsy could get away with that 🙂