I made it to the airport in Charlotte on Wednesday just in time to pick up Chris curbside. What do you call a first meeting that feels more like a reunion?
We managed to miss a few turns on the way to the hotel because our chatting was way more important than navigation.
We ate Mexican with Gaye of Calm.Healthy.Sexy. And as Chris asked in her post, “What do three intimacy bloggers talk about over a casual meal?” A little bit about marital intimacy, but mostly about our families, blogging, and hair. Then we made a quick trip to the grocery store as the conversation continued about sausage races and ironing.
Since Thursday, Chris and I have been attending SheSpeaks training.
At breakfast on Friday, tiny scrolls ‘favors’ were at each place setting. Bible verses were written inside. The Proverbs 31 staff had prayed over these scrolls. The prayers of the staff had been that each woman would receive the verse God wanted her to see.
I teared up when I read mine.
“You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name,” John 15:16.
Random inspiration from the weekend so far:
“The more dependent we are upon God, the more powerful he will work within us,” Lynn Cowell
“Obedience is followed by blessing,” Wendy Blight.
“It is not about me, it is about the message God has given me to extend to those He knows needs it,” Wendy Blight “If God says we are to write, WRITE. His word never returns empty.”
“Rejection is God’s protection,” Wendy Blight.
“Technology is God’s gift to us, one of the greatest tools to complete the great commission,” Mark Kendrick.
“Don’t try to figure out patterns of God’s work. Don’t be discouraged by perceived setbacks. Watch what God is doing. He’s helping you work out your mission,” Shaunti Feldhahn.
“Set backs, slow starts, no fruit are all stepping stone forward!” Shaunti Feldhahn.
We are not done yet and my cup is overflowing!