Did these guys know how to draw in women or what?
I wish I had taken better photographs at a Christian women's spiritual conference I attended recently with two friends, my mother and my mother-in-law.
But to be honest, I was so excited and so in the moment, the bucket was as far as I got. I guess that illustrates the point I want to make.
There's something so elemental about a woman attending a spiritual conference dedicated to women (I found women's fellowship at church to be the same). We live in a world where possibilities are endless and I'm so grateful for that. I can stand toe to toe with my husband, which is great since we work together.
But at the end of the day, we're different. We have different needs, concerns, inspirations, ideas and behavior. What enhances his spiritual life may not enhance mine.
We are different creatures.
No matter what I can do in this life and what I choose to do, I am a woman and when I acknowledge that and revel in it, life is better.
There were many reasons to love this conference. I bonded with four wonderful ladies whom I adore. Lunch was scrumptious (How'd I have room after all that chocolate!). We were blessed to an in-person concert by contemporary Christian singer J.J. Heller. If you don't know her, please check out this song:
What Loves Really Means
It never fails to bring chills and a gratefulness to my heart.
All for $35. It was a beautiful day. An uplifting day. A day that touched my heart and left me vowing to do better. And what did I learn?
My takeaway message was this: I should walk with God in all things that I do. In every moment. That should be the single driving factor in my life. As a mother, wife, business person, friend, daughter, sister, community member, church member, stranger ... as a woman.
The words I say. The clothes I wear. The example I set. What I listen to and watch and read.
There's not a time for God and then a time for me. They are entwined. His love should be apparent in everything I do. Not an easy task, but one I want to pursue with my whole heart.
If you're a woman and have never been to a women's conference, I would highly recommend it. Women bring something very special and unique to society and workplaces and homes. We do it better if we come together to support one another and praise God by just being who we are in Him.