Friday, August 13, 2010

Re: New You

As I write this, more than 320 women are preparing to descend upon Apex United Methodist Church for its first ever women's conference...Re: New You 2010, featuring Lysa TerKeurst of Proverbs 31 Ministries. And let me just tell you I am SO excited because I know God is going to do an awesome work in the lives of these women.

Over the last few months I have had the privilege to work with an amazing group of ladies in preparation and planning for this event. And even if I don't get to hear one word of Lysa's message, I will have already been blessed beyond measure by the women on our team.

God truly handcrafted this team. There are women from all walks of life - young, younger; children, no children; married, single; long-time members, newcomers - and with all types of gifts (e.g., hospitality, creativity, project management). Whatever we had a need for, you name it and someone stepped forward to do it. Now how awesome is that? But we all had one common desire - to show the love of Christ to the women in our community and beyond.

With that said, I just want to lift up a special prayer for these women - both attendees and organizers - that they will experience the full measure of Christ's love and then feel compelled to share it with others.

Now it's off to take care of the last few details (including hair, make-up and cute shoes) - but remember...

...for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. - Lamentations 3:22 - 23

1 comment:

  1. I am so excited about tonight! You all are such the "dream team" that it is almost ridiculous how obvious God's hand has been throughout all of this. It is such a joy to watch my friends follow God's leading and I hope he will, as Lisa says, give you back the time this has taken away from your family. For every person who has planned this event, there is a whole family supporting them, so a big thank-you to yours for letting you do this work! And somehow you managed to fit in a little Friendship Closet stuff, too. Amazing. :) See you in a few hours!