Monday, June 23, 2008

He Speaks, She Listens

Here are a few pictures from this past weekend.

This was my speaker evaluation group. They are from left to right on back row: Kristy Buescher, Kara Akins, Leslie Bond, Karen Ehman, Erin Bunting, Nicole Greer, Marla Taviano, Me Front Row: Dianne Applewhite, Michelle Weber, Amy Brooke, and Susan Belisle.

Me and Lysa

Micca, Me and Rachel



Me and Karen








What an incredible weekend! The She Speaks Conference was fabulous. I had such a good time and learned so much. The conference sessions I attended were full of information. The women I met, especially my blogging buddies, were so filled with Jesus they were sloshing him out everywhere. I was especially moved by Renee Swope's session on Saturday night. It was as if God was speaking directly to me through her.




My speaker evaluation group was awesome too. What a gifted group of women. I know they will all use their speaking and writing ministries to further the Kingdom. And thanks to Karen Ehman for facilitating our group. If you think about it lift up a prayer for her this weekend as she has closed on her house and is moving.




I have to say that I have been struggling with some things for quite some time but I heard God loud and clear this weekend. As Carol said, He was definitely speaking and I was finally listening. Please pray for me to stay resolved to doing what I clearly heard God tell me this weekend.




I had so much fun meeting so many of my blogging friends in person too. The conference was so busy though I didn't have as much time to spend with many of them as I would have liked. And, I kept forgetting my camera so I didn't get pictures with everyone... so if you have a picture of us please email me... I would love to have it.




Thanks to everyone who participated in TSMS this weekend too. I haven't had an opportunity yet to read all of your post, but plan to.


I hope you all have a blessed week!

Amy



19 comments:

Jai said...

Looks like sooo much fun .. I have enjoyed blog hopping and reading what everyone heard from God. I expect to read more from you ... :)

Jenny said...

Amy,
I know I wanted to hang out with you more too! When I get to work today I'll email you the pictures.

Have a great week and I'll be praying for you!

Jen

Cheri said...

Love the pics and so glad you had a great time!

ocean mommy said...

You got to meet my Chatt friend Kara! I'm a little jealous after reading everyone's recap and seeing all these great pictures. :)

Praying that God would continue to seal the message He put on your heart.

steph.

Moving Right Along. said...

So great. I'll thrilled for all of you! Can't wait to hear more details!

A Stone Gatherer said...

So glad you all had such a good time! I for one am looking forward to being blessed by what you all learned!

Christina said...

This just sounded like the most amazing time and all the pictures of you with new friends are really something. Glad to hear this was such a powerful time. I pray that you keep all your heard in your heart.

Amy L Brooke said...

It was such a blessing to meet you! I wish we had more time for group bonding, but there is only so much you pack into a weekend. I hope you have recovered a bit.

Mocha with Linda said...

Just saw your comment at 2nd Cup about your day today at the hospital. So sorry to hear your going through that. I pray that things will get better soon. I hope you can rest tonight.

Linda said...

Love you, Amy, and am so glad we met in person. Tell that husband of yours I'm alive and kicking.

Rachel Olsen said...

Hi Amy. Wanted to let you know I'm praying for your son tonight.

And wow, it looks like something is emerging from the side of my head in our picture - I think you've captured proof that I was losing my mind at She Speaks! :)

Darlene said...

I just read about the trip to the hospital from 2nd cup of coffee... I am praying for your family.

Blessings,
Darlene

Renee Swope said...

I am SO glad I got to meet you, Amy! I so wanted to hang out more with the bloggers but was leading the Women's Ministry track for the weekend. It was great but I just wish I could've done both.

Thanks so much for sharing your verse and so much of your heart with me on my blog. I loved your story about Gideon and God waiting for your offering. Wow, that touched my heart deeply!!!!

I am going to be praying for you to walk in the anointing of His calling on your life and not give up when it gets hard. I am so sorry you are already experiencing the opposition as you spend time in the hospital with your precious son today. Do not grow weary girl. Just one step, one pivot turn away from the shadows of doubt and toward the Cross. You can do it!!!

Remember the words He gave to you - personally and powerfully. He's got a plan and He's got people He is going to use you to touch and set free!

Big Hugs and prayers!

Renee

Jenny said...

Hi Amy,
I just wanted you to know I was praying for you and Spencer today.

I read over on Renee's blog that he had a rough day yesterday.

I'm praying for you both that God would be very present with you today!

Jen

Cheri said...

Praying for Spencer and the rest of your family!

K. Langston said...

Amy:

I read your post on Renee Swope's blog..


Lord, keep your Hand firmly on that boy. Keep him safe and protected even as you call Amy to service.

Let her live in the glory of your love, and surround her son with your healing touch.

If you ever need a prayer buddy, let me know. My son has autism, and Wow, I love that boy!

Kelly

K. Langston said...

Amy:

I read your post on Renee Swope's blog..


Lord, keep your Hand firmly on that boy. Keep him safe and protected even as you call Amy to service.

Let her live in the glory of your love, and surround her son with your healing touch.

If you ever need a prayer buddy, let me know. My son has autism, and Wow, I love that boy!

Kelly

Angela @ Refresh My Soul Blog said...

Oh I am so jealous of all the bloggers you got to meet. We got in late and missed the blogging reception and that is probably how I missed you! I cannot wait for us all to do lunch soon.

Much love,
Angela

Mommy Dot Com said...

I considered it a miracle to be in your speaker group. You did sooooo good. I simply can't wait to see how the Lord uses you for His Kingdom purpose!
Love you girl!
Kara