My daughter Holly and I attended the Women of Faith conference last weekend in
. We sat with some women from our Church group. I loved it. I cried, laughed, clapped, sang, dance, lifted my hand in praise, hugged my daughter and had one of the best times in my life. Since this was my first time to one I didn’t know what to expect. We did not go to the Friday sessions but now I wish that I would have. Portland
Sorry for the picture of my gum but this is the only one we had with the stage in back of us.
Like my daughter Jennifer said some people think it is like a big bible study and another friend thought it was like having a sermon. It is not either. It is life experiences shared by authors and celebrities. It was so awesome. It was also filled with music that made me cry.
Lisa Whelchel from the 80’s sitcom “Facts of Life “Blair” spoke about friendship and wanting so desperately have a best friend. She spoke of the importance of friends and got advice that if your friend is talking bad about someone than that is probably the way they talk about you. She also learned how to break up a negative conversation by saying something positive about that person or changing the subject. I just ordered her book "Friendship for Grownups"
Brenda Warner (wife of NFL player Curt Warner) spoke of her relationships and when she almost lost her 4 month old Zach when he was dropped in the bathtub while his dad (her first husband) was lifting him out of the tub. He survived but is blind and brain damaged. He is such a joy in her life because he taught her how to live. I have bought two of her books and have started to read one of them.
Pasty Clairmont had me rolling over laughing she was so funny, She also walked us through her journey when her son had H1N1 and was in coma for 21 days. She talked about how change is good. I did not get a good picture of her. I just bought her book "Stained Glass Hearts"
Marilyn Meberg had us laughing about her joys and heartaches. She talked quietly and that is what made her storytelling about driving 120 mph so funny.
Sandi Patti-what can I say? She has a voice of an angel and she had me crying because of her voice. She also shared about her getting into the music business and how she had to wait on God’s timing
Seleh is a Christian music group. This group of 3 each had a personal story Todd had lost his daughter Audrey the same day she was born. They knew that she had problems before she was born
Amy has the most powerful voice that brought me to tears. She also shared stories about her current pregnancy and shared her ultrasound and some of the issues that go along with being pregnant.
Allan is a powerful musician and played showed us just how good he was. I did not get a picture of them but I want to buy their CD.
Mandisa-she did not speak but just rocked the house. I LOVE HER…… She was a former American Idol contestant.
The Over the top worship team were also really good and entertained us. I can't wait until next year to attend again.
Have a Blessed Week!