Sunday, August 8, 2010

Simply She Speaks


They say a picture is worth a thousand words...so here's the pic that says it all.  I was there! 
One of the greatest things about the conference was the chance to connect with some new friends that I have met in bloggers world. 
This is Amelia who is a blogger/writer from California.  There are people who come into your life that you hope will become a "forever" friend--Amelia's one of those!  (This is really cool, especially since she is so very Type A and I tend to fly by the seat of my pants!)

Okay before the next few pictures...I have to share a quick story.  Guess who forgot her curling iron and hair brush?  Very funny, God!  A women's conference...and one would have thought that someone who was bald the previous summer....hair would be important!  One can never have too many lessons in humility.

In this next picture is Cindy, who is not only a sister in Christ, but a fellow breast cancer sister.  Cindy has started a non profit organization called Cindy's Hope Chest, that assists and encourages other cancer patients.  I so appreciated getting to know Cindy better and appreciate her sharing her knowledge on starting a non profit organization, etc.  (Yes, the wheels in my brain are spinning on overtime.)

Many of you know that I never attended college, so I haven't ever had the privilege of experiencing a room mate that I didn't know...Too me, this was one of the best parts of the conference.  Oh, how I prayed that the Lord would be part of the selection process...and He showed up in a big way.  I was so blessed to share a room with Tanya from Kansas City.  What an absolute delightful and inspirational sister!  Please join me in prayer as Tanya works on her book, that God would help her complete her deadline and use her words to encourage and inspire others on their journey.

The last few pictures I have to share with you is that of the prayer room.  This room was such a haven to sneak into when the busyness of the conference became a bit overwhelming for me.  The Proverbs 31 team prayers for each of the women attending and they also put our names by a name of God.  It was interesting another breast cancer survivor and I were sharing how we were so hoping that our name would be on "God who heals."  Interestingly neither of our names were on this name of God, we are assuming it is because we are both healed.  (I am still exploring the message that God has for me regarding the location of my name.) For me, the prayer room was an intimate time with our Lord.

Blessings to you as you begin your week...hoping I will have time to post again in the next few days to share more of my delightful trip!

4 comments:

Running the race said...

Kim they say a picture is worth a thousand words! Thank you so much for sharing them with us! You look wonderful by the way...I just got my first "hair cut" since chemo so I have forgotten what a hair dryer and curling iron mean:) It looks like you had such a great time. Isn't it amazing how God ordaines our steps as we walk in his light. Hugs sister! Luann

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Kim, it's so great to know you experienced this. You look radiant in the photos, despite lack of proper primping material. This must have been phenomenal! I'm so happy for you and all that you've experienced. You will carry this with you for a long time to come!!!

Mary Aalgaard said...

Glad you enjoyed flying and your conference. Now, the world seems both bigger and smaller, more accessible and full of so many beautiful people. Write on! Journey on!

arebelinfinelinen said...

Kim!! I love that picture of us. Thank you for putting it on your blog; I feel honored. Did you notice Shelby's name on the Jehovah-Rohi paper in the prayer room picture? How cool is that? She was part of our "ride from the airport adventure."

She Speaks was definitely a life-changing experience. I'm so glad we walked through it together.

:), Amelia