Thursday, July 30, 2009

She Prepares, She Packs, She Speaks!

She Speaks is just around the corner....literally! Come Friday morning, I will be in my mama mini van heading up the road to be filled with a weekend packed full of joy, laughter, hugs, and JESUS!! Oh, I can't wait!

Last year, as a newbie to Proverbs 31 Ministries, I decided to sign up for Women's Ministries presentations. They were fabulous! God has really been doing some amazing things in my heart this year, and I have felt the gentle push to step out of my comfort zone this weekend. I have signed up for the Speaker's Track. Now, I am not feeling the call to speak--especially since I tend to babble! But, I thought this would be a great opportunity to try to learn to stay focused on one topic...and hopefully, it will transfer over to my facilitating Bible Studies! So, I have been preparing.

She Packs is a little more difficult!! Hubby will tell you that it takes me days to decide what to pack for a simple one night trip! He can pack a suitcase for a week in under 5 minutes! No lie! (He does travel some and has more practice than I do!). It's not like I have a million different clothes to chose from...I just can't decide what I want to wear from Friday to Sunday! I want to take only one pair of shoes--in addition to my running shoes, of course! (They go everywhere, people!) Do I take the black ones or the brown ones? Or, can I just wear my ugly but most comfy Crocs? That leads me to what clothes will match with the shoes. And that, of course, leads to what jewelry to take!! I usually just dump it ALL into my handy dandy suitcase and have all options ready and waiting!! But, I am trying really hard this time to make decisions! I have until 8:30 am Friday morning!

"She Speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue." Proverbs 31: 26

I will be speaking and listening and praying and eating and running! I will be making new friends and hugging the necks of old friends. I cannot wait to hear what God has to say to each of us this weekend. I will be listening for His small quiet voice to give me that wisdom and instruction that comes from spending time with Him and in His Word. During this conference, we have the time and opportunity to be in prayer. It's not just rush, rush, rush like so many other conferences. This is very special, and I am so thankful that the P31 team has incorporated this into the ministry.

I will take a gazillion pictures--promise! I'll post about our time next week. If you think about us over the weekend, we all would so appreciate your prayers! The Proverbs 31 Team has put hours of planning and prayer into the next few days. Please lift them up as they share and encourage others. There are some ladies who are traveling far distances alone. Some have never traveled without their spouses. Others are seeking peace; others answers from God. Still others don't have a clue as to what to expect.

Just remember, when you invite God to a party, He will show up in a mighty big way!!

Ready to Party!


Sharon@JoyInTheTruth said...

Hey, Girl! Whoeeeeee! It's just about here!

Speaking!!! I'll be praying.

This week, my prayer for my life, my family and all of the P31 girls and attendees is:
Word of God Speak by Mercy Me

Brings me to my knees.

Hugs! Can't wait to hear all about it!

For me this year...."She Prays"

Sassy Granny ... said...

I would love to participate in one of the She Speaks conferences. Perhaps some day. In the meantime, I know you'll have a blast, and likely you'll contribute to it's success: she shares.

Be blessed & travel safe,

3 Blessings said...

I am sure you will come back with so much to share. I can't wait to hear all about it.

On Purpose said...

Have the most terrific time and know you are being prayed for, love you my friend!

Yolanda said...

Susan, you will come away so blessed because you are such a blessing. I will be looking forward to hearing and seeing the party that God had for all of ya.


Ginger said...

Oh...I wish I could be there. Have a wonderful time and I'll be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

By the way, my husband is the same way. He can pack in 5 minutes flat...go figure. I just can't seem to get it together! Have a great time and I'm sure your wardrobe will all come together just beautifully!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

you know i NEVER pack early. drives scott crazy at times.

Have a wonderful, safe trip. So good to FINALLY talk with you today :))))

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Have fun. I wish I lived so close to just hop into my car and not do the whole drive to airport, wait on plane, get on plane, get off plane, rent car, etc etc. I love it but it can be a lot for just a weekend traveling.

Mary Singer Wick said...

Have a great time at the "She Speaks" Conference, Susan. I so wish we were rooming together again. I wanted to take the Speakers Track this time, but perhpas next year. Let's chat afterwards!

Blessings and love,

Mary Singer Wick

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I'm so glad you get to go. I've already prayed for you tonight on the faithful prayer quilt ... asking God to bless you with his peace as you speak, babbling and otherwise.

On another note, I think you should leave the crocs in the suitcase while you're speaking. Just a thought...


Joyful said...

Praying for you even now and remembering meeting you last year. What a gift you were to me.

Hugs and love,

Teresa said...

Oh Susan! So glad you are getting to go! I will be praying for you and can't wait to hear about it. My expereince was wonderful there!
ps: I've neglected blogville this summer, but I'll be back!!!

amykat said...

Thanks for your comment...and your encouragement. The verse I chose for this "round" was the verse I picked up at the cross on Sunday morning at SheSpeaks. It was a timely word for my heart!
Glad I got to meet you there!