This blog had surprised me in so many ways. I never thought when I first clicked that “Start a Blog” button over three years ago that it would bring me to the place I am now. With all of the surprising and amazing opportunities, this next one is perhaps the most unexpected for me. I have been asked to speak at the women’s conference at my church, First Baptist Church of Gettysburg. I’m not a Bible teacher. I’m not a theologian. I’m not an experienced speaker, even! Almost a year ago, they asked me if I would do it and I said yes. My stomach churns at the thought of it, but I know it’s something God put before me to do and I’m not going to make excuses and shy away from it. I’m trusting that He will give me the words to say that the ladies who are attending need to hear. It’s a big step of faith.
What will this women’s conference be? Well, since I’m not a Bible teacher or theologian, it’s not going to be a bunch of sermons. I believe that testimonies can be very powerful, so I’m just going to share my journey – the story of my business and how God has used it in surprising ways. I’m also going to speak on some of the themes in my book like contentment, hospitality and creativity. We’ll end the day with a hand’s on workshop. If you’re interested in attending, here are all of the details…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
9 AM – 2 PM
$20 conference fee before January 24, $30 after or at the door (includes lunch)
Speaker – Miss Mustard Seed
Special Musical Guest – Shannon Wexelberg
Located at: 1015 Chambersburg Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(2 miles west of the square on Rt. 30)
Childcare is available by reservation (call Denise at 717-334-2564.) It’s $5 and you need to pack a lunch for your child/children.
Scholarships are available for those who would like to attend, but can’t afford the conference fees.
You can make your reservation online (and pay through PayPal) at the FBC Gettysburg Church website.
I hope to see some of you there!