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Inspired You Women’s Conference


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!

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  1. Marian, it’s always daunting doing new things but ever since I joined your blog page you have done so much with gusto, so this speach you give will be fantastic and inspiring. Very, very good luck and enjoy it, because those who will be sitting listening will most certainly be enjoying everything you have to say. All the very best to you. Mary (Scotland UK)

  2. EllaY says:

    I just registered! Can’t wait!!!

  3. EllaY says:

    Any suggestions for places to shop/eat/visit while in the area?

  4. Hoping to make it! is there an inclement weather policy? just wondering if the conference would be cancelled for snow or what happens if we can’t make it due to possible snowy conditions in the area on Friday.

  5. I’m just now reading this. I’m surprised your church would charge for a conference. The conferences at my church don’t charge, and one doesn’t need to make a reservation. And they have luncheons.

    • It just depends on the event. This one included lunch, supplied for a craft project and musical guest Shannon Wexelberg. The cost was minimal and they always offer scholarships if someone can’t afford to come.

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