Monday, April 02, 2012

Love, Laugh, and Rooster tails.

Going into this past weekend, I had no plans.
Just do some yard work, maybe plant a garden, relax.
But on Friday I was lucky enough to have been given tickets to Women of Faith by the lovely Sheila Walsh. 2 tickets!!

I scrambled around and found a friend who was available to go with me. (Thank you, friend!! It was great to spend the day with you!!)
It was such a beautiful day.

One of the speakers was
Ken Davis - a Christian comedian.
Can I just be totally honest and say I expected it to be cheesy? I did.
Instead, he was HILARIOUS and warm and wonderful.
I would go see him again, in a heartbeat.

Ken talked a lot about living fully, with joy.
"Your laughter makes the angels of heaven dance."
"We are imperfect people loved by an unbelievably perfect God."
"Coasting through life does not honor God. Living thoroughly & with joy honors God."
Ken was incredibly sick during the day, and even ended up with paramedics working on him during the lunch break.
But he came on stage and delivered like a champ every time!

Another speaker was Scott Macintyre. You may not know the name, but he was a contestant on American Idol a few years back and lives with blindness.
He's also suffered kidney failure.
His new book is called By Faith, Not By Sight.

He has an amazing talent, an incredible story, and a beautiful new wife.
A total inspiration.

The other speaker, and the one who gifted me with tickets in the first place, was Sheila Walsh.
She was a co-host on The 700 Club for years, is a singer and an author, and now has been with Women of Faith for many years. (I think she said 16?)
Her newest book is God Loves Broken People: And those Who Pretend They're Not.
She is a beautiful lady, inside and out, and had started the day by tweeting that her hair looked like the back end of a rooster.
I assured her it did not look rooster tail-ish at all, and we spent much of the day conversing via twitter, and through private messages, when she was not on stage.

I did get to meet and chat with her during a break and she was so lovely.

"No matter where you are, no matter what you've done, The Shepard knows where to find you."
"When I fold my family's laundry, I pray over every single piece." (I so loved this idea!!)
"If we begin to grasp how loved we are by God, it could change everything."

It ended up being a perfect day.
It's funny how God knows what you need, even when you don't.
Thank you Sheila!!

How was your weekend?


Lisa @ Life is Crazy Beautiful said...

It was a great day, wasn't it? I was so excited for you when I saw on Twitter that you got those tickets -- then it was a bonus to get to see your sweet face and get a hug on your way in the door. I have been to quite a few Women of Faith weekend events and wasn't sure what to expect with the One Day format, but I thought it was great!

Have a wonderful week!

Danielle said...

What a great post!! I love the quotes you chose. Would you read the books you referenced? I'm pondering a purchase or two :)

Laura said...

my weekend sucked, but toady is better, and THIS sounds amazing!!!!! Glad you got to go!

jonahbonah said...

I love the women of faith conference. It's amazing!!!

BARBIE said...

I've not yet had the privilege of attending a WofF conference. I hear they are amazing. And Scott McIntyre is so inspiring!

Sarah-Anne said...

so fun...i am glad you got to go and be blessed by all those inspiring people!