Blessing #5–The Give Aways
- Conference sponsors filled our Sway Bags to overflowing with books and goodies! Yippee!
- The folks that gathered sponsors for Allume did an amazing job. I had the opportunity to learn about many wonderful ministries, such as Freeset Global, Sole Hope, Exodus Road, Vibrant Faith, Gospel for Asia, and Pure Charity to name a few. More on some of these in the future.
Blessing #6–Meeting with a Literary Agent
- I had an unexpected opportunity to have an appointment with a literary agent that went well. God also sat an editor from Zondervan beside me for two meals, and it was fun to get to chat with her.
Blessing #7–Winning a Prize
- This girl who never wins anything when it comes to raffles and such had a big day. I won a trip to Birmingham, Alabama for the premier of Mom’s Night Out! So excited!
Blessing #8 — A Creative Night of Worship
A great evening of worship that included the opportunity to be creative. Ashley shows her worship painting–expressing worship through creativity. Love it!
Prophetic painting: there were several painters that created images in response to visions by the Holy Spirit. Each painting reflected a specific idea. I have never seen this before, but it was cool to watch. One of my roommates, Amy J. Bennett, received one of the paintings. God really ministered to her through this. You can read her story here.
Blessing #9 –Remembering College Days at Furman University
It has been years since I walked the gorgeous campus at Furman. I enjoyed remembering sweet memories of days gone by. How amazing to think of the many things about my life that I never dreamed I would experience. So blessed.
Blessing #10–Visiting a College Roommate on the Way Home
Since I don’t get to South Carolina by myself very often, this was a great time to visit special friends. When you’re a military gal frequently moving away from friends, it is a special treat to spend time with friends you have history with. Bonnie Brunt is a talented cake decorator. If you need a wedding cake in South Carolina-she is the best! Several years ago Bonnie and her husband helped me get my blog going, designing the masthead and helping me get started. So grateful!
In so many ways, I am thankful for God’s blessings that have been showered on me. Even more, I am bone-deep grateful to have a God who is the giver of such grace.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. –James 1:17
So many good things! Loved remembering you won that trip–I hope you love it!
Thanks for sharing about my painting–I can’t wait to have it shipped to me!
It is such a cool story how God worked in that! I know you are refreshed in a special way!
Oh how fun! It is a dream of mine to go to Allume. I paint prophetically, so I was especially touched that that took place there. I hope I get to attend next year!
I hope you can go. Well worth the time and money invested. I had never seen prophetic painting and I was captivated by what these gals were painting. Worship and creativity are very special interests of mine!I would love to see some of what you have painted:)
So glad you found me on twitter!! Our paths nearly crossed at the MNO party. Congrats on the trip! Glad that you got to room with one of the brunette Amys. 🙂 (Psst… did you know that Logan is a Furman gal?)