Friday, July 15, 2011

She Speaks 2011 - Perspective

In less than 1 week I leave to head to She Speaks Writers and Speakers conference. I am very excited. What's not to love about having all your meals cooked for you, served to you, dishes cleared and washed by someone else? Your bed made (by someone else) every morning and the bathroom cleaned every day! As a housewife, this is a close to heaven as it gets on earth!

Then there is the camaraderie of being with 649 other Christian women praising God and having daily worship. Wow.

Then there is the education, learning how to be a better speaker and writer, how to be a brighter light for the Lord.

It's ironic, usually I would be so nervous and freaked out about going. I have to give 2 talks while I'm there, a 3 minute testimony and a 5 minute teaching talk, which will be reviewed and judged by my peers and a professional speaker. While that's nerve-wracking, I am completely peaceful.

After the loss my family has experienced in the past few weeks, I realize that what I'm about to experience is small in the big picture of life. It is certainly not something to worry about. It is something to enjoy and rejoice about. What a great perspective to take with me.

Are you going to She Speaks? Let me know, I'd love to connect with you.

Chatty Kelly


Sharon Sloan - Joy In The Truth said...

Hey girl....who is your speaker group leader? Wondering if you are in the same group as one of my girlfriends coming with me. :)

Amy Lively said...

Kelly, can't wait to meet you at She Speaks! I lived through the peer evaluations and I'm sure you will, too. Everyone is so kind and gracious at the conference, it is amazing!