Sunday, November 7, 2010

Imagine: Women of Faith 2010

While it only consumed one day of the weekend, Imagine: Women of Faith 2010 consumed my entire weekend by invading my thoughts and my heart. My mom invited me several months ago to attend a women's conference in Kansas City the first weekend in November--I agreed, as we had never attended anything like this together and I figured it would be a good time with her. As the weekend neared I honestly had some reservations thinking it would be so nice to just stay at home and relax...oh I'm so glad I listened to God and made the trip.

I'll share more later in the week about the truths that I learned over the weekend. I've got a ton of notes on my phone that I have to process before I can put them down into coherent sentences.

Mom picked me up not-so-bright and early on Friday morning (it was definitely still dark outside when we left at 6:00 am). We headed to KC and met up with some other women from her church, most of whom I already knew in some way or another. We attended the conference from about 10 am to 3, checked into our hotel, had a nice dinner as a group, and then went back for some more conference.

The entire group at dinner...it was seriously a fabulous time! I can't wait for next year!

Praising Jesus with Mary Mary and hanging out with thousands of wonderful Christian women is fabulous, but spending it with my mom made it all the better...

Ok, seriously please ignore my ghostly white face...not sure why I decided to reflect the camera flash! But please do note my mom & I's outfits...as she came in the door on Friday morning I couldn't believe what she was wearing---think we might be related by our matchy, matchy outfits? Love it!

Mary Mary was around the entire weekend and wow, they are so fun & energetic but most importantly SO REAL!!!

Saturday was another full day of speakers & worship & fellowship. My sister-in-law, Millie, was even able to join us for a little while during the day. She & my brother are living in KC while he attends law school so it was great to hang out with her for a little while. Unfortunately she had to head back to work so it was a short visit; but good nonetheless.

Me, Millie, & Mom

Saturday afternoon, Natalie Grant, gave a short concert...while she was 8 months pregnant! Man, that girl can sing! She finished off with an acapella version of It is Well With My Soul and it was absolutely breathtaking. I still can't believe how beautiful it was...and all while 8 months pregnant!
Mom & I--matchy, matchy again...but this time on purpose!
The conference wrapped up about 5:00 last night and mom & I headed home. I was totally worn out from the long 2 days, so I was certainly glad for "falling back" last night. I took full advantage of the extra hour of sleep.
Today was a pretty standard Sunday, except I served for the first time in our church's nursery. Hubby & I both signed up to volunteer but I was the only one put on the schedule for the day. It was pretty darn easy for my first experience--don't worry, I'm not naive enough to think it will always be that way!
We've spent the rest of the day lounging around before heading off to small group. Overall, a fabulous weekend and I'm ready for another week!

1 comment:

Heather said...

That sounds like a wonderful time! I've heard Natalie Grant once, at an outdoor concert, and she was amazing! Glad you had a good time. :)