I have sat down to write an introspective recap post about my trip to the Relevant Conference many times now.
The words are not coming. The mind and heart are still at work.
I’ve decided the “take aways” will be reflected in posts for some time and just one recap won’t tell you what God worked in that meeting of women.
But I CAN tell you what I was thankful for those several days…
Women. Words. Hugs. Reality. God. TRUTH.
These women and these words in particular…
(Please head over to the MOB Society to read about the joy of FINALLY meeting Brooke (I LOVE that girl!!!) and many other MOBs!)
Something supernatural happens when you commit your work (blog) to the Lord. Kristen Welch
The things that can change eternal lives are the things no one wants to talk about. Serena Woods
The Lord is never going to call me to do something that comprises my parenting. Angie Smith
Do what you need to do to get into God’s Word and stay there! Courtney Joseph
We are held accountable to God for how we treat our family. Kristen Welch
If you really want to be great…be around people who make you better. Sally Clarkson
A mother duck plucks feathers from her heart to line her nest. This is what your home, children, husband need of you. Line your life, blog with bits of yourself. Scraps won’t suffice for your children. Ann Voskamp
You can’t live your life for other people. If you don’t make God your audience, you won’t ever please anyone. Sally Clarkson
The Christian needs another Christian to speak God’s Word into their life. Ann Voskamp
There is a cost to every commitment you make. Weigh the cost. Sally Clarkson
God doesn’t need me to be perfect. God asks me to praise. Gratitude in all things. Ann Voskamp
Don’t allow another person’s law put you under guilt. God redeems! Sally Clarkson
I am a mess and you are a mess. But I hope you will keep telling your stories in the middle of your messiness. Ann Voskamp
Deal with yourself graciously when you make mistakes. Satan wants us to quit because we’re discouraged. Sally Clarkson
Jesus only had 12 followers, and he lost one. If he only had 12 and he was God, how many do we really need? Ann Voskamp
And for all of this, I am truly, deeply thankful.
You are always welcome at Home with the Boys – please join us on the journey!