You see, as you all are reading this right now, it is Friday. The time doesn't matter really. However, at seven o'clock PM the Kickstands Up! 2013 Ladies Retreat at the Christian Fellowship Church in North Manchester, Indiana (click the link to information about the retreat) will be starting. Then, somewhere around eight o'clock, I will stand up and speak at my very first Ladies Retreat! This was all orchestrated by God, don't misunderstand me or miss the point. I have never spoke at an event like this before.
Events. They can be about whatever the people who plan them make. Whether there are two, two hundred, or two thousand, an event is an event. What really makes them BIG though is when God shows up and it doesn't matter how many people are attending. And I'm believing that He is going to show up!
This event is about Hope and Joy, but with a very unique underlying theme. You see, my friend and sister in Christ, Karla Akins, is also launching her new book, The Pastor's Wife Wears Biker Boots! (click the link find the book on Amazon.com) So, in the middle of our ladies retreat Saturday afternoon, we are also having a book signing party, which I personally think is going to be a hoot. Not only that, but we will go on a bike ride, eat chocolate (now I bet you wish you had come with me, don'tcha?), and on Sunday afternoon have a Blessing of the Bikes!
|Karla on her lovely bike|
So back to the fact that I have never spoke at an event. I have spoken at little, ladies dinners before. But I really don't think that qualifies as speaking at an "Event." I see events as ladies retreats, or conferences, things like that. I could be wrong. I have been a time or two in my life. *eye roll*
The fact of the matter is... Because of what God did in my life, I will get to stand on a stage and tell others what He has done for me, encouraging them as well, that He wants to do the same thing in their lives, too! You see, this event is not about me at all. This event is all about what GOD has done, is doing, and is going to do!
So, as you read this, whatever time you read it... this event is going on Friday and Saturday, and my wonderful husband, D.A. is going to preach on Sunday...please say a prayer for me and for D.A., and for everyone else who is participating in this event. Pray that God will show up, that He will speak to someone at the retreat, and that lives will be changed for Him! Because I know that God is up to something BIG, and I'm going, expecting it to happen!
|Me on my new ride...which didn't get to come this time, poor baby.|
Events... I think I'm going to like this new adventure! Thanks, God, for including me.