Sunday, June 29, 2008

deeper still

I spent this past Friday and Saturday with 18,999 women at Philips Arena in downtown Atlanta for Deeper Still. Deeper Still was a woman's conference sponsored by LifeWay and the speakers were Priscilla Shirer (daughter of Tony Evans), Kay Arthur, and Beth Moore. 13 women from our church went together and it was a weekend full of God's Word, Grace, Mercy, Worship and Fun!It started Friday night evening. We got there early to gets seats. I personally had no idea of the mad rush it was going to be to sit down. My goodness! Priscilla spoke the first night and she was my favorite of the three. She spoke from Exodus on being in the "wilderness" and the reasons that God allows us to go through struggles. Very good. She was better at analogies than anyone I have ever met. Her stories and scriptures went together so seamlessly you didn't catch until she was done! After it was over we went back to the hotel and of course stayed up too late talking. The people in my room had an awful nights sleep because our room was HOT!

Bright and Early the next morning would stood in line for breakfast, then stood in line for seats and then listened to Kay Arthur. I'm pretty sure she has the entire bible memorized. It was seriously amazing. I have a long ways to go before I could even come close! She was really good too. Very firm in her beliefs and so knowledgeable in the word.

After lunch there was a panel discussion which was very entertaining and then a break and then Beth Moore spoke on John 1:14 The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. We could see His glory, the glory of the one and only who came from the Father full of truth and grace.

I am still pondering on the things I got out of the weekend. So much to hear it such a short time! The main thing centered around the word TRUTH. Truth can't come from us because Truth is God. You know Him by His Word and through His Son and there is no other way. For something that sounds so simple, it is so hard for so many people to believe! Praise God He lifted the blinders from me long ago and is still continuing to help me see!

**Thanks Leslie for watching Micah on Friday so that I could leave with everyone else.
**Thanks Gina, Magda, Andy, Dale, Martha, Dana, Leslie, Mary, Alicia, Lori, Delyn, and Stephanie for making the great weekend even better!
**Thanks to my in laws for taking care of my handsome husband and son while I was gone.

1 comment:

  1. wow.
    i'm so jealous you got to go to this!
    i love all of those speakers, and have heard those conferences are amazing! answer your question...being on their design team means i get the monthly layout kit (for free!!) every month and i have to produce a couple projects with it! there is more to it, but that's the big part!
    thanks for the kind words!