Wednesday, March 24, 2010

She Speaks Conference

Just a few days after my husbands death, I began journaling again. It was like healing salve to my broken heart. I began to feel God calling me to something new and different. I first learned of the She Speaks Conference through the Proverbs 31 magazine. I read about it and thought to myself, that would be fun and boy, could that open some doors for me. But, being a single mommy, I wasn't sure I could take the time away or spend the money, especially on myself.

God has been slowing mending my heart and I'm closer to Him through this nightmare than I ever thought possible. I've been looking for "signs" and open doors that clearly show me what my next step should be. I just spoke this past weekend at church on Living a Legacy Worth Leaving. It felt natural and "right" for me. I feel like God is calling me to teach to a different age group, something bigger than the preschool crowd I currently serve. I came home that evening and got an e-mail from A Widow's Might that linked to She Speaks and a scholarship opportunity. I felt as if God was speaking directly to me in that moment. The opportunity to win a scholarship to this incredible training would mean the world to me and my 2 children. I am so eager to share my story, offer hope, and lead others out the the dark valleys to His light. Whether I'm chosen or not, I'm blessed. I know that everything is according to God's plan, but I would truly love the opportunity to meet with other gifted writers and speakers who love God as much as I do. I'd love to show my children that when you step out in faith, God will always meet you there. Here's to new dreams...


  1. Hi, Julie. I was just randomly going through some of the entries over at Lysa's and happened upon yours.

    I am so tremendously sorry to read here of the loss of your husband...and your other precious loved ones. My heart absolutely aches for you and for your children. I lost my father when I was 18.

    Praying for you tonight.
    Praying for His peace, His strength, and His hope to uphold you all. And praying for His perfect will for you about She Speaks.

    Hugs and prayers,

  2. Thank you Kimberly for your sweet words and especially your prayers. We are getting stronger each day and know that God is with us through it all. We're learning to trust Him through ALL circumstances, even though our human-side may not always understand. We have to choose hope.

    Your blog is incredible. LOVE the Singing My Beak off. Very transparent and real...written so well. I'll say an extra prayer that you'll win this have a real gift, and I know God will continue to use you in a mighty way. Thanks for stopping by so I could be touched by your love for God and more.

    Blessings to you and your precious family.