Monday, October 15, 2012

What I Didn't Expect

I started blogging to share about my life as a short mama. I expected that blogging would be a useful outlet to share my heart, and to have a hobby during my son’s nap time.

I didn’t expect to grow as a person. I didn’t expect to truly connect with other women. I never expected that I would meet “online friends” in real life. 

And I never dreamed that God would change, heal, and restore my heart through blogging.

That is what I experienced this last weekend through attending the Influence Conference. 200+ women, all bonded by the common thread of our love for Christ, gathered together for 3 days. We ate together, learned together, laughed together, and cried together. LOTS of tears, but mostly happy ones :)
via Megan

via Ashley

I am still processing this past weekend, but I’m excited to share with you all in the coming days. (I’m tempted to say “y’all” like many of my blogging friends would say, but I fear that my Seattle-ite friends would roll their eyes at my attempt to sound endearing.) So I’ll stick with “you all.” Sorry Megan.

I’m grateful to the Lord, to the incredible women who put on this conference, and to the new friends I made. Be careful bloggers - you may think you're blogging for the creative outlet, but don't be surprised if you end up with a changed heart as well. 

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9 comments:

  1. That is awesome that your blog has done all of this for you! I can't wait to hear all about the conference!

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  2. You are too precious! I look forward to all He'll do through you =D

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  3. Glad you had fun and that you are getting so much out of blogging!

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  4. You are AMAZING!!! Loved getting to know you and your precious heart.

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  5. I keep wanting to say "y'all" too! We are such posers. haha :)

    It was a true joy to get to know you in "real life" :).

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  6. I can't wait to read more on how your heart was changed and impacted last weekend!

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  7. This is just amazing, and so encouraging. That blogging can change one's heart... wow. All I can say is that God works is the most wonderful, creative, mysterious ways.

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  8. I so enjoyed meeting you, friend. You truly have a sweet and encouraging heart and I was sure blessed by it!

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  9. so, i love you much. & i can't wait to hear all your thoughts about influence.

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