I had this snappy little plan that at the close of our Women of Faith Farewell Tour, I would retire to a rocking chair in 2016 and tat door knob covers. God had a better plan and I must say a grander vision. I was invited to join the new conference Belong. Isn’t that a great name! Belong. I mean who doesn’t want a place to Belong? It’s a human need. It’s certainly one I have.
I confess for an instant I thought not trekking through another airport would be my new cup of tea. But then I heard who I’d be sharing the platform with and I was smitten with the list.
I was beside myself to have the opportunity to belong in their circle of influence. Each one is a gift. Each one has a strong voice and an inspiring message.
Throughout the Women of Faith years we have had Nichole Nordeman many times. Just between us I think Nichole is the finest song writer of her generation. And oh, that voice, so gentle yet powerful. It seems to be full of yesterday and today at the same time. And she has a new cd out. Yes!
This closing year for our original team, brought into my radar, a new kid on the block that has knocked my socks off; Jen Hatmaker. She’s funny. Purposeful. Relevant. And strong. If you’ve heard her you know that already. Jen loves her family, her friends, her faith and she makes it all so inviting. She’s definitely a party starter.
Shauna and I are new to each other…sort of. I actually first met her through several of her books. What a writer. I feel as though Shauna, Jen, and Nichole have all brought a new level of excellence to book writing. They certainly are a fresh breeze to my readerly heart. I picked up one of Shauna’s books at an airport and on completion I ordered everything she has written. Yep. I did. Then I met her at WOF and I was taken with her playful and kind heart. Shauna has hospitality written all over her.
Sarah Jakes Roberts will take you totally by surprise. She moves around the stage with the grace of royalty while being open and vulnerable about her early introduction to real life. And while Sarah’s story will make you sit up and take notice, the truths she learned will be applicable to your life. P.S. And can that girl dress. (I just had to throw that in.)
So friends gather up your favorite buds and some new friends and join us. We plan on throwing open the Belong door wide…we want you to feel welcomed. Come to our table (event). We are going to set the table before you with creative musical hospitality, serve the meals with scrumptious messages, and celebrate life together. We will sing, laugh, cry (cause we can-we are girls) and take home a “carry out” of joy! Because that’s what happens when you BELONG.
I am decades older than these girls and they have already taught me so much about courage, inclusion, and kindness. I prayed that the Lord would allow me to somehow invest in the next generation of speakers. I didn’t know how that would happen. How kind of him to answer that prayer with this group of amazing communicators. I can hardly wait to lock arms with them and visit your area. Here are the cities where we will be:
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