Thursday, October 28, 2010

Snippets from Relevant

I'm a little disappointed because I feel like I went from Relevant to Real Life in 5 seconds flat.  I've not had much time to process what God taught me there as I returned home to full days of work and mothering.  I have so much I want to share with those of you who were not able make it!  I pray God will give me time to do that soon.  In the meantime, I thought I'd leave you with some thoughts from the main speakers that were worthy of breaking out the highlighter :)  I promise to share more as God gives me opportunity.

These are the concepts I know God was speaking to me through these women:
From Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom: What are your First Things?  If they are not your relationship with the Lord, your relationship with your husband and teaching and nurturing your children, your priorities are out of order. 
I appreciate a hard word spoken in love from a sister who has been there and triumphed.  Crystal's message, which opened up the conference, was just that!  I hope to share some of her wonderful tips for managing your time so that your priorities fall into His order.

From Sally Clarkson of I Take Joy Are you being faithful in your home?  Are you obeying God?  Are you being gracious and loving?  Figure out what season of life you are in and let God set your priorities.
Are you seeing a pattern here?  Yes, God showed up at Relevant and His message there was the same at a Christian women's blogging conference as it is anywhere else.  Be faithful in the little things, my children...

From Angie Smith of Bring the RainBe careful of what you are reading.  Ask yourself does this blog make me want to run to Jesus or somewhere else?  Be careful of what you share.  Your readers are not always who they appear to be.
That one question about where a blog makes me want to run was monumental for me.  I will use it as I determine which blogs I will read regularly.

From Ann Voskamp of Holy Experience: Write for an Audience of One.  Speak God's Word and serve Him through your blog.  Be real and remember who might be reading- perhaps one who is one decision away from disaster.
I did not think it was possible for Ann to be as beautiful in person as she is through words on a screen.  But she is- even more so, if possible.  She is the real deal and her words always make me want to run to Jesus!  She is going to do a series on her blog based on her talk at Relevant called Blogging in the Upside Down Kingdom.  Don't miss a post.


Andrea said...

love your concise thoughts here. you captured them well.

SomeGirl said...

That is so true about the change from Relevant to life... Wouldn't it be nice to have a slow re-entry with lots of reflection?! Not so for moms with little ones, hu? ;)

Thanks for the reminders! I had already forgotten some of them.

I REALLY enjoyed meeting you! Sorry I didn't get to say a proper good-bye... Next time! :)

Natalie said...

Thanks, Andrea :)

Yes, Michelle, next time! I was so glad to have met you in person.


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