Wednesday, October 15, 2008

True Women Conference 2008

Last weekend I traveled to Chicago for a National Women's Conference. This was the first time I left Amesley. It was hard to leave, but I knew she was in good hands.

There were 6,000 women in attendance at this conference. I had a great opportunity to travel with two other dear friends from my church. We had a great time of learning, fellowship, dinning & shopping

We were challenged by John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Karen Loritts, Mary Kassian, Janet Parshall, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, and others. Here are a few quotes from conference speakers that are worth repeating:
“Women who stand when everything under them gives way have powerful theology,” John Piper.

“In every situation God is always doing a thousand different things you cannot see and do not know,” John Piper.

“I resolved three things: I will not embarrass my husband, I will not embarrass my God, I will not embarrass myself. Instead of listening to myself and how I feel, I need to talk to myself of the truth,” Karen Loritts.

“If you want your diamond in your engagement ring to really shine, you get out a toothbrush and give that jewel a good scrub. And a real jewel is a lot tougher than it looks. God knows the same is true with us. We are not as delicate as we may think. He is not afraid to give us a good scrub knowing we will shine more brightly for Jesus in the end,” Joni Eareckson Tada.


Krista said...

It looks like you guys had a wonderful time! Those are some great quotes. Thanks for sharing them. I look forward to following your blog and keeping up with the Cranfords!

Candy S said...

Thanks for including those quotes here! Good news...Anita found my notes in her bag! I look forward to staying in touch with you thru your blog as well!

HeatherG said...

I heard Joni Eareckson Tada speak once and I think her story is just remarkable. I have many times in the last few years remembered the things she said when trying to overcome my own obstacles. Problems may seem insurmountable, but nothing ever is when you trust Him! Sounds like you had a great time! :)