Well ... my big weekend is over.
Joie de Vivre was a huge success. We had almost 1200 women in attendance!
When God birthed this dream in me almost 5 years ago, I had no idea what He had planned. All I knew was that I had this vision of a building filled with women, all with lifted hands worshiping God ... women joined together in community, cheering each other on! I had a vision of a time where women would come together and grow in God's Word while being challenged and inspired to change their life and the lives of those around them.
I think this weekend I got to see this dream become reality. I saw a glimpse of what God wants to do through the women of our church and community. And, I say a "glimpse" because I think God has so much more planned.
Dream One Realized & Fulfilled!
On to Dream Two ...
About 3 years ago, I heard a phenomenal woman of God speak at a nearby conference. She really spoke to my heart and to the hearts of the women I had brought with me.
I thought ... The women of our church need to hear her. Our church needs to hear her.
Her name is Charlotte Gambill.
It was a dream for me to be able to bring her to our church this past weekend. It was a dream just to spend time with her and gain wisdom from her. She is simply amazing! And, I hope to be able to bring her back again soon and visit her conference in the UK this summer (pray for me).
If you ever have a chance to hear this lady, DO IT!
Dream Two Realized & Fulfilled!
Oh ... and there was this other little lady there ... just Natalie Grant. No big deal. Just pure amazement!
And she REALLY is the sweetest thing! I pretty much love her!
If there is a Dare to Be night near you, don't miss out! GO!