Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday I went to Women of Faith 2007 in Glendale Arizona with my good friend Gloria. Here is a picture of the two of us. :)
The speakers were excellent. Some of the ladies were the same speakers that I saw the first time I went to Women of Faith back in 1998. It's hard to believe it's been almost ten years since that time. Barbara Johnson was one of the speakers back in 1998. I still remember getting a "splash of joy" from her. She died this past year from cancer at the age of 79. Then there was Sheila Walsh. She was just as beautiful and inspirational as she was ten years ago. Patsy Clairmont was also there. She looked older but was just as sweet. Luci Swindoll also spoke. I remembered her as well. And then there was Sandi Patty who rocked the house with her hymns. The last time I saw her was 20 years ago in Syracuse, NY, in concert. The women shared powerful testimonies and really ministered to every woman there. Nicole C. Mullen danced and jammed with her crew for the final song before we parted. That woman can sing. Oy, and the energy she exudes is admirable. There were other speakers and a great worship team that really knew how to lead people to the throne of grace. I'm glad I had a chance to go even if it was just the last day. Normally I wouldn't drive over 200 miles for a one day conference, but the Lord used that time to speak to my heart about the Amazing Freedom we can have in Christ despite our circumstances. That is something He has been really teaching me in the past few years. Life is hard, but God is good. Peace!