2.28.2013

Girls' Weekend: iLive Conference

Until last weekend I had never been to a large (ish) scale women's event/conference.
Well.
Now I know what I've been missing!

Back in November when The Girls and I went to the Ladies' Christmas Luncheon at a local church we heard about this iLive event (kind of like a mini-mini Women of Faith event) for women which would be a weekend filled with inspiring speakers, praise music, food and GIRL TIME.

How could we miss that?

Sign us up!
Friday night we soaked up praise music from Christy Nockels and two uplifting--and hilariously real and relatable--talks from Patsy Clairmont and Lysa TerKeurst.

Oh my. It was GOOD stuff, y'all.
I knew immediately Lysa was my people when she explained the importance (and fragility) of Day One Hair in one of her scenarios of how we react to people and situations (really good, practical--and spiritual--thoughts from her latest book, Unglued).

Y'all know how I feel about the sanctity of Day One Hair.

Who only made a token appearance beside the fireplace while the kids roasted marshmallows on New Year's Eve because it was Day One? Was it me?

After the talks Friday night we stalked the speakers. A little.

Here we are with Christy Nockels (formerly of Watermark and now based in Atlanta and part of the Passion college ministry/event).
And then with darling Patsy.
When I am a woman of a certain age I want to wear a zebra headband with confidence and flair.

Don't you?

And here we are with Lysa (squeal!), who was so gracious to chat with us a bit and sign our copies of Unglued.
We stopped for coffee and chit chat afterwards, which is always a must do for us.

Bright and early the next morning we were giddy with excitement for a full day of encouragement and praise.
There was a morning session with Christy's music, a talk by Jeannette Clift George and then Lysa TK.

(!!)

There was much laughter and yes, a more than a few tears (but the good kind).

We then had a break for a yummy catered lunch.

And cheesecake!
The afternoon was packed with more praise music, another wonderful talk by Patsy and then Lysa TK wrapped things up.

We were exhausted from all the goodness.

However, not too exhausted to stop by La Madeleine for an early supper and more GIRL CHAT.

I am beyond thankful for the opportunity to get my spiritual well refilled this weekend at this event and by spending time with My Girls. I am so blessed and grateful!

4 comments:

  1. It was fabulous, wasn't it?!?!?!! I love you friend!

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  2. It was a blast! Can't wait to do it again. Love u!

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  3. Sounds wonderful!! I love reading about your girlfriend trips. Wish I made those a priority in my life, they are so needed.

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    1. Thanks Anna! I am so blessed to have these girls in my life--I don't know what I'd do without them! This weekend though was actually local, we just drove into *town* a little bit and then went back home each day--but it was still great to spend some time together even though we weren't away away. :)

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