What a Grand New Day!

I’m home from the Women of Faith Conference in Dallas. Three letters – W – O – W!!!

This is my third WOF conference to attend and couldn’t be more on target. The Porch Pals manage to make every one of the 16,000 women (and a handful of brave men) feel as if they are being spoken to directly!

Not only did the event re-ignite that fire (exactly what I needed), but I also got to meet some folks I have gotten to know on twitter. A message went out about a ‘Tweet-Up’ for those following WOF on Twitter – we gathered in a spot and looked at each other’s nametags and were humbled to meet those whose lives we’ve been sharing in! Truly an awesome group of people.

I know I’ve mentioned it before but Twitter has become a source of strength for me – I pop over and read updates throughout the day and the constant faith washes over me. I don’t see people griping about their day or making fun of people – I see updates that are uplifting and encouraging – I see wonderful men and women who use humor to uplift. Just reading a few tweets can turn my day around in an instant! I had been drifting a bit, but those 140 character updates have become an anchor and I’ll take this moment to say Thank You to those I follow and who have become important!

I was unsure about how to sum up the Women of Faith Conference – during the event I jotted down key phrases and thoughts that spoke to me, so in honor of Luci Swindoll and her love of lists, here is my WOF List:

* Let go and know that I am God! Let go of control, let go of fear

* If what you are doing isn’t working – STOP!!

* section 325, row T is the last row at AAC – seriously the LAST row!!

* Squat on a Stick means nothing – nada – zilch (Sheila Walsh)

* God said, “We’re in this together, until you kick the bucket, so go for it!” (Luci Swindoll)

* Even with all the bathrooms turned to women’s the lines are still looong!

* You delight my heart in a million ways! (Patsy Clarimont)

* Develop an attitude in the midst of trouble – God is on your side!

* It’s not possible to listen to Steven Curtis Chapman sing ‘Cinderella’ without bawling (blessings on that family)

* God takes the Good and takes the Bad and loves us anyway!!

More thoughts are still swirling through, but it may take a while to process (which will allow for another blog – YAY). Special thanks to my group from EE and our CEO for sponsoring and sending us at his expense. We truly appreciate the loving gesture!

About Nana

Mom. Salesforce Architect. Runner. Artist. Writer. I am a Salesforce MVP Hall of Fame member. For more information on the Salesforce MVP community, visit: http://www.salesforce.com/mvp/ . Salesforce, Force, Force.com, Chatter, and others are trademarks of salesforce.com, inc. and are used here with permission.
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