First, I want to welcome all my Proverbs 31 She Speaks friends visiting from our She Speaks Facebook Page. Thank you for stopping by to leave a prayer request.
I remember my first She Speaks Conference. I was terrified. My church paid for me to attend and participate in the Speaker’s Track. I tried to think of every excuse not to attend as time grew closer. How thankful I am I did give in to my fear! Although I heard the lies of the evil one, I did not listen. He did not succeed. I attended that first conference and have been ever since. For the first few, I came as an attendee. For the next few I worked as part of the Proverbs 31 office staff. And the past few years, I have participated as both a member of the office staff and the Proverbs 31 Speaker Team. God used She Speaks to reveal my calling as a Bible teacher and speaker, refine my writing skills, and open a door for me to have a book, Hidden Joy in a Dark Corner: The Transforming Power of God’s Word, published. The Conference has blessed me with friendships that have lasted long after the conference. And most of all, it has taken me deeper still in my walk with God as He has stretched me and challenged me.
But I do remember feeling anxious and overwhelmed as I prepared messages for my speaker evaluation group…as I wrote a message for the writer’s track…as I thought about leaving my young children with my husband for three days. I took comfort in the fact that I had dear friends and family covering me and my family in prayer.
Prayer covering is essential to any great work of God. And it is no different with this Conference. Each one of you has been prayed for by name by Luann Prater and her prayer team. The office staff, speaker team, and all who are part of the Proverbs 31 family have been praying for you for months. Through the She Speaks Facebook page, you are praying for each other. Now God has laid it on my heart to pray for you. And I am inviting the sweet women who follow my blog to pray for you as well.
Please leave your prayer request under the comment section. I commit to pray for each and every request…to pray for you by name. And if you see me at the Conference, please come up and say “Hi” and let me know how God is at work answering our prayers!!!
Now to the Taming Your Tongue Giveaway:
Thanks to all of you who left comments on my post Taming Your Tongue. It is such a comfort to know I am not the only one that struggles with a sharp tongue! I was moved by your stories and the longing in your hearts to change how you speak to your friends and family. That is the first step to transformation. And as you continue to surrender your tongue to Your Father in heaven, He will be faithful to tame it!!
I planned to give away five copies of All Things Wise and Wonderful: Applying God’s Wisdom in Everyday Life. But I after reading your comments, I decided to give away more. So below, please find the names of the winners and the date and time you posted. Congratulations to the winners! If you see your name, please e-mail me at email@example.com, and I will send you a pdf of the Proverbs Study. It is also available for sale at this link for $10.
Karen who posted June 11 at 6:37 a.m.
Anne who posted June 11 at 8:15 a.m.
Rachel who posted June 11 at 8:53 a.m.
Ewuradwoa who posted on June 11 at 11:07 a.m.
Michele who posted on June 11 at 11:43 a.m.
Cona who posted on June 11 at 2:20 p.m.
Kristi who posted on June 11 at 3:46 p.m.
Lori Anne who posted on June 11 at 3:53 p.m.
Cyndie who posted on JUne 11 at 6:20 p.m.
Melissa who posted on June 11 at 7:21 p.m.
Kim M. who posted on June 11 at 7:58 p.m.
Lori who posted on June 12 at 2:26 a.m.
Staci who posted on June 12 at 7:12 a.m.
Vicki who posted on June 12 at 12:13 p.m.
Finally, to my Thirsty Day Challenge girls:
I have continued to pray for you. I would love to hear your stories on how God is working and moving in your quiet time. If you have missed a day or a few days, please do not get discouraged. Just pick up where you left off and keep on keeping on!! What God cares about is not how much time you are giving or what you do during that time. He just wants you to meet with Him each day in His Word. He longs to be with you…to speak into your heart…to shower you with His Love…to fill you with His Spirit!!
I would so appreciate if during one of your quiet times you would lift up a few of the prayer requests left by the She Speaks girls. She Speaks is less than a month away, and I know your prayers will mean so much to them.
*Will you also pray for my sweet son, Bo? Yesterday at basketball practice, he fell on his wrist and broke it in two places. We spent seven hours in the emergency room. They set his wrist and put on a cast that goes from hand to shoulder. For a fourteen year old boy to have this happen at the beginning of summer and basketball workouts for high school basketball has been such a disappointment. Please pray for perfect healing in the bones and for his spirits to lift. God has a purpose in this, and I pray Bo will see it.