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Monday, March 22, 2010

She Speaks

She writes, she speaks and she ministers. She allows God to use her through the talents He has given her.

When I began this blog it was for two reasons:
1. To glorify God
2. To quench the thirst I've had since the age of 10 to write, write, write.

I am by no means an accomplished writer. However, I express myself best when I write. I am not too great at speaking how I am feeling because when I have emotions, they are too strong to put in to verbal communication. Therefore, I have always written how I feel.
I have this yearning within to get to the place in my life where God is using me through giving. A place to help others, to further His kingdom, and to share my stories the only way I know how...writing! But I would love to learn how to communicate His love verbally, also.

Last year I stumbled across Proverbs31 Ministries. Most of you know that, for I shared my findings with you. One of the fabulous "events" (if you will) is a conference called She Speaks.
Here is a little of the information on the conference I gathered from Proverbs31 website:

She Speaks is a life-changing conference for women of every generation seeking to explore the tug on her heart to reach out to the world for Jesus. Through She Speaks, Proverbs 31 Ministries encourages and equips women who are called by God to share our mission to bring God’s peace, perspective and purpose to today’s busy woman. Sharing God’s truth with love is not only a holy calling but a remarkable responsibility. We believe by equipping women to become more effective at sharing the Word of God, we multiply our efforts to reach a hurting world with the life-transforming hope of Jesus.

A fabulous opportunity has come for me and women like me. A scholarship to attend the She Speaks conference. WOOOHOOO!!!!! An opportunity to learn how to sharpen my writing skills and to gain knowledge on verbally sharing God's love!!! How exciting.

I am applying for this scholarship due to my current financial state. Followers of my blog have learned a little bit about me over the past year and my situation. For those of you who do not, long story short.
1. Two year tug in my heart to leave my job and stay at home.
2. Prayer and searching for God's guidance opens up a door for my dream to be fulfilled.
3. Six months later (last Feb.) with economy crash, hubby lost his job.
4. Husband unemployed for 11+ months.
5. A constant giver having to learn to receive...hard lesson.
6. Husband got a job 4 months ago.
7. Trying to catch up on bills

So.....needless to say, I am hoping that if it is God's will, He will allow this chance for me. Who is to say? It could happen. If not, God knows other women who will benefit from it more than I. Either way, it is a great thing those Proverbs 31 staffers are doing.

http://www.proverbs31.org/
http://lysaterkeurst.blogspot.com/2010/03/she-speaks-scholarship-contest.html

3 comments:

  1. I can so relate to the inability to express things verbally (thanks to exreme emotion)! Since I was a girl, I wrote letters to people who I had an arguement with. Praying that God would make a way for you to be at She Speaks.

    Be blessed,
    Tyler

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  2. Hi Rachel
    I hope you win! I understand the "no job" situation.
    My hubby was unemployed for over 4 months and it nearly devastated our family.
    God does have a plan.....and for you, it just may be She Speaks!
    Good luck!

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  3. Thank you very much ladies. ET, you and I are on the SAME page...I write letters, too to those I have arguments with. Some I send...some I dont.
    Wander..I think for reasons unknown to us, God sends people our way for encouragement and knowing you have been through a similar situation but continued to have faith, speaks volumes!
    PS visit www.allforchrist.ning.com for fun discussions, blogs and more!

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