OK, I am doing something this weekend that I swore I would never do again. No, not go on some kind of bender. I'm talking about going to a Women's Retreat. But the pull of the speaker, Kelly Minter and the fun times I expect my roommate and friend Emily and I to have was the vow breaker for me. Also I don't see "table talk" on the schedule. Two years ago I left during that time and went and had breakfast with Roy. I also took two other attendees with me that don't like "table talk." This morning as I pack things for a one night retreat (it is incredible the amount of stuff) and I am really truly packing light this time. Gone are the days, well at least for now, of packing 3-4 different outfits because I didn't know what I wanted to wear. I am a mood clothes wearer by trade. Then there are hair products that I totally have cut down to the minimum and facial prep products reduced to the very necessary, make up (you don't want me to scrimp on that) and then recharger for phone. Oh yea, I packed my Bible and notebook first thing because that could totally get overlooked going on a spiritual journey.
I am banking on the younger generation not to approach the retreat like many of their foremothers and people my age and beyond...it's time to get decked out in your finest. We are insecure at heart when it comes to these things and contrary to the belief that women dress for men, we really dress for other women. I am hoping that most of those young women have read 7 by Jen Hatmaker and aren't coming for a show or to show off but to seek out what joyful and abundant living is all about. I love the younger women because they don't want some inspirational message, they want the Word of Truth. I think we are going to experience that this weekend. I heard Kelly at the Abundance Conference in March and hands down that is the BEST women's event that I have been to in a long time. No "programed" moments set for crying or getting emotional. If it happened it was organic and not to judge by the amount of tears if the event was a success. I'm not a crier by nature but dang, you don't need programmed moments for tears. They can come almost everyday by the chaos and confusion of life. The heartbreak that so many are experiencing. I am coming to learn more about who He Is. My life needs to be more like Him, to know Him and to experience His presence.
So here I sit, writing a post when I should really be double checking everything. I packed my meds the first thing along with my Bible and that is a sign that I am truly in the Titus 2 generation. I'm coming on bad knees but with an open heart. Bringing an extra pair of glasses but my eyes are open to the spiritual matters of living out life in His strength. Have Diet Cokes in case The Omni is a Pepsi hotel. Oh and I would bring a sweater but you know that whole hot flash thing....again with the Titus 2.
See you there friends!