On Tuesday, Matt & I will load up in our church vans with several of our staff members & head to Atlanta, Georgia to the Catalyst Conference. I. Can't. Wait.
For almost a year now I have followed Lori over at Leading & Loving it...and next week...I get to hug her neck. Along with many other PWs that I have come to adore..like Brandi Wilson...Joy Henderson...Beth Webb (who is in my virtual roundtable)...and many many more of them. Infact if you are reading this & you are going please let me know asap!!
I know I have said this like a baazillion times...but the impact the PWs friendships have made in my life this year is difficult articulate to you. I was grieving a friendship that had ended...a ministry position change that had pretty much left me empty & just felt worthless & unworthy to be called a minister's wife. And that is not a good place to be...AT ALL.
I needed to take responsibility & make some changes...before I shut down.
On Thursday I will have lunch with all the PWs. I want to cry with joy each time I say that. There is an instant bond between PWs that you will never get unless you are one. Never. They get me. They get my passion for ministry. I feel safe with them. They share my hurts. But mostly they cheer me on...encourage me...build me up & show me to keep serving our King! I could go on & on & on...but I won't.
I feel like I'm an empty vase...ready to be filled up so I can pour into the lives of others.