If you're looking for the discussion about Rahab, it is below this so just scroll down to find it.
Some of you asked how this weekend went and I just had to thank you for praying. I could so feel your prayers over me and everything about the event. This was the 4th annual Women's Forum and they've already outgrown their meeting space. There were a couple hundred women there from something like 15 area churches in two states. They even had extra folding chairs set up in the aisles to fit everyone in. And these were the sweetest women you'd ever want to meet! Seriously, they were just terrific. I love Southern women anyway but really enjoyed each one that came over to talk with me or to hug my neck afterward.
All went smoothly with my travel - thank you again for praying. I usually forget to pack something, and this time was no different. Only this time I forgot to pack an entire outfit! Not my speaking outfit, thankfully, but something to change into after the event for my travel home. I couldn't wear the day before's outfit because of a 25 degree drop in the high temperature between the two days. I'd freeze in the day before's Capri's and short sleeved shirt. Turns out my hotel was right next to a small shopping mall. So I went shopping in Belk's and even met up with some of the Women's Forum ladies there. They spotted me and said, "Isn't that our speaker? Hey, she likes to shop too!" We all went gaga over the cute red shoes there. One of us should've bought some.
If you've read my bio page on this blog, you know that I do like to shop. You also know I like Starbucks. And guess what else was right beside my hotel? A Starbucks! I had the best frappachino of my life there. You might think I'm exaggerating, but I'm not. It was perfection and I was bummed I'd only ordered a small.
Beside my forgetting travel clothes, the only other glitch was getting the audio visuals fully working. My PowerPoint was good to go, but the two video clips I had in it weren't. We tried several different work arounds before we got it. But then we had no sound for them. All of this was in the 30 minutes before the event officially began. The ladies were filling in and we were at the sound board trying to get everything set up right. I was fine with just not using the clips but their staff (shout out of thanks to Mistie here) was determined to make it work and they eventually did.
So I finally went and took my seat up front and was gathering my Bible and notes for the start of the program when a women came up and introduced herself and said, "I was asked to let you know that the light bulb on the projector keeps going out so the visuals may not work." As she left to check for a back-up bulb, I prayed that it would work and hold out through all of the day's sessions - and it did perfectly.
God is good and prayers usher the way for His goodness to reign. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and I know that your prayers helped make that such a great experience for me and for the participants who came. Even my eye is feeling better and healing. So, will you pretty please go right now to my "Where I'll be" page and pray over my April, June and September events listed there?!
And welcome to any of the ladies now joining us here from the Women's Forum. Tomorrow I'll post the next reading in our Women of the Bible project.