Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WoF: You won't realize...


...how much you need to be there until you're actually there.
And even if you've been in the past and think you know what to expect...
you don't.

Are you a leader?
You need this.
Are you a woman who goes day-to-day longing for some kind of boost? Some kind of inspiration?
You need this.
Do you hunger for girl time, where you can be you... truly?
(Because, seriously. I'm totally me. And you can totally be you with me. You know that.)
You need this.
Do you long to go deeper, wider, higher in life, but aren't sure how to get there?
You need this.
Are you reading this thinking you don't need this?
YOU NEED THIS.

(If you've forgotten or don't know, click that link.)
And it's just magnified this year because I've already heard the speakers/artists.
(Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Meberg, Andy Andrews, Mandisa, Nicole Johnson, Sandi Patty, AMY GRANT!!!!!!  ...and more.)
Ah.maz.ing.
Yes, the conference is good every year.
But this year???
Oh, Lordy, Lordy.
Yes, it's changed my life bit by bit and been foundational for me.
Yes, my husband practically kicks me out of the house every year (because some years I do drag my feet, because I live life just like you do) because he sees the difference when I come home!
(This. Is. So. True. Just ask him.)
But this year...
THIS year...
I'm anticipating it to be one of the best years yet.

Women of Faith has made some changes in their recent history. And although I was brought into these changes skeptical and a little dragging my feet, I now see how wonderful they are and that I am better for them.
YOU will be better for them.
Which is why God led me to sign up to bring a group this year, because you need this as much as I do.
The past few years I've just gone with one friend, or a small group. But the One who leads my steps was pretty darn clear last fall that I need to kick it into gear and share what has made such a profound impact on my life to date.

So... I'm leading a group.
I need to have all of my tickets sold and paid for by mid-July.
Then we'll party it up in Denver September 30th and October 1st!!!
$89 covers your tickets for ALL day, BOTH days, PLUS lunches!
(For those driving from the surrounding areas, we'll work out hotel splits and a carpool/caravan to keep the costs down for all.)

Some of you reading this have thought, "How can I commit this far out? I don't even know what I'm going to be doing then. What kids will have sports stuff... what other things will be on my calendar..."
And I'M TELLING YOU your life can't afford not to commit this far out. (That's a double negative sentence. I know. It's for impact.) Because if you don't commit now and make it a priority, you probably won't commit then.
And this is life-changing.

Some of you reading this are thinking, "But, $89? By mid-July? How?"
And I'm telling you that's why I've been telling you about it! So you could plan!
But even at that, you can pay part now, and part then.
You can do it.

Some of you reading this have thought before, "Gee, this Angela girl can be kind of goofy sometimes, but I really connect with her perspective. I wish I could get more of the input she gets in life."
Well, THIS IS IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Which means if you don't live within a few hours' drive from me, you need to either fly here in the fall and come... or find the Women of Faith conference in your area and go. I can get you the ticket for that, too!!!)

I'm not telling you you need to come because I gain anything from this.
I don't.
(Except that you will be happier, so I will be happier, so in fact maybe I do gain something.)
I'm telling you to come because I know what Women of Faith has been to me over the years.
So I know what it can be to you.
(Which is why I'm leading a group. Which is work. But SO worth it!)
Invaluable. Indispensable. The strength to fight. The strength to persevere. The reminder to love. The reminder that we're not alone. The reminder that we can't do it all... and that we don't have to do it all.
Time with girlfriends. Time with yourself. Time with mentors.
Time for God to speak deeply to your heart.

And He does.
And He will.
And He has. To me. Every single year since 2000.

So...
a deposit of $20 will hold your ticket.
And then all you have to do is pay the remainder before mid-July!!!
You can do that by either
a. Writing me a check, or
b. Going to my group's site here (or clicking the button at the top of this page), signing up for the group, waiting for me to approve you (which I will), and then paying online with your credit card.

It's that easy.

Think about it. Pray about it.
If you're married, ask your husband, "Honey, would you take care of things for a two days (which, really, is only about 36 hours) so I can go somewhere that will help me be a better wife and mom?"
If you're single, ask your friends, "Hey, do you want to come with me to this thing that's going to encourage us how to live our lives to the fullest and show us how to deal with those idiots that really get on our nerves?"
And if you're a mom of a daughter 17 or older, ask her, "Hey, do you want to come with me to this girls' thing that's going to be fun and have awesome music and really great speakers?"
And then follow that up with, "I'll pay for your ticket!"
(A tip: If you're thinking about it right now, you're supposed to reserve a ticket. Stop putting it off. Do it. God takes care of the rest. He has for me. Every year. If you want to hear stories of His provision, just ask.)

I'm going to party at Women of Faith this fall!!!
Who's coming with me???
(I know Sandi will be there!)



















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