Irvine, CA MomHeart Conference, What I learned

I have no idea how the Clarkson’s do 3-4 conferences each year and to think they have been doing these conferences for over 15 years.  Wow! I have a greater appreciation for this life giving ministry especially as I have begun to serve alongside them.

Seriously I am still recovering from the Irvine, CA MomHeart Conference.  It’s a lot of work pulling off a conference for 600+ women.  There will always be hiccups; registrations not found, temperature to hot/cold, issues with sounds, etc…  I learned to have grace knowing that so much thought and pray goes into each event.

California was an incredibly fun event.  There were over 600 registered and thankfully I can say registration went smoothly other than my brain not being able to do simple math because of exhaustion.  I learned to laugh at myself as I’m not perfect.

I love the energy of women who come to these conference to be filled and I smile each time I think back to some of the sweet encounters I had praying and encouraging discouraged moms.  I learned that we all want to be known, a simple smile, hug, or sitting to pray with someone makes a huge difference.

I was blessed to work with such a great group of gals who pour so selflessly into this ministry.  I learned that doing fun things with those you work with makes for deeper and more meaningful relationships.

I posted more photos I took on Facebook

I’m looking forward to the upcoming Irving, TX conference next weekend.  Hopefully by then I will be fully rested 😉 and ready to learn more.

 

A few of the many wonderful volunteers who make these conferences possible.

A few of the many wonderful volunteers who make these conferences possible.

 

Thankfulness, My First 7 Days

Day 7 – Thankful God is in control of everything. My hope is not in a politician or “political party.” There is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God” (Rom 13:1). Politicians might have their agendas but again God has final authority. The One who sits on his throne in heaven laughs. The Lord makes fun of those rulers and their plans. (Psalm 2:4)

Day 6- Thankful for not only the right but the privilege of voting! Also thankful I voted early 😉

Day 5 – I am thankful for the beauty of God’s creation. He is so creative? “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” Genesis 1:1.

Day 4 – Thankful for new friends and an incredibly fun, fun, weekend with Jon. Amazed that he had time to plan our get away.

Sunday Brunch

Day 3 – Thankful for a weekend get away with my best friend, ❤Jon Werner. We are in Miami to celebrate Patrick Meyer’ s birthday and have FUN!  Felt very honored to be part of Patrick’s guest list.

Day 2 – Thankful to hang out with the awesome crazy Caryn Werner. She flew in from Detroit to watch Cayley for weekend. Such a cute photo of Caryn as she dolled herself up then grabbed her camera while having us look into the sun for special effects (haha).

Day 1 – Thankful I was able to spend last weekend with Courtney as there is nothing like one on one time with your children, especially as they grow up.