She Speaks Gems

Last weekend I attended the annual She Speaks Conference put on by Proverbs 31 Ministries in Concord, North Carolina. This conference is for Christian women who are called to write, speak, and / or lead for Christ. I learned so much that my brain is on information overload, but I am confident that God will help me sort it all and give me direction for the plan he has for me.

Sunday I had lunch with a wonderful lady from Virginia ( We discussed what we had learned, how blessed we were, and how God brought us to She Speaks. She asked me what my next step would be once I got home. I told her, “Get on my knees.” If I am not Spirit-led, then it is all in vain.

Here are a few gems from She Speaks 2012:

*Pray more than you prepare. – Karen Ehman

*Lead from your brokenness. -Karen Ehman

*Live in the hear (yes I mean h-e-a-r) and now. – Renee Swope

*Don’t seek position, position yourself to seek. – Renee Swope

*God is more interested in your full obedience than your total understanding. – Renee Swope

*Is your calling to get a message out or to get a book published? – Glynnis Whitwer

*100% of your fears about writing will probably be realized. – Glynnis Whitwer

*Prayer + Passion = Purpose – Robin Phillips

*God calls you to speak because of you who you are, not in spite of you. – Liz Curtis Higgs

*Eat the fish, but leave the bones. – Lysa TerKeurst

*Instead of putting God first, family second, ministry third, put God in the center then build everything else around him. – Lysa TerKeurst

*To enjoy God’s favor, we must often endure Satan’s fury. – Whitney Capps

*Your story is not the message. The message is God’s Holy Word. – Whitney Capps

*Jesus didn’t use his divinity to protect him from his humanity. – Whitney Capps

I hope that one of these gems touches your heart today. Take it and share it with someone else.


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