Focus, foundations, family…

I am back from the Hearts at Home national conference.  We had a blast.  I had so much fun I forgot to take lots of pictures, but here are some. 

from left to right: Karla, Carol, Jennifer, Lori and Tricia

from left to right: Karla, Carol, Jennifer, Lori and Tricia

 

 The venue was great.  There were close to 5,000 moms in attendnce.  You could sense God all over this thing.  On Friday evening we had a moms night out with GO FISH.  Talk about a fun group of dads.  These guys rocked the house.  They sing fun, interactive bible songs and more.  It felt like a rock concert.

Go Fish

Go Fish

 

   Dr. Kevin Leman, the author of several awesome books including,  Have a New Kid by Friday, was a featured speaker.  He was hysterical.  We laughed until our sides hurt.  He was so real and spoke such truth.  Bill and Pam Farrel spoke about marriage and added plenty of laughter to it.  Than we had the comedic fun of Sally Baucke, the minivan mom.   The worship was led by a group that is so gifted.  4ever is a mom and daughters group.  There are four of them and this mom home schooled all of them to college.  They were such a blessing to the weekend.  Jill Savage brought realness, fun, honesty and passion to the weekend.   We laughed, cried, shared and shopped!  The resource center was great!  It had tons of freebies and fun things that us women get into.  Clothes, jewelry, books, etc. 

Needless to say I came away with so much to ponder and pray about.  I sensed the whole weekend was about reclaiming your family.  Building a firm foundation in Jesus Christ and focusing on what is truly important. 

I look forward to next year, which by the way is already scheduled for March 12-13, 2010.  You can go to www.hearts-at-home.org and get tons of resources, sign up for eNews which is emailed twice a month and more. 

It was fun to get away with girlfriends all who are on different walks in their faith and on very different  journeys.   Those of us who have gone more than once have made it a tradition to stop at a Cracker Barrel for dinner and recap the weekend.  Here we are,

from left to right: Karla, Carol, Lori and Jennifer

from left to right: Karla, Carol, Lori and Jennifer

Tricia (left) and Karla (right)

Tricia (left) and Karla (right)

Now we are home and I know that I have a lot to work on.  My desire is to be the best wife, mom, friend, daughter, and sister I can be.  This means that I have to be walking hand in hand with Jesus.  Making my relationship with Him  number one.  I want to be obedient to him and what he has called me to do and be.  This is radical but with Christ all things are possible!

3 comments

  1. Lori says:

    This weekend was such a blessing to me! I highly recommend it to any mom & hope to go again next year. Thanks, Tricia, for encouraging me to attend. My “juice box” is definitely full again!

  2. Jennifer says:

    What a blast this weekend was! But it was so much more than just tons of fun…it was a time to be able to hear God speak to my heart and encourage me to draw closer to Him. It was a weekend to reconnect with moms, real moms, and to be reminded that I am not alone. Yes, my juice box is definitely filled as well! Thanks Tricia, Lori, Karla, and Carol for the wonderful, fun, crazy, real moms and friends that you all are!
    Hugs,
    Jennifer

  3. Willian says:

    Thanks so very much! Its a great way to give back using our talents, plus knnwiog this could help someone smile when they are in pain is icing on the cake

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