The Autumn Sky on a walk with Joel tonight. (We walk every night until it gets too cold!)
A wonderful closing to our day.
Thanks soooo much for everyone who wrote me yesterday or left a comment. You Mamas are truly the best! :)
If you missed the Mentoring Article, be sure to go HERE for the article I am referencing about all of us being a little crazy and hardly anyone normal!
My heart went out to each of you and I have been praying for you all day! I wish I could have you all over for an afternoon of sharing our stories. I would love to hear the details of your life. I have been thinking today how much I would love to gather some of you together at the mom's conference so we could talk about these issues--maybe we can figure out a room to meet in, to talk about some of these issues, your stories and then pray for each other. If only I had free airline tickets to give out!
Just in case some of you can come, I know that some of the hearts of the speakers I have been talking to understand the issues of the out of the box child and their stories are similar to yours. But no matter what, thought I would share about them with you. Each of these sweet women who are speaking have had disappointments, difficulties and issues but have messages about how God has met them in their point of need. Oh how I love these women and love to share them with you.
I have been getting messages from our speakers and am excited about what you will hear at the mom heart conference this year.
I am so delighted to have so many wonderful speakers join me this year for the Mom Heart Conferences. Each of these remarkable women who will share their hearts and stories with you is a dear friend to me, and someone I consider a partner in ministry. We all share a heart for encouraging and helping Christian moms follow God wholeheartedly. They are truly “mom-hearted” women. The profiles below give only a small glimpse of the women you will hear at this year’s conferences. You will be blessed.
Sally Clarkson (CO, CA, TX)
Sally Clarkson is the mother of four wholehearted, grown-up, home-educated children, a conference speaker, and author of numerous books, including The Mission of Motherhood, The Ministry of Motherhood, Seasons of a Mother’s Heart, and The Mom Walk, Desperate (with Sarah Mae), Love God Greatly (with Angela Perritt), and 10 Gifts of Wisdom. She blogs regularly on SallyClarkson.com (formerly ITakeJoy.com). After college, Sally served with Campus Crusade for Christ (now Cru) in Communist Poland, and continued in ministry to women and families after her marriage to Clay in 1981. In 1994, they started Whole Heart Ministries to encourage and equip Christian parents through books, conferences, and online ministries. Since 1998, Sally has ministered to thousands of mothers through her Mom Heart Conferences and online ministries.
Chrystal Hurst (CO)
Chrystal Hurst once sought success in the corporate world, but found her greatest fulfillment in the world of church and family. She is a Christian writer, speaker, and worship leader, but more than that a fulfilled wife and mother of five, and the chief operating officer in her home. She is a self-proclaimed bibliovore who is actively seeking help for her addiction to Starbucks, sweet tea, and chocolate chip cookies. Chrystal co-authored the recent bestseller, Kingdom Woman, and blogs regularly at Chrystal’s Chronicles (chystalevanshurst.com/blog) reflecting on her faith and daily life. Chrystal firmly believes God’s promise in Jeremiah 29:11 and desires to help others believe and apply that truth to their lives.
Sarah Mae (CO)
Sarah Mae is the wife of Jesse and mother of three spunky, beautiful children. She is the co-author with Sally Clarkson of Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, and an ebook author with The UnWired Mom and 31 Days to Clean. Sarah Mae has influenced thousands of women worldwide through her blogs about faith, motherhood, and living a soul-full and cross-worn life. She founded the Allume Social conference, and is a contributing writer to DaySpring, (a division of Hallmark). Sarah Mae spends her days homemaking, home educating, writing, reading, and drinking salted caramel mochas. Her family embraces life in the beautiful Amish countryside of Pennsylvania.
Angela Perritt (CA, TX)
Angela is the wife to her high school sweetheart and mom to her three adorable little girls. Some of Angela’s favorite things in life are dancing with her daughters, laughing with her husband, and loving her Lord with the amazing life He has given her. You can find Angela at LoveGodGreatly.com where she encourages women around the world, in fourteen lanugages, to be in God’s Word on a daily basis through tech accountability groups and original Bible study materials. In spring 2014 Angela released her first Bible study book, You Are Loved (co-written with Sally), which stayed in the top ten on Amazon for over a week. Angela’s goal in life is to inspire her children and others to love God greatly with their lives one day at a time.
Find Angela at: LoveGodGreatly.com
Heidi St. John (CA)
Heidi St. John is “The Busy Mom.” She and Jay, married since 1989, have seven children ranging from toddler to young married adult. Heidi recently became a grandmother and is enjoying this new season, calling it “all the newborn and none of the nightshift!” As a popular author and conference speaker, Heidi brings a refreshing mix of information and inspiration to listeners on the radio, in person, and through the written word. Her transparency and honesty are like a breath of fresh air in a world where too many speakers seem to have all the answers. Her ability to be real with her listeners and readers allows them to identify with her at a deep level which in turn allows Heidi to gently lead her audience toward the Savior who actually DOES have all the answers.
Ruth Schwenk (TX)
Like you, Ruth wears many hats! She loves being the wife of a pastor, who is also her love and friend, and is a grateful homeschooling mom of four beautiful children on earth, and five miscarried babies in heaven. Ruth is a graduate of The Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. On August 1st, 2011, Ruth launched TheBetterMom.com, a site dedicated to becoming a better moms by sharing life and learning together, to the glory of God. In September 2013, she launched FortheFamily.org, dedicated to helping Christian families, and is currently under contract with Tyndale House Publishers as co-author of two upcoming books. Ruth’s passions include, loving God, leading worship, and inspiring others to have a God honoring family.
Kat Lee (TX)
Kat Lee is a writer, speaker, blogger, and the reigning Candy Land champion in her home. She blogs at InspiredtoAction.com where she helps overwhelmed moms become focused and purposeful. She has traveled with and writes for Compassion International. Her ebook, Maximize Your Mornings, has been downloaded over 15,000 times. Kat and her husband Jimmy live in Texas with their three children. She loves running, God, and Tex-Mex food, not necessarily in that order.
Find Kat at: InspiredtoAction.com | Twitter, Facebook
And remember, we have a special offer for all of you who sign up in October.
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Tell your friends to come with you and have your own private retreat as you enjoy it together.
See you there. (and for those who will not be able to make it, we will try to have an online conference later in the spring when we work out all the details.)