Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thrive....West Texas Girls Conference


I spent last weekend with 10 teen and preteen girls. We went to Abilene Texas to the ACU campus, my alma mater. I was one of two mothers from our church to make the trip.

"Don't fear tomorrow because God is already there."
This was one of the messages.
We learned about how much God loves us. More than we can even comprehend. I've always known this, but it's nice to be reminded. I was so glad I went. I think I got more out of it than the girls.
With all the, well, crap that's out there that is being fed to our children everyday, it's good for them to hear how special they are to God. Especially girls. Sometimes they try to find love and acceptance in all the wrong ways, so they need to know that GOD LOVES THEM!

*My girls*

*JJ Heller and her husband sang beautiful songs to us*

*crazy girls (and a mom)*

*Beautiful Sarah*

*Art that some of the girls did*

*They gave each girl that was there a ring that the guest speaker and her friends had been praying over for weeks*

*We bought bracelets from an organization called
Eternal Threads*

*We can't wait to go back next year!*

Don't fear tomorrow... God is already there!

1 comment:

red.neck chic said...

Lora - that's FANTASTIC!!! I used to love things like that - so powerful and uplifting! Did your girls feel like they could conquer the world when they got home?

They are GORGEOUS!!! I'm glad you had fun!!!

;-) Robelyn