Hey Friends!

Happy May to you! I hope you had a great weekend! 🙂

As you know, last month I hit a wall ~ emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

I’ve been trying to maintain a “well-balanced” pace, but the Lord recently revealed to me that my pace is not “sustainable”.

I’m back to prayerfully figuring out the best, most peace-full, joy-filled way to live. (I’d love any “whole living” tips you have!) In the mean time, I’m so grateful for His grace. You too??! 🙂

Anyway…in the midst of my “funk”, I learned that I had won tickets to a Women of Faith conference. Yippee! Perfect for my weary, exhausted soul!

Unfortunately WOF is not heading to Michigan this year, but my honey John gave me the “green light” for a weekend roadtrip with my dear friend Julie! We picked Columbus, Ohio ~ almost 6 hours a way. And boy did we have fun! It was just the rest and refreshment I needed! 🙂

The arena was filled to the brim with women desiring to learn more about Jesus! Woo Hoo!

The speakers/musicians were all fantastic, but my favorite was Angie Smith. Do you know her?? If not, hop by her blog and check out her family’s amazing, heart-wrenching story here.

This was Angie’s first time speaking at a Women of Faith event ~ and her message was authentic, emotional, hilarious, painfully sad, and refreshing (all in one!). I could have listened to her all day! (Picture of Angie below….)

I must say my favorite part of the weekend was just being with Julie. Thankfully she is a Starbucks nut like me (and I had a gift card), and we talked and prayed so much I now have a sore throat!
Also, a huge note to my special friend Donna W. for providing amazing worship music for our trip!! 🙂
I’ve been learning a lot these days while I’m being quiet, but for today, I’d love to hear from you!!! What has God been teaching you? And/or how do you stay “filled up” while you are busying pouring out? What do you do for rest and refreshment??
I’m so thankful for you, my sweet *She Sparkles* friends! Thanks for being who you are!!
Sweet blessings ~
P.S. I’m linking up today with Jen and friends at Soli Deo Gloria. Be sure to check out this amazing sisterhood of women! 🙂

P.S.S. If you’re interested in learning more about the Women of Faith event I attended, check this out….

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Disclosure: I was provided with two free tickets to this Women of Faith event. I was not compensated in any other way for the review and, as always, all opinions expressed in this post are fully my own.

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