This weekend, approximately 150 women braved the weather forecasts to attend the Radical Womanhood conference at Southwestern Seminary, hosted by Redeemer Church of Fort Worth. We were fortunate -- the storm passed well to the east of the event so all we had was a mildly rainy day. However, our thoughts and prayers remained with those in the path of tropical storm Ike.
The conference organizers took my book cover as a decorating theme for the weekend, even down to including shoes as a table centerpiece! It was a treat to get to know more sisters in the Lord.
I'm spending a few more days in the area so I can collect hugs and kisses from my nieces. One of the highlights of my weekend was taking my niece, Stephanie, for her first double-digit birthday tea. The owners of Lavender House in McKinney, Texas, were willing to extend their schedule so we could enjoy a leisurely afternoon together. Stephanie has been looking forward to this event ever since her older sister turned ten two years ago. I can't believe my "niblings" are growing up so fast! Really, if children didn't grow up seemingly overnight, we could all kid ourselves that we haven't aged at all!
(Photos: The worship team for Redeemer's Radical Womanhood conference; the post-conference lunch with the event organizers; and the Lavender House.)