Yesterday I mentioned that I am headed to speak at Sally Clarkson’s Mom Heart Conference this Thursday. Here’s more from my archives of what I learned at last year’s conference…
Watching Sally’s husband and children come up on the stage one by one and sing, play their compositions they had written on the piano and share their hearts was moving. Sally said that when God called her to ministry this meant that God had also called her children and husband. I have never viewed Women Living Well as a “family ministry” but in that very moment I realized that indeed – not only is Women Living Well a calling on my life, but also on my husband and children’s lives.
One of the most convicting moments of the conference for me personally, was Sally’s talk on Proverbs 31:25, “She is clothed with strength and dignity.”
I’m really not a very dignified person. I pretty much am an open book and I lay it all out there. I thought this was a strength for what I do in blogland BUT Sally opened my eyes to the fact that if I’m not careful…I could be a “blabber mouth” – OUCH!
Sally talked about how many women today in our media saturated world lack dignity. A dignified woman chooses to be dignified just as she chooses her clothing for the day. She does not live in fear, complain or have a critical attitude. She cultivates contentment, overlooks another’s sin and is known by her love.