Yesterday I shared some of the fun moments of The Relevant Conference. My roomies and I laughed till we cried and cried till we laughed. And I feel like my cup was filled up and I’m ready to overflow once again.
The two ladies (outside of my roommates) who impacted me most at Relevant were Sally Clarkson and Ann Voskamp. Today I’ll talk about Sally – and later this week Ann – I am still pondering so much of what I learned from her – I’m just not sure I can put it into words yet.
Sweet, soothing, Sally! The first morning I was there she invited me to her room to talk one on one for an hour. When I arrived to her hotel room there was soft music playing, with candles lit, little chocolates on the table and rich reading books around. She invited me to sit on her couch and we cut to the chase and went deep immediately. When we came up for air – a few of my friends joined me in her room for another hour of talking and sharing ideas and ideals together. Later that week, I would attend her tea party, sit on a panel beside her to speak (what an honor) and take notes as she spoke in the banquet room.
Here are some “Sally quotes” I jotted down in my notebook:
“There’s always a cost for conformity.” She used Israel and their desire for a king as an example.
“You can’t listen to the voice of the world and live a radical life.” Amen!
“Give God access to your brain…be in the word!”
“Like building a home, once the foundation (of your children’s lives) are bad, they are bad forever – build foundations now.”
“God has granted you a portion/cup to be a steward over – drink your cup!”
“There are consequences for not having faith – you will not get to see God do miracles!”
“The fear of man brings a snare.”
“God is mindful we are just dust – we can’t expect too much from dust.”
“I’ve learned to not panic.” lol!
And my favorite:
“God’s will is not something hidden that needs to be found; it is something revealed that waits to be done.”
Do any of these quotes speak to you? Which one? Consider passing them on to friends in the form of a tweet or Facebook status :)! Maybe it will encourage one of your sisters in Christ today!
Walk with the King!