This weekend, my sister Kim, niece Emma, Morgan, my Mom, and I went to a wonderful conference for independent christian retailers. It was put on by our fabulous marketing group: Munce.
I got the opportunity to talk to many other retailers from around the country. I can't tell you how refreshing it is to talk to others that know exactly what you are going through. We got to share ideas and encourage one another.
Not only that, but the speakers were nothing short of AMAZING! Jim George ( A Husband After God's Own Heart) was a wonderful encourager and great speaker!
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One of the most emotional speakers for me was Carol Kent (A New Kind of Normal). Her story was powerful, tragic, yet uplifting. Carol Kent's life changed forever when her twenty-five year old son, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a lieutenant in the navy with an impeccable military record, shot and killed his wife's ex-husband. Through this devastating set of circumstances, Carol learned ten transformational power principles that God has taught her in the midst of all her agony. I am looking forward to reading her books about her life and how it has changed. Just hearing her speak for 30 mins was truly amazing. It was such a blessing to hear her.
And, for all of you who love Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof...I got the wonderful opportunity to hear Stephen Kendrick speak about Sherwood Baptist Church's upcoming movie Courageous. It will not be out until next fall, but the clips we saw were so powerful. For a full synopsis of the movie click here http://www.courageousthemovie.com/synopsis.php
I am looking forward to this movie coming out. I am confident that you will all love this movie and learn so much...And let me just say that the very first clip of the movie is AMAZING!!! Can't wait to continue to give you updates throughout the next year on this movie.
FYI: Did you know that all of the funds raised for Flywheel, Facing the Giants, and Fireproof were all prayed for? That's right. There was no fundraising or asking for donations. They prayed to the Lord that if He wanted them to make the movies that the money would come. It did and so many people literally across the world have been impacted by those 3 movies alone. God is AMAZING!!! Lesson: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:4-6 (New International Version)