This past weekend I attended an incredible conference called “Extraordinary Women”. The theme for this year’s event was “Free to be Real”. My body is weary, (not much sleep these last 2 days) but my heart is over-flowing with joy unspeakable after being so saturated in the presence of the Lord.
I was so excited that my niece and her 16-year-old daughter, my friend Cyndy and Amy Bayliss (from Proverbs 31) attended the conference with me. We so enjoyed the opportunity to sit under the anointed worship of New Song, be blessed with a concert by Mandisa, and hear some amazing and powerful testimonies by Chonda Pierce, Angela Thomas, Karen Kingsbury, Stormie Omaratian and finally a sister that I just fell in love with, Thelma Wells.
Each of these women shared their testimonies with no pretense. They were real, they were raw, and so full of passion as they shared how Christ delivered them from depression, fear, abuse, poverty, and even from the brink of death.
Their impact was profound and I will never forget the way they opened up their hearts to us. We laughed, we cried, and we worshiped God passionately. We left with the challenge to walk boldly in the liberty that Christ has made available to us, and never again be entangled in the yolk of bondage.
Ladies if this conference ever comes near to your town, I highly encourage you to make plans to attend.