On last Friday and Saturday I attended my first reCreate (Women’s) Conference! It was one of the most incredible, empowering conferences that I’ve ever attended in my life! As a woman, a wife, and a future Mommy–it created an atmosphere for transparency, learning, growth and beyond. Talk about inspiring! Hearing from powerhouses such as Lisa Bevere, Priscilla Shirer, and Charlotte Gambill will bless your LIFE!
We all want to make our mark in this world and it is my hope that we all desire to change lives. I’m so very grateful to my Church of the Highlands family and my Pastor, Chris Hodges, and his beautiful wife, Mrs. Tammy for creating such an atmosphere to make it possible. They are so selfless and they both strive to help make this world a better place. I truly believe it’s their desire for us to have the most abundantly, blessed life ever! Being a part of this conference ignited something in me. I’ve been inspired by so many beautiful people and it’s a MUST that as I learn and grow–I pay it forward!
Photo: nicoleunser on Instagram
As we (women) pulled into the entrance of the church, the men were holding signs that said, “You Are Beautiful!”, “You Are Cherished!”, “You Are a Warrior Princess!” — When I tell you after I saw the first sign, tears filled my eyes and I was done for the day! In my mind I was saying, Wow God! All of this for me? This is how you feel!? I was so overwhelmed with emotion, I could hardly contain myself!
I was in awe when I walked in. The entire building was decorated beautifully.
Our first session began with worship led by Christy Nockels! She has the sweetest voice ever and I absolutely adore her!
Photo: Charlotte Gambill, Priscilla Shirer, and Lisa Bevere — Empowering Women!
Priscilla Shirer spoke to us for two sessions. She was so laid back (as they all were) and witty, engaging, and transparent. I think every single woman in that room could relate. She is a wife, mother, and her outreach is with Going Beyond Ministries. Mrs. Shirer has published work including: Discerning the Voice of God, God is Able, A Jewel in His Crown, Life Interrupted: Navigating the Unexpected, and other great works.
I also enjoyed hearing Charlotte Gambill. I love her British accent, too. Charlotte is a wife, mother, author, speaker, and pastor who is very enthusiastic about teaching and building up and strengthening leadership. She leads Life Church with her Husband in London, England. She is also the author of Turnaround God: Discovering God’s Transformational Power.
I had the opportunity to meet Lisa Bevere, Christian author of Girls With Swords, Fight Like a Girl, Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry, Lioness Arising, and many more. I loved how she brought the “Lioness” into her talk with us. You must get the book! She was super sweet and I told her she had to be one of THE most FABulous women I know–especially to have “G-babies”, as she calls them. What I loved about her was she was dressed in black faux leather pants, black biker boots, and she had so much charisma with a side of “edge”!
My friend, Candra and I, at the After Party on the lawn enjoying some “Welcome to Moe’s”! We even got photo-bombed by a Coca Cola! Everything was very good and we also had Gigi’s Cupcakes minis for dessert! Yum to my Tum!
The After Party on the lawn was so much fun! The band, The Only’s, performed and kept the party all the way live! Everyone had a blast doing the Cupid Shuffle and I was so excited when they performed one of my favorite old school jams, “Word Up” by Cameo! I know I’m telling my age.
Up early for day two of the conference!
Highlands Worship Team
The guys performed a boy-band’ish song dedicated to us! It was hilariously cute! And believe it or not, they really can sing and perform!
This is one of the pictures that was hung in the building. A team of ladies took pieces and hand-painted them many months before the conference to hang as decor! I love the chalkboard photo idea. Simply lovely.
Pastor Chris and his wife, Mrs. Tammy, during our Q & A Session.
I had such an amazing and unforgettable experience, I didn’t want it to end. To learn more about reCreate Women and the conference, visit www.recreatewomen.com!