In May, an event planner in California contacted me about speaking in February at a faith-based adoption and/or infertility conference.
I always imagined I’d tell you about this in a very professional, nonchalant way. Because, *cough cough* I’m a professional speaker and writer and get asked to things like this all the time. Right? Right?
(What? Are you calling my bluff?)
But the truth is, I squealed in the most unprofessional way, and called my husband saying, “Can you believe they asked me!?” There is little on earth I love more than studying for talks, other than maybe writing what I learn about God. And while I’ve taught in my own various churches and communities, this conference will be a new and exciting thing.
And to be totally honest… I think God has prepared me for this.
In fact, I’ll be bummed if it’s my first and last conference.
(Which is why I recently emailed yet another adoption conference leader and asked them to please consider me if one of their breakout speakers cancels… I know. Nervy, right? Totally not like me. But I’m willing to pursue what MIGHT turn out to be a calling.)
So… I have a question for you…
Do you want to come to the conference with me?
We can be buddies like these guys:
What is the conference?
It’s called Choose Joy, and it’s a faith-based conference for two groups of women:
- those who have struggled with infertility, and
- those who have adopted/are considering adoption, regardless of their ability to conceive.
And no, we won’t be telling women who ache to get pregnant
that adoption is the answer, nor will we tell women
waiting long on adoption to simply get pregnant.
Each woman is entitled to her own desires and leading from God.
We want to encourage and point to Christ. That’s all.
Where is the conference?
It’s in Orange County, California, (awesome!) which is reason enough to make the trip. If you don’t live nearby, have no fear… the conference is only $65(earlybird)-$75, leaving room in the budget for your flight.
When is it?
February 9, 2013
Where can I register and find out more?
Click the image below. Earlybird registration ends November 8.
I hope you come!!!
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