My weekend at the Women of Faith Conference!Reviews/Giveaways — By Shannon Schmid on August 24, 2009 at 4:15 pm
This weekend I had the chance to spend the weekend with 16,000 other women!!! I went to the Women of Faith conference -A Grand New Day! It was SO much fun, and really inspirational!
The conference is a non-denominational Christian concert with music, and speakers just for women. We filled the American Airlines Center in Dallas to the brim! There were women everywhere, and I think given the Christian theme of the conference everyone was in an especially nice mood. Everyone was talking to each other, helping each other- handing one another tissues when needed. There was an unforgettable sense of sisterhood between sixteen thousand strangers!
The speakers are an amazing group of women (and a couple men) who really wow’d the crowd with their honest stories about their lives, and how their faith got them through some of the toughest times. Some of the speakers talked about overcoming cancer, marriages falling apart, bankruptcy, and countless other issues that have caused them sadness or anger. And there many times during the weekend that you could hear sniffling going on around you. But you could also hear laughter and singing!
Speaking of singing- they have a great team that sings upbeat Christian music between all the speakers, and they would often have the whole crowd on their feet. I’m not usually one to wear my religion on my sleeve, I’m a bit on the private side. But even I was dancing, waving my arms, and singing along! It was like a rock concert about love! It was all inspiration and celebration, and catharsis and joy. Check out the short video clip above, it was taken during some of the praise music and although it’s dark I think you can get a small sense of how huge the arena was!
The Women of Faith conference is stilling moving around the country- and if it comes to your neck of the woods I highly recommend you go if you can! It really is a sensation like no other to look around and as far as your eye can see, a sea of women who are all celebrating what God has done in their lives. And they all have smiles, and you have the sense that you are all walking different paths, on the same journey.
It was a super weekend, and I came home really filled up with a new sense of purpose, and joy about all that God has given me. Perhaps the biggest blessing of my life is the wonderful husband God picked out for me! I especially want to thank my husband for buying my ticket, AND taking care of wee Molly while I was gone!
I am a lucky girl!