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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hope Spoken {link up}

5 things for HopeSpoken:
- post your picture so that we can recognize you.
- introduce yourself!
- something that you are little timid or nervous about for the weekend
- something that you are hoping to take away from HopeSpoken
- share something fun/random about yourself

1. My mug..

2. Intros..
Hi Y'all.  I'm Stephanie.  I'm gonna be one of the small group leaders at Hope Spoken and I can't wait to meet all of you!  I just celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary with my man.  We were high school sweethearts and I'm still crazy in love with him...even more so. Definitely more so.   We have three grown daughters who are all married to great guys who we love and adore and are so thankful for.  I have three grand kids who call me Honey and a grand dog named Henry. (Grand kids rock by the way...all the hype is true. Every bit of it.)   I'm a pastor's wife which is another fave of mine and we are having a ball serving the Lord in this new season we have just embarked on. The empty nest is not at all the dreaded place of loneliness I had imagined it would be when my girls were small. Through God's grace, it is fun and exciting and full of possibilities.  I love this chapter of our story He is writing.  I cannot wait to hear YOURS!

3.What's making me nervous about the weekend
Of course, the unknown always makes me nervous. And the possibility of me saying something really stupid or embarrassing is always on top of the list. But I am definitely more excited than nervous about the entire event.  I know how much prayer has gone up for this weekend and I have a holy expectation of God showing out big time. I'm just so blessed I get to be a part of it.

4. What I want to take away
  So many of you I have grown to love through social media (craziness) and I am tickled to finally hug your neck and hear your voice in person.  Eeep!...So the new friendships is one thing I'm anticipating!   I'm beyond excited about serving along side some of my besties and getting to experience this with them.  But I mostly want the Lord to speak to my heart and give me a deeper passion for His people. The exciting thing is how He will do it... will it be through our small group sessions as we dig into the word together?  Will it be through one of the speakers as they share their stories of faith?  Will it be in a one on one conversation that I have with one of you?  I don't know. Probably all of the above...but I'm going with an expectation that He wants to do something new in my heart and I want to let Him.

5. Fun Fact
I've never flown on an airplane. I'm dying to..just haven't had a chance yet. (I'm thinking 2014 is the year)  I could eat popcorn everyday of my life.  I'm a southern girl who doesn't like sweet tea. My  mom and daughters are my best friends...that's not just sweet talk...they really are.  I've recently changed  my lifestyle when it comes to my health and I started running..well jogging really.  Consequently, I've lost 35 lbs and feel better now than I did in my 20s.  Shazamm.

Can't wait to meet y'all!!
ps. the conference  has sold out but they are trying diligently to make some more 
tickets available. So make sure you snag one when they do if you missed out the first time. 


  1. Oh, can't wait to hear all about this weekend and I know the Lord is going to use you in a mighty way. I'm not familiar with this but it sure sounds like a wonderful experience. I'll be praying for you as you speak for HIM this weekend. Blessings abundant!

  2. Oh, I just went over and checked out the Hope Spoken Event and I see that it is not until next March. I guess I just assumed that it was this weekend. Must really be a great event if it is already sold out this many months in advance. Yea!

  3. Yay!!! I'm SO excited you are a leader :) :)
    Will be so happy to meet you friend!!!
    Much Love!!!

  4. You're just the sweetest and I'm excited to meet you Stephanie.

  5. So glad that they are having this link up so I can start immediately following you on social media! Can't believe I didn't know about your blog sooner, but love the way your beautiful heart shines through this post!

  6. i found you awhile ago via a guest post (think it was danielle burkleo's v-day posts)-- you are seriously amazing. so excited to meet you!!!!! eeeek!

  7. Good practice especially in recognizing the existence of God in our lives and be thankful of it to the wonderful deeds he made to us...

  8. i love what you wrote about god wanting to do something with your heart and letting him! this conference will be amazing. looking forward to reading your blog and getting to know you!

  9. see. you. there.
    i can't believe you haven't been on airplane.

  10. just found your blog through the hope spoken linkup. now i am secretly (not so secretly anymore?) hoping I'm in your small group. :)


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