As I think back on the Conference of last week, I am just overwhelmed by how much God blessed us every day with the inspiring messages, fellowship and all!
I don't know about you other attendees, but our family is still happily talking about the Conference; sharing which sessions we went to, what we learned, who we talked with, etc etc!!!
I do remind everyone what was continuously in my mind throughout the last days of the Conference:
...For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. (Luke 12:48)
May we put into practice the truths which we have learned!
May we not only enjoy being with our wonderful friends,
but may we grow from their godly examples! (a thought that has been impressing me for a while)
May our lives be lived for the glory of the LORD!!!
To help relive the memories....
(yes: memories can be relived only a week after the event! :))
Pictures! (taken by myself. Sam's pictures will come later!)
|Kevin Swanson opening up the conference with a visionary message!|
|Mr. Botkin giving more inspirational words|
|Standing room only! Dozens of ladies listening to Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin. I stood at the back, juggling my camera and notebook and pen.|
|Elizabeth and Anna Sofia Botkin 2013|
|beautiful! I love their regal style.|
|we like this shot....all the lovely locks with the Botkin ladies in the background|
|How delighted we were that the Brookshires with Noble Rose Press returned to this conference again! SUCH a sweet family! We're so glad we got to meet them last year and see them again this year.|
I again enjoyed listening to Mr. Dan Ford share about...history! Specifically the mindset and vision of the founding fathers, versus that of the English king....anyway it was very very good, and I just delight in seeing original documents such as Mr. Ford shares with the audience!
|Historian Dan Ford|
|Friends talking: Allison, +Abriana Price , Carise and Renee Litmann|
|Friends: Sarah Serven, Hannah Zes and Lydia|
|Tessa talking with my sister Nikola|
|Traditional aerial view of friends- I have to take at least one each year. :)|
|Josh Brabo and sister Bethany|
|Friends: Leah M, Meg and my sister Jessie|
|my sister Elodie sharing the benefits of make-up...at least for the Mona Lisa!|
|friends Emily Rose, Breezy and Elizabeth Botkin talking|
|Sisters! I was trying to copy Laura-Lise...but I see I was a couple of expressions late!|
|Laura-Lise and Marjolaine|
|my younger sister Jessie|
|my older sister Nikola|
|Micaiah Thomas, Josh Brabo, Marscel Thomas and Daniel Swanson talking before the Ball.|
|funny wee Katia (my youngest sister)|
|waiting for the ball to begin|
|before the ball: +Elizabeth McDevitt , +Michelle McDevitt, Hannah Valeu|
|The front of the room with our dance caller and some of his family....|
|Tim Jones talking with Matthew Thomas and Joel Suermann|
Well...that's all for now, friends!
I will be sharing more pictures...soon! :) Our family had a lot of fun looking through all the pictures we captured over those 4 1/2 splendid days! It will be good to share them with you other attendees and friends, as well as those of you who weren't able to come!