"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden"
This was the theme of the blogging conference, Allume that we attended this past weekend.
We made it across the border easily; the man looked at us as if we were from Mars, and said, "I have no questions; you can't even make that stuff up." Yes, I was a bit hesitant to attend a conference all about blogging, but I have no regrets!
Other highlights from our blogging conference and other things that I learned include:
-being reminded that we are all lights in the world
-to be myself; to be honest
-it could just be "one" that is affected by my blog, and that's all that matters
-be mindful of the moment
-write what you are passionate about
-I am only a hobby blogger, and I'm ok with that!
-"I don't need credentials, God has those" (from Kat Lee, Inspired to Action)
-pray, pray, pray
-listen to God's calling
-amazing key note speakers
-listening to other bloggers open their hearts as they shared their stories
and much, much more!!!
One other thing that I learned is how much I LOVE my family!!! I became homesick pretty quickly!
Continuing to give thanks...
-my best friend, and awesome hubby who wins Husband of the Year award again as he took care of the children all weekend
-my family ( I love them so much and missed them like crazy)
-being at a conference with over 300 other Christian women
-learning so much from so many other Christian bloggers
-having lots of laughs with our addiction to the smile booth
Ann, a humble, passionate, inspiring Christian blogger/ speaker
-hearing her story, her deep love for her Saviour, and feeling her emotions with her
Phil Vischer (creator of Veggie Tales)'s story of pride and humility and God working through all of his life (and ours)
-his honesty and openness
Logan Wofram making boring announcements very humorous!
-allowing us to hear her story and share her sorrows