Sunday, September 16, 2007

Women of Faith

I spent Friday night and all day Saturday at the Women of Faith conference at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia. The theme was Amazing Freedom and it was amazing to worship along with 18,000 other women of (various) faith backgrounds. I found myself laughing one minute and crying the next as each of the speakers told her story of how she was able to overcome terrible circumstances and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The message of believing that God is bigger than any problem coupled with the belief that Jesus, who knew human suffering, and loves us no matter what, brings spiritual freedom to those who seek was very powerful.

Some of you may have seen one of speakers before. Her name is Anita Renfroe and her video has over 1 million hits on You Tube. You must take the next 2 minutes to watch this hilarious video called Momsense. It is a song that takes everything a mom says in 24 hours and condenses it into 2 minute. A MUST SEE!

You may be wondering how I managed to get out of the house for so long without children. My husband was in charge while I took a well-deserved break. Of course when I arrived home Saturday evening, the children were dressed in shorts, even though it was cold outside; no one had brushed their hair or teeth while I was gone and the house was in disarray. But my husband ordered pizza, had their friends over for a playdate on Friday; and then on Saturday he took them on a dinosaur fossil hunt, out to a restaurant and then to Home Depot so they had a pretty good time while I was gone. This is why dads are more fun than moms. Dads can leave the breakfast dishes in the sink (for mom to clean up when she gets home) and take the kids dinosaur hunting and get them muddy and then bring them home and not give a second thought to the muddy clothes which have been discarded on the floor, or some of which are still on the bodies of the muddy children. Yay for Dads! The world would be a much more boring place without them!

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