August 2017 I had a God dream hit me in the middle of my quiet time. The Lord laid creative Christian women on my heart. It is a difficult world to live in owning your own business, being a Christian, trying to find the balance in sharing your beliefs the "right" amount. There are conferences and retreats out there but I had not yet found one that is strictly for uplifting and encouraging specifically Christian Creative Women. This is where in my prayer time, the Lord put this idea on my heart. I had no idea if anyone would be interested, actually sign up, or if it would be a success. The only thing I knew was that I needed to listen to God, obey, and let Him do whatever He needed to do. I was actually 100% okay with nothing happening as long as I obeyed and worked for it I felt like that was success.
But you know what, the Lord placed two special women in my life that wanted and needed this. They signed up, we escaped to the mountains and God showed up big time in many ways. I had a friend who is very talented - in fact her whole family is! So her and her sister came up for the day on Saturday with a guitar and their beautiful voices to lead us in worship time. We were blessed to have one of my friends who is an incredible speaker come lead us in two sessions. It was such a beautiful time full of encouragement, challenge, and worship.
We were able to all hang out, go for walks, watch a movie, eat at the table together but also have plenty of time alone to rest, to reconnect or refocus with God, and I think the combination of that was just what everyone needed.
I am thankful for the Lord doing what He wanted to do and simply allowing me to be a vessel.