The Titus 2:1 Conference was this weekend and by the time I left the hotel on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm, my head was spinning. The whole experience was just overwhelming.
In a good way.
Let’s be honest–you chat online with someone nearly every day for a year (or a week!) and you feel like you actually know them and you’re friends…but are you really? Would you really want to have coffee and playdates if you lived closer like you tweet about all the time? Would you really ask them to pray for you if you were face to face? Would you really feel comfortable to sit and chat for hours about intimate family challenges when you’ve only ever communicated in 140 characters?
Yes, actually, you are.
And it was beautiful. (And I didn’t get nearly enough pictures!)
For me, the overall message of the whole weekend was putting first things first. Blogging, homeschooling, monetizing, curriculum…none of it matters if you don’t put first things first. And the Lord will be faithful to bless your efforts if you do put first things first.
I spent most of the 4 hour drive home letting the words from the Conference speakers simmer in the back of my mind…sifting them through scripture that floated across my thoughts…letting God speak quietly…letting ideas float in, out, through…
We were facing some major changes around here even before I left for the conference. We just found out that our beloved private school is closing after this year due to low enrollment. (And here I am, anonymously sponsored to a Christian blogging and homeschooling conference–the Lord is certainly trying to tell us something!) We have decisions to make. Hard ones. Important ones.
But I’m determined to listen right now, instead of speaking.
Pray instead of plan.
And be still.