Diane W. Bailey

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She Speaks

The She Speaks conference has come and gone like Christmas. Planning for months about the talks I would give, buying the” right” outfits and jewelry trying to make a good impression.

Then you enter into the wind tunnel, running from class to class, slinging business cards left and right, write and rewriting your talk umpteen times trying to make it “perfect”. Hugging dear friends whose writing now has a voice and face.

Finally, you entering into the talk you planned to give as such a cool and together, sophisticated woman, raccoon-eyed from joyful tears, pale-faced from the makeup wearing off, and the cute hair-do you began the day with in now hanging in string beside your ears.

Like Christmas morning, everything begins so neat and orderly, and within a few hours its over, the family is gone and you finally sit down and enjoy looking at the light on the tree and the gifts received.

She Speaks is over, and now I’m sitting down looking at the books and pictures I have received from the weekend.

Thank you Proverbs 31 Ministries for all of your hard work, time, prayers and endless love that you have given to us this weekend. You are a blessing.

Here are a few pictures from my weekend. One person I did not get a picture with, is Susan Stillwell who is beautiful inside and out, and shows her grace and beauty in her blog by praying for others as part of her ministry. But she and I will catch up again sometime and I’ll have my picture with this dear friend!

Renee Swoop Author of A Confident Heart

Luann Prater AKA prayer MAMA

Emily Freeman from Chatting and the Sky and author of Grace For The Good Girl, Me, and The Nester ( Above and below – I don’t think she has a first name, just Nester…lol),

Me and Renee Swoop!Me and Lysa TerKeurst President of Proverbs 31 Ministries and author of the new book Coming Unglued.Laurie Wallin my California Chick friend and Blogger at Living Power
Liz Clark Higgs, speaker, writer and living Joy! I wanted to take her home with me!

Walking to my car feels strange. I’m alone after being with 650 women for three days. The car is quite.

Father in heaven, are you really calling me to speak? Am I just passing time meeting people or is this real? For the second time in two weeks, bursting forth from behind dark clouds, is light. Beams of brilliant light, that reminds of the light Paul described when he encountered Christ for the first time. I don’t know what Christ has in store for me, but like Hagar, I call out, “You are El Roi, the God who sees me.”

Linking with Hear it on Sunday Use it on Monday, and A Holy Experience

  • http://www.sharono-somethingtothinkabout.com/ Sharon O

    Sounds like you had a wonderful time, now you can rest and sit back and re write some of your notes and gather your thoughts again.

  • http://virtuousprogress.wordpress.com vcradlebaugh57

    I love the photos you professionally were able to capture. As far as knowing the call he has for you, just set yourself apart to ask and listen to what he has to say. I’ll be praying for you to hear clearly. I was blessed by this blog. Thank you, Diane.(BTW, what camera do you use?

    • http://dianewbailey.wordpress.com dianewbailey

      Thank you Gin, I hate that we did not get pictures together! Next time! Love you, ~Di

      • http://virtuousprogress.wordpress.com vcradlebaugh57

        What kind of camera did you use to take the pictures you posted from She Speaks?

        • http://dianewbailey.wordpress.com dianewbailey

          A cannon rebel. Then I develop it I’m Lightroom. It’s a program my husband got for me

          • http://virtuousprogress.wordpress.com vcradlebaugh57

            That’s what my regular-non-digital camera is. My daughter’s, which I mostly use because they upload into my computer, is a minolta. So how would I use the old camera and get it ot be more updated. Is there something I can use to adapt to it? If you don’t know, I’ll ,look further into it. If you do know, it helps me to be able to use something sooner. Thanks, and BTW, your are a great photographer.

          • http://dianewbailey.wordpress.com dianewbailey

            Gin, I don’t know of a way that you can adapt the camera itself. It could be possible but they would probably never market such device because it would inhibit camera sells. And that is where the money is for them.

            You could scan in the actual photograph in a scanner and then use it as a digital image.

            But to go into the computer from the camera, I think you need a camera that speaks computer, I. E. A digital camera. Hope this helps. ~Di

  • http://susanstilwell.com Susan Stilwell

    Love the pics! We’ll get one another time :)
    Has He called you to write and speak? YES — and His call is irrevocable. Work on your 3 things and press on!
    Love you!!

    • http://dianewbailey.wordpress.com dianewbailey

      Thank you, Susan. Oh I wish we lived closer. Doc has approved the May writer’s conference!!!! Yea!!!