This past week I had the pleasure of attending the "Enter Worship" Conference at New Life in Colorado Springs CO from Wednesday through Sunday. The worship was amazing, and the speakers had a lot of good advice for worship leaders. I do sing at our church home, however I attended specifically to check out their dance ministry. I was a little disappointed when i realized they didn't incorporate that into this years experience, and at one point, I must admit, i started feeling very sorry for myself. That's easy for me when I'm out of my comfort zone....i missed my husband, i missed my boys, i missed my bed :) AND i felt like I wasn't getting what i wanted out of the conference......and then all of the sudden Scott (our worship Pastor) came to me and said :
"Hey there is a girl back there dancing, shes been dancing the entire worship set."
I turned to see this young woman worshiping God with her whole body. It was as if God was saying, "I'm here child, I'm here" "I haven't forgotten". I took a deep breath because it was then that I realized there was a purpose for me being there, even if i felt outta place. I decided to go find out if the Visual Arts Director was planning on being at the conference that week, and the answer was no. However, i jotted down her email address and sent her a message letting her know i was there and interested in talkin with her. The next day i got a phone call from her and she was able to meet me up at the campus and spend some time with me. She gave me some great advice and will be sending me some resources. I am always amazed at how God will make things happen, even when we don't think it will. She is a very busy woman, but out of her love for God took the time to meet with someone she didn't even know. That's service.
I tell ya, It is the most amazing thing to stand in a room with thousands of other worship leaders....the times when the band would stop singing and allow the people in the room to raise their voices to God, it gave me chills.....God's presence was felt so enormously that i wept several times. I am truly thankful for this experience.
After the conference was over we were able to play a bit. Talk about experiencing God....we drove up to pikes peak.....the views were AMAZING. I have never seen anything like it. Here are a few pictures that will blow your mind....and yes, i took them....even the lowliest of picture takers was able to capture the beauty of Gods creation.
This next one is of pikes peak, we were already on our way down, and the gold you see dispersed throughout the mountains is not flowers its trees changing color for the fall.....just beautiful.
Here is an example of some of those trees.
Yes this next picture is real....very real.....how can you not believe in God after seeing this?
Here I am with Britt on the top of pikes peak....it was a tad chilly, and scary...we were RIGHT on the edge of the peak......
Me and Sophia on the way down the mountain.
Its snowing!!! We all got out of the car and had a HUGE snowball fight, it was super fun. Here i am with soph in the snow!!
I was REEEEALLY excited to get home on Sunday night after a 15 hour drive....and when i did i found a rose on the door and when i walked in a welcome home balloon, a note from my babies and the rest of my dozen roses.....soooo sweet!!