Monday, January 17, 2011

Blessed.

{em-pou-er} 2011 was more than we could have EVER tried to plan. God showed up and did his beautiful thing and we were amazed. Above is the planning team with Grace Johnson (www.pottersheart.com) our main speaker. She spoke as if Jesus was speaking to all of us ladies. It was incredible!!

Grace Johnson shared the analogy of a master potter & her/his creation! It is SO the way God is with each of US... HIS creation. I have never seen her before, but her story was so unique and touching! I am pretty sure there was not a DRY eye in the place. God was good!!

Bright Light Parade led us into worship. It was so sweet and beautiful. These two are sisters... Lex & Torre. So cute!!

My super cute sister-in-law and I got to emcee the event and it was so fun! It is sooo amazing seeing something God birthed and we planned come together in beautiful unison. Truly amazing!! I love doing ministry with my family :-)

We had a lot of SUPER fun guests come... 150+ to be exact ;) It was so special!! Here are some fun people...

Our Iowa blogger FRIENDS!! It was so special they were able to come... ahhh! I still can't believe it. We had so much fun with them and I know they were blessed which is so sweet to me :-) Rae, Beka & Ruthann we LOVE YOU! Thanks for coming!!

Also, my sweet sweet photographer friend Sarah Pollio and her friend Becky came! I loved having them be a part of {em-pou-er}. ALSO... I am so thankful to Sarah because she took my camera and got a lot of amazing shots! Thank you dear friend!

So many good things happened and we don't even know it all. Our God is greater, Our God is stronger!! Our God!!

Still, I am so thankful for this opportunity and for God allowing/trusting us with such a powerful conference. Amazed!!!

I have a day off today. It is so nice, and I will be working on designing invites with my sweet sister & her fiance. FUN!! Enjoy today... Happy MLK Day!

9 Beautiful comments!:

Jessie Szmanda said...

I am SO SO glad Jamie and I stopped by! Grace's story touched me SO much! And, it was SO great to meet all of you. Thank you so much Ria for inviting us to this! Much much love!

Lauren said...

Sounds like an incredible weekend! God uses you in incredible ways!

Sarah said...

Yay! So glad it went well! Enjoy your well deserved day off!

Jenny said...

What an amazing turn out to your event! It looks like such a wonderful time :)

Sarah Pollio Photography said...

Praise God for a great event! The spirit was moving! :) Ria, way to stay diligent in what the Lord had in store for you! Bless you sister.

Jamie Leigh said...

Thanks again for the invite Ria! This was such a beautiful day, you did an amazing job!

Beka said...

I am SO HAPPY to be apart of it all!!! :) Love you so much!!! GOD was so evident in everything that was happening!!!!

We are planning on getting Grace to come! :)

Stephanie M. Page said...

Yay! I LOVE serving with you! God is so faithful, I feel like I am still processing---whats next?? =) =)

Laura said...

It looks like everything turned out perfectly! What a fun event to plan!