Saturday, March 28, 2009

PUMP-UP YOUR LIFE - One Day Seminar

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I just spent one of the most enjoyable days this snowy day (yes we had snow today...brr) at this One-Day Seminar that the woman's group at our church put on. The event was from 8:30 to 2:00 and we had 4 Break-out Sessions. Each Session had 3 programs to choose from. That was the hard part.....only getting to be in 4 of the 12 selections :o(
I tried to take photo's of the program but they turned out so small I'll just list the schedule:
8:30-8:50 - Muffins & beverages in Jehovah Java Shop
8:50-9:00 - Welcome in the Youth Chapel
9:10-9:50 - Session #1 - Pump Up Your Prayer Life
Pump Up Your Physique (health & body)
Pump Up Your Parenting (tips & advice)
10:00-10:40 - Session #2 - Pump Up Your Praise & Worship
Pump Up Your Personal Times (Devotion & "me" time)
Pump Up Your Marriage Partnership I was privileged to speak
10:50-11:30 - Session #3 - Pump Up Your Purpose in Fasting
Pump Up Your Appearance
Pump Up Your Purchasing (thrifty ideas)
11:40-12:20 - Session #4 - Pump Up Your Potential through Bible Study
Pump Up Your Phases in Life (menopause & life changes)
Pump Up Your Presents/Presence (gifts & self-esteem)
12:30-2:00 - Lunch - Door Prizes & Makeover Reveal - Special Speaker: Tonya Rohr, Well-known Christian Speaker/Comedian (The lunch was delicious!)
The 4 sessions I chose to attend were #1 Your Prayer Life - #2 Your Marriage Partnership (since I spoke!) - #3 Your Purpose in Fasting - #4 Your Potential Through Bible Study.
It was ALL fantastic. I love, LOVE, LOVE, the local church God has seen fit to place Mickey & I in at this time in our life.
I was so happy to see so many young and younger woman sign up for the class I did on marriage. I had many who came up to me later and thanked me. I had ask for prayer covering from my prayer blog several weeks ago when I was asked to speak. I had written out what I planned to say, and had "rehearsed" to Mickey several times during the week.....but you know what.....I just spoke what the Lord put on my heart as I began, so much for the preparation !!! Of course we always want to be lead by The Holy Spirit.
The young woman who taught the class I attended on Fasting was awesome. I am just so proud of the woman in our church and what God is doing in all areas of our body.
We had a total of about 80 woman and with the snow that was really a good number who showed up. Us Okie's don't do snow very well!!!
I took my camera but the pictures did not turn out well enough to post :o(
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Mari said...

Sounds like a wonderful day - all those topics are things that can always use pumping up!
I'm glad you allowed yourself to speak what the Spirit led you to say.

Nancy said...

Sounds like your church has some very interesting seminars. I would have liked to hear what you had to say. Thankful always for the Holy Spirits prompting for sure.

Brenda said...

How fun those are. Was this something your church put on and invited the guest speaker, or is it a special program?
I would've loved to hear you speak.

Jillian, Inc said...

Wish I could have been there, Susan, to hear your wonderful teaching message and attend the event. It sounds so great.

Susan said...

Brenda, It was a program put on by the Woman's group at our church. All the speakers, with the exception of the guest speaker, were woman from our body. That is why I am so extremely proud of our Body.

To Mari, Nancy, Brenda & Jillian -
Boy, how I would love for us all to be able to have a meeting like this with our Blogland friends. Can you imagine what fun that would be?

Brenda said...

That would be so much fun!

Sweet Nothings said...

You were great today! I told Kevin last week that you should do the marriage session and you did!!! I only wish every married woman could have heard what you and Debbie had to say. It was valuable info for wives. Love you!

Shirley said...

So glad it went well. I'm sure you did a wonderful job in your session - wish we could have heard it :)

A Hint of Home said...

It sounds like a great conference. Good topics and so needed in our time.
I would have loved to hear your session. I'm sure it was good.

The Young Artist said...

With or without pictures, I can still imagine what it must have been like. It sounds like so much fun and I would have wanted to go to( especially because you were speaking!). I hope your class goes well. And I am glad that you got lunch to. I know I would not have made it without food. Neither would have my brothers. Our church has some fun things like that too. I guess that is the way tho get young people motivated. Have a good weekend and tell Mickey I said hi. You guys have been in my thoughts.

MeMaw said...

Sounds like a great day! Maybe you could post something about which you presented? Would love to hear about it!

Anonymous said...

Susan, Katie has been pirating my bloglines and I didn't know you posted, until I saw the comment you left for her!!! =)

This sounds absolutely wonderful!!! Oh I wish I could have gone, I would have loved everything, ESPECIALLY to hear you speak on marriage. Did anyone record it? That would be awesome to see!!!!

Sharon Lynne said...

What a nice feeling to have your speaking go well. Even though you may not have used all the preparation, I'm sure it gave you confidence.

I'm glad God blessed you with a great day!

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea.

retha said...

Jehovah Java, I like that.
Well, Java and Jehovah, it is original.

Like the others I also say wish I could have joined.

Betty said...

I´m glad you had such a blessed day. These type of women´s events/conferences can really help us grow and learn from each other!

Anonymous said...

RYC: I really appreciated your comment on my "church" blog today. Thanks for a refreshing way of looking at it.

Kathy said...

That sounds like a great gathering with a wonderful theme. I can see why so many women braved even the snow to attend. Blessings and even beyond all you and Mickey could ask or imagine in the years He has yet for you two.

Anonymous said...

I just knew God would use you to speak to women at that event!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the most wonderful day! I wish I could have gone with you.

What, no video to share of what your taught on? Aw, too bad.

Love you so much my friend! Have a blessed Sunday.

Nadine said...

Sounds wonderful. I bet you did a great job. I would have loved to hear you speak on marriage. I bet you had many valuable things to share.

Susie said...

Hi Susan,
Sounds like you had a wonderfully fulfilling day.
Your enthusiastic words tell the story even without pictures!

Pear tree cottage! said...

Hello dear Susan, it is days like yours that make your heart tingle and you feel refreshed about the simpliest of tasks dont you.

I have enjoyed catching up here with you again today.


Anonymous said...

it sounds like a very good day. Were you nervous speaking?

This Country Girl said...


What a great showing of women for this! It sounds like a wonderful day! How wonderful of you to allow yourself to be used of the Lord to speak to others!


Kanani said...

It sounds like it was a reaffirming day. How wonderful to spend it with new and old friends.

Momma Roar said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend! I do hope you'll be willing to share some of it here!

I hope you had a wonderful Sunday!

Pam said...

Praise the Lord for the large number of ladies who showed up! I would love to have been able to sit in on your class!

Hey Ginger, if you read this, please invite me to your blog. It won't let me read it any longer!! Boo hoo! I so appreciate the comments you leave for me, but I can't resond in kind right now for some reason!

Pam said...

Oh and Susan, if you can get into Ginger's blog, could you please pass the previous message onto her for me? Thanks sis!

Sohailah said...

WOW! I love that your church did that and that you were allowed to share/mentor from your life - and that you let God speak through you!!! that is wonderful! I love you, Susan!

groovyoldlady said...

I'm just getting caught up. Sounds liike a wonderful women's day together. I like the way you incorporated the teaching gifts of your local ladies.