I had a blast at the She Laughs Conference this past weekend in Henderson, TX and can’t wait to tell you all about it! The She laughs Conference I attended was hosted at First Baptist Church Henderson. I went to the conference with my friend and co-laborer, Missy Millspaugh. When we arrived we were instantly greeted by Pastor David Higgs and his beautiful wife, Kim. Kim has an amazing smile and her countenance radiates Jesus! If you are in the area be sure to visit First Baptist Church Henderson.

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Katy McCown is the founder of the She Laughs Conference. Katy and I have something in common as we both left our corporate jobs to raise and homeschool our children. Katy is a retired television news reporter and her husband, Luke, plays football for the NFL New Orleans Saints, and they have six children. In her spare time, she writes for Proverbs 31 Ministries and hosts She Laughs.

She Laughs is based on the scripture in Proverbs 31:25.

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come.

Katy is passionate about Jesus and seeing women walk in strength and dignity, and desires women to live a laugh characterized by laughter, without fear of the future. Her opening message entitled, The Path to a Passionate Life, discussed our preparation, position, and pursuit. My favorite quote from that session:

God is far less interested in our motions, then in our motives.

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Next, we heard from Lisa Allen, founder of L.J. Allen consulting and coaching, and Executive Director of Ministry Training at Proverbs 31 Ministries. We laughed as we evaluated our personalities in the session, What Shoe Are You?, where I discovered that I am a combination of a Work Boot and a Stiletto—what a combination! I also discovered that God gifted me with a special combination of strengths in order for me to fulfill my calling.

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We laughed for the rest of the evening as Shari Braendel of Fashion Meets Faith and author of Help me Jesus, I have Nothing to Wear inspired us to look our best for the King. In her session, Hairspray & High Heels, she reminded us that the King is enthralled with our beauty, and what we think about ourselves matters! Missy and I were both even brave enough to get up on stage in front of the women of Henderson and participate.

Speaking of brave, the ultimate bravery award goes to the men in the camera crew that came all the way from South Carolina from Meade Agency to film a congregation full of estrogen-filled women!!

Saturday morning, we learned ways to avoid burnout in our calling, igniting our passions to fuel our calling, and we were reminded why we need to laugh. The content of the topics discussed at She Laughs was relevant for women of all ages to help them pursue the good works of their calling.

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The picture above was the grand finale. I don’t want to give any spoilers, so if you want to know more about the picture above, then you will have to visit a She Laughs Conference for yourself! She Laughs Conference

 

Posted by Misty Phillip

By His Grace: Seek Jesus, Study the Word, Grow in Grace Bible Study Author, Christian Lifestyle Blogger, & Speaker www.MistyPhillip.com

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  1. missymillspaugh 01/17/2017 at 11:22 am

    What a great weekend and an awesome time with my friend Misty and to be able to make new friends with the beautiful ladies of First Baptist Henderson and with Lisa, Katy, and Shari.

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    1. Yes!! Thanks for being adventurous with me and taking a road trip to Henderson!

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  2. Sounds as though it was a wonderful conference! What a joy reading this, Misty. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Kristi! It was a great conference! The teaching was on point, and laughter is such medicine for the soul! Glad you enjoyed reading it! Misty

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  3. Misty, how fun. 🙂 Sounds like a great conference. And, this quote from Katy McCown, “The way I plan for the future is to be faithful today.” Love that. Thanks for sharing, Misty. 🙂 And, thanks for being a part of #ChasingCommunity today. ((blessings))

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    1. Hi Brenda, Thanks for visiting today, and for hosting #ChasingCommunity! I love what you wrote about hope today! I had a conversation with a lady at Bible Study today about hope. Her daughter was given a bad prognosis for her daughter (my friend’s grandaughter) I encouraged her with the words of Jeremiah 29:11- “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Blessings to you! Misty ❤

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  4. Very nice. Looks like it was a great conference.

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    1. Thank you! It was super fun. 😊

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