Let’s do a little catch up friends! I just got back from Okinawa, Japan, but before I delve into the details about that out-of-this-world trip and conference, I want to take you back to another splendid outing.
On February 23rd I flew into Seattle and met up with my ministry assistant, dear friend and birthday buddy, Kim Tucker. It would sound awfully jet-setty to say that we just made the trip to celebrate our mutual birthday, but we had even bigger fish frying! We were there for another Satisfied…at Last! Conference. This time I would be presenting the conference to about 250 wonderful women over two days at Crossroads Bible Church in Bellevue, Washington.
We were met at the airport by Melanie, the Women’s Ministry event assistant at Crossroads, and her friend Donna, the official Sweet Helper and Driver for the weekend. They gifted us with salted chocolate caramels made in Seattle and whisked us off to our hotel. After they checked us in, Kim and I headed for one of our favorite restaurants, Maggiano’s Little Italy, in downtown Bellevue, to celebrate our big day.
The Conference itself took place Friday night and Saturday morning and afternoon. The ladies were treated to desserts and coffee after the Friday evening session and a scrumptious luncheon during Saturday. Take a look at this lovely lunch idea.
The lunch consisted of four different “lady” salads packaged individually in small plastic containers, bundled in a cellophane bag, topped with a delicious cookie, and wrapped with a ribbon. How precious is that! And it was all so tasty too.
I thoroughly enjoyed serving alongside talented musician and worship leader Timothy Meaney during the conference sessions. Timothy regularly leads worship at Crossroads and wasn’t daunted at all by singing along with a room full of females. He is such a godly man with a true passion for leading others to the throne room for worship.
I absolutely loved this group of ladies. They truly evidenced a hunger for God’s Word from the very beginning. The Women’s Ministry Director, Paulette, assured me over lunch Friday that the women of Crossroads are used to being fed from the Bible and would settle for nothing less. Those are words that delight my soul! So we opened God’s Word and ate it up that weekend.