The Morning After

The event finally arrived! Over 1000 of us ladies have been waiting all year for the 3rd annual Life Women’s Conference.  All week, I’ve prepared my heart and my soul for this potentially life-changing event.  I knew it would be much needed, and I was absolutely, 100% right. (I’m pretty proud of that accurate prediction because I’m usually 90% incorrect on my assumptions.)

I hope you can tell from the smiles that we had a pretty amazing time.  Years ago, I didn’t know that I could have so much fun at church.

Throughout the conference, we heard from a number of speakers and teachers who poured into us with their words of wisdom.  I believe that each and every one of us was touched in our own way. What’s more, we each felt a deeper connection to one another and to the promises that God wanted to instill within us.

Now, it’s the morning after.  As I allow my mind to wonder back to what occurred in the past three days, I can’t help but to smile to myself. Oh, how I SO needed this weekend! But let’s be real – Now that the moments are over and regular life has returned, I have some difficult choices to make.  I can either remain in the wow of what I felt in that moment, or I can take those nuggets of wisdom and encouragement, seal them with a royal kiss, and commit to operating differently going forward as a result of what I learned.

As quickly as I smiled to myself this morning about all the memories, the Now what? question popped into my mind. The only way I can pay homage to such a transformational weekend is to plan my next steps for a new beginning.  That’s the only way I can say this weekend was truly life-changing.




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Elana Cole is an author, educator, and coach who is passionate about helping others in their personal journeys towards a more beautiful life. She is the author of "The Midnight Experience" and creator of Empowered Narrative, a blog about transforming the way you live and love.

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