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A Very Busy Week Of Living

So, a lack of blogging on my behalf usually indicates a very busy week of living, and that's certainly been the case this last week!
On Monday and Tuesday I had the wonderful privilege of attending the HTB Leadership Conference in the Royal Albert Hall. What a wonderful venue - warm and intimate "in the round". The speakers were of such breadth and wisdom . Mostly I was humbled by their sincere faith, and their vulnerability. The Talks are all due to be available online soon, so I'll post a link - I'll definitely be listening again , and I highly encourage you to listen too.
We heard from Nicky Gumbell (host, Vicar of HTB, and writer of the Alpha Course), also Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury; Steven Furtick from Elevation Church; Ellie Mumford from Vineyard; The Archbishop of Vienna, Cardinal Schonborn; Chris Hyman, CEO of Serco (the service provider that amongst other things manages our nuclear ports, flies the Queen around, and sets GMT!); and Patrick Lencioni - all fabulous!
They were two really long days, and the coffee was a bit lacking, but it was such a great conference - so inspiring.It was great too to travel with so many other Kerith leaders, and to experience it together.
Wednesday and Thursday I was teaching ..and that was intense in a totally different way!
Then Friday's focus was the REAL conference. We had a great Creative planning meeting with the Kerith team - so exciting to hear how all the different areas are progressing. We're doing all we can to plan a wonderful 6 sessions, and to help women to hear from God, and to enjoy connecting and being together! Lots of talk of decorations, performance songs, programmes, bags, lights, creativity- all to support the theme and the talks. We've heard from Kim, and I cant wait to hear her speak to us - you're going to love her and love what God has put on her heart to bring for us!
At the end of Friday, I had some great news that effects this years budget..and some exciting news about REAL 2014...so there's so much more to come!
God is good.
Yesterday was Morning Run...Coffee and Newspapers...visit from dear friend from Australia...visiting my parents...chill time....and a lovely wedding reception.
Today has been fantastic - loved Simon's word about wisdom and healing. Loved seeing our community caring and loving as we prayed for each other.
Hope you've had a good week - whatever it's been like, whatever it's brought - praying that you know God's presence right now, and as this evening comes around, and we go into another week.

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