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An Evening with Glennon Doyle Melton

I’m not going to lie, I was really tired on Friday. I had bought a ticket to An Evening with Glennon Doyle Melton and although I did really want to hear her speak, my body just wanted to hang out on the couch.   I even tried to give my ticket away at the last minute.  The idea of going out was almost too much to think about.  But the gal whom I offered it to couldn’t go so off I went.  I knew who Glennon was and had followed her blog.  So I knew she was funny and insightful.  What I wasn’t expecting to learn about was the H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem, and the forty food desserts right here in Winston-Salem.  I knew that the money raised was going for this project, I just didn’t realize that I would hear about it.  I’m so glad that I did.

I’m always so impressed with people who see a problem and go after solving it.  Marty and Ben Tennille are some of those people.  Their will to create an organization benefitting so many others is overwhelming.  I was 100% blown away by all of the folks connected with H.O.P.E..  So many of our own Forsyth County residents are hungry.  Please take a look at their site and see the simple, yet impactful ways you can help feed the need in Winston-Salem.

Glennon speaking…

Then it was on to Glennon Doyle Melton’s conversation.  She was fantastic.  Her message is so real, needed, and made me laugh out loud.  I love her message, We belong to each other.   My heart was full when I left Centenary on Friday night.

I wasn’t planning to blog about Friday night but during her discussion I found myself writing down some of my favorite quotes…

 “God’s Motto: Just show up as you are and love others” 
 “Something beautiful comes from a broken heart.”  
“That kind of writing unlocked people”  
“start living in 12 layers deep”  
When speaking about God giving her her first son, “we offer folks on the bathroom floor the best we’ve got.”  
“Love is not pink” 
“Can you just tell me how I hurt you” … 

Glennon answering questions from Centenary United Methodist Church’s Dr. Mark Ralls

Wow!  I know that is a lot.  It may not all make sense to you if you weren’t there, but I left really feeling revived.  If you have never looked at her site, do your self a favor and take ten minutes to read Momastery.

Sometimes God gives you the extra nudge, even when you don’t want it … because He knows what you need.  I needed to hear Glennon on Friday night.  I’m so grateful for the nudge.

Dashing – xoxox
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