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.
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…
|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.