however, how the new shoe extravaganza can about it not quite as it should have been...
i needed new jeans- BAD! being a teacher- jeans are not in the equation as much anymore- so jean days only roll around once or twice a week... and i have been living with only one fitting pair for a while now.... therefore- needed to jeans to help welcome in the fall season. by the way- i HATE shopping for jeans...
coach and i went to Danville, Va last weekend to look for jeans... goodies was our first stop... lucked out and walked away with a pair that were on sale for $16 bucks! SCORE!!! my fav jeans are lucky brand and usually cost between 80 and 120 dollars... so to find a pair that fit ok for that cheep was awesome!
hubby loves new shoes because he destroys shoes... i can wear the same pair for years.... the life span of his shoes is 6 months tops! between playing sports and coaching - he wears them out and they literally fall apart...
i was happy with my find so i didn't mind going to the shoe carnival next door to see what they had.... never dreamed we would walk out with FIVE pair of new shoes!!! now granted- we did just save money on jeans... but holy cow! redonkulous (that's for katie)!!
hear me out though... i can justify them all :-)
i "needed" black boots.... the bottom of my heels fell off the winter before last (ya know - the plasticy part that makes all the noise when you walk- yeah- that's been gone for a while- just a big hollow heel- pretty ghetto) and because i was buying them at regular price... hubby was able to get a pair half off (the asics)... not bad for tennis shoes... and old ones have been stankin'. then we made our way to the back wall with all the clearance... hello! arn't those heels cute! and on sale for $14! and as you can see below... hubby found two pair he liked on clearance... both were under $25 each... and he too "needed" some black semi-dress/casual shoes... his old sketchers needed to find a trash can! and well- the brown fubus were just adorable on him (i don't know that he would appreciated that description- how about - they were hot)
I returned last night from a women's conference in Chicago. It was phenomenal! Some of you may be familiar with Nancy Leigh DeMoss- or her popular book Lies Women Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free- or maybe her ministry Revive Our Hearts. Anyways- True Woman is a ministry within the Revive Our Hearts ministry. This years conference in Chicago was the first of hopefully many to come. Being able to experience God in the presence of over 6,000 women is amazing. I was able to go with 8 women from our church, plus meet up with my dear friend Courtney once we got there. Through the many speakers (Pastor John Piper, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Mary Kassian, Karen Loritts, Janet Parshall, Joni Tada, and many more), and worship led by the Gettys, God got a hold of me in many ways. More on that is to come.
But what I really want to share with you now is a spiritual movement that is underway... and you can be a part of it! The theme verse for the conference was Esther 4:14, "Who know whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this." And over and over again during the 3 days, Now Is The Time was stressed... the time to become true women- biblical women - embracing the womanhood that God designed for us. Below you will find the True Woman Manifesto.
John Piper was quoted saying, "I regard the True Woman Manifesto as a faithful, clear, true, wise—indeed—magnificent document. What an amazing thing it would be if hundreds of thousands of women in America signed on with their heart to the True Woman Manifesto."
Take some time to read...dwell...study...and pray through the True Woman Manifesto. (I am still in the process of doing this!)
If you see biblical womanhood as a gift from God, and agree with the True Woman Manifesto, sign it by filling out the form HERE. We (Revive Our Hearts Ministry) are believing God for 100,000 people like you to join this movement!
Ifyou want to be a part of the True Woman Manifesto and have signed the document online, take a stand and LET ALL READING THIS KNOW!
Not sure how to to do this? 1. Post about your decision to sign the True Woman Manifesto on your blog. Be sure to mention this blog so that others can come sign the Mr. Linky also... spead the word! 2. Click on the title of your post so the only post showing on your page is the one you just wrote. 3. Copy the address of that post. 4. Come back here to my blog. 5. Type your name in Mr. Linky, and then paste the address to your True Woman post. 6. Click Enter.