Dallas here we come! We (Laura, Kristen, and I) had our bags packed, the car loaded and the GPS plugged in. We were on our way to Big D to lead a women’s conference at Highland Oaks.
It was an interesting drive up. Edith (our new name for this GPS) took us the most scenic route up through Texas. We saw a lot of hills and, of course, dead grass from the recent freeze. We arrived at the hotel just in time to refresh and head off to PF Chang’s. Edith led the way. BTW, if you’ve never been to PF Chang’s Bistro – you are missing out! Scrumptious Chinese food filled our tummies before we were being treated to facials at Renee’ Rouleau.
We gingerly headed out down Preston Road. But Edith didn’t want to go there. After arguing with her for a good 45 minutes we realized something was wrong. We called ahead to Renee’ Rouleau to let them know we were late. Duh!!! Come to find out, we were lost. Tana, our host, was there waiting on us. Oh my – we were STILL at least one hour away. Come to find out Edith didn’t know Dallas from Plano. OK – it was probably the programmer, but it’s nice to blame it on Edith.
Friday we were treated to an awesome lunch at the Chocolate Angel Café. The food was absolutely divine, but meeting Ellie and the women’s ministry leaders was even better. I could visit with ladies forever that have a passion for reaching out to other women.
The conference kicked off Friday evening. I was so blessed. The house was packed and God was there. I met so many wonderful ladies from all over the Dallas area and some came as far as West Texas.
Saturday flew by too fast. God was at work in awesome ways. Hearts were touched, lives were healed and God was glorified. Each of us left feeling refreshed and renewed.
It is always such a treat and an honor to go speak, but it is hard to leave your new friends. It sure makes me thankful for cell phones, email and blogs.
Dallas – You Rock! Keep up the great work, women are being touched.
Back to Edith – she led us safely home. Actually, she wanted to veer off and take the country side route again. We didn’t argue. Aren’t you amazed? We were too tired.
We just unplugged her.