Yesterday, I and two friends went to the ‘Women Across the Highlands’ conference at Smithton-Culloden Free Church. We had a challenging, encouraging and blessed day as we mingled with other Christian women, worshipped the Lord and listened to the seminars. We were given a very warm welcome and I was truly blessed to learn that a team of women had been praying for everyone that would attend.

The main speaker was Ann Allen, she encouraged us to have a ‘CDP’  otherise known as a Continuous Development Plan. She reminded us to grow in Christ, to be like-minded in love, ban selfism and to look out for one another.

I took lots of notes and willcertainly use some of the ideas to prayerfully create my own CDP. On the topic of prayer… one of the seminars that I attended was about prayer and was led by Liz MacQuoid, a pastor’s wife who lives in Aberdeen.

‘What Happens when Women Pray? ‘ was the title of the seminar where she helped us to ‘look at practical ways in which women can meet together, to develop a ministry of prayer’.

Shining as Stars was the second seminar that we opted for, this time led by

Fiona MacDonald an enthusiastic, vibrant communicator and works for the Scottish Bible Society.
 
She said that Paul urges us “to hold out the word of life”- but how do we do this in a society that thinks the Christian’s God is largely irrelevant? She certainly gave us food for thought about how the church can narrow the gap between itself and society.
 
I am so pleased that I went along and am already looking forward to the next one.
 
In Him
Julie

 “Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for You; Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.” Isaiah 26:8

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