I told you a few weeks ago about the possibility of a Lipstick Gospel writers retreat in Atlanta. Well your response was overwhelmingly gracious and positive. And so here we are, just a few weeks later, and it’s actually becoming a reality!
I’ve spent the last several weeks planning, and I’m convinced it’s going to be an incredible weekend.
I always call The Lipstick Gospel my living room. I love the idea of a physical space where people can come to rest, think, dream, and just be themselves.
That’s my hope for this weekend retreat, and it’s the reason we named it Living Room.
I wanted to create an intentional space so that you could come and create the same, a place from which you can tell the stories that will change the world.
The gospels are stories, written by ordinary people, about the most extraordinary man to ever walk the earth.
And it’s my fundamental belief that that’s the way the Gospel is meant to be shared. It’s not certified people or boring people or uptight religious people that are meant to be sharing this story. It’s us. Everyday people. Messy people. People who live extraordinary lives purely because He is extraordinary and loves extraordinarily.
Throughout my life, I’ve come to believe fiercely in the power of story.
My life has been transformed as I’ve heard testimonies of what God is capable of, and what other people have endured and conquered.
Life can be isolating but stories are the threads that connect us.
They give us hope and remind us that we’re not alone. They whisper, “You can make it,” and reassure us that it’s going to be ok — even and especially when we can’t see it for ourselves.
Our world is saturated with messages. It seems like every day there’s a new way to spout your opinion, or a new place to try to gain followers.
But this isn’t about that.
We aren’t just bloggers, or tweeters, or people with ideas.
We’re courageous women — stepping out on a limb to share our story, knowing that there’s no kinder thing we can do for the women around us than to walk the road with them.
That’s what this writers retreat, Living Room, is all about.
Surrounded by women who believe and want the same things, we’re going to figure out what story we have to tell, and learn the best way to tell it.
We’re going to walk out as women determined to bring freedom, and truth, and love using the most powerful tool we never knew we had — our stories.
Sign up soon, spots are limited!
I can’t wait to meet you!!