Well, it took me nearly all week to recuperate from the conference. I am finally feeling like a human being again. I’m rested, focused, and very passionate about writing for God’s glory.
A lot happened at this conference. I’ll have more pictures to share soon (yeah, I know…I’m ancient because I used an ‘old fashioned’ camera where you had to actually look through the teensy square box to take the photo, and now I have to actually get the film developed–GASP!), but just had to post this one taken by Ane Mulligan during the Keynote Luncheon in Robin Caroll’s Presidential Suite–and yes, it was SWEET! It’s me, Dineen Miller, and Camy Tang.
At conference, God supernaturally freed me from the most oppressive spirit I’ve encountered in my life. I’m not kidding, y’all. I was utterly bereft. Felt totally hopeless and LOST. What shocked me was how many people noticed the difference in me. I mean, sure, I knew I wasn’t myself–but HOLY COW, MAN! Even my fabulous, amazing agent STEVE LAUBE said he could see it. Regardless of the past, I’m free now. I’m so determined not to slide back into that pit. I bought the Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a woman’s Soul by John & Stasi Eldredge because at the heart of my oppression was my horrible lack of self-worth, born partly out of years of childhood abuse I endured.
It will take several posts to get through all of what God did, but I believe that there are many other women out there going through what I suffered. Because I’ve experienced this oppression and then freedom–and because it was GOD who freed me–wait till you read about the spiritual warfare–I am determined to be a voice and shoulder for those who are in that desert, too.
I’m so excited to see what this year brings froyou, Ronie. I feel like you’re standing on teh edge of a precipice, ready to leap into the world of publishing. :o)
I am so excited to see the breakthrough in your life. I’m still praying for you, and I can’t wait to see what’s ahead for you.
You are such an amazing woman, and it was such an honor to get to know you better.
I love that book. I read it earlier this year, and I’m reading it for the second time.
I’m very glad that you were set free!
It was good to see you at ACFW, though we didn’t get to spend much time together. I too felt something was “off.” You didn’t seem like your cheery, online self. Can’t wait to hear all that God did.
Just gotta love that picture! Two gorgeous ladies on the right and the left. Who’s the bozo in the middle? 😉