Last weekend I was able to attend the Influence Conference in Indianapolis! It fell on the same weekend of my mom, son, and sister’s birthday so I wasn’t able to stay for the whole thing. But what I did stay for (a day and a half) I loved! I am super shy so usually conferences and I don’t go too well together but this one was different. There were plenty of wonderful sessions (I was able to attend a few) and there were also meet ups, workshops, etc. Not to mention, I was able to meet some lovely people! For me, the conference just brought to mind again that we as followers of Christ can be of influence. Online and of course, offline. I feel like blogs can, in some way, bring attention to ourselves at times. My desire, and my hope is that Christ will be glorified in my life and through what I do. The conference was about influence in blogging but also in our day-to-day lives as well. It was such a great reminder for me to be bold, speak up, and honestly just be myself. It brings to mind 2 Corinthians 4:7 “We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves.”
Next year, I hope to attend again and stay for the whole conference and not just a portion ;) If you’re interested, y’all should check out the Influence Conference website. Also, to read a little more about the conference you can go on Haley’s blog (there are tons of others who wrote about it as well!) xo!