To a lot of you who know me and love me, and even more so for some of those of you who don’t, it makes absolutely no sense that I would aspire to attend a bloggers conference. See, I lost some of you, right there. – lol But, Relevant isn’t just another blogger’s conference.
The Relevant Conference exists to offer a place of face to face interaction with Christian women bloggers who want to be relevant in the larger blog and social media world. Our goal is to go beyond the surface into intentional blogging and real life living. We support women turning their hearts toward home and using their blogs to bless their families while also engaging the world for the glory of God. Relevant is a one-of-a-kind conference that seeks to engage women by teaching blogging techniques and social media skill while also urging and encouraging women to live fully integrated lives with their faith and family.
This is a conference about family and keeping a home, as God has called us to do, not as the world demands; and it matches the Busy-at Home theme and my heart to a tee. I would love to meet and connect with like-minded bloggers and companies that I could support and promote; and who could support me in making Busy-at-Home an even more welcoming and valuable place for you to visit.
The theme for this year’s conference is Blessing My Family, Engaging the World. I love that! It’s exactly who I want to be and what I want to do. Our key verse, from Titus 2, is at the top of every page of our Busy-at-Home blog. “…Train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home…” I take that very seriously and I want my blogging to reflect that commitment. I’m a long way from “having arrived”, but with 27 years of marriage, 5 children, almost four decades in the kitchen, 20 years of homeschooling and now, the blessing of 3 grandchildren, I have some experiences to bring to the table. Relevant 2010, would give me the opportunity to learn how to relate all of those experiences effectively and bring out the best that I have to offer you. It would help me to grow one step closer to the woman God created me to be , as well as provide resources and knowledge that help me to share ways you can do that, too.
Do you all know about Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce? It’s amusing to me that there is a bottle of it in my refrigerator tonight — that my husband couldn’t eat his grilled chicken, at supper, without it. The bottle that I have was a generous gift from Country Bobs. A coupon for a free sample arrived a while back and only last week did I get around to picking some up. It has now been adopted as a must-have condiment in our kitchen. I wonder how much of that is coincidence and how much of it might be one of those interesting nudges God gives me, now and again. Because tonight I am writing this post as part of an entry into a giveaway Country Bob’s is holding. The prize is a free ticket to the Relevant 2010 Conference. The deadline is midnight tomorrow and I only just heard about it, tonight. Amazing!
Needless to say I am excited and even hopeful. Who knows what could happen? So, for those who know and love me, and even those of you who don’t, thanks for indulging me in a little dreaming, tonight. It’s been a lot of fun!