03 Jul The Layers of a Praying Woman: Tips for Unrestful Times – Week ONE
This week we had our first conference, The Layers of a Praying Woman: Tips for Unrestful Times.
The Layers of a Praying Woman: Tips for Unrestful Times is a virtual mini-conference specifically for women – but all kinds, from stay-at-home mamas to college students to women in the workplace! The two things that unite us in this community is our love for Christ and the fact that we are human! So much so, that we all have been affected in some way by the pandemic that plagues our nation.
When I envisioned the type of woman that this mini-virtual event would impact, I thought about all the different layers that make up a woman that prays and wants a relationship with God. That woman is so beautiful, powerful, and multi-faceted. She is the wearer of many hats. As women, we are typically made-up of our purposes, roles, and the things that grow fire in our belly. These purposes and passions include, but are not limited to:
– being a worshiper (relationship with God)
– being a provider (financial)
– being a partner (spouse)
– being a friend, sister, cousin, and daughter
– being responsible (orders and affairs in order)
– having a purpose (in the home and the workplace)
– being healthy (physically and diet)
And Proverbs 11:14, our Word says that “where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.” So, I pulled together a group of very remarkable and very-human women – like yourself, that have a specific niche.
These women and I are going to sit down and talk about the areas of our lives that are important to us, how these areas have been affected by the pandemics we’re facing and how to get through them while recognizing our power, grace, and gratitude.
On DAY ONE, we heard from Attorney Jessica Guinn Johnson on Protecting Your Purpose: Ladies and the Law. She discussed our need to have protections in place for mortgages and loans during COVID-19, the importance of having a will, keeping a list of essential documents with a loved one, and about having the hard conversation with your parents about their affairs. It was so refreshing to hear someone share planning ahead from such a positive perspective. We often equate having our affairs in order with impending doom, and it doesn’t have to be that way, despite how bad it may feel to talk about it. You can rewatch it here and find her notes here.
On Wednesday, DAY TWO, we had the opportunity to chat with school psychologist Dr. Alicia Knight about Mothering During Dual Pandemics. We discussed the significance of dual pandemics (COVID-19 and racism) while raising children and being a whole and functioning woman at the same time. She addressed the heaviness we bear having to be a teacher, caretaker, and employee in the same 8-5 hours and how it’s also ‘ok’ – to say you’re ‘not ok.’ My favorite part was how she spoke about self-care for us during this time and how it doesn’t look how you think. To rewatch this session, click here and to find Alicia’s book list, click here.
Tonight on DAY THREE, we’re chatting with Communications Specialist, Ashlea Jones, about The New Long Distance Call. Join us as we discuss navigating communication in this new day.
And don’t fret, if you missed us this week, we still have two more weeks to go, and next week we’re tackling Relationships During Quarantine: Marriages, Singles, and Friends.