First, set your calendar for tomorrow at 10am EST.
I’ll be giving away two copies of A Moment To Breathe
BEFORE IT’S AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!!
(Details at end of post)
Most people who know me would consider me an extrovert. I can work a room like nobody’s business when I need to and it looks like it comes easy for me. Natural.
Well, pass me an Oscar. I’ve earned it, if that’s what you think. While I do love people and I’m naturally friendly, introducing myself to strangers or beginning a conversation with those I don’t know well (or even folks I’ve “known” on the internets FOREVER) makes me shake in my shoes. I’ve just learned ways to be the boss of those silly fears.
The secret is twofold:
I’ve learned how to channel nervous energy into a positive force; and,
I’m convinced it’s important to be the one to BE the one.
My (in)courage sisters would say that second thing is “going first,” being willing to share your story, initiating a conversation or gathering, or plain and simple, getting the old ball rolling on friendship.
As mentioned in my previous post, (in)courage and Lifeway have partnered together for a special event in Nashville next month:
To tell you more about it, I’ll be hosting a Facebook Live tomorrow morning at 10am EST (Friday, September 29th). Why? BECAUSE I’M SO EXCITED ABOUT IT – thrilled to participate as a panelist, sure, but more so because of the inspiring, motivating, and encouraging content from all the amazing featured guests. It’s a wonderful opportunity for a Girls Weekend Away, or, if traveling to Nashville isn’t a possibility for you, Lifeway has made a way for anyone to join us via the comfort of home or church via a very affordable simulcast.
I’m a little mortified to host a Facebook Live; WHAT IF NO ONE WATCHES IT? And I really, really want you all to tune in to learn more about inRL: FRIENDED because it’s going to be such a special gathering.
Even if you can’t make it at 10am EST, you can watch the video anytime. (After it’s over, I’ll be sure to pop a link directly into this post).
As promised, I’m giving away two copies of A Moment to Breathe, the new, 365-day devotional from the (in)courage community, and here’s how you can win one:
- Comment to this post (questions about the event, topics you’d like me to address during the Facebook Live, whether or not you’ll be attending, or why you’d like to win a copy. ANY COMMENT WILL BE AN ENTRY!).
- Comment during the Facebook Live OR on the replay if you’re viewing later.
I sincerely hope you can watch tomorrow’s Facebook Live thingie;
would you mind sharing this post on your timeline
and invite others to join us, too?
Tag me so I’ll see it, and THANK YOU in advance.
Congratulations to Susan G! The copy of AMTB is headed your way
as soon as you get me your address.
Thanks to all for commenting!
Like you, I too am an ambivert.
I am so excited about the simulcast!
Roxanne!! Where will you be joining from? Since this is our first one, I’m really excited to know about all the “early adopters.” 🙂
I wish I could make it to Nashville next month! I feel like soul-deep friendships are incredibly hard to find, and I’d love to hear what y’all have to say. Alas, distance and no time to take off of the new job keep me from being there. I’ll try the simulcast.
Oh, Lisa…please let me know if you tune in via the Simulcast. During tomorrow’s Facebook Live (which you can watch anytime after it’s finished, too…) I’ll pop in links in the comments about who to talk to at Lifeway about that.
And agreed…soul-deep friendships are rare, and I think that’s what makes them more special. A few deep REAL ones are a gift <3. xo
I unfriend someone and it still hurts. 28 years down the drain. I tell myself that I can have new friends in my life. Sure enough on Saturday I will be meeting up with new friends and crocheting afghans for Veterans with them. God I’d so good.
Lost of friendship brings much pain; I think that’s universal but it’s also very personal. New friends are possible but sometimes it takes trying over and over before you find like people. What a sweet redemption for you to have these new special friends, bonding over something that serves others. Love this!
Oh yes! Because I miss (in)RL and all the things… I’m already pre-registered to watch online! (If only I could get myself to Nashville! How fun would that be?)
Oh, it would be fun if you could make it IRL :). You’re such a great cheerleader, Karrilee <3.
I will try to watch the Facebook live tomorrow from Watauga, TN (Turkeytown) in Upper E. TN near NC State line. I have a pastor’s wife who would love the book. She needs to learn how to take a Sabbath Rest & quiet her soul. She just goes from one activity to another.
Oh, my, Beth…I think most of us have had that “too busy” season. We learn once we finally wear out (or at least I did….) :).
Robyn this event sounds so awesome! I love Kristen’s blogs! Where has she been? I don’t know Jen, but I imagine she’s terrific too! 😉
I would attend via Facebook, but I’m not on Facebook…and I know you will have a gazillion ladies (and maybe a courageous man?) show up, because I’m the only person I know that isn’t on Facebook!!!
I will be waiting for a ‘review’ after it’s over to hear all about it!
Thanks also for the opportunity to win the devotional – sounds terrific! What woman doesn’t need “A Moment to Breathe”?! I live for devotionals. Love them.
Bless this event and Bless you!
Thank you for being such an encouragement! It means a lot. I can’t speak to where Kristen has been (I’ve been offline when it comes to following blogs for a while :/). I DO know she’s been focusing on her children, though :).
I had to smile because there WAS one man who showed up (and shocked my socks off!). My husband’s life best friend…I loved he popped in :). If you check out today’s post, I was able to embed the video, so I hope you can see it (if you’d like), FB member or not!
Just found you on Facebook so I will be watching the replay.thanks for giving us a chance to win
Ooooh, glad you found me, Noelle. 🙂
I will be watching the replay…couldn’t get off work to watch it Live….
Thank you for the opportunity to win the Devotionals…I LOVE those..I love your blog posts…I love Kristen’s blogs..I subscribe to them both..
I am like a deer in headlights as far as a questions is concerned..You are very brave and courageous. blessings to you
Ha! I get that “deer in headlights” thing :). Thank you for your kind words, Kelly. Truly, your encouragement and positivity is a gift. 🙂