Here's a guest blog post from Cathy Lee Phillips - Cathy is speaking at First Baptist Moreland's upcoming women's conference. She's an award winning author, singer and speaker who lives in Newnan, Georgia. She's published Silver in the Slop! and frequently writes for The Newnan Times-Herald. Follow her on Facebook and come hear her speak at the 2013 Women's Conference.
Imagine that you are minding your own business when Clinton and Stacy, hosts of "What Not To Wear" approach you with good news and bad news. The bad news is that everything you are wearing is all wrong for your style, hair color, complexion, and body type. It gets worse. They have videos, made without your knowledge, of you wearing your comfortable but hideous clothes. Your friends are watching, not to mention all who watch the show.
Then the good news. If you agree, they will give you a $5,000 gift card, whisk you to New York, and you will buy a whole new wardrobe. (I thought $5,000 wouldn't even buy a bra in New York City!) You have to give up your old clothes and let these two fashion experts guide you toward a new look, including hair and make-up. You return home looking incredible. Everyone applauds and tells you how stunning you look.
Would you do it? Duh. I would.
Sounds exciting, but what Stacy and Clinton don't share is that our clothing is not just something we can buy with a $5,000 gift card. Proverbs 31:25 reminds us, "Strength and honor are her clothing. She laughs at times to come." More importantly, whatever we wear is not nearly as important as who we are because God doesn't look on our outward appearance. God looks on the heart. Having a heart that reflects the heart of God is priceless! And far more important than anything New York has to offer.
The 2013 First Baptist Moreland Women's Conference will remind us that, whatever we wear, our real goal is to always imitate God because He is our real strength. Expect plenty of laughter. You will see friends you know and make new ones. Above all, we pray you grow stronger in faith and your ability to imitate Christ.
I spoke at the 2012 Women's Conference and am incredibly honored to be asked back! Wow! I probably will have more fun than anyone because I will be doing what God has called me to do and I am sure He will provide just what you need to hear. Come see for yourself.
Over eighty women are registered right now and each one is important. But why can't we open the doors to one hundred or more? Invite your family and friends for a day of worship and the best fellowship anywhere! I can't wait to see you at FBC Moreland on Saturday, January 19, 9:00 til 3:30 p.m. And for only $10.
Stacy and Clinton are so jealous!
-Cathy Lee Phillips
Conference Registration - register here
Cathy Lee Phillips' website
First Baptist Moreland's Women's Ministry Facebook page
5 Keys for a Successful Women's Ministry