Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Another BFF

I featured Lysa TerKeurst yesterday and the fun I had seeing her at the Expo. (Don't forget to comment on that post by 4:00 this afternoon for a chance to win her book What Happens When Women Say Yes to God!) An unexpected bonus was seeing one of my other Proverbs 31 BFFs - Renee Swope.

Renee and I are long-time friends now, seeing as how she spoke at our church's Ladies Retreat about three or four years ago (a memorable event due to her incoming flight experiencing a glitch in Dallas when a bird was sucked into an engine, unusually frigid temperatures, the power going out during the retreat, and our almost getting iced in at the end!). I also had the privilege of seeing her at the Girls Night Out in January in Houston.

I can even prove we're close friends. So close we coordinate our wardrobe.

Now don't be destroying my bloggy illusion. That's just mean!

Renee is a busy gal. She serves as Executive Director of Radio, Devotions and Speaking for Proverbs 31 Ministries. Renee travels throughout the country with her own busy speaking schedule. In addition to coordinating the Radio Ministry, she shares microphone duties with Lysa in presenting the daily one-minute devotional spots, which are heard on hundreds of stations across the United States, Canada, and throughout the world. (Find the station closest to you here!) You can also listen to the devotions here or read them here, I love her blog, which is full of inspiration and insight.

Renee is open and authentic in her sharing about her journey with Christ, from her difficulties as a child to her struggle with clinical depression. She is passionate about the Lord, and prays "that my love for Him and His Word will be contagious and that women will leave wanting to know Him, be known by Him, and make Him known...to one, to some or to many!"

Renee and her husband, JJ, are parents of two boys, and they are eagerly anticipating the adoption of a daughter or two from Ethiopia.

I encourage you to spend some time visiting Renee if you don't already know her. She's my BFF but I'll share!


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A Stone Gatherer said...

WOW! The people you are getting to know! What fun!

sara said...

I think you had way too much fun at that expo.....and I think we all need to join you next time!

Renee Swope said...

Oh you are the sweetest BFF and I just love our matching outfits!!! Sorry I missed your post earlier. Been having a crazy week but I'm back on line and catching up with my bloggy friends!

So glad I got to see you at the Expo and that you were willing to bring your famous self over and sit with me!!!