Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Hope Spoken 2013

This morning, I'm linking up with a bunch of wonderful ladies that I'll be attending a conference with in the Spring. So bear with me today as I answer a few things for the conference link up! This is the description on the Hope Spoken website, describing the conference. 

"Hope Spoken is a women's conference where we all can come to know Jesus more, and make Him known in our lives. Our conference will be filled with stories. Stories of Christ in each of our lives, and how we can use these stories for His glory. This is a weekend to rest and feel His love, to lay burdens and hurts down and feel His grace. We want to let women know that they are enough, to encourage women to use their passions, their words, and their creativity for the Lord. We, above all else, want to glorify Jesus' name and share the hope we have in Him."

Yes, Yes, a thousand times yes! Hope Spoken, come soon please! 






I'm Victoria Strader, my husband Ben and I live in a rural town near Fort Worth, Texas. I'm newly  graduated, from Texas A&M, and do several different "work from home" jobs. God has equipped me in this time to serve in many different ways in our church, and to maintain our home as a sanctuary for my busy coach husband. 

Something I'm nervous about? I think in large groups of females, even for someone bubbly and outgoing like me, we all fear being unnoticed and feeling left out. I have some super awesome roommates I'll be sticking with... but I guess I'm nervous about getting intimidated and shrinking back in the large setting. Let's turn our nerves into prayers, ladies! 


I'm hoping to learn from all the incredible women around me. I'm suspecting that I'll come in contact with a lot of ladies in the next stage of life (mommas!) and I'll be scribbling notes like crazy to try and soak in every little bit. I'm praying that the Lord will also give me encouragement through community during the weekend. I'm just so excited to hug some necks and make some connections, y'all! 

Something fun and random? All of my relatives live in England, and I was born in Paris, France. Buuuuuutttttt I married a farm boy. Seriously. If anyone wants a Strader Farm t-shirt as a Texas souvenir  let me know. :) 

Has anyone who's attended a conference like this before got any tips for me? I'd love them! If you're here from the link up... HELLO! Big hugs! Leave a comment and say hi! :) 

Linking up here.

14 comments:

  1. You and your husband are absolutely PRECIOUS! You're so beautiful, friend!! That conference sounds SO GREAT, I wish I was closer to Texas so I could join! You're going to have such a great time!

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  2. Ha! I'll trade you a Verett Farms koozie for a Strader Farms shirt!

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  3. I'm sure you're going to be just great ! :)

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  4. That conference looks awesome! Wish I would have known about it sooner

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  5. I agree with Brittany - you two are major cute. I'm a little nervous about meeting new people too, so lets find each other and be nervous together!

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  6. I so wish I could go! We're trying to figure out family vacation plans (and grad school interviews will require travel too...) so it may not work this year, but in the future for sure. I'm both jealous of and excited for you! Dozens of wonderful friends and ladies that you are going to LOVE! And they're going to love you, too :)

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  7. You and your husband are SOOO cute! Looking forward to meeting you!

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  8. You guys are the cutest! Looking forward to meeting you!!! Excited to "meet" you here! Heather xoxo
    www.findingbeautyintheordinary.com

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  9. Hi!! You're so right about feeling intimidated in a large setting! I'm coming by myself and staying in a room by myself, so I'm going to HAVE to stick myself out there. I think it's so amazing you have roommates you'll be able to have as a sort of home base :) I love that there will be small group sessions, it might save me haha.

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  10. Can't wait to meet you. I'm headed there with some people I know as well, but I'm an introvert. So I know what it feels like to get lost in a crowd! I'm going to make it a goal to just introduce myself to people who look lost or alone! I think that'll help me as well as others. Hopefully I'll be able to stick by it! :)

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  11. I am so excited to room with you! I can't believe both of our husbands' names are Ben. HOW FUNNY. And if you live on a farm, I have to come visit ASAP. I want a farm! <3

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  12. so fun to get to know you! and how awesome that you were born in paris! i'm a bit intimidated in large groups too... here's to being brave! hope to see you at the conference :)

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  13. I plan on attaching myself to my roomates too - except I've never met any of them! So hopefully they are as awesome in person as they are online :)

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  14. You and your man really are SO adorable! I love your post!!

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