The 2017 Love Life Conference with Joyce Meyer was an awesome experience. A friend was attending the event and I thought that it would be good for me to go with her. After the three-day conference, I felt encouraged and uplifted by the powerful messages and praise and worship music. I always want to be better in every area of my life.
All that Glitters Michael W. Smith Opening Song
The conference brought together 26,000 women from all over the United States and across the world. The musical guests at the event were Chris Tomlin for the opening night, Michael W. Smith (pictured above with confetti in the air, singing his new song on an upcoming album on the second day), and CeCe Winans on the last day. It was like going to a concert.
Images of the conference
The doors opened at 8:00am for the morning sessions, so my friend and I had to get up extra early so we could be there in plenty of time. My handy backpack was ideal because I had everything I needed in one spot.
Love Life Joyce Meyer Conference
The speakers were Joyce Meyer, Dave Meyer, Joel Olsteen, John Gray and Ruth Graham.
This conference celebrated the enjoyment of living life to the fullest. I needed those words because sometimes I don’t feel I am special. I constantly remind myself that I am unique and God loves me.
Highlights of Speakers
The lines were long in downtown St. Louis getting into the conference. My friend and I waited in line to get into Sugarfire Restaurant between sessions. However, everyone was nice and cordial, so the wait was not bad at all. Somewhat hot and humid day; but it was not bad.
After waiting in line for an hour and a half to get into Sugarfire Restaurant the smoked turkey breast and fries was worth the wait.
One of my favorite highlights of the conference was the Dream Center Mens’ Choir. They sung, “I Am Redeemed,” by Big Daddy Weave. These men have dealt with various addictions, and they have accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior and singing how their lives have been changed. It was a moving moment.
Love Life Conference Haul
I have some reading to do after picking up some items from the conference. I even found an inspirational bracelet.
My Love Life Haul
I am glad I was able to attend the Love Life Conference because this is the last time it will be in St. Louis, MO. I didn’t know that initially going to the event.The conference next year will be in Tampa, Florida.
Starring Greg Kinnear, Renée Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou, and Jon Voight; the movie touches on how acts of kindness can change the world of people that we come in contact with every day. We all need a second chance, for various reasons. We can all share acts of kindness to people we are close to; or to complete strangers. Take a look at the trailer for a sneak peak about the movie.
Same Kind of Different As Me opens in Theaters on this Friday, October 20th.
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To write this preview and offer the giveaway on Bubbling With Elegance And Grace, we will receive two tickets to see the movie for ourselves. We received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed about the movie are our own.
Are you hearing the chime of wedding bells? Or perhaps it’s the sound of the jeweller’s cash register? We all know that weddings are expensive affairs, and since the rings can be a substantial part of the price tag, couples may prefer to look for more affordable engagement rings. The good news is, you really can save money without sacrificing the quality of your rings. Below, we discuss a few tips on how to buy an affordable engagement ring that is just as romantic and eye-catching.
Take Your Time Choosing
Finding the perfect ring can take time. In fact, it can take weeks! If you want to find something special for an affordable price, taking your time to make a decision can make a difference. By giving yourself ample time to shop for engagement rings in NZ only at Diamonds.co.nz, you will be able to find a style you love and have the time to compare prices and variations.
In general, engagement rings can cost as much as 20% less when you buy them online. Online retailers have far fewer overheads which means they can pass their savings onto their valued customers. What’s more, online jewellery stores have more styles to choose from, as they don’t have to stock inventory for people to come in and view.
Consider a Package Deal
Many engagement rings come with matching wedding bands, and many jewellers tend to offer a discounted price if you buy the entire set at once. Don’t even hesitate to take advantage of these offers, and perhaps even ask if the jeweller will sell you the man’s wedding band at a discount, too.
Get Creative with the Metal
When it comes to engagement ring materials, we all know the classics, but platinum and gold can break the bank for many people, so you might want to consider the budget-friendlier options. Tungsten and titanium, particularly, have grown in popularity because they are more affordable and look amazing. Both metals are scratch-resistant and durable, and titanium is actually hypoallergenic.
If you do want a metal that resembles platinum, consider cobalt chrome or Argentium silver. The silver is sterling silver alloy with traces of germanium which bolsters its durability. The cobalt chrome offers a shimmering silver shade that will maintain its tone without needing to be re-plated.
Shop During the Holidays
Point number one was about taking your time to pick a ring. After all, the more time you give yourself to find a gorgeous engagement ring at a budget-friendly price, the better your chances of shopping at peak discount times.
You no doubt know about Cyber Monday and Black Friday during the month of November, but even Christmas is a great time to shop for engagement rings. Most jewellers run specials and discounts right after Christmas, so be on the lookout for great deals.
These tips should help you on your journey to find the ideal engagement ring at a great price without having to sacrifice quality at all. Happy shopping!
So in the summer, a lot of us like to buy tickets to any music festival we can find, and then have a good time surrounded by ravers, misheard lyrics, and those cheap cups of beer. It’s a great summer experience to have, but the fact that all the festivals are crammed together whilst the sun streams overhead often means we’re sweaty, uncomfortable, and there’s no time. So why not bring the party to your own living room? For the autumn, just before Halloween rocks up and we’re lost to the spooky skeletons in our backyards, hold your own music festival to bring family and friends together for a taste of the warm summer. Here’s a few ideas how!
Use Karaoke to Good Effect Karaoke means we can all have a good sing along with our mates, or make fun of them for picking a stupid tune or missing a particularly hard high note. Let everyone who attends get the chance to act like a real popstar and have a karaoke machine behind a curtain.
Set up a microphone and mini stage in the corner of the room by cordoning off an area usually by the windows. This can be done with some different coloured carpet, which you can get cheaply via places such as Amazon, or with some rope or wire you have in a shed. Similarly, use fairy lights to good effect and drape them over your cordoning material to give the atmosphere that real flowery aesthetic.
Try Out a Taste of the Vintage There’s nothing like a bit of 60s crooning to remind you of the stereotypical ‘summer of love’ vibe that’s resurging recently. Why not use some vinyls to induce this feeling in your party? Literally everybody will enjoy thinking back on the top hot pop star of the period, and that David Bowie track is timeless!
Try using vinyl records to have a quiet or jazzy spell in between the big numbers you’ve got lined up. If you don’t have a record player, that’s fine! Vinyl players are more popular than ever, so check out the internet for where to buy them. When it comes to knowing what turntable you might need to invest in, as there’s quite a few differences amongst brands, you can read everything on this page as a handy guide.
Serve at Your Own Bar Use your kitchen as the catering area of the festival, but without any of the mess. Set up your own bar with either collapsible tables or a breakfast nook if you’re lucky to have one. Them mix together whatever cocktails people like, and there’ll be plenty of drink available to sneak some in between customers.
Print out tokens the night before and hand then out to guests when they arrive, and have your own bona fide economy system! Just like an oscars themed party, but a little more fun!
Hold on to a little of that summer loving this fall season with your own music festival.
I think this holiday should be celebrated the whole week, not only a day. How can you limit the celebration for just one day? I know that I cannot.
My handbag enjoyment started as a small child. It is all my mother’s fault. She purchased a handbag to go with my Easter outfit. It was a time where crochet gloves and handbags were a necessity for a special occasion outfit or for a holiday. They were not expensive bags, however they were pretty and I always thought it finished my look. My outfit was never complete without a handbag.
While in college my main bag was my backpack because I needed something to be on the go, and carry all of my textbooks at one time. When I got married, I started looking at bags differently. I wanted quality and longevity, a bag that would take the test of time and age gracefully.
My first prestige handbag was a Dooney and Bourke cross body. It was a splurge for me at the time; but my hubby gave it to me for my birthday and I have never looked back.
National Handbag Day
A handbag adds class and style to my different looks whether dressed for a day at the office or going to see a movie with the hubby.