More than three decades ago a family of six moved into a home around the corner from our tiny house on Trevor Drive in San Jose. They were just back from the mission field with four teenagers, each of whom quickly rose to leadership in our church’s youth group simply because they were so compelling and cheerful and genuinely godly.
I was pregnant with our first son, reading books and studying methods and just generally terrified that neither of us had any idea how to do this whole parenting/raising children/ life of faith task. This family waltzed into our lives at just the right time to give me courage and hope that maybe we could someday have what they had so beautifully built in their family— an honest-to-goodness Jesus centered home filled with passionate-about-Jesus people.
Bill and Laurie Keyes showed us the way ahead. They inspired us and taught us and encouraged and trained us. They met with us and answered questions, allowed us to poke into their lives, opened up their hearts to us to show us that they were real.
And they poured wisdom into us.
Our four kids grew up on “the Keyes say…” Their words became cornerstones for the way we arranged our lives. Validation for why we did what we did and why we didn’t do things a different way.
Their wisdom made sense to us.
So you can imagine my deep-down delight when they agreed to come and share some of that wisdom with you!
On Saturday morning, September 29th, Bill and Laurie Keyes will speak at Generations… what every woman ought to know.
If you are like I was all those years ago, a woman seeking wisdom, hope, encouragement, courage. If you long to build a house on the Rock and need the keys to know how— you will not want to miss this!
When? September 29th
What time? 9-11 am
Who? Women of any and every age
What? A lovely light bit of food and drink
Where? Solid Rock Westside
Why? Because there is just so much we women need to know… and Bill and Laurie Keyes have so much wisdom to bring into our questions.
Come! Bring your mom, your sister, your best friend. Bring any woman you know who needs real life wisdom. Because that is exactly what Bill and Laurie do best. They show how to do life wisely.
Really, girls, this is one you absolutely do not want to miss!
From my heart,
- August 29, 2012
- My Heart