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Thursday, October 18, 2012

...a dream and my cardigan.

Last night, I hopped off the plane at LAX with a dream and my cardigan. But, unlike Miley Cyrus, when I landed in LA, the dream was one that had actually already come true on my trip! One that I carried home with me.
Surprised at the airport by my sweet sister!
 Tonight, my heart is full, I'm a little jet lagged, and weary in mind and body. I've flown half-way across the country, drove through 3 states and 3 time zones, hugged sisters in Christ I could have never met were it not for this beautiful thing called "blogging", and picked up some precious gems of love and wisdom along the way. 

I am so excited to tell you more about my time at Influence Conference. It was truly such a special, memorable, and significant week. But tonight, my words are few. And I simply want to share something I realized last night as I sat in a 747 jet in the window seat, looking out over the darkness above the airplane's long wing. I marveled at beauty of the sun sinking below the horizon, still light in the West - a crescent moon hanging above in the darkness. And a favorite song lyric played through my iPod as I snapped this photo out the small window:

In whatever you are facing and walking through today - remember this. 

"Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Where can I flee from Your presence? 
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, 
even there Your hand will guide me, Your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, 'Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,'
even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to You." 
-Psalm 139: 7-12 

I'll be back tomorrow with some thoughts on the conference and lots of pictures from the travels.


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  1. Your beautiful heart inspires and encourages me. I can't wait to hear about the conference I definitely want to go next year. I have been so encouraged by all the influence c conference posts. Hope you get some rest and wake up feeling refreshed.

  2. Welcome home! Hope that you get a lot of rest. Can't wait to hear all about the confrence.

  3. Wow, what a wonderful weekend. I am so excited to hear every little detail of the conference. Such a blessing that you could go!

  4. This was beautiful Erin. Simple, sweet and encouraging! <3 I love your heart for Jesus and can't wait to hear more about the influence conference. =)
    Alesha <3

  5. Hello lovely girl :) I so loved this :)How wide and great is his love!!!

  6. Great song and inspiration. :-) next trip, is out to see me, ok?! Lol

  7. Perfect and sweet post. I love that Psalm<3

  8. Look like a succh fun times!

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  9. I love the quotes. Actually gave me chills as I read them. The blog world is so amazing, I'm so happy to be apart of it!

  10. I love moments like that where God's Word and truth become so real! Those are moments that stick with us for a while and usually go on to give us a change to be very glad about.

    Can't wait to see your pictures and hear your stories from all of your travels lately!

  11. So, so grateful God let us cross paths, Erin! You are a wonderful person with a true heart for God!
    Love and hugs to you, too!

  12. Welcome home! I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip. I enjoyed living vicariously through you via Instagram :) Love ya girl! And seriously love that song, too! xo


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