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Monday, September 30, 2013

i'll see you on the internet

Yesterday morning I landed at LAX, my hair a mess and my heart full. Back to home sweet Los Angeles after a whirling, crazy busy, beautiful 5 days in Indianapolis for Influence Conference. I'm encouraged, inspired, wrecked, healed, exhausted, and smiling. Serving as a community leader, speaking to the single ladies in a workshop, and just soaking in truth as I sipped coffee with 300+ of the best women on planet earth. 

I have few words tonight. But lots of pictures. 

Truly, Influence Conference this year blew me away. I have so so much I learned that I want to share with you. So many precious, sweet, breaking, healing moments. So many truths whispered and shouted and sweet, sweet tears shed. I think we all left a bit more tender and stronger than we came. 

The days flew by and goodbyes came all too soon. As I hugged one of the wisest women I know, Kerrie Williams, she squeezed my neck and said "See you on the internet.." 
And for some reason, emotion welled up in my throat. And I realized how thankful I am for this community. For the internet. People often say the internet is a bad thing, but we at Influence Network think it can be a very, very good thing. Blogs are powerful platforms and I was reminded afresh how significant our words are and how precious this online sisterhood is. We can change this world for Jesus on our blogs. And it blows me away. The people we meet on the internet may not live near us. But we will spend eternity together in Heaven someday, and it is just one of the sweetest things ever to think about. 

Tonight, I am thankful. 

Sharing a few of my favorite moments from Influence Conference.... more to come later. 

// my workshop - pic stolen from annie // 

Had an amazing opportunity to film my friend Haley Castille's show Jertsey's N Heels at the Indianapolis Colts complex! The team took off for Jacksonville, and we had the most fun filming in the locker room, on the practice fields, etc! It was so so exciting for this football loving-girl to be a part of!! I'll share more about it soon :) 

Hugs to you today, friend. You are LOVED.


  1. I really learned from this conference that it's significantly harder to document things without a picture-taking phone! :P It was great to see you for random minutes in between everything!

  2. Love love love this girl!!! You are amazing and beautiful. I love how you are staying busy as a single woman and using it for God's glory! I'm hoping to see your beautiful face next year! Love ya!

  3. My heart was so full reading this today Erin! We are truly blessed to have this community. We have this platform and we are using it for good, for Jesus. I love that we are able to use the Internet for God's glory in any way we can – we are truly making a difference! Can't wait to see you at Influence someday! Love you!

  4. LOVE! Hearing about this online community makes me feel so happy that I can hardly stand it. Thank you for sharing.

  5. I love this! Thanks for sharing, friend. xo

  6. so good you got to experience all of it! i love how casual and open you look in the photo during your workshop. i'm sure it was fabulous!

  7. You are an inspiration , much love to you!

  8. you and Kerrie are two of the bloggers I have really connected with and would love to meet! Maybe next year, I'll make it to influence?

  9. I just wanted to stop by and say hello. :) I found your blog recently and just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy it and am encouraged by your heart.

    I would love to go to the Influence Conference one day, it sounds like an amazing time. I can't wait to hear more.


  10. I'm so glad you had such an amazing time!!!! God is so good!

  11. I love these thoughts, and I miss you so dang much. I can't wait to hear more about this Jerseys 'n' Heels opportunity you had!

  12. Erin I just love you. I wish we had had more time together but the great thing about close blog friends is we know we'll be seeing each other real soon on the internets ;) I'm so proud of the leadership roles you took on this weekend and feel honored to call you "friend!" Love you!!

  13. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself and that you were able to share your heart for waiting for the man God has chosen for you with so many single women.



sweet friends, share your heart.

"kind words are like honey...sweet..and healing.." -proverbs 16:24.


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