You are wonderful! Your unique ‘one of a kind’ life is important to those around you and to God.  No one can replace you. No one has lived your experiences or seen the world as you do.

But “… the only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.  In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body” (Rom. 12:3-5).

Simply put – as women we identify with each other. We see ourselves in other’s stories, struggles, sacrifices, and solutions. Life is not meant to be lived alone. Being part of a community connects our strengths, resources, and callings by combining them into a sisterhood of encouragement, which elevates all of us to our highest personal potential!

When a sisterhood of women from all walks of life gathers together, we create a new identity for women of faith.

Each year I am blessed to be part of an amazing conference—The Girlfriends Conference. Our goal is women inspiring women to live the life God has created for only them. We spend months planning the conference, and we feel the theme is an important part of creating the atmosphere we want every woman who walks in the door to experience. The theme for 2016 is “I AM HER.”

This theme is very personal to me. I AM HER allows me to see a part of myself in every woman. And I see a part of each of you in me! We are reflections of our Creator; we are reflections of each other. We should be able to look at each other and see who we really are … women of God uniquely purposed and designed with our individual strengths to be combined together energized to carry out His will!

With my deepest affection and love, I want to personally invite you to attend I AM HER, #GFCONF2016 in Miami, Florida. It’s no secret that now is a time when women’s strengths are urgently needed in their homes, their workplace, their communities, and in the world. I AM HER wasn’t created just for me, or just for the women in Miami. It was created for every amazing woman of God, it was created for YOU.

I’m especially excited about the amazing guests we have for this year. I believe we need to hear from others so we can Grow In God! I AM HER will feature Maria Durso, Holly Wagner, DawnChere Wilkerson, John Gray, and musical guest Tasha Cobbs! I believe in the potential that resides within every woman, within every GIRLFRIEND – within YOU!

Girlfriends events are sponsored by TRINITY CHURCH in Miami, Florida.