Monday, October 1, 2012

Exciting Announcement!

I am THRILLED to announce to you that I have been asked to be a keynote speaker at the upcoming Perfectly Imperfect Woman Retreat to be held at the Spiritual Center in Maria Stein on November 9-10.

Last year was the first year this retreat was held and the organizers were overwhelmed with the number of registrations they received.  They thought they would be happy if 50 women came out.  I remember Robin Goettemoeller texting me more than once telling me the registrations were coming out of the woodwork!  Women were hungry to be fed the word of God -- and titling it Perfectly Imperfect Women was "perfect"!!!

My friend Kimi Brown and I will be discussing "Modern Day Imperfect Women"......hmmmm.....why were we chosen?  LOL  It's not like I just threw my clothes in the hamper because I had spaghetti sauce all over them.  LOL

The evening will start with mass -- I have heard the presider is "awesome" and cannot wait to experience his mass.  Kimi and I will speak directly afterwards, and then I will be doing a presentation on "four ingredient meals" -- probably with samples.  Fr. Dan Schmitmeyer has fed directly into my recipe selection this year -- so we are good to go with recipes!

Of course wine is on the agenda for the evening!!!

In the morning, I will be sitting on a panel discussing "tweens" -- the fun times in life!!!  :)  Women looking for  someone to discuss their "woes" with -- and there will be panels for all age groups!  My friend Jamie Schmiesing is also speaking first thing in the morning -- can't wait to hear what she cooks up to talk about -- she is amazing!

I've attached the flyer in a new section I made up above called "upcoming events".  Click on that and then you can click on the flyer to see times, etc.  I'm really impressed at the price of this event -- it includes an overnight stay if you want -- and meals while you are come join us if  you can!!!

(And, I've called it upcoming events plural because maybe, just maybe, you'll be seeing me speak other places.)  God is so freaking good sometimes!!!  :)

Are you coming?  Let me know if I should look for you!


  1. Yes! (I'll be making funny faces from the front row!) Can't wait to hear you and Kimi share your beautiful stories/selves with us all! Wooohoooo!

  2. Thanks, Jamie! No funny faces! Remember -- when I'm nervous, I picture everyone in the audience in their underwear! :p