This weekend I went to a ladies conference with my friend Nichole Boggs. Nichole and I met back in 2011 when we moved to Atlanta and started in the City of Refuge Program. Nichole and her family lived right below our house.. so not only were we in COR together, we also shared a backyard :)
She has 9 kids now and her husband started a non profit organizationReal Momentum. Nichole and her husband both speak. They even have some speaking events that her kids join in with as well.
You can read more about their ministry HERE. In short it is geared towards men and families. Its a great ministry and if you Pastor a church or want this couple to come speak do check out their website. You’ll be blessed.
Nichole asked me to come to the conference a few weeks ago and for once I was actually able to go. With Travis’ ever changing hours and days off, it is almost impossible for these things to ever work out. So it was cool it worked out this time.
I had a great time and it was nice to get away for a few days and spend time with this sweet friend. I also got to reuinte unknowingly with my friend Elisabeth who is also a Pastors Wife. Her and I use to be neighbors back in 2004 when we lived in Seminary Housing! Her and her husband Chris at the time had 2 kids, we had none. :) Was so cool to see her. She now has 8 kids! Big families rock. Just saying.
Nichole spoke to a room of about 250 Pastors Wives and their friends. Was great to hear her speak for the first time. Shes got a talent and ease about her speaking… that makes it easy to listen to. She did a great job.
I will say it was a little weird being at a Pastors Wives conference and not being a Pastors wife at the moment. I feel some times like a Pastors wife still but I’m not. I’m a cops wife. It has been good for me to be on this side of things though. God has been able to teach us both things we would have never learned had we never gotten out of ministry full time.
One of the things she encouraged the ladies to do was to start 31 Days of Prayer for our Husbands. Since it is Feb 1st today, I thought Id post Day 1 here :) and if you all want to hear more of the Days she listed on the handout, comment and let me know. Otherwise ill probably just post some of them from time to time on my instagram.
Day 1- Pray that your husband will grow spiritually and consider his accountability before the Lord. Pray that he will guard his heart by developing spiritual disciplines. Bible reading and study, prayer, medication, spiritual memorization, etc.
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of
our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
2 Peter 3:18
“Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.”
Nichole has a small book on what she spoke about available on their website too. Its very inexpensive! Only $5. Check it out HERE.
**The above image for those curious was taken years back when Travis had his beard (I miss it!). He was preaching at our old church back in NC…***