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Meeting Sheri Rose Shepherd (author of Fit for My King)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Had a neat thing happen this past week... I went to the Gull Lake "Ladies Days" conference and was able to meet one of my favorite authors (Sheri Rose Shepherd, author of "Fit for My King"). I briefly told her the first night how her book impacted the way that I eat and how I see myself. I had a horrible body image before and saw myself at least 20-30# heavier than I actually was.

After hearing her message on the first night, I felt God telling me to give her a copy of the booklet that our church handed out at Easter. I have a couple devotionals in it that I wrote, but one was all about my testimony with food and body image (you can see a copy of it in a previous blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
). I debated whether to take one to her or not, thinking "what if she thinks I'm weird? Or a stalker?" LOL. Then I questioned if it was really God telling me or just myself.

The next morning again I felt God telling me to take her a book, and to write a letter on the inside cover to her thanking her for her ministry and all that she does to help women. So I wrote the letter and tucked the book into my purse to take to her. The title of the book our church made is "Bootcamp: Preparing for Life's Battles." Her message that day was about the "Battlefield." I love it when God gives confirmation! I prayed that I would have a chance to see her again to give it to her, which I did right after lunch. She was very sweet when I gave it to her, and told me to go put it in her bag so she wouldn't lose it and could read it. I hope that it gives her confirmation of the work that she does through Christ, and that it really does make a difference. We all need to hear that sometimes! Also, it gave me confirmation that by listening to God's voice, I obeyed and brought the book. I'm imagining that if I wouldn't have, I would have sat there kicking myself when I heard the title of her message for the day, since it aligned perfectly with the book I gave her!

Myself, Sheri Rose Shepherd, and my friend Susan

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    This is so amazing, what a wonderful day you had!!!
    1751 days ago

    1789 days ago
    Isn't it great when God is so clear and confirms what He wants us to do? And I'm sure she was blessed by your note as well as the book.
    1794 days ago
    Wonderful! I love this! Great that God gave you an opportunity like this. Exciting that you got to meet her! What I've read from her that you shared has been very inspiring.

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    1794 days ago
    How nice! Very interesting.....It looks like you guys had a very inspirational conference.Best wishes on your journey.....
    1794 days ago
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