Attention all you awesome ladies who have thought about attending She Speaks but aren’t sure if there are enough quarters in the piggy bank: this post is for you.

Lysa TerKeurst is hosting a scholarship opportunity on her blog again this year for one lucky participant to attend She Speaks for free! Just visit her blog today for details.


Lysa with last years scholarship recipient, Karla of Looking Towards Heaven.

Now, there may be some of you out there who are kind of like me last year: you like the idea of going and something about this type of conference gets your heart rate to speed up. BUT you are hesitant to sign up because you don’t know anyone, you don’t consider yourself a ‘real’ writer or a ‘real’ speaker and you don’t have a clear plan as to what will come of it.she-speaks-2008

I understand. I went last year without knowing one. measly. person. And this borderline introvert did just fine. There are a lot of women just like you who have it in their heart to write, speak or do some combination of both but have no idea what that means. I’m still discovering what that means for me. But I will honestly tell you that this conference was a turning point.

For example, I was excited to attend a session called Magazine Writing 101 taught by Glynnis Whitwer, Editor of P31 Magazine. She? is awesome. And I’m pretty sure she would not allow a question mark in the middle of a sentence. Writing articles for magazines always felt so intangible to me: where to even begin?! But the session was informative, smart and so helpful to me. And I’m pleased to say that since last year, I actually submitted an article and it was actually and factually published.


One of my favorite things about She Speaks last year was the opportunity to meet so many new robot friends in real life and discover that they are vibrant, emotional, beautiful women with real lives, real kids and real faith.

And hey, I’ll be there with The Nester, BooMama, Big Mama, Jo-Lynne and Dawn, chatting it up about blogging and pretending to be a grown up.  And of course there will be all the Proverbs 31 speakers, as well as publishers and seasoned authors and Santa Clause and ALL his reindeer.


If you have already registered for the conference (yay!), visit Dawn at Barefoot Blogs and grab one of these cute buttons for your sidebar. If you want to know more about the conference, visit the conference web site. Now head on over to Lysa’s blog and try to get that scholarship. I hope to see you there!