I was in Kansas City a couple of years ago when John flew in at the last minute to replace a high profile speaker at a Time Out for Women event. The women were so disappointed that the original speaker wasn't there - until they heard that John had come to speak to them. And they were THRILLED. He had an impact that day too.
Two weeks ago in Idaho Falls, I was able to meet John again as we both presented on Friday night. I watched him prepare to speak to the women. I watched how kind and loving he was as he greeted all the women that came up to him. And the talk he gave that night really had an impact on everyone in that room. Especially me.
I've thought a lot about what John said in his talk that night. The other day, I was on the elliptical machine and found myself watching a television show I used to watch on a regular basis. It's a completely mindless show that I'm not necessarily proud I've watched in the past. But I figured, since I was on the elliptical, I'd just watch it. As I reached the end of my program and my exercise time, I was disappointed in myself. What had I been marinating in? Watch this clip, and you'll see what I mean...
I'm thinking a lot more about what I'm marinating in. I'm choosing more often to surround myself with great things, and I'm particularly excited to surround myself with greatness as I watch General Conference this weekend. What a fabulous thing to be marinating in.
Today, I'm giving away an autographed copy of John's book, When Times Are Tough: 5 Scriptures That Will Help You Get Through Almost Anything. It's a great book, full of practical, spiritual helps. You'll love it.
Here’s how to win this week – you can enter up to TWO times by doing one of the following:
1 – Answer this question in the comments – What great things do you like to surround yourself with? (Or, marinate in, if you will. *grin*)
2 – Come back anytime this weekend and leave your favorite quote or idea from General Conference in the comments. I am so excited to hear what resonates with you.
I’ll be choosing the winner using Random.org, so if you want to have two separate entries in the giveaway, be sure to leave two separate comments.
Good luck! The winner will be announced on my Facebook page on Monday, April 2!
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