Happy Easter, everyone!! I hope you guys had a great weekend!
This Friday, I'll be speaking at a modesty fashion show in St. Louis and so needless to say, I've been doing some prep work, writing down my bullet points for the talk, figuring out what I'm going to wear (I think it's a valid concern considering it's a FASHION show), and doing a little bit of um, worrying.
Because you know what they say. More people fear public speaking than they fear death.
Which never sounded quite right to me, but oh well.
Actually, I'm very much looking forward to it. It's going to be primarily teen girls there and I love, love, LOVE talking to teen girls.
However, I've got to tell you that when I first decided I wanted to try and be a writer, I never in my life thought that the title of Public Speaker went with that. I like writing. I love to hole up in my office, sit at my desk with a hot cup of coffee next to me - and maybe a few chocolates - and spend the day writing away.
But speaking in front of large groups of people? Kind of intimidating.
This isn't the first time I've done a talk and my prayer is that it won't be my last. Writing, speaking - it's all connected by communication and the one thing I want to communicate is that Christ loves you.
Whether that's with my laptop or with a microphone.
How about you? Are you ready for the double duty as a writer and a speaker?