The coolest grand finale ever

I wish you could see my ear-to-ear grin right now. The conference just ended with the coolest finale ever. We just made it rain inside Moody Church! Seriously.

While the Harris brothers are from the West Coast, it was about more than just them missing their rainy climate . . . They used this activity to remind us that one person snapping their fingers, rubbing their hands together, or stamping their feet doesn’t make much “rain.” But, together, well . . . it sounds like the roof’s coming down!

I wish I could leave you with everything I gleaned from the final session. It was incredibly practical and helpful. But, my youth group friends have already gone ahead to save us a spot at Lou Malnati’s, a yummy Chicago-style pizzeria with the best Chocoloate Chip Pizza ever. Now you understand why it’s so imperative that I get out of here quickly!

I’ll leave you with this snippet from Alex’s talk:

We’re not to “go it alone.” 2 Timothy 2:22 exhorts us to: “flee youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart” (emphasis added).

He told us about this study they did with horses. They discovered that a horse could pull 2,500 pounds. But when they added another horse, they found that together, the horses could pull 12,500 pounds! That’s not just true about horses; it’s true about people. We were made to operate in community. It’s cool to be the maverick in this culture, but that’s not how God made us. Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

Are you a lone ranger? Do you have any wise, mature, godly women in your life? If not, would you consider asking God for one or more, and then pursuing those relationships?

Thanks for following this conference with me. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing it with you, and hope you can attend one  yourself soon. Good night, fellow Rebelutionaries!

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Paula Marsteller

Paula Marsteller no longer tries to catch guys' attention by swallowing live goldfish, arm wrestling, and jumping down flights of stairs. (She's married to a wonderful man now!) She spends her days caring for her two young sons and seeking to practice "radically ordinary hospitality." She's the author of Confessions of a Boy-Crazy Girl: On Her Journey from Neediness to Freedom, and she and her family live in Central New York. You can catch her writing on

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