Life in LADA land

Living Philippians 1:6 with type 1.5 diabetes

3600 women

on June 23, 2012

So the Gospel Coalition’s Women’s Conference has exceeded my wildest expectations.  The focus on the centrality of the gospel in all of life has been just an amazing thing to contemplate.  John Piper, Donald Carson, Paige Benton Brown, Tim and Kathy Keller, Jenny Salt, Susan Hunt, Kathy Chapell – all of them have just blown my mind and heart with the glory of God revealed in the gospel.  And having Kristyn and Keith Getty lead us in worship – what can I say?  I am totally spoiled by this and just wallowing in the luxury of it. What a joy to sing “In Christ Alone” and “Speak O Lord” with the Gettys. Toss in a pretty upscale hotel with really friendly staff and a marvelous pool and lazy river and this has been a totally amazing few days. I truly hope this will be a regular event, especially now that Sarah will be living down here and it will be yet another excuse to head for Florida. And there really are 3600 women here – so all the men’s restrooms in the area of the hotel where our meeting rooms are have been converted to women’s restrooms and men who are polite enough to let women onto the elevators or through doors first end up waiting a long time!

I need to take some time to really review my notes so that I can retain some small fraction of what we have heard here.  My favorite quote from tonight was that sound theology should result in doxology and transformation. That’s what I want – to be transformed by what I have heard, not to just sit on it and waste it.

And since this is also a blog about dealing with diabetes, I guess I should say something about that. It has been a rocky few days.  Meals are unpredictable and pretty heavy on the carbs. It turns out that mangoes (Sarah’s new boss gave us 8 of them from the tree in his backyard!) have more carbs than I accounted for this morning, for example.  But the pool is great, and I got in a good half hour swim this morning. It’s this long and winding pool with lots of little coves and things, and it takes 90 strokes to get from one end to the other (yep, I counted).  The exercise really helped keep things more stable today, despite the mangoes.  I plan to swim in the morning too.  That will be especially helpful since we have a 9 hour drive tomorrow afternoon……

Next stop, Asheville!

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