One of the biggest highlights of the last couple of years – for me, at least – has been emceeing dotMOM with Melanie. It is such a fun, laid-back event – such a great blend of solid teaching and worship and encouragement for women who are at all stages of motherhood.
This week I’m heading to Dallas for my first-ever out-of-town dotMOM (both of the previous dotMOMs have been here in Birmingham), and I cannot wait. Priscilla Shirer, Vicki Courtney, Angie Smith, and John Croyle will be teaching, and Travis Cottrell is leading worship. That means that over the last couple of weeks I have dedicated way too much energy to thinking about what kind of jokes Melanie and I can play on Travis, but in the end I’ve decided to take the high road and behave and maybe try to talk Travis into letting me sing back-up.
For the record, I am not a strong singer. But I try not to let that little pesky detail get in my way.
Regardless, this weekend in Dallas (February 22-23) is sure to be just the thing for a weary mama’s soul. Or even if you’re not feeling particularly weary, dotMOM will still be a great place for you to sleep a little later than normal and soak in some refreshment for your mind and your heart. I also think it’s safe to say that you will laugh. A LOT. Because wherever two or more women are gathered in His name, laughter surely follows.
And while I know that this next thing isn’t going to convince anyone to join us, I think I’ll share it nonetheless: last night I was washing clothes, trying to figure out what I’m going to pack and whatnot, and based on that process I think it’s safe to say that any dotMOM attendee is also going to enjoy the sweet privilege of seeing me recreate some of Maude’s most memorable ensembles.
Seriously. The layering is going to be epic.
I know that there may not be many people reading this post who can get away for a couple of days this weekend – especially if you don’t live near Dallas – but if you can make it work and you’d like a couple of free tickets (or if you’d like to give tickets to someone who lives in or around Dallas), you have come to the right place. Just leave a comment on this post, and you’ll be entered to win. I’ll draw for a winner on Tuesday so that you have time to make any necessary arrangements.
Hope to see some of y’all there!
This giveaway is now closed. I’ll notify the winner via email tonight (Tuesday).