We Survived The Roadtrip!

29 Apr

A car full of people recently traveled nearly the entire breadth of Oregon to attend the Living Proof conference in Eugene.


This is my conference booklet. Photo was take at my seat in the Matthew Knight Arena. We just about packed the place.

The speaker was Beth Moore, and the subject was Time. It was very cool, and a little overwhelming. It will certainly take a few days to process all the little epiphanies she inspired.

The final count on the first evening was that 7,300 women (and a few brave men) were in attendance. Wow! There were certainly a whole lot of people there, but everyone was Sooo polite!

Here are a couple photos of the landscape we traveled through.



The worlds largest juniper forest is spread over the middle of Oregon

The worlds largest juniper forest is spread over the middle of Oregon








Snow capped mountains in the distance.

Snow capped mountains in the distance.









My mom and the lovely lady who did the driving managed to find a waterfall for me so I could take some photos. It was rather chilly in the shade of all the trees, but well worth the trek.

Sahalie Falls

Sahalie Falls








The rainbow at the base of the falls

The rainbow at the base of the falls








Look at all that moss! It's a pretty, pretty place.

Look at all that moss! It’s a pretty, pretty place.








I would have taken more photos except my camera was brought along without forethought into how the batteries were doing.


Here’s a photo of some of the crowd at the conference.

This was taken during a music portion of the second day.

This was taken during a music portion of the second day.









I tried to get a snap of the people on the stage, but my camera would not handle all the lights.

It was a trip well worth taking. Not only for the conference, but I was able to reconnect with an acquaintance from years back (furthering the acquaintance into a friendship), and also make new friends. Hooray for new Facebook friends! 🙂

That’s all for me now. Time to unpack and run a load of laundry. lol

5 Responses to “We Survived The Roadtrip!”

  1. ReGi McClain May 1, 2013 at 9:56 pm #

    I didn’t realize you were heading to see Beth Moore. Cool! Did you do her Esther study? It rocks!

    The pictures are beautiful! And thank you for getting one of a waterfall. Very lovely. I’ll have to visit one of our official waterfalls to get you a picture.


    • rosedandrea May 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

      We haven’t done the one on Esther yet. So far we have done the one on John; and the fruit of the Spirit, and we are about half way through The Patriarchs (Meeting the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob). I love her work. My favorite thing about her (besides her boundless energy!) is how much she draws from the entire Bible. She doesn’t just pick apart one little verse. She backs everything up from other areas of scripture.

      Thanks for the compliment. *blushes*
      I would love to see more pictures of Alaska! Never wanted to move there, but always wanted to visit.


      • ReGi McClain May 2, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

        Many in our family thought we were completely crazy for moving here. The one’s who have visited have since changed their minds, though. Now they just think we’re partially crazy for staying.

        The Esther study was so good I’m seriously considering buying the teaching pack (about $230) so I can go through it with each of my daughters when they’re old enough. Very womanhood-affirming without being man-trashing. 🙂


        • rosedandrea May 2, 2013 at 7:32 pm #

          I love that about Beth Moore! She encourages women to be strong (through Christ), but also reminds us that we are meant to encourage and support our men. Her ministry does a beautiful job of balancing female power while maintaining that Biblical perspective of a woman’s role.


  2. rosedandrea May 2, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    One of my sisters is working toward a teaching degree, and intends to spend a couple years teaching in Alaska. Her husband is all for it (He’s awesome. Fits into this family so well).
    We’re already trying to figure out ways to support her dream, and make their lives easier through the transition.


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