Pastor Jeff and Donna Ables
We are so excited about this year’s Joie de Vivre Conference. There is so much to celebrate in this life: God, redemption, and Christ’s many blessings should be cause for consistent rejoicing!
Of course the world wants desperately to rob us of that celebration. We realize there are plenty of things in life that present us with the opportunity to complain, become embittered, and lose hope – But as Christ-followers, we simply choose not to.
Some might call it optimism, some might refer to it positive thinking – Here at Joie de Vivre, we call it a celebration. Bring your dancing shoes, ladies – It’s time to celebrate!
Daphne Gaspard, Women’s Ministry Director
I cannot believe it’s been five years since the Lord dropped “Joie de Vivre” into our hearts and this conference was born. What a great five years it has been! That’s just one of the reasons we want to celebrate. Really, we have SO much to celebrate as daughters of God!
Philippians 4:45 says, “Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute!” That’s what Joie de Vivre has been about from the beginning … Celebrating who God is, who He’s called us to be, and what He’s called us to do!
Now is the time to celebrate your life, love, and faith in Christ! I encourage you to gather up all your girlfriends and join us for our five-year celebration. It’s going to be a great party and a time to reflect on the faithfulness of God. My prayer is that you leave this conference with a renewed passion for the purposes and plans God has for you. And, that you would be inspired to “revel” in Him every day!