Monday evening I had the privilege of attending the Oklahoma Christian SheSpeaks banquet, along with my sister-in-law.
I enjoy teaching classes about manners and etiquette to students in our local 4-H club, and also at school in Life Skills class, so it was pretty neat to put those skills to good use at the banquet! Do you know what each of the three forks are for???
The centerpieces were pretty white pumpkins wrapped with grapevine. The table had scattered crystals around the top of the black tablecloth. Hot pink napkins were placed in the coffee cups. It was really neat that the coffee and tea were in vase-type containers (they probably have a fancy name that I don't know), so that we could refill our drinks ourselves, without having servers do it.
Eight-hundred guests attended the event. It grew so large that it was moved to the gymnasium, but even in the gym, the event was made to look elegant. Those chandeliers hung from metal pipe things coming out of the curtain. You can see part of the scoreboard at the very top of the stage curtain.
Here's the program....a pretty souvenir from the event.
The guest speaker was Missy Robertson, from the famous hit, Duck Dynasty. Missy said that Hollywood was very perplexed about the popularity of Duck Dynasty. Hollywood wanted a reality show with a lot of drama and friction. But that wasn't their family. She said, "Our reality comes from the Word, not from drama. But then they met Uncle Si!" And Hollywood liked him! And now the nation likes the whole family. Missy read Colossians 2:17, which says, "These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ."
Missy's daughter, Mia, talked about being born with cleft and lip palate. She will undergo another big surgery in December. Mia said, "God is bigger than all our problems!" And He is! Thank you, God!