© 2019 by Meg's Miles

​​Hebrews 12:1 - Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

Join us for a day of celebrating God's love and supporting each other as women as we learn about topics such as healthy living, deepening your prayer life, personal finance, beginning a fitness journey, and more! Sessions will be offered multiple times during the day. If one session is filled, please scroll to the next time spot and make your selection. If all sessions fill, we will open more spaces!

7:30-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:00 Worship
9:00-9:50 Keynote Speaker Kathi Lipp
10:00-11:00 Breakout #1 (choose from sessions listed below)
11:00-11:30 Break/Vendor Fair
11:30-12:30 Breakout #2 (choose from sessions listed below)
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:45-2:45 Breakout #3 (choose from sessions listed below)
2:45-3:15 Break/Vendor Fair
3:15-4:15 Breakout #4 (choose from sessions listed below)
4:30-5:00 Closing Keynote Kathi Lipp
5:00-5:30 Vendors Available

If paying by check, please make check payable to "megsmiles Charity" and mail to P. O. Box 3062, Mechanicsville, VA 23116 within two weeks of registering for the event.

Changes to sessions can be made until online registration closes.

Know the Book – Know the Author
*Carolyn Guthrie
II Timothy 2:15 says, "Study to show thyself approved, a workman unashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." This session is a practical, life changing approach to personal Bible study, guaranteed to help us with our "homework" and deepen our intimacy with God. If you are a seasoned saint needing motivation or a young Christian wondering where do I start - how do I begin, this session is for you!

Role Reversal - When did I become a Care Partner?
*Mary Johnson
Building the relationship with a person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia? This session will briefly cover signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other dementia diseases. We will be discussing tips on building a relationship with the person you are caring for and building a care team.

Personal Finance 101 (Choose this option if you did not attend last year)
*Niki White
Managing a household budget can be a challenge. How will I handle unexpected needs, how much should I be saving for children's college, "Will I ever get to retire?” The questions are endless! Join me for an open dialogue on the basics of budgeting that includes how to create a household budget, learn practical tips for how to start a savings plan, and walk away with ideas on how to reduce expenses and find hidden dollars.

 

Personal Finance 102 (Choose this option if you attended last year)
*Niki White
Let's continue the work we started last year! Don't worry if your envelope isn't full; it's about progress not perfection! Join me again to take our household finance conversation one step further. Share any new-found victories that helped you finally get a handle on an aspect of your financial life or listen to others as they share.

Made in His Image – Starting a Fitness Journey
*Vicki Williams
Finding motivation, time and accountability to begin a fitness routine you’ll love and stick with can be a challenge. 1 Corinthians 9:25 says, “Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.” This session will share ideas on getting started and resources and encouragement to keep going!

Self Defense Skills
*Keith Parknow
This session aims to empower women through a set of awareness, assertiveness, and planning skills and physical techniques through martial arts.

Walking by Faith
*Katharine Hunsaker
Hear the personal testimony of this mother of eight’s real life struggles and God’s faithfulness and loving care during times of hardship and testing. This session is inspiring and thought-provoking, causing you to think differently about your own struggles and God’s purposes in them. Come away knowing that God’s promises are for everyone!

Deepening Your Prayer Life
*Gregg Barr
In this session we'll be looking at ways to deepen your relationship with God through a richer, daily prayer time with Him. We'll look at a progression from forcing yourself to do the quick obligatory prayer to journaling and tracing the progress of your prayers.

Keeping Your Marriage Alive
*Joy Davis
Marriage can be a beautiful and divine gift, but it can also be a heart wrenching challenge and struggle at times. Whether your marriage is healthy and whole or in need of a little life support, we can all benefit from a few practical tips and biblical principles to keep our marriages alive and well. We'll discuss God's purpose for marriage and how to continue the journey with hope, inspiration, encouragement and fun---no matter where you are on the journey.

Healthy Eating 101
*Susanne Acosta
I am a daughter of THE King, Mom of 3, Seeker of truth, Lover of simplicity, and a perfectly imperfect agent of nutrition, all natural, holistic type things. After becoming pregnant with my 3rd child in 3 years and being diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I knew I needed to focus on my health to become the mom my kids needed. Come learn how to make healthy eating choices, incorporate exercise into daily routines and cultivate a positive attitude about health and wellness!

Fruity Mamas Rock – Littles & Elementary
*Amber Peacock
Good mamas are fruity. Seriously. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). That sounds like a good mama, right? Come explore how to strengthen these traits as you parent with wisdom, discernment, and yes, fruit.

Fruity Mamas Rock – Tweens & Teens
*Amber Peacock
Good mamas are fruity. Seriously. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). That sounds like a good mama, right? Come explore how to strengthen these traits as you parent with wisdom, discernment, and yes, fruit.

What Are You Doing Here? Discovering Joy by Developing a Rule of Life
*Bryan Dupuis
Our lives are busy and hectic. Some days we are barely staying afloat and feel like we fail much more than we win. If we are not careful, we spend much of our time simply reacting to all that a week can throw at us, but never living with intention. In this session, we will take some time to pause, to reflect, to laugh, and to develop an ancient practice called a "rule of life", a personal guide to live proactively in the midst of your daily routine.

Living a Life You Love
*Shawn Boyer
Research shows that the best predictor of our happiness is the quality of our relationships with family & friends. What would our lives look like if we were as intentional about those relationships as we are with our work?
Come away from this session with at least one “action item” for one of our important relationships - it will be informative, interesting, fun and of course leave you walking away at least a little happier!

You’re Covered
*Christy Grant
Create a cover for a journal that you can use for prayer requests, study notes or however you choose to use it. Throw it in your Sunday or Bible Study tote bag to make notes during the sermon, jot down prayer requests or projects coming up! We will personalize the cover of a composition book with colors and theme of your choosing.

5K FOR THE JOURNEY

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