What I’m Up To

So I’m in New Orleans right now, on a conference with my husband and giving my Girl Talk at a few groups.

New Orleans Stage

Didn’t they decorate the stage beautifully? I’ll put more pics up on Facebook soon!

Yesterday morning my daughter and I got our nails done on Canal Street. And it was our first manicure ever. Seriously. I’ve never done my nails before!

They look black in this picture; they’re actually purple. So much fun!

New Orleans Nails

And so far I’ve tried gumbo, jambalaya, boudin, beignets, oysters (didn’t like them), and crawfish ettouffee (seriously good).

Crawfish

Our impressions of New Orleans: lots of sirens. All the time. Amazing food. Too much voodoo. And kinda sad with all the strip joints. It’s beautiful, but it’s HEAVY. And not just with humidity, either.

Had a wonderful time speaking in Lafayette last night, though! Great group of women.

Viral Facebook Stuff

And I don’t have time to post much today, so a few quick things that have been up on Facebook lately–and that have gone crazy!

Daily Renew Love Bathing

Isn’t that the truth?

Submission NEVER means putting up with abuse: on Debi Pearl, submission, and wife abuse.I posted a link to this amazing video about an adoption. I dare you to watch it without tearing up!

Here’s an older post about how submission doesn’t mean putting up with abuse. It went nuts last weekend. And then I read this post by Leslie Vernick about the things that we need to help women understand so abuse can be stopped earlier. So good! Leslie’s book, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage, is one of our March picks for the Ultimate Marriage Reading Challenge.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’m speaking once more in Kenner, Louisiana tonight, and then we’re heading out on a swamp tour and some bird watching this weekend. So great to get away with my husband and daughter–and to be able to combine it with meeting some great women here, too!

One more thing–Katie, my daughter, is trying to get me to use Instagram more. So I am trying to post more pics when I travel and more funny things about my life. If you want to follow me (I will get better!), I’m right here.