Blissdom and Randomness…

So I ended up going to Blissdom today and it was FANTASTIC. I have a phobia of conferences but I was blown away by how sweet everyone is. I’m going back tomorrow…I’m getting so brave, aren’t I? It has been really good for me to work past some social phobias :)

OK, so two other random things before I hit the sack. I changed my twitter name to @angiesmith19 so it would be a little easier. I don’t know if it will automatically bump you or if you will need to change it so I wanted to give you a head’s up :)

Also, I have talked quite a bit about Kelsey, who is technically our “nanny” but is really more of a family member at this point. We love her dearly, and so appreciate her heart for the needy. She is about to leave for a mission trip to Guatemala and they are a little (a lot) short on funds. She is trusting the Lord with it, and I know He will come through in one way or another but today is her birthday and I thought it would be a great time to ask if anyone reading might want to reach out and help. Please don’t ever feel like I’m pressuring you for money, it is just something I love to be able to throw out in the event that the Lord pricks your heart and you want to join in :) If that is the case, please sent me whatever you are comfortable with ( on paypal and put “kelsey” in the notes). If you don’t feel led to share, could I ask for you to pray for her trip? Click here to read about what she will be doing :) You can also give directly on her site if you prefer.

OK, that’s all for now…gotta get some sleep for tomorrow! If you’re there, make sure and say hey!!!

Blessings and love,

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  • Adrienne

    I had tickets given to me to go today too but am still in the hospital with you know who :) I would have loved to have seen you. Hope you have fun again tomorrow!

  • Anonymous

    Someday I would love to go to Blissdom! Hope you have another great day tomorrow!

  • Erin

    Have fun!!! Heard it’s a great conference. Praying for Kelsey, too.

  • Meijmv

    Hi Angie,
    I’ve been wondering how things are with the family that lived with you in the summer of ’09…?
    I think about ‘C’ and her girls often and so hope they are well!

    • Ellisnjandtim

      I have been wondering the same thing!

  • Katie

    Wow, I took a break from the blog world and I come back to every one at Blissdom. Next year….. ;)

  • Mabrysmith

    I love you heart!! I have never commented before, but has anyone ever told you that you look like Natalie Portman? I think you are prettier, but you look like her;) Have a great weekend!!

    • Connie L Amato-Mahle

      I very much agree w/this!

      So ironic that another person shares my perspective! : )

      • Lisa

        No! I totally saw Natalie in a picture or on tv a couple of weeks ago and thought the SAME thing!!! Weird. Angie… do you get that a lot?

  • Connie L Amato-Mahle

    Happy birthday to Miss Kelsey!

    May her journey be safe, and may she touch many hearts!!

    Have a super-duper weekend, Angie!

    In friendship,
    Connie Amato-Mahle
    Clarion, PA

  • Meg

    Thank you for letting us know that she needed some extra help. I hope your readers can help brighten Kelsey’s birthday with a boost in her trip funding. :-)

    Have a great weekend.

  • Kelli

    Hey Angie,
    I seriously loved getting to meet and chat with you yesterday at Blissdom. It might have been the highlight of my trip. :) I hope you enjoyed day two as well.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for highlighting Kelsey’s work – I will have a look at our budget and see what we can give.


  • Kathy Friend

    Thank you for saying that you have a phobia of conferences! I thought I was the ONLY one!

  • Newyearmum

    Dear Angie…
    I’ve just been told about your blog from someone that I ‘met’ after just starting my blog this past week. I love your song ‘I will carry you’… and it’s helped me through some of the rough patches over the past year, after our little Gabrielle was stillborn. Looking forward to sharing this journey with you and others in this amazing blogging world :)
    Love always,
    New Year Mum xo

  • Lea Helmerich

    i read your post about the singing bird under ‘cover’
    and was very moved. as a singer, i have frequently
    thought it would be much easier if everyone would
    just close their eyes.

    i’m very sorry for your great loss but inspired that
    you have turned in into a way to minister to other
    little birds like me.

    thank you.

  • Thegypsymama1

    You changed your twitter handle! You changed your twitter handle! (Insert happy dance here) Whoot Whoot – Good-Bye Angelac519 and hello there AngieSmith – my aren’t you a cutie!! :)


  • Jessica @ These Are The Days

    Kicking myself for not getting a picture with you. I was so taken by surprise when we couldn’t find a working elevator then I suddenly looked at your face (on the elevator) and realized it was you. Love your blog and so glad I got to meet you in real life. Your even more gorgeous in person. XOXO

  • Meredith

    Hey there :)
    I rarely comment because I’m never sure if you get a chance to read them all but I’ve been reading forever and I love your blog :) I would love to help Kelsey out but I’m a poor college student so I’ll be praying! Hope all is well!

    Love, Mere

  • Amy

    Hi Angie,

    My name is Amy and I’m a missionary in Guatemala. I’ve been reading your blog for a while now, but have never commented, until now! :) I saw that your nanny, Kelsey, was in Guatemala and I looked at her blog today. I know some of the people in those pictures! Such a small world, I wonder if I’ll run into her while she’s here!

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  • Duckmomma4

    Angie, I sat across the aisle from you tonight… and your adorable girls dancing in the aisle beside us. (and I admit I snapped an adorable picture of the 3 of you on stage) I am bummed that you are not going to be speaking at our conference in Portland this fall. You are an inspiration. Thanks for stepping out in faith to be a speaker for Women of Faith. :)