In continuing to share what I’ve been up to the past few weeks, along with admiring the local wildflowers, several doctors and dentist checkups and completing the fundraising bazaar projects, I got to spend a whole. entire. day. amidst 2,000 screaming teenage girls.
But it was a good thing.
I took my daughter and her friend to Austin to attend the 2012 Revolve Tour hosted by Women of Faith. Just like a Women of Faith conference speaks to the hearts of women, the Revolve Tour speaks to the hearts of teenage girls. The speakers cover a range of topics that a “typical” teenager might have questions about. They also have musical guests, and a worship band. This is the third year we’ve attended and the girls had a blast.
As a mom, there were a few things that didn’t necessarily mesh with my views on things. Chad Eastham is an adorable young man who speaks every year on girls, boys, relationships and dating. He does have a great way of sharing things from a guy’s perspective, I just happen to disagree with him on dating. In our household, we believe in courtship, not dating, but after hearing him speak (again), it was just another opportunity to discuss the differences with my daughter.
Overall, it’s was a great day and we finished it off with a yummy Mexican food dinner before heading back home.
Please forgive the indoor photos~they were taken with my phone in a poorly lit building.
This is the front of the line when we arrived. We were in the middle. There literally were 2,000 sold out seats. Look at all those girls!
Alana and my daughter, Laina.
This is the stage and the countdown screen. It was held inside a church that had a very large sanctuary. We were able to get great seats.
This is a band named Stellar Kart. Never heard of them before. But that could be because I’m old. I am glad they also had a regular worship band, because these guys sang some remade Disney songs and a song by Bon Jovi. I know they are trying to appeal to everyone, but I don’t feel they need to mix so much of the world into it, if that makes sense. My daughter looked at me after they sang, Livin’ on a Prayer and said, “Mom, you don’t look impressed.”
I told her, “Honey, I’ve seen Bon Jovi. And Bon Jovi, they are not.”
Cute, lil’ Jamie Grace sang and shared her testimony of living with Tourette’s Syndrome.
Master illusionist Harris III and his wife performed some great tricks and demonstrated that faith does not come by sight, and how the world wants these young girls to believe so many things that are not true.
Jenna Lucado Bishop, who is Max Lucado’s daughter, probably had the best message about dreams. She questioned whether our dreams are God’s dreams for us, and are we listening to God or going our own direction. Did you know her dad pastor’s a church in San Antonio?
This is the view of the crowd inside the sanctuary. Amazing.
Here’s hoping that a lot of these teenage girls went home with new views on life and changed hearts.