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True Woman

Today I’m a True Woman; or I will be, at any rate. This morning, before the sun comes up, I’ll be heading to Chicago to take in the True Woman Conference. This conference promises to be unique among those I’ve attended for the very fact that it is a conference for women (and, in case you’ve never realized it, I’m no woman). Of course I’m accustomed to going to conferences for which I am not the core demographic–I’ve been to pastors’ conferences, youth conferences, preaching conferences and the like. But I don’t know that I will ever have felt so different as I’m bound to feel there in Chicago, Illinois, among 6,000+ women. Time will tell, I suppose.

Anyways, it promises to be an excellent event. The list of speakers is top-notch and it sounds as if True Woman has a unique goal. I’ll tell you more about that once the conference gets underway. For now I’ve got customs to clear and a plane to catch. I’ll check in from the other side. Expect an update later this evening.


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