Thursday, August 19, 2010


On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, my niece, Emily, and I attended the Strong in the Lord Conference (through Bright Lights ministry) in Duluth, Minnesota. For more details about the Bright Lights ministry, please check out the Resource Wednesday post for 08/17/10. Duluth is about a two-hour drive from our home. We left on Tuesday morning and did a little sightseeing before the conference began. The conference started at 6:00 pm on Wednesday night (6-9) and then picked up again the next day at 9:00 am (and ran until 6:00 pm that evening). It was a whirlwind trip (we left on Tuesday morning and returned on Wednesday evening, late). We had a very enjoyable time. The conference was well done. The Bright Lights ministry did a great job of gearing it toward the various age groups with lots of stories, skits, singing, object lessons, and time in small groups. It was fun to have the time together with Emily, and the conference was great conversation material. We also managed to squeeze in a little fun and sightseeing along the way, as you can see by some of the pictures below.

On Tuesday afternoon, before the conference began, we stopped to enjoy a little sightseeing and rock climbing on the shores of Lake Superior.

And here we are at the conference on Wednesday afternoon, nearing the end of our time there.


  1. Emily Misuira gos to a Bright Lights thing, I wonder if it's the same thing? I like the pictures of you together!

  2. very nice,pictures and the message,,

  3. Yep, Katelyn. It's the same group that Emily M. is involved in (same ministry). They have discipleship groups all over the U.S. and in other countries, but I heard at the conference that Minnesota has the most groups in one state. I think it's a worthwhile ministry to check into.


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