Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Oklahoman reports the following about Governor Palin's speech at the Women of Joy conference in Oklahoma City Friday night:
Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin shared her faith testimony Friday, urging thousands of Oklahoma women to find their purpose in Christ, despite critics and “haters” in their midst.
Palin made her remarks at the Women of Joy Christian women's conference held at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City. The event, sponsored by Phil Waldrep Ministries based in Trinity, Ala., drew more than 9,000 women to the Jim Norick State Fair Arena.
“You talk about a woman who knows how to plant her feet firmly in the Word of God and to keep standing no matter what happens,” [Oklahoma Governor Mary] Fallin said of Palin.
The former governor told those gathered that being a woman of joy is “seeking and living out your purpose to be in service to our Creator, to God” even though there may be inconveniences, struggles and people — “haters” and critics — in their path.
She urged attendees to reject lives of selfishness and self-absorption for a life of seeking God's will.
Palin said the Lord has been her strength throughout difficult times in her life, particularly when she learned her son Trig would be born with Down syndrome.
“I can't even tell you what a blessing Trig has been to us. To us, he is perfect.”
She said Christ has been her internal compass and she encouraged conference participants to allow Him to guide them as well.
“Thank God His outstretched hand is there.”
Read the full piece here.
(h/t Ian Lazaran)