I will share a few things she said that had a deep impact on me.
"A huge purpose for why you are on this earth is on the other side of that 'no' that you keep pleading to God for a 'yes'." When you plead with God for something and He still gives you a no, "there is something He knows that you do not know."
Had I gotten the yes I pleaded for over Juan David's adoption the first time, I would have missed the chance to write so deeply about God's faithfulness in the two books I wrote about that whole adoption experience.
As she quoted, "There is something on the other side that means something in eternity."
I pray every day now that God will use something, anything, I've written to bring just one person closer to Him. One person a day.
Our loss was the hardest thing I've ever experienced, but perhaps the way I wrote about getting through it will now impact someone's eternity.
She spoke on a pretty profound word, nevertheless. How she got so much out of one word is quite perplexing to me, but the sessions went pretty deep. The word nevertheless actually is used to tie two opposing statements together, starting with a statement that seems hopeless and then adding God to the equation. (I'm alone; nevertheless God is with me. I live in fear and anxiety; nevertheless, I will trust God.)
My favorite and most challenging quote from the weekend,
"Nevertheless is where my faith lives. That's where my God will be faithful."