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Sometimes the circumstances of everyday life consume, drain and overwhelm us.
During trying times, we turn to friends, family and, most of all, our faith.
A year ago, Patience Wood, director of health services for United Hospice of the Piedmont in Chester, was going through a season of challenges in her own life.
After facing a bitter divorce and accompanying child custody issues, Wood said she was searching for a deeper understanding of how to survive the hurt.
Wood said she soon found the answer by looking past her situation and deep inside her own heart.
She said her faith in God provided the strength needed to turn her situation around 180 degrees.
“Sometimes others try to write our life script, causing discouragement and hurt,” she said. “But I want to prove to others they can take control of their own lives and flip it, around just as I did.”
Because of that experience, Wood organized the “Flippin’ the Script” women’s conference in 2008. There, Wood shared her personal trials with other women to hopefully encourage and inspire them.
Faith, she said, can overcome any obstacle.
On Saturday, the conference returns for a second consecutive year with a promise and energy to reach out to hurting women who need a fresh touch from God.
Entitled “His Royalty – the Queen in Me,” the second annual “Flippin’ the Script” women’s conference is 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road.
The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for teens at the door which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.
Featured speakers include pastors Jamesila William of The Master’s Ministry in Lancaster, Valarie Sewell of New Birth Ministry in Charlotte and Katiti Revell of Agape International in Rock Hill. Special music will be provided throughout the day by Divine Purpose, the Temple Baptist Ladies Quartet of Lancaster and keyboardist Jason Missouri of Camden.
Wood said last year, some women were so eager to attend the conference, they showed up about two hours early.
A pre-conference workshop, “Morning Glory” is 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. for those who want a jump-start on the day. Wood said “Morning Glory” offers an opportunity for early risers to set the atmosphere in preparation for the full conference day.
“Others can make you feel that you are not important,” Wood said. “I want all women to know that they are somebody in Christ. This conference will do just that.”
Want to go?
WHAT: “His Royalty – the Queen in Me,” the second annual “Flippin’ the Script” women’s conference
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday; an early-riser’s pre-conference begins at 7:45 a.m.
WHERE: Covenant Baptist Church, 165 Craig Manor Road
HOW MUCH: $25 for adults and $15 for teens, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch
INFORMATION: (803) 235-2921