A New Kind of Blog Conference: Relevant 10

For a few years now, I’ve heard lots of Christian Bloggers wanting a blogging conference that covers issues unique to them. I have felt the same way, as well, on occasion. Although I am more than comfortable around all types of bloggers, it’s can be nice to be in the presence of true kindred spirits.

So the wonderful Sarah Mae of Like a Warm Cup of Coffee has teamed up with Jessica of Muthering Heights and Dana Adams of Mrs. MoneySaver to create the Relevant Conference! This is a blogging/social media conference like no other!  It combines technical knowlesge and creative inspiration, infused with our faith in Christ!

Relevant is a place to connect kindred hearts; to enjoy sweet and fruitful fellowship; to engage one another in sharing, inspiring, and learning, and to figure out how to integrate our lives fully with our faith and family…all the while glorifying Him amidst this blogging tidal wave.

If you are kindred, you are welcome here. We look forward to being a refuge for a weekend where you will be encouraged, supported, and blessed.

Of, course, at my blog, I always have to be REAL. I’m not perfect.  I don’t have it all together. But HE is perfect.  HE has it all together, and a plan for my life…. and yours.  He also has a plan for your blog!  That’s why I love this description of a “kindred spirit”

And you just might be a kindred spirit if…

  • You enjoy meaningful conversation over a warm drink
  • You are a mommy in the trenches with small blessings
  • You are a mommy who has been through the trenches
  • You are a woman who seeks after the savior
  • You soak up every bit of grace a day offers
  • You have struggles in your marriage, but you press on in love
  • You are a writer (you are!)
  • You need to see that other women don’t have it all together and that you are not alone
  • You do this blogging thing
  • You’d like to make some money at this blogging thing
  • You have really tough days
  • You have really great days
  • You have laundry piled up
  • You have met some true friends online
  • You want to be a blessing to your family

You are real.  You want to be intentional.  You blog.

I am SO proud to be speaking at Relevant 2010, although I feel humbled and a bit out of place among such inspiring and incredible women. I will hopefully be able to share some of my successful, and unsuccessful experiences to help and inspire others.  But I also know that I will learn so much myself!  I’m really excited to connect with so many online friends that I haven’t met yet, and see others again!

Do you fit the description of a “Kindred Spirit”?  Then you will want to come to Relevant 2010!

Here’s the basic scoop:

Where: Sheraton Harrisburg Hershey Hotel in Harrisburg, PA

When: October 21-24, 2010

Who’s Going: Check out the Attendees Page with bios of attendees!  Cool idea!

Who’s Speaking: These awesome ladies!

Click here to go to the Relevant Conference website to check it all out and register!


Reality Check!

I have to admit that I’m a little scared about attending Relevant ’10.  I am one who has been hurt before with Christian Women’s Groups, and retreats/conferences.  People, as good as our intentions may be, are not perfect.  We have a sinful nature, I know that.  But I just KNOW this will be different! And I have a feeling that just as He did with my marriage, God is going to use Relevant to heal that part of me that shut down after that experience.  So if that’s you as well ( I know there are some out there).  Come to Relevant.  Find me.  We’ll go through it together.

SO what are your thoughts? Are you going to the conference?  Thought about it, but not sure?

About Sarah Pinnix

I'm a mom, blogger, vlogger, libertarian. I love Jesus, and my husband, too. Social Media Strategist for a Non-Profit (All statements here are solely my own)


  1. O lady. I know what you mean about Christian women en masse. Daunting. But this? This I think will be different, and I will so be there. Can’t wait to meet (and love on) you!


    Twitter: reallifesarah

    Totally, Allison! It’s going to be awesome! I am so glad you’re coming and can’t wait to meet you!!


  2. Muthering Heights
    Twitter: MutheringHeight

    Honey, YOU are inspiring and incredible!!!!

    I am sp excited that you are blessing us with your knowledge, your gracious personality, and your precious self at Relevant!! 🙂
    .-= Muthering Heights´s last blog ..Six Tricks =-.


  3. uzespoon says:

    Sounds like a great conference… It is a blessing to open in our Faith.. the world needs more it. Bravo


  4. Chele
    Twitter: CheleChestnut

    I am so excited to meet you Sarah! I will completely agree about the Women’s Christian retreats, etc…. I’ve been there. Us women can be so harsh and not even realize it. But you are right we are not perfect! I will be praying for you and all the ladies speaking at Relevant. Are you going to bring your Snuggie? (I just wrote about that Friday!LOL) You are such a humble lady, Don’t be so hard on yourself! God will provide for us all at this conference! 🙂
    .-= Chele´s last blog ..Friday Reflections – It’s RELEVANT =-.


  5. Brandy
    Twitter: brandyellen

    Never heard about this, but PA is sort of close to me in NH … wow! Good luck speaking & congrats! How exciting!!!
    .-= Brandy´s last blog ..SouthLAnd & Symptom Pak Winners =-.


  6. Amy
    Twitter: AmyThue

    I can’t wait to hear you speak at Relevant. I think this conference is going to be different than a lot of other Christian Women conferences, too. I think it is going to be really special. I can’t wait until October.
    .-= Amy´s last blog ..Book Giveaways & Reviews =-.


  7. Jendi
    Twitter: vloggingtips

    I’ll be there – you can hang out with me cause I know how shy you are. 😉
    I’m sure the conference will be great, but if not I’ll take you to my favorite outlets. Shopping therapy!
    .-= Jendi´s last blog ..A Vlogging Meme =-.


  8. Jen Hinton says:

    OMgosh congrats girl! This one may a little far for me but I must tell @knitpurlgurl about it!!!
    .-= Jen Hinton´s last blog ..Mesh rings are SO in =-.


  9. Hey lady! Congrats on speaking – I’m sure you will do wonderful!

    I am hesitant to go to the conference, so not sure I’m going to be there. We so need to get NC Christian women bloggers together soon though! Maybe a mini-retreat? I’ll ride my Harley up to the mountains again!
    .-= Lisa B @ simply His´s last blog ..Praying Wife: Week #3 =-.


    Twitter: reallifesarah

    Yay!! Come up any time!! Love to see you here again!


  10. Sarah, I can’t wait to learn from you!!!!!! You have such valuable input and knowledge – and you are just a lovely woman! 🙂


    Twitter: reallifesarah

    I feel the same way about you, Sarah Mae!! Thank you so much for having the vision to put this together with Jessica and Dana!


  11. Mela Kamin
    Twitter: MelaKamin

    really hoping to work this into my schedule … this is such an important event for sisters in Christ – be encouraged, use our gifts, share our faith & stories, lift each other up – don’t want to miss it
    .-= Mela Kamin´s last blog ..Heaven Knows My Name =-.


  12. Alyssa
    Twitter: alyssaavant

    I soooo badly want to get there. Pray with me that I can!
    .-= Alyssa´s last blog ..Frustrating Situation =-.


  13. This sounds like just what I was looking for. I hope to make reservations soon : )


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