on June 18, 2013 in AnnieSpeaks with 5 comments by


I would never kid you about something this serious.

I’m flying to Hawaii today.

It’s a little weird to go to Hawaii fourteen days before my next book is due because, you know, words. I need to type a lot of them this week. So it’s not like a pure vacay. But let’s be serious- it’s pretty close.

But I’m so honored and excited to be speaking at the Bloom Conference this weekend. God put this dream on Tiffany Thurston‘s heart and my word has that girl worked hard to see it come true. She’s the kind of girl God loves to work with I think- He whispers a dream and she jumps right on board and plays along bravely. That’s pretty awesome.

So I’ll spend a few days in Honolulu, writing the book while looking at the ocean, and then I’ll get to share Jesus with hundreds of Hawaiian high school and college girls.

Would you pray for a few things?

  • For lots of words, mostly the right ones, for the new book that is due on July 1
  • For the right examples and stories and scripture to share with the girls this weekend
  • For the Bloom girls to really see God in new and deep ways
  • For rest
  • For tons of beautiful moments… I’m traveling alone, seeing the island alone, and I’m genuinely really excited to listen to God and spend some time just being on vacation with Him. [I know. That sounds super cheesy. But it’s how I feel so I’m saying it.]

And I’m sure I’m gonna instagram like whoa all week, so don’t you worry about that.


Do you know any girls in Honolulu? Make sure they know about the Bloom Conference!

Do you have any favorite spots on the island of Oahu that I should be sure to see?


  1. posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 5:17 AM  |  reply

    Prayed for you. Wishing you a wonderful time with your Father in that beautiful place.

  2. Andrea
    posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 7:44 AM  |  reply

    Can you go give my brother and family a kiss and hug for me? They live on the North Shore. Have a wonderful trip!

  3. Tiff ;)
    posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 7:57 AM  |  reply

    Annie…you are the sweetest & I’m praying you up!!! May God not only answer every one of those requests but may He blow you away with all the surprises He has tucked away for you in the next few weeks as you finish your book in Jesus Name! Love you & see you in a few hours! 😉

  4. Merideth
    posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:58 PM  |  reply

    I love you Annie, and I love this opportunity you have. But, I have to also tell you I am jealous. I would love to be going to Hawaii right now. I’ve heard it is beautiful and so want to go there someday! I will for sure be praying for you this week/weekend. You will do awesome, and I know the Lord will speak to you and through you in amazing ways. Enjoy the trip!

  5. Cara
    posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 3:37 PM  |  reply

    I live on Maui. If you make it over, send me a note and I’ll show you around!

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