The Best Yes

Christian Author, Blogger To Speak At Northwest Arkansas Women’s Conference

Posted: August 16, 2014 at 1:30 a.m.

Courtesy Photo TerKeurst will be selling and signing copies of her book at the conference, which will be at Cross Church Pinnacle Hills in Rogers.

Courtesy Photo TerKeurst will be selling and signing copies of her book at the conference, which will be at Cross Church Pinnacle Hills in Rogers.

Women in Northwest Arkansas are busy. Their time is filled with meeting the needs of their children, their husbands, their friends, their community, their careers. How do these women find time to meet their own needs, especially their spiritual needs?


Lysa TerKerust

Q. Why did “The Best Yes” need to be written? What have you experienced or what have you seen other women go through that prompted you to write this book?

A. I wrote this message because I need this message. I wrote it because I’m tired of rushing and stressing and missing out on the sweet parts of life.

When I set my life to the rhythm of rush, I just quite honestly don’t like who I am. Rushing robs me of the sweetest parts of life — the parts of life that feed my soul. When a woman lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule, she’ll ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul. And honestly, I’m just tired of that deep ache. I think a lot of women are.

So with “The Best Yes,” I really want to help equip women to slow the rhythm of rush in their lives so the best of who they are can emerge.

Q. What are you most looking forward to sharing with the women at the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Conference? What do you think will resonate the most with the women in attendance?

A. I’m looking forward to sharing a beautiful way of life I’m personally trying to live out. And that is asking God to just unrush me. I want to slow down and embrace His best for me.

God’s best for me means engaging with life and the people in it. God’s best for me means noticing divine invitations and feeling the freedom to say yes — a Best Yes to the Lord’s assignments. All women need that sacred space and capacity in their lives. I’m excited to talk about how to make it a reality!

Q. Women of all ages have read your books and will be attending this conference. Why do you think your message has such a broad appeal?

A. I think this message has such a broad appeal because so many women, at one time or another, have felt the exhaustion of life gnawing those deep places in their hearts, demanding them to slow down. So many of us have felt caught in the rush of endless demands with no way out. I pray this message sets some Jesus girls free and points them in the direction of living a Best Yes life totally surrendered to Jesus.

Go & Do

Northwest Arkansas Women’s Conference

When: 5-9 p.m. Aug. 24; doors open at 4 p.m. for dinner

Where: Cross Church Pinnacle Hills in Rogers, 2448 Pinnacle Hills Parkway

Cost: Adults $25, includes dinner; Students (through college) $10, includes dinner


Bonus: Church groups buying 15 or more tickets can reserve a block of seats

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