Here's What Happened at Mirror Mirror 7 June 2012!
I actually began the first “Mirror Mirror” Conference
nearly a decade ago at our home church, Victory Fellowship in Metairie,
Louisiana. At that time, the meeting was held for adults. I remember
the room was full in the Life Center kitchen where we conducted the
meetings. I remember thinking to myself how crucial some of these
teachings are and what they did for me as I was growing in my walk
with Christ. The revelation of “who I am in Christ” and
“Who He is in me” helped to revolutionize my life in the
early 90’s. That and the message of “Grace” are
two pillars that I stand on to this day!
Shortly after Hurricane
Katrina slammed into the New Orleans area, so many of us were scattered
and relocated all across the country. My family was relocated to
Lafayette, Louisiana for a 9 month period. It was during that time,
that I began to receive e-mails from concerned parents with regards
to their daughters and some of the behavior they saw coming from
their daughters. These behaviors came in the form of mild depression
to full blown anorexics and bulimics to precious young teen girls
who just didn’t give a care about anything! I remember I kept
thinking, “Someone has to grab hold of these young people
and let them know about the real God and that He is truly concerned
for them, loves them and has an awesome plan for their lives!”
I remember calling my assistant, Paula Kent, and saying to her,
“Paula, someone has to reach these young people!” For
a season, it seemed everywhere I turned, I found myself saying the
proverbial word, “someone”; as in “someone”
has to do something about this!
The Lord then reminded me of myself when I was 20 years old. I
was on a college campus crying out to God with all I had in me!
I was so searching for truth and cried out to God to help me. He
surely did, but I remember back then searching everywhere saying,
“I wish I had someone to teach me! I wish I knew where to
go; what steps to take”. No one around me at the time seemed
to know about this new found truth that I had just experienced.
But God was faithful and He helped me to find my way!
I said all of that to say, that after I kept saying to people,
“someone” needs to help our young people ‘see’
the truth for their lives, that I felt an impression from God, “Take
the “Mirror Mirror” teachings to the next generation.”
I thought, “OK…this will be great!” A couple of
meetings and then I’ll continue with teaching and equipping
adults.” But brothers and sisters, to my sheer delight and
amazement, these conferences continued to hit a much needed mark.
Only God knew. By the time “Mirror Mirror” 3-Purpose
for Living!” came; I was so excited to see all of the precious
faces I could hardly stand it! Businesses from everywhere including
Wal-Mart came on board with huge give-aways and I knew we were in
for a ride!
And now, what God seems to be doing, is, the ages of the people
are blending together! MM 3 saw moms, aunts, cousins, college age
and middle school people coming from everywhere! We even had a row
of ‘guys’ who sat in the back! The messages are timeless
and will help regardless of the age!
So there you have it! The history of how our “Mirror Mirror”
Conferences got started! The vision we believe God has given us
is to continue growing these meetings doing what we do best; encouraging
and equipping our audiences with the truths from God’s Word!
Thank you so much and we look forward to seeing you at our next
“Mirror Mirror” Conference!
Mirror Mirror 4 Soar...Above the Norm! with special guest Barlow Girl
Shortly before we were going to do our first “Mirror Mirror”
Conference, our 18 year old daughter, (who was 14 at the time) said
to me while we were driving in the car, “Mom, you know there
is a girl band called Barlow
Girl and they sing a song called “Mirror Mirror”!”
I had heard of Barlow Girl, but was not familiar with the song.
Our daughter then realized that she has their CD with the “Mirror
Mirror” song on it in her purse! She pulled it out immediately
and we put it into our CD player. I could not believe my ears! I
LOVED IT! We listened to that song over and over and over again!
I had the girl who was doing our worship for the conference work
on the song so that we could have it for the opening. She did and
we loved it.
During that very first meeting, I said to the audience, “This
song is by a group called Barlow Girl and the lyrics hit home with
everything we are endeavoring to do!” I then told them the
story of how our daughter ‘just so happened’ to have
the CD in her purse and how we listened to it a ga-zillion times!
I then said to the audience, “Do you believe that one day
we will have Barlow Girl as our special guests?” The audience
applauded and even yelled, “Yes!” We know it will happen!
(Their faith was bigger than mine at the time, as I remember thinking
it is possible but wouldn’t be for quite some time.)
But the goodness of our God! During August of ’08, two months
after our MM 3 Conference, I
was sitting at our kitchen table. I was talking to God and going
over the events of the year thus far. My mind went to our recently
conducted MM3-“Purpose for Living” Conference. It was
such an amazing time. I then said, “What would it take to
get Barlow Girl for our next conference?” Half just ‘tip
toeing’ into this, I decided to check the band out on their
website. I listened to so many of their songs while sitting at my
computer and then going to YouTube and so enjoying their music.
I took another step. I called their booking agent, Curtis, and asked
him about the possibility of having Barlow Girl as our special guests.
He said he felt it was a perfect fit! My heart and spirit began
to ‘soar’! Curtis then said to me, “Dream Big
Anna…I really think God is up to something with all of this!”
As he said it, my spirit bore witness instantly! I was so excited
I could hardly hang up long enough before I got on the phones to
get the word out!
I have the best group of women who surround me and work with me.
We have many businesses as you will see on our Sponsors Page who
have rallied behind us. Everyone was so ‘on board’ that
they began to envision the next conference! We found that we were
indeed able to book Barlow and the rest, as they say, is history!
Barlow Girl will be with us this June 20, 2009! Can you imagine?!!!!!
I learned something through all of this. I didn’t know at
the time my daughter was telling me about Barlow and the “Mirror
Mirror” song that all of this would transpire. But God did!
I believe it was Him all along, guiding my daughter, having her
‘just so happen’ to have their CD in her purse, me sitting
at the kitchen table ‘daydreaming’ about whether they
would come or not! It is all HIM! Because He has the greatest plans
for “such a time as this”! And He sees all of your precious
faces in the process.
Mirror 3 Purpose for Living
Acts 26:16 -I have appeared to you for this PURPOSE... God said
Purpose- design; intention; meaning; the object for which something
What is my purpose and how will I know it when it is here?
Colossians 1:16b-Msg. Bible-Everything got started in Him and finds
its purpose in Him!
Psalm 33:14-15 - “From the place of His dwelling He looks
on all the inhabitants of the earth; He fashions their hearts individually.”
In this year's “Mirror Mirror 3-Purpose For Living!”
these young people will learn what purpose is, why it is crucial
to our everyday lives, and how to recognize one’s own, unique
purpose! We will explore how God has given to each and every one
of us strengths and different ‘wirings’ all designed
with the potential to glorify God!
I will show some practical steps as to ‘how to’ discover
our gifts and strengths. One example is found in a quote from Max
Lucado: “Heed that inner music. No one else hears it the way
you do. Note and record recurring themes.” Our young people
will then be encouraged to take time and be with God every day;
desiring to know Him and make Him known.
It’s going to be amazing!
As you know, this event has begun to take on a life of its own
and we couldn’t be more excited! From Wal-Mart donating $
1,000 worth of prizes and give-aways to many businesses contributing,
to a message that I believe the Lord is truly depositing in my heart,
MM 3 promises to be the best yet!
To order Mirror Mirror 3 "Purpose for Living", click here.
Mirror 2 Healing Rejection
This meeting is a time of great freedom and truth for our precious
young people. Topics such as, Knowing, Who You are 'in Christ' Excited
to be 'Me', and "How to Replace Lies with Truth" are just
a few areas that will be addressed. These girls will leave knowing
how much they are valued and loved by our Heavenly Father.
The title of this Mirror Mirror, Part 2 is called, “Healing
Rejection”… To ‘reject’ means ‘to
cast aside’…I will do my best to show these girls how
this ‘crummy’ form of communication, known as ‘rejection’
has hit us all at different times of our lives…it wraps itself
in a variety of packages ranging from someone’s disappointing
looks, to another’s condescending words, to the media’s
influence of what is deemed ‘cool’ and ‘uncool’.
Feeling ‘rejected’, that somehow you just don’t
measure up, is an awful emotion. BUT I HAVE GOOD NEWS! And I plan
to show these girls just how TRULY ACCEPTED AND AWESOME THEY REALLY
ARE! Accepted by God and accepted by all of us! I want to empower
these girls through the truths from God’s Word. I will also
bring some very practical tips that they can use in their every
day lives. (What are you saying to yourself about yourself…watch
for downward spiraling with regards to your body image….how
to set healthy boundaries for yourself to reflect who you are and
what you need….check your thought life…. respect yourself….know
your unique wiring, gifts and talents…dream big!...)
To order Mirror Mirror 2 "Healing Rejection", click here.
Mirror 1 “Mirror Mirror on the Wall…Developing
a Healthy Self Image!”
We were taken by surprise as the conference room filled to overflow!
My assistant grabbed chairs from the hotel pool and brought them
to the conference room as girls, moms, aunts and friends squeezed
in to enjoy the fun!
This teaching from “Mirror Mirror Part 1” includes:
‘Who am I and why am I here?’, ‘Who we are in
Christ’, and ‘Replacing lies with the truth’.
Please see photos of past conferences on our Anna Donahue Ministries
can be found under Upcoming Events as well as in our Photo Gallery.
To order Mirror Mirror 1 "Mirror Mirror on the Wall... Developing a Healthy Self Image", click here.
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