Heidi Gaul and I introducing our workshop

I came down with the flu two days before the Oregon Christian Writers Fall Conference where I was scheduled to teach a workshop. God got me there through prayer and two days of intense resting! I’m so glad I didn’t miss it, because Beth Vogt was an excellent keynoter; her writing story was one everyone in the room could relate to in many ways. The main topics were: Expectations (how they can kill our joy) and The Definition of Success. What do you do when the two don’t seem to match up?

Beth K. Vogt
We Two Beths

The Holy Spirit moved in and among us and I came away from the morning sessions filled up and challenged.

Heidi Gaul and I led a critique group workshop, “Critical Spirit of Help from Friends.” Everyone came ready to learn and give. After the short lesson, they went to work in small groups. They had a great time and Heidi brought Lindor truffles to keep us in good spirits.

Home from the conference I’m playing catch up with messages and follow up connections, not to mention piled up laundry and home-work. I’m so glad for these times to connect and refuel. Now I’m anxious to dig in to my writing again and share what God has put on my heart.

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