Heading home today. I'm grateful for another mountaintop experience. Praising God for new friends, old friends, and holy stretching. The Lord's favor and grace poured out on me this week. Can't wait to share it all with you. Very soon. Here's a little bit:
Was able to spend some time with Guidepost author, BJ Taylor. She helped critique a piece I am working on for their Angels On Earth magazine. Had a great visit with Sheila Seifert, editor of Focus on the Family's Thriving Magazine. We shared some common middle-aged fashion tips. I hope to see her again next year. Spoke with Ginger Kolbaba, editor of Kyria. She oversees Christianity Today's online woman magazine (Kyria) and Marriage Partnership. She remembered a piece she'd accepted of mine for Today's Christian Woman before they stopped production. She asked me to resubmit it for Kyria. Ginger teaches the magazine track at Mount Hermon. A really sweet and very busy gal.
Had a wonderful time with Tonya Stoneman, editor of In Touch magazine.I dig her. We took a hike and spoke writer shop talk. Wish she lived closer. She would be my inner-hula-hoop of girlfriends.
Enjoyed meeting for the first time, Doug and Margie Newton, editors of Light & Life Magazine. They'd like me to send in an article we discussed together over lunch. These two were a real treat. It was a blessing watching them in church together, holding hands, or with his arm around her. Their newest grandbaby was born today. WooHoo!
Can't wait to go home and hug on my family. This year I missed them even before leaving. Strange. You'd think I'd want to run full speed ahead to a five-day writers conference. They are the breath of my life. Love them to pieces.
Thank you Lord for another overwhelming Mount Hermon mountaintop experience.