Think of a weekend away with some of your favorite girlfriends that’s full to overflowing with laughter, love, sharing, great food, more laughter, singing, more great food. And now add the dynamic that all those gals are sisters in Christ—and all are writers.
Can you say a bit of heaven?!
This past weekend I attended an annual writers retreat that started back in 2003 (I can hardly believe this was our 13th year), and it’s a weekend I look forward to all year long.
From L to R: (back row) Sandy Sheppard, Sharon Dunn, Francine Rivers,
(2nd row) Gayle DeSalles, Robin Lee Hatcher, Sunni Jeffers, Brandilyn Collins,
(front trio) Karen Ball, Janet Ulbright, and Tamera Alexander
The ten of us met for the weekend to PLOT, PLAY, and PRAY (missing our sweet Tricia Goyer who couldn’t make it this year, love you Tricia!).
We plot each others’ next books. We play on the lake, watch movies, take walks. And we pray—starting each day by focusing on God’s Word and lifting our praises to Him, and asking his blessing on our time together. To be honest, I went fairly empty and weary. And left full to overflowing and so encouraged! While still a little tired. LOL!
Do you have times of refreshment like this with girlfriends, too? I sure hope you do. Makes all the difference in the world.
Winners announced from last week’s giveaway, plus another giveaway!
Sonja, you won the MP3 version of Among the Fair Magnolias!
Trixi, you won the PRINT version of Among the Fair Magnolias!
And now the giveaway…
What’s a favorite girls’ getaway or retreat you’ve attended in the past? Do you have a special memory you can share? Sweet or embarrassing, whichever you prefer! ; )
Blessings on your Wednesday, friends,