However God didn’t stop there, He had so much more planned for me. But then again, doesn’t He always? The thing that amazed me the most about conference was the spiritual aspect. I know, it’s a Christian conference so I shouldn’t be surprised. I’m slow folks, but not that slow. LOL. It may simply be where I am in my writing journey or my spiritual life, but conference this year impacted me in a way it never had before.
Every time I turned around it seemed as if God kept reminding me that the important thing in this journey is Him. Not if I publish more books. Not if I get an agent. Not even if I continue to write. No, the important thing is to ask him if I’m doing what He wants.
My sister and I had been discussing this prior to the conference. So before I even attended ACFW, God had starting preparing my heart. Then Bill Myers, our Keynote Speaker, drove that point home each time he spoke. And finally a friend of mine attended a workshop entitled The Wildness of Writing With God taught by Allen Arnold. He spoke about God being far more interested in the story we live than the story we write. Whether she knows it or not, she was another of God’s messengers simply by sharing her workshop experience. While I’ll admit to having trouble explaining the impact this year’s ACFW Conference had on my life, all I can tell you is that it left me wanting a closer relationship with God. And in the long run isn’t that what this journey is really about?
So what about you, did you attend ACFW? If so, I hope we had a chance to chat. If not, then I’m looking forward to seeing you in Nashville next year. Leave a comment and share a conference experience with me – it can be any conference and any year.
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She lives with her family in Oklahoma. Terri has three dogs – a lovable mutt and two adorable Westies.
Terri is a member of ACFW and OCFW, a local chapter of ACFW. Her dream of becoming a published novelist came true in November 2013 when Mistletoe Magic, released from White Rose Publishing. To learn more about Terri visit her website at www.TerriWeldon.com.