My presence here has been sporadic, kind of like my life lately, but I wanted to post about a writers' seminar I'll be attending on September 6. It's called Write His Answer, a Christian writers' seminar lead by Marlene Bagnull. It's being hosted by my church writers' group, Mountain Christian Church Writers. Ms. Bagnull conducts her seminars all over the country. At the website you can see when the next one will be in your area. I'm looking forward to it and hoping it will jumpstart my writing. I have an idea for a series of Christian picture books I'd like to get working on. I'll let you know how it goes.
In the meantime I bought a beautiful leather journal to write in every day (or as close to that as I can get). I never was interested in journaling before but I now think it's important to get down my thoughts during this next transition of my life which seems more significant than any I've experienced. There's a wisdom about life that seemingly came from nowhere. But I know it's come from what I've learned of life so far--what I've learned and was willing to let change me in a positive way. I have an awareness of my actions and state of mind that's new, exciting, raw...and scary. I'm eager to know what the future holds but willing to be patient and allow things to emerge in the their own (God's own) time and fashion. I'm smiling to myself as I write this revelling in this freshly discovered sense of inner calm and peace in the midst of a life that's in turmoil right now for various reasons. But there are few of us whose lives are not in some state of flux. It's how we handle it that makes the difference and determines what kind of people we will be. Ciao for now!