Coming down from a mountain top is always difficult. This week was a mountain top experience for us spiritually and literally as we spent time at the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference.
It is so good to have times of renewal and expanded vision that come with a get-away. We bring back insight and fresh ideas, new friends and good memories.
Life’s journey is long. Times of rest and renewal are essential in our work. As we navigate life we find valleys and mountains, quiet byways and crowded highways. If we slow down we find that God gives us companions for the journey.
Listening to the sharing of stories from the podium as well as around the dining table and in rocking chairs we learned that we are not alone in the journey. New friends reminded us that they have had similar experiences in life and writing and publishing. Our companions also reminded us in their stories that we have a Companion walking with us, guiding us on this journey.
The journey is long but we are not alone.
Wrapped around these human encounters, the splendor of the mountains spoke of the Creator and put our small size into perspective. How beautiful to rest a while on the mountain top with good company!
Now home renewed.
Who’s walking with you?
Laurie and Betsy just home from the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.