Last fall I attended the Maranatha Christian Writer’s Conference on a scholarship.
While I learned a lot, made many connections and a few friends, I also returned home very overwhelmed. I was asked to work on a couple of projects. And didn’t. Basically, I squandered my scholarship. I took down my blog for a few months with the intention of revamping the look. [I'm still not happy with it, but can't afford a professional at this time.]
As the months passed, it was getting easier and easier to forget this site even exists. Easier and easier to deny the words that were building up within me. Easier and easier to bury the talent God gave me.
God did the amazing. He provided me with yet another scholarship. This time to the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference. I considered turning down the scholarship after the last conference. Then I was reminded by a friend that if this wasn’t from God, I wouldn’t have the funds. This is the second time God provided for me to attend a writer’s conference.
In church this morning, Dr. David Chotka told us that when God says something twice, it has been determined by God and He will quickly bring it about.
Twice God has provided a way to a writer’s conference. Twice I have been given the opportunity to glean from professionals in the business and make important contacts.
Once I buried this gift and it didn’t multiply.
This time I will use this gift freely given by God. I will tell my story. To quote Dr. Chotka: “If we want to grow, we have to let them know our story.”