I don’t enjoy flying and going far away without Jon is not high on my list of fun stuff to do. As I packed my bags, I prayed, “Lord, send me a friend, as soon as I land – just like you did at the Florida Christian Writer’s Conference.”
I first noticed her in the Minneapolis, MN airport. She had this cool yellow bag, and walked with confidence. Watching her I thought she had it all together, and wished I was more like her. I assumed she was flying to CA on some kind of important corporate business and was surprised when she rode the van to the Mt. Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference. We talked and agreed to touch base through-out the conference.
We kept our word by meeting at breakfast, lunch when we could, and the ice cream parlor. We talked easily about our dreams, disappointments, and goals. We took copious notes, shared them at coffee, and made it through the 2nd-day writer’s conference blues together.
I’m not sure how long ago we flew from MN to CA, but we are now both published writers (Her book; BlessBack is incredible – learn more about it HERE), and we still share our dreams, disappointments, and goals.
Julie is part of my writing legacy – she’s been there through the publications of all my books. She’s soared with me and stayed faithful when the wind was no longer beneath my wings.
The Mt. Hermon Conference birthed a lot of new dreams that year in the hearts of two writers, and God sent an answer to prayer – a friend at the other end.
This is the cover of Julie’s book – isn’t it beautiful?