by Cathy Baker
Is there anything more refreshing than a an ice cold slushy or a splash in the pool on a sweltering summer day?
Turns out, there is.
If you’ve attended the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference there’s one particular room where dreams have the potential to either take flight, or deflate as quickly as Tom Brady’s fleet of footballs. On one side of the table sit the agents, editors, publishers, etc. On the other, attendees waiting to pitch ideas or ask questions within their fifteen minute appointment. If an attendee arrives for their appointment and finds the person ahead of them still pitching past their allotted time, we’re told to quietly go stand behind the other conferee, signaling their time is up.
This year, while sharing my appointment time with Ginger Harrington, friend and fellow blogger, she noticed that her time immediately followed mine.
I smiled and told her to feel free to sneak up on me if my time ran over. Without hesitation she said, “I won’t be sneaking up on you, I’ll be standing there praying for you.”
Our exchange that morning left me feeling refreshed—physically, emotionally, and especially spiritually. New perspectives have a way of doing that, don’t they?
So, how has God brought refreshment to your soul via another person lately?
(Congratulations to Ginger! She won 1st place in Blogging this year. Visit her site and you’ll see why.)
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What a sweet surprise to see this post. I love the way God uses the little things in big ways. What fun to be a part of the way God refreshed and encouraged you. Your blog is such a blessing to me! Congratulations on your blog award as well!
I also love the way God uses the supposed small things in life to make a great impact. 🙂 I'm thankful our paths crossed via Susan Stilwell's blog. You are a blessing to me and many others, Ginger. Thanks so much for stopping by!
What a great story! I just love the way God takes those who should be our competition and turns them into our biggest encourages! I know I couldn't have made it through the conference without the prayers of everyone and you And Ginger were leading the pack!
So true, Edie. I like to think of fellow writers as team members — all working together for God's glory. You are one of the greatest prayer warriors I know. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!