Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Road Trips

My mother used to say of me, "You've got the wanderlust." She thought that was a bad thing. But I've always been a little possessed of the sojourner's spirit. I like the road and the people I meet along the way. I like finding a new way into an old town and the shops along the way. The food is often surprising and like none other. New scenery is a soul feeder. I like setting up a lawn chair on a hill and reading until the sun goes down and knowing that the moment alone belonged to me. I like the road.

I hope to see new friends and old and taste and smell and renew and believe. Here's a few of the haunts where you can find me in the coming months:

Apr. 20-21, Bethany Retreat Center, York, SC Women's Rest & Restoration Retreat
May 5, Raleigh Christian Community,Raleigh, NC Women's Spring Brunch "The Well-Tended Soul"
May 16-19, Colorado Christian Writer's Conf.http://www.writehisanswer.com/conference_(colorado).htm (tons of gifted and popular Christian authors will present craft workshops)
June 15-16 Southern Christian Writer's Conf. Tuscaloosa, AL (can't wait to see dear author and friend, Gil Morris!)
Aug. 2-4 Karitos Arts Festival, Bolingbrook, IL
Aug. 9-11 Greater Philly Christian Writer's Conf. http://www.writehisanswer.com/conference_(philly).htm (more awesome author presenters!)