This week I’ll be traveling to Grove City, PA for the St. Davids Christian Writers’ Conference. It’s a wonderful five day conference full of spiritual and enlightening moments. The campus is beautiful and one of the things I love most is spending some time wandering around the campus and enjoying the scenery.
Another thing I’m looking forward to is the laughter. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our lives that laughter gets sifted to the bottom of our busy piles. Occasionally, my husband makes me laugh (it’s one of the reasons I married him) and a funny show or movie might make me guffaw, but the kind of laughter at St. Davids is deep, raucous and soul-lightening. In fact, a smile is almost permanently plastered on my face during this conference. Every single person I meet has an inner light that shines during this special week every year. We’re all there for a purpose – God’s purpose – and it shows. The laughter just seems to come more naturally and without as much effort.
I also get to spend time with several wonderful friends during this week. How often do we get to spend a whole week with people we love without all of life’s interruptions? Not very often. I even get to spend three uninterrupted hours of travel time with one of my best friends – what a terrific time for bonding and growing our relationship! I can’t wait.
So as I set out tomorrow for this awesome time away, I would ask for your prayers. Pray for the people traveling, pray for our hearts and minds to be focused on God, pray for the stress to dissipate, and pray for the glory of God to shine through our work and our lives. Your prayers will make this coming week at conference even more special! I can’t wait to feel your prayers washing over me.
God bless and have a great week! Can I pray for you this week?