They came back last year.
Full and flowing and bubbling over like the Frio inself.
The High Calling editors.
Their words carved a hole in my soul.
An aching yawn in my heart that longs to be filled with the beauty of a Texas canyon.
To embrace those who have become like family.
L.L., who chased me into the yard to see the unseen.
Claire, who inspires me to see deeper with a lens.
Jennifer, my cross-eyed sister.
Laura, whose springs well deep and overflow.
Ann, who teaches us to find the holy in every experience.
Glenn, the encourager.
And Ann and Cheryl and David and others.
I want to tell my stories like they tell theirs.
And other community members.
To find a way to let my own voice flow from inner springs.
It’s been a busy and eventful year with ups and downs.
And I have this need to to go to Laity Lodge.
Where “in this uncommonly rich setting, creativity, healing, and inspiration flourish.”
A writers’ retreat.
This writers’ retreat.
At the end of this month.
I’ve been counting pennies.
But then came the announcement that one of the editors can’t go this year.
And so they are offering a chance for one High Calling member to attend this conference for free.
Including travel expenses.
What a gift for someone.
I hope it can be me.
Because I have this need to be there.
You might have, too.
If you are a High Calling member, you can try for your own chance.
And I will be excited for whoever wins.
Everyone who enters will receive a 10% discount on tuition.
Do you have a need?
Go here to try.
I have this need . . .
I have a need too. And I, too, will be excited for whoever wins!
I hope you get to go… that way we could bring a little Michigan adventure to Texas with us… plus it would be lovely to meet you in person! It’s exciting to know you need whatever God has to give you… but you don’t know what ‘it’ is yet… anticipation is such a lovely thing. Blessings to you.
Carol J. Garvin says
Having just explored the Laity Lodge website and programs I can understand why you “have a need” to attend. What a beautiful place! I hope you get to go… to be blessed by the peace there, and enriched, and for the opportunity for introspection and waiting upon God. Fingers crossed for you. 🙂
Melinda Lancaster says
I hope that your need is really a desire placed in your heart by God. If so, He’ll fill it. I’ve said a prayer and anxiously wait to see how it all turns out.
If you win, Sandra, can I have you all to myself for a while? I’d love to spend time with you, my friend. We could look for crosses and Ys together. I love you …
David Rupert says
I always smile at your Deep See Diving.
Sam Van Eman says
Sandra, you’d fit right in. I hope you can make it someday!