May 2019 marked my seventh year at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. It NEVER disappoints.
Each year, after a multitude of hugs from old and new friends alike, I bid Blue Ridge farewell and descend the mountain with a renewed sense of God-given purpose and vision, a wealth of applicable knowledge, and a heart overflowing with gratitude for those who invest their valuable time and resources to make these wonderful gatherings a reality.
A huge thank you to all who help to provide this platform year after year so seasoned and unseasoned writers alike can come together and grow, share their hopes and dreams, and ultimately spread the love of Christ through the power of their written words.
Coming from years spent in the highly competitive visual arts profession, where few cared to reveal trade secrets, I’ve found the spirit of Blue Ridge and other Christian writers’ conferences I’ve attended to be a breath of fresh air—a breath which when inhaled deeply enough and then exhaled has the power to produce life-giving words. No wonder writers must prop against walls in a standing-room-only classes or pull up the floor to have a seat at the feet of selfless individuals who love Christ and others more than personal gain.
I assume most, if not all, who attended this year’s conference would join me in saying to the BRMCWC organizers, worship and prayer teams, all participating instructors, editors, publishers, and agents, and the hospitable Ridgecrest staff, “Well done thou good and faithful servants. Enter into your Master’s happiness.” You deserve it!
Until we meet again,
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This year was my 14th year and I wouldn’t miss it! Precious friends, spiritual energizing, and much learning all feed my soul. I bring it home with me and I’ll be ready for more next year.
Beautiful testimony. BRMCWC is on my list for next year.
Edie Melson has been a gift from God to me this year as she mentors me in my writing journey. I’m so inspired by her and the calling she has on her life.
Thank you, Joanna. I hope we’re both at Blue Ridge next year. I’d love to meet you.
And, yes, I agree. Edie is an inspiration to many. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
We were all blessed by the conference. An amazing celebration of God’s goodness!
Indeed we were. Love you!
Thank you for sharing about your wonderful experience. I hope to attend that conference one day. 🙂 Love seeing the photos, too.
Thank you. I hope you can attend one day too. Such a blessing.