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Excited to learn, but more excited to love.

In the late days of October this year, I'll be heading to a state I've never visited: Pennsylvania. I'm not going to see the Liberty Bell, or run up the Rocky steps. No, I'll be going to the town of Harrisburg, where 199 other women will be, also.

We'll convene in the large rooms of a hotel, sipping our coffee and listening to those who have been doing this writing-on-the-web thing longer than we have. We'll laugh, smile, share and enjoy... drinking in the presence of others on the same journey. Fingers tapping on laptop keys, eyes fixated on women speaking wisdom, imaginations running wild with wheels turning, thinking of the next big story we need to tell.

I'm most looking forward to the moments in the hotel room I'm sharing with three other lovelies. Beautiful and inspiring baby-wearing, ruffle-sewing, vintage-collecting kindreds. The fun, wild and goofy moments, full of bed-jumping and laughing. The genuine, quiet moments of sharing stories of love, life and faith.

While I'm attending Relevant to learn more about this craft of writing, I'm most looking forward to the people. Women who speak encouragement and life into the darkest of places. Women who seek to inspire and build-up others. Women who know the deep pains and struggles of life, but choose to seek out the grace, joy and abundance that we are offered through Him.

I'm excited to learn, but I'm more excited to love.


  1. and excited to play me in Scrabble - can't wait to meet! =)

  2. I can't wait to meet you at Relevant. I love your blog design! Reading through your profile makes me so excited to meet you.

  3. yeah! I'm stoked that you are going! Can't wait to hear about your trip. :)

  4. Amen my sweet friend! Amen... (if you can't tell, I feel the exact same way!) :) Can't wait to meet you!

  5. LOVE this! Oh my, I want to spend time with each and every one of you, even if I have to stay up ALL night every night!!!!1

    That's what coffee is for, right? :)

  6. What a lovely post! I love when Christian women create community. . . so awesome. I just know you will have a great time.

  7. Can't wait to meet you there!! Your blog is very cute. I live on the central coast of CA but I lived in Portland for a year and I LOVED it. So some days I may read your blog and live vicariously through you. :)

  8. Yay for love, coffee, and encouragement! Can't wait to meet you at Relevant! :)