My time here at Glorieta is over and I'm a little bit sad. I will miss the fall colors, the crisp morning air and the people I have met. It's been an awesome conference and God has blessed me with some amazing new contacts. I have met with editors from Beacon Hill, Tyndale, AMG, Harvest House and a variety of different professional writers and magazine editors.
Every single editor from a publishing house requested that I submit my book proposal and the first few chapters. That is like a baseball player getting a hit every time they are up to bat. AMAZING!
Last night I had the blessing of dinner with John Van Diest who is the senior editor at Tyndale. He publishes Max Lucado, Chuck Swindoll, Brennan Manning and tons of others. The time we had together was sweet. I felt as if I was in the presence of God as this man poured himself into me. We talked for almost two hours over dinner about life stories, political views and who our favorite basketball team is. It was more than I ever expected and I am still in awe of how God can bring two people together. He lives in Boring, Oregon, near Portland. That is an area I am very familiar with and it was fun to talk about different points of interest along the Oregon and Washington coast.
I leave here with hope in my heart and in deep need of some good sleep. My brain is exhausted but in a good way. My heart is full and I'm excited to see what God will do next. I find myself undeserving of His favor and blessed with abundance.
My 1963 Rambler, El Tanque
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