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I Will Not Give Up by Kristi West

I Will Not Give Up by Kristi West

By on Nov 3, 2017 in Blog | 7 comments

I attended my very first Breathe Writers Conference several weeks ago, and I’ll just say this: It. Was. Fantastic. I brought my daughter, and like a couple of dry sponges, we absorbed everything we possibly could. By the time that weekend was over, we were overflowing with information, ideas, and inspiration. Personally, I could not wait to get home to my...

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Kindness when Feeling Lost by Annette Vellenga

Kindness when Feeling Lost by Annette Vellenga

By on Nov 1, 2017 in Blog | 7 comments

This was my first year attending Breathe and I have to admit, having a cold and being tired set me up for failure. I sat listening to people and started wondering, why did I come? By the time the second day came around, second workshop, I admittedly was a wreck. Feeling demoralized and really really out of sorts I was in tears. Oh my, I’m mortified now...

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Tell Your Stories, That the Next Generation Might Know Them by Ingrid Lochamire

Tell Your Stories, That the Next Generation Might Know Them by Ingrid Lochamire

By on Oct 30, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Ingrid Lochamire first shared this post on her website. You can see the original post as well as other fine writing by Ingrid by clicking HERE. *** At the Breathe Christian Writers Conference, I shared a story about my friend, Kathy. I called her a reluctant modern-day prophet, a “creator” who did not believe she could create with words, who came to a time in her...

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I Walked On Air by Beth Sowles

I Walked On Air by Beth Sowles

By on Oct 27, 2017 in Blog | 3 comments

This may sound a bit weird, but so true! I signed up for a 1:1 with Ann Byle. I must admit I was a bit intimidated. But I really wanted to pick her brain and find out what I should do to push forward on my project. I’m, ahem, a bit passionate about exactly why I want to write and what I’m writing about. And the look on Ann’s face was priceless when I said there were...

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The Zing! Of a Great Connection by Ann Byle

The Zing! Of a Great Connection by Ann Byle

By on Oct 25, 2017 in Blog | 4 comments

  Making connections is one of the best things about Breathe. We meet new people, visit with old friends, and connect over this thing called writing. Here’s one story that personifies the dream we have for Breathe each year, and especially the theme for Breathe 2017 of Connect to Create. I had met Christy at two other conferences (one local and one...

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Connect to Encourage by Amelia Rhodes

Connect to Encourage by Amelia Rhodes

By on Oct 23, 2017 in Blog | 9 comments

As I walked through the doors at the Breathe Conference, I prayed a simple prayer: “God guide my steps and conversations today. Use me to encourage others wherever you can. And honestly, God, I could use a little bit of encouragement too.” Throughout the day, I walked away from each conversation smiling, knowing God was at work. He’s rising up an...

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