Posts Tagged "Celebrate Story"

What Imagination Does by Tracy Groot

What Imagination Does by Tracy Groot

By on Apr 5, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

Susie had a terrific prompt for a blog post: “What was the inciting incident in your life that convinced you to pick up a pen and start writing?” I wanted to write since I was 8, and did, here and there in knockabout fashion, gaining experience if not solid purpose—until the Inciting Incident in my mid-twenties. My father-in-law told me his story of growing up in...

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So much more than a moment by Heather Tuba

So much more than a moment by Heather Tuba

By on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog | 8 comments

I opened the heavy glass doors and entered Cornerstone University. Leaving behind the brilliance of the October Michigan morning, my eyes blinked rapidly as they adjusted to the lowered lights of the foyer. It was Saturday morning, day two of Breathe 2016. I paused and observed the rich scene before me: on the right, a banquet table of books; in front, the warm...

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The Benefits of Discomfort by Catie Cordero

The Benefits of Discomfort by Catie Cordero

By on Jan 18, 2017 in Blog | 14 comments

It’s uncanny how going stag to a conference can revert me into an insecure high school student. I fretted over whom I would talk to, whom I would sit with, and whom I would have lunch with. My mind hustled to remedy a plan. The morning of the conference, I prepared to text a friend when I felt a soft nudge in my spirit telling me, no. “No, Catie you don’t need a...

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A Grace-Filled Breathing Space – My Breathe Conference 2016 Story by Pearl Allard

A Grace-Filled Breathing Space – My Breathe Conference 2016 Story by Pearl Allard

By on Dec 21, 2016 in Blog | 17 comments

“They’re all so nice here!” Christina said. That summarized it. The volunteers strategically placed along an outdoor path waved us onward as we walked to the dining hall. It was impossible to get lost. I didn’t expect the rush of emotion after I prayed for newly-made friends at our table: Alyssa, Cathryn, Maureen, Catie, Christina, Marianna, and me. Just hours...

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Breathe: One of Them by Karin Beery

Breathe: One of Them by Karin Beery

By on Dec 19, 2016 in Blog | 5 comments

This year I had the honor of attending the Breathe Conference as a presenter. That word still makes me smile – presenter. After eight years of attending conferences (including Breathe!), reading books, and working, working, working my tail off to improve my craft, someone looked at my class pitch and said, “Yes!” Wow. Me, faculty.  I can honestly say it was one of...

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