Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Home from the Writers For the Soul Conference

I had an outstanding time at the Christian Writer's Guild Conference in Denver. Our keynote speaker was Max Lucado. He has such a way of speaking directly to my soul. Let me share with you some of the gems he shared with us at the conference.
"Worry is the darkroom where negatives become glossy prints." Since I am a collector of good sayings, this one is a keeper.
Max Lucado has a new book out titled, Fearless. This is an area in my life that I still struggle. In the scriptures there are countless times the Lord addresses our fears and reassures us with Him all will be alright. Max writes, "Jesus doesn't condemn legitimate concern for responsibilities but rather the continuous mind-set that dismisses God's presence. Destructive anxiety subtracts God from the future, faces uncertainties with no faith, and tallies up the challenges of the day without entering God into the equation."
My encouragement to all of you, my friends, is to hold onto the meaning of Philippines 4:6-7 "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.