Tuesday, March 23, 2010

She Dreams

I'm a dreamin'-wanta-start-a-wildfire-with-words kind of girl. Want to share the story of my sweet Savior like that. But I need some help. And lots of encouragement. So, I dream of attending She Speaks!

She Speaks?

Yeah! The creme de la creme of Christian writing conferences.

A gathering of talented writers and speakers and renowned editors and publishers. And a great place for writers at all levels to gain both knowledge and confidence in the writing/publishing process.

And guess what? Like, I'm so excited!

Lysa Terkeurst, founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries, is offering a few scholarships for bloggers who want to attend this year's conference.

These scholarships are valued at $575.00 each!

Wow! is right.

The link to her post that explains the scholarship contest is at the end of this post.

Ok, ok. So, I just lost half of you. Cause you scrolled right on down to that link and are headed over to Lysa's as I speak. I mean, type.

Note to self: Next time discuss conference first...contest last!

Anyway, for those of you who are still with me, I want to tell you a little bit about She Speaks. And then you'll probably want to click on that link like everyone else has already done.

She Speaks offers something for everybody: writers, speakers, and those who are in women's ministry.

Because my dream is to write for Him, I'm most interested in the writer's track. All of the session descriptions for each of the three tracks sound wonderful, but I'm especially interested in the following classes:

"From Blog to Book Deal" - Can you imagine?

That really happened to Emily Freeman. I'm so not kidding. And the same thing could happen for one of us. Oh, how cool!

By the way, Emily and her editor will be leading this session.

And then there's "Magazine Writing 101" - I've always wondered how it would feel to have an article published in a magazine. I'm thinking it would feel sweet. Real sweet. What are you thinking?

Oh, but before I get way caught up in this wanting to win a scholarship thing, you need to know that Lysa will be leading a session called, "How to Write a Book."

Now that should be informative and fun!

What did you say? Ok, yeah, you're right. I should have an idea for a book if I'm going to that class. Didn't think about that.

Guess I'll just have to enter incognito, won't I?

Can you tell that this is going to be one-rocking-Concord, North Carolina-startin' a fire for Him-July 30th - August 1st conference?

Feel the heat. Feel Him.

Are you dreaming yet?


Here's the scholarship link that I promised. Click and go, sweet girl, if you haven't already done so.

Hope to see you at She Speaks 2010!

We were like those who dream (Psalm 126: 1b).

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  1. i would love to go someday!! someday. we will see:) i hope you win!

  2. Oh, I hope you get to go!! :)

  3. I have to confess I don't particularly enjoy big conferences so I'll someone else try for the scholarship! lol! But I do hope you have a great time.

  4. Deb,
    We have all read "Ask and it will be given, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened." Looks like all of that has happened for you. AND I AM SO EXCITIED FOR YOU!!!!!
    Love Ya,
    Next to Big Sis

  5. I really do want to go Deb...and so I am applying too..maybe we can both get one...but if I don't....I hope you do and get to go.

  6. So hoping you get to attend the conference!

  7. Thanks for all of your encouraging words! Last time I checked, there were a hundred applicants.
    But you know me, I dream big.

    Karen, I'm so glad that you're applying! Said a prayer for you. I hope that you get a scholarship.

    Thanks again, everybody!

    Sweet dreams.

  8. Oh Deb, you go girl!! That should be fun. You'll never know if you will, if you don't try! Hope it's your name they call! :)

  9. Deb, wishing that you get to go!

    Maybe next year God will open doors for me to go, too.

  10. I have two friends who are planning to go -- you'll have to find and befriend them!

    You've piqued my interest, Deb. I'm going to click on over and look at it!

    Keep dreaming, girl!

  11. You inspired me. I clicked over. I read. I faced my mulish pride. I realized I needed this. Then I thought, maybe Deb will be there, too! How much more 3-dimensional we see when we stop being mulish and just go where God wants us to!

    I mentioned you in my and put a link to your blog! Thank you Deb!

  12. Hi Deb,
    I am happy for you, that you can go to that special conference.

    I'd love to go myself, my mind says, "It's impossible," but my heart says, "if God gives a yes, why not?"

    I'll check out the details, and see how much everything costs for me to be there.

    Let's see who wins - my mind or my heart.

    Love you,

  13. this is awesome...I hope and pray you get one of those burseries b/c you are a writer...an awesome writer....Sarah

  14. Oh yes, I've wanted to go to She Speaks for a couple of years now.

    This summer I will be in Spokane, WA for my brothers wedding. He turns 50 & he's getting married again. So excited!

    I hope you get selected to go.

    Your enthusiasm is contagious!


  15. Hope you get one; let me know if you do. I had a great time when I went a couple of years ago.