One of the greatest blessings of this life is finding people who are like-minded, who “get” you, in all your quirkiness and eccentricity.
Last spring I found a group of such people, and became a part of an amazing writer’s group: Redbud Writer’s Guild. I’d been looking for a group for years. Most writers have critique groups or partners, people who can read their writing and make it better by offering feedback, people who understand why you love books, words, writing. When I am with these women, I feel a sense of relief–I am not the only one to whom a well-crafted sentence is a thing of beauty. But I felt like I didn’t fit the “Christian author” mold, for many reasons–including my views of women and the church (firmly egalitarian). I kept praying for a group.
So when I connected and became a part of Redbud Writer’s Guild, I was positively giddy. Our monthly meetings bring me joy. I am among sisters who “get” me and it’s worth more than I can even put into words. Add the fact that this group’s stated purpose is “Fearlessly expanding the feminine voice in our churches, communities and culture,” and I can’t even begin to describe my excitement. Pinch me, I think I’m dreaming.
Today, we launched our website! To be a part of this group utterly amazes me. These are women to watch in Christian publishing.
So consider this your invitation to visit our website, become a fan on Facebook, read our blog. Prepare to be inspired!
I, too have been lucky to find some wonderful people who just “get you”. I do a lot of volunteer work for our Women’s Ministry in our church, and I have been so blessed to find some wonderful mentors and friends who do understand what I have been going through.
It is so awesome to be able to talk with other women who are there for you, who are willing to pray for you and hold you up. God has truly blessed me.
Boy do I hear you about people who “get you.” I’ve been blessed in that respect in recent years. All you really need is one or two such people but a group like that – wow! That’s awesome (and Princess Zulu has been to my church to share her story).