Boot Camp

This past weekend, I attended Writers Advance Boot Camp at The Cove in NC with Edie Melson. It was hosted by Christian Devotions. While we didn’t have to crawl through the mud and climb over obstacles, the weekend was intense. In a good way.

We all received dog tags when we arrived. Throughout the weekend, we were challenged by the speakers. The message was clear.  God does not retreat. We have marching orders. He has called us to advance his kingdom: by serving, ministering and writing.

When he gives us a talent, we are to use it for him. Not for ourselves. And we do need to use it.

I had a wonderful time in a gorgeous setting and made friendships that will last for a lifetime and beyond. Friends that will get in the trenches when times are hard and I want to question God’s call on my live. Friends that will encourage me, challenge me and help keep my eyes on what’s truly important. And I will absolutely do the same for them.

When I join where God is already working, instead of “doing something” for him, there is much more joy and power. And I found that this past weekend.

So, while you may not have attended this conference this past weekend, I do challenge you to ask God what he has called you to do. To join him where he is working. You will find amazing people to work with when you do! 


  1. Sounds like it was a lot of fun! Wish I could've been there, too... Hopefully next year. Meanwhile, I'll keep doing what God has called me to do.

  2. Wish you could have been there too Alycia! May will be here soon!