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Friday, April 2, 2010

Mountain Top Experience


Mt. Hermon is a taste of Heaven. Beth Thompson, Julie Williams, Chris Pederson, Dani Marie and I arrived a day early. Friday morning we went to the beach, sang our praises and prayed at the Walton Light House. We enjoyed viewing boats leaving and returning to the marina. We also watched a sea otter frolicking above the surf.

Chris and I took the Writing Children's Books morning track. Bill Myers made our lessons and homework assignments as fun as reading one of his books. We recommended him for keynote speaker for next year. Little did we know that plan was already in the works. So-o-o we will be returning and I will celebrate my birthday at Mt. Hermon in 2011.

I attended two enlightening workshops on using humor as a tool in writing. They were a blast. Two other workshops I attended inspired me to write personal interest stories taught by B. J. Taylor. I am dreaming of winning the Guidepost contest for a week in New York, all expenses paid, to learn how to write for Guidepost. The deadline for that is fast approaching.

I was fortunate to sell one of my articles and Susan King took one of my devotions home with her to The Upper Room. I came home to rework another article with a request from Tonya Stoneman to resubmit it to In Touch.

Thank you, Lord, for blessing my work and my connections. Thank you for Mt. Hermon and all the wonderful people I met there.

10 comments:

Shannon Dittemore said...

Hooray for you guys! I am so glad to hear of your success! I can't wait to chat about it with you live and hopefully attend with you all next year.

Sue Tornai said...

Shannon, we missed having you with us this year and look forward to your coming along next year. We met a young woman from Folsom and invited her to Inspire. We thought of you and that you girls would enjoy each other's writing.

Elizabeth M Thompson said...

Sue, it was great to attend together. I'm still on a mountain top with God and enjoying every minute of it. Happy Easter. And Happy Birthday! I am not sure what day is your birthday, but based on the clues in your blog post, it must be soon.

Sue Tornai said...

Thank you, Beth. We are so blessed. I am looking forward to Mt. Hermon next year. It will be my birthday present to me (April 18).

Chris Pedersen said...

What a whirlwind time on the Mountain Top. It was such a pleasure to share it with you, Sue. Looking forward to your company as roomy next year. BTW my b'day is April 20. Remind me of the dates for the conference next year?

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

Sue, what a fabulous week! The Lord used it to encourage your gift of writing. What a blessing. People will be inspired by your gift. Happy early birthday!

love you!!!

Sue Tornai said...

Thank you, Joanne. Keep me posted on the progress of your book. I am excited for you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sue, my son's is on the 20th, like Chris'. It was wonderful getting to know you and to see God's goodness in opening doors for you. Keep us posted on new prospects publishihng articles and devotions! Can't wait for next year to roll around. Mt. Hermon is such a blessing and those we come in contact with leave lasting impressions. All good! ~ Check my blog on MH and leave a comment.

Danie Marie said...

PS ~ that last post is from me, Danie Marie. :/

Sue Tornai said...

Thank you, Danie. I certainly enjoyed getting to know you and sharing the mountaintop experience with you. Thank you for your love and prayers. You are an awesome blessing from God!