Writing for the Soul Conference in Beautiful Colorado Springs!

Today is a different type of post since I’ve been in Colorado Springs at the Writing for the Soul Conference hosted at the amazing Broadmoor for the past few days. I reconnected with a lot of friends and made new ones. Love that.

I wanted to give you some quotes that stood out to me during these past few days plus post some pictures. Enjoy!

We had awesome teaching from James MacDonald. Loved this, “Circumstances allowed by God are to help develop your character.” So true!

Beautiful Broadmoor!

Beautiful Broadmoor!

DiAnn DarleneDiAnn Mills is my mentor and friend. She’s such a wonderful cheerleader to me! I continue to learn a great deal from her. DiAnn, you’re the best!








It’s always great to see Jerry B. Jenkins! He has such a humble heart.











Had amazing sessions with Steven James – best-selling author of the Bowers Files thriller series. The thing he drilled into us was “story trumps structure”! Yeah, so glad to hear that. 🙂 He spoke as a keynote speaker Saturday night. He’s such a great storyteller. Have to say (and I told him this), I was a bit star-struck since he’s one of my favorite authors!!!

dar and steven










Liz Curtis Higgs is a wonderful speaker. She grabs you from the very beginning and doesn’t let go. She’s so funny and had us in stitches. One quote that stuck out to me was “God’s not done with your story.” Loved that. Such an encouragement!


Have to end with talking about the Director of Christian Writers Guild, Janice Mitchell. She’s such a delightful person and does a wonderful job. Thanks Janice for all your support and for inviting me to sit at your table!









I would like to end with a quote by Doc Hensley. This applies to all of us!

“Whatever your calling–you can do it!”

Main building of the Broadmoor

Main building of the Broadmoor

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  27 comments for “Writing for the Soul Conference in Beautiful Colorado Springs!

  1. Eunice
    February 18, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    Thanks Darlene I have always been encouraged every time I heard James Macdonald

    • February 18, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      Yes, he was awesome. It was great connecting with him as he and Jeff grew up together! Thanks for commenting Eunice!

  2. Diane Spearing
    February 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    There was never a doubt in my mind after I read the book that my dear friend would soon be a published author!!! I have complete confidence in you my angel!

  3. susan steeves
    February 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Beautiful Conference with Beautiful People! Glad is was so amazing for you! Proud of you!

  4. DiAnn Mills
    February 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm


    • February 18, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      It was so nice seeing you again and chatting (and giggling) with you! Wish we lived closer. Have an awesome trip to Israel!

  5. Jeff Turner
    February 18, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Welcome home my girl. I know you will be published soon……..just hang in there.

    Love your Hubs. xoxo

    • February 18, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Thanks, handsome! I appreciate all your love and support. Couldn’t do it without you. Love you xo

  6. Loretta Eidson
    February 18, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Yeah! Great pictures. Thanks for sharing, Darlene.

    • February 19, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      Thanks, Loretta! It was so much fun hanging around with you. Miss you! **hugs**

  7. February 19, 2013 at 12:20 am

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful conference and photos with us Darlene! I’m so glad you had a great time and it shows! And what a beautiful place. 🙂

    • February 19, 2013 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks Karen. Definitely an awesome learning time in a beautiful setting. Gotta love that!

  8. Brenda Rumsey
    February 22, 2013 at 10:22 am

    It sounds like a great experience you had at the conference. Can’t wait to see some of what you learned in your writing.

    • February 22, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      Yes, it was awesome. Such a great way to network and learn at the same time! 😀 Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Liz Woods
    February 22, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I would love to win the book The Chase. I have Survivor but have read The Chase.

    • February 22, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Your name will be in the hat!

  10. Rosemary Foley
    February 22, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Wow, thanks for sharing, looks like you had a terrific time…the pictures are wonderful !!!!! 🙂 thanks for sharing them…..

    • February 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Yes, it was simply amazing! Hard to come home and back to reality. 😀

  11. February 22, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I’m so jealous! You got to see three of my favorite people: DiAnn, Liz, and Steven! 😀 Love this post and so happy you got to attend the conference! 😀 Maybe I’ll get to go someday.

    • February 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      Hi Linnette! Thanks for stopping by. I highly recommend the conference. Great time of networking and learning. Loved it! 😀

  12. February 22, 2013 at 11:05 am

    PS – I clicked the sign me up button. Hope it went through.

    • February 22, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Yup, it worked. You’re in the hat twice! 😀 Thanks. I will go over to your site too and subscribe.

  13. Ginger
    February 22, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    It sounds like you had a great time at the conference. I’ve signed up to follow your blog.

    • February 23, 2013 at 10:06 am

      It was awesome!!! Thanks for following…your name is in the hat twice! 😀

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