Big Speech, Big Names for a Big Cause

GeneJewelJolleyAttending events can be a very rewarding time, especially when you go for only one purpose: To Spread the Word about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  My husband and I were recently invited to The National Christian Writers Conference with Antonio and Gwendolyn Crawford.  They had a wonderful line-up of guests, Wendy Griffith, Willie Jolley, Lane Ethridge, and Robyn Wilson Peake to provided a stream of information about why writing to reach your audience with a Christian perspective is rewarding and possible for the novice writer too.  

The main theme: Strength comes from within and that is where you begin with your writing. I believe too often we struggle to put words on paper (or typed) when we are not authentic in our message.  

After many amazing panel speakers, my husband, Eugene Williams, Jr., and I presented before the participants about publishing. It was full of joy, authenticity, and purpose. With a tall order to fill, but a pleasure and blessing, we were to give our presentation prior to Willie Jolley. (Kind of like the pre-show before the BIG act…what a blessing!)

Then, we met the owner of WPGR, Dr. Anthony Mays. He is an amazing man with a very large vision for many who enter his life. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be interviewed “live” on your radio station.

GeneJewelGriffithMany thanks goes to Antonio Crawford for his zeal and vision of enhancing Christian writers and inviting us to speak before many. Additional thanks goes to those who provided support for Walking for a Cause, by donating to William’s Walkers (our team for Walk to End Alzheimer’s–http://tinyurl.com/walkingforacause).

What a great event and a huge surprise to have met so many blessed people with so much to give to many!

Assignment: Go out and make a difference.  Though my husband and I spoke about publishing.  You don’t necessarily have to do the same.  My goal (intent) was to share the meaning of Walking for a Cause.  And, trust me…this was done as delicately as possible, because this is a dear cause to me.  However, when I say make a difference, I noticed that when I shared my story, there were so many other people in the room that had a story similar to what I had and why its so important to care for self early on.  Also, they had someone that they too knew who needed care as well.  Think about what you can share with others about your cause and this will be your next step to “walking” for your cause.

 

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