A few short hours after I returned from the hospital Friday morning,
the Northwest Christian Writers Renewal began,
an annual writing conference sponsored by Northwest Christian Writers Association.
With adrenalin and caffeine,
I jumped into my day fulfilling some responsibilities I volunteered for,
including chauffeuring our guest speaker, Dr. Robert Cornuke.
A Biblical adventurer and investigator, founder of the BASE Institute,
he has searched for Noah's Ark, the Ark of the Covenant,
Paul's shipwreck off Malta and Mount Sinai.
After the age of 50, he began publishing books, and had 8 published in 10 years.
His keynote address, writing workshop and closing remarks
were a great encouragement for the writers gathered.
For those of us who get exhausted climbing a few stairs,
it was exciting to see footage of his mountainous adventures.
When he learned my brother, Lee,
couldn't attend any of the meetings due to a little heart problem,
he asked to accompany me to the hospital for a visit on Saturday.