Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Couldn't Have Done It Without You!

Angie here: Does anyone ever achieve a thing alone?
Angela Breidenbach and Gina Welborn, fellow ACFW author
Gina Welborn and her family hosted me overnight in Richmond so I could arrive a day ahead and prepare for the RCWW (Richmond Christians Who Write) monthly seminar. Okay, we had a hard time going to bed the night before. Put writers together and all they want to do is talk! LOL.

Suzanne Kuhn of SuzyQ, and her husband, Shawn Kuhn.
 Suzanne (SuzyQ) and Shawn Kuhn, co-owner of 7 Book Cellars/Bible Outlet hosted me for the weekend around the Richmond, Hershey, Lancaster, and Washington D.C. Area as we met for events, business meetings, and had a wonderful 6 hour break learning about all the war memorials. I'm going to post some amazing moments on my GodUsesBrokenVessels blog about the Vietnam War Memorial and my connection to it through my Uncle Paul Bigelow who gave his life for our country.

Laura Kryzston, Angie, Yvonne Ortega, Rebekah Robb, and Melissa Hetzler
Laura and Melissa are the power duo from Zechariah's Song, a praise and worship band. Laura writes and plays the instrumental/vocal back up and Melissa is the lead singer. They've written a theme song for Gems of Wisdom: A Treasure-filled Life and performed it for me for the first time after the seminar. I was totally entranced! It's gorgeous! Hopefully we'll get to share it soon, but they have to get into the recording studio in the next few weeks. Then it goes onto the upcoming book trailer :-) Yes, they made me cry.

Yvonne Ortega was here on our FAITH Girls blog just last week. She lives close to Richmond and came to the seminar. She also hosted me on her radio show leading up to the event. We featured her book here during October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It was awesome to meet her in person!

Rebekah Robb from RCWW invited me to come and speak. Going back full circle to my overnight hostess, Gina, Rebekah learned about me from her. What a joy to be asked to come! I spoke to a group of 20 on Evergreen Products (basically those things that never go out of style) to support your writing and ministry and then self versus traditional publishing. I think I was more blessed than anyone there! What an awesome experience with writers that live all the way across the country from me!

My point? It's impossible to do a thing, anything, without having a host of people somehow part of your opportunity and success.

Do you agree?


  1. So true, Angie. Thanks for all the ways you've helped me through ACFW.

  2. Ang,
    Sounds like a great weekend. I love the pictures and I can't wait to hear the song!!!!

  3. I'm so happy for you, Angie. Everything sounds like it's going great. Don't you love it when God puts the perfect people in your life at just the right time? It's such an encouragement to know that you're on the right track and following His path for your life.

  4. Thank you, Janalyn.

    Lindi, it took a lot of patience to wait to hear the song. Now it's taking a ton of patience to wait to share it :-)

    Dianna, I so agree. I am absolutely recognizing it's His path I need to follow.

    Thank you,

  5. Thanks for sharing, Angie! Glad it went well!

  6. You are absolutely right, Ang. Nothing is ever accomplished without lots of folks behind you, even if it's a prayer warrior. Take writing, where would be without crit groups/partners, contest judges, agents and editors?

  7. Angie, I'm so jealous you got to spend time with Gina! It must have been so fun. She just cracks me up. :) And you got to meet her gazilllion kids, too! :)

  8. Looks like you're having so much fun! Congratulations on the release of your book.

  9. It was really fun and Gina's family are welcoming and so sweet!