All Things Bright & Beautiful Link-up #4

Summer is swiftly passing! So swiftly, in fact, that June buzzed right by without an All Things Bright & Beautiful Link-up!

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That was the week I had been swept away with grand-girl adventures in New England which I detailed in this post:


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Ain’t she sweet?

So, please forgive me that I was a bit distracted with such a bright and beautiful little thing.

Upon my return, I plunged headlong into July with mounds of work to finish in anticipation of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conference this July 30-August 2. Buried in manuscripts and book proposals and the wholesale revision of an idea I’d worked on for over a year, there has been precious little time for blogging on my part. As I write this, I am finalizing the works I’m taking with me in the hopes of catching an editor’s eye at the conference – eating, sleeping and dreaming my material and fighting the enemy’s lies as to it all being a waste of time.

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Good writing warriors trudge along, though. I fancy myself to be one. Time will tell.

Meanwhile, as I get all my little ducks in a row, I am looking forward to the six hour Blog Clinic I’m taking at the conference – intensive time in a small group with Megan Breedlove writing at Manna for Moms. I am hopeful she can help me kick my own blog up a few notches and that I will have a wonderful time getting to know other bloggers up close and personal. Blogging can be a very isolating thing when I’m the only one in my flesh and blood circles who does it. That is why I treasure opportunities to in-person connect with other writers and bloggers. I know I will be encouraged – and pray I might be found an encouragement to others.

To that end, I’m hopeful some of the bloggers and writers I’ll be connecting with this week will link in here, at All Things Bright and Beautiful! Perfect timing! New friendships will be formed – which is something bright and beautiful, indeed!

For a review of Link-up Protocol, check out the details HERE.

Then, review your best and brightest posts from the past TWO months – seeing as how we missed June’s Link-up – and post up to four in the various categories for an Encore Performance! Be sure to visit other posting, here or there, being blessed and being a blessing when you leave a comment.

I’ll be posting a series of reports on all the marvelous things I expect to learn at the conference about Writing His Answer – glorifying God through the gift of the written word. Practical tips for writing and publishing and devotional thoughts on the call to writing will be featured topics as I summarize my three day intensive there.

Also – I expect the Pennsylvania landscapes of Cairn University in Langhorne – the hosting facility for the conference – will afford some great pictures for meme making. Hoping to be a blessing in it all.

So – now’s the time! Pull up those posts, link in – and take joy in All Things Bright and Beautiful!

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About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. It’s so nice to catch up on some of your news! It’s been a busy summer! I linked some of the sweet dolls I’ve been making this summer. It’s been such fun! Enjoy your evening my friend! Sweet hugs, Diane

  2. I pray for blessing and favor for your work when you meet with the editors and publishers at the conference. The blogging class sounds great.

    You have a writer friend in me, because I attend the Florida Christian Writers Conference each year. I taught a class on blogging there last year. I am also a member of Word Weavers International, which I highly recommend. If there is not a chapter near you, you can start your own, which is what I did…here on the Space Coast. The fellowship and support of other writers is priceless.

    Blessings to you, and I look forward to hearing about your conference.


  3. Nana time was definitely worth it!! And, so is the time that you’re spending on your latest writing venture. (And I would know, for I have had the privilege of a sneak peak!) Kathy, my continued prayers are with you. Most of all, I pray that you can talk back to that voice in your head (father of lies), and realize that this venture is God-called. Courage, my dear, and peace.

    I am also the only one in my circles who blogs. And yet, my blog friends are fast and dear and steady. I’m so grateful for the friendships I have forged through this venue. That would most certainly include YOU!!

    Sorry I’m linking up so many of my posts. Just call me a link-up party hog???


  4. Nothing like Nana time with the grands. She is beautiful! Sounds like you have been busy my friend! But a good busy! Praying for total peace and favor of our Lord upon you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Wonderful that I was able to come away from busy long enough to visit. There is something about summers that keep us away from blogging. It is great that you are getting to meet bloggers, you have such a kindred life. Yes, back to the books and get cracking on those projects that need to get finishing. Great to catch up after so long.

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