Archive for April, 2011

Happy (early) Mother Goose Day

According to HolidayInsights.com, May 1st is Mother Goose Day. Apparently, the term “Mother Goose” dates back to the 1650′s and refers to stories like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty, as well as the nursery rhymes we know and love, like Little Miss Muffet, Jack & Jill, and Old Mother Hubbard.

I know I read many of these stories and nursery rhymes when I was young and also read them to my kids when they were little.

We’ll generalize it [...]

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Who will Soon Have Inspiration at their Fingertips?

Thanks to everyone who left a comment on last week’s blog post and entered to win the FaithWriters anthology, Inspiration at Your Fingertips! I wish we could give each of you a copy but, of course, there can only be one winner.

So I entered all 40 names in the online Random Name Picker and a winner has been determined.

And the winner is….

MELINDA PATTON!

Congratulations, Melinda! Please send an email to faithwriters.contact@yahoo.com with your contact information and snail mail address so [...]

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Wednesday Word: 20/20

Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.
Lamentations 3:40 NIV

20/20

by Cindy Barclay

I can see without my glasses. Ok, that’s not quite true. I can see people and places, but if I want to see details or read the very small print they put in the phone book, I need glasses. Not wanting to admit that age was creeping up on me, I broke [...]

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Mastering Your Craft

Mastering Your Craft

by Edie Melson

When someone asks me what I do or where I work, I always hesitate to mention that I’m a writer. Not because I’m ashamed of it or think I’m not worthy to be called a writer, but because it often leads to some frustrating conversations. Let me see if any of you can relate to some of my experiences.

“I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Can you help me?”
“I have a [...]

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Meet FaithWriters Member, Nancy Bucca

 Nancy Bucca is not only a FaithWriters member who has placed in the Weekly Writing Challenge, she is a mother of four, a free lance artist, and a writer and cartoonist specializing in humorous skits, plays, and children’s stories. Join me in getting to know Nancy. 
 
LYNDA: Share a little about yourself and your Christian testimony
  
NANCY: I grew up in Wheaton, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago). The youngest of two sisters from an intact family, I had an ordinary evangelical Protestant upbringing complete with [...]

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Wishing You a Blessed Easter!

HE IS RISEN!

 

WISHING YOU ALL A VERY BLESSED EASTER!

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FaithWriters Anthology Giveaway

So who likes to win free stuff?

Me, too!

Today is your chance! We’re giving away a copy of the FaithWriters anthology, INSPIRATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. This book is made up of 80 Challenge entries revolving around a Computer theme. Read stories, essays, and poems about topics like End, Space, Break, Help, Control, Home, and more.

These stories, written by our very own members, will encourage and inspire you. Here is an official description of the book:

Inspiration can come from almost anywhere–mountains high, valleys [...]

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Wednesday Word of the Week: The Darkest Valley

The Darkest Valley

by Angela Breidenbach 

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23: 4, NLT

I can’t remember anything! What’s wrong with me?

One thing after another piled on as if I’d been in an avalanche. My credit card took two payments and fried my finances. I lost track of how many phone calls and bank visits it took [...]

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Should Christians Write for Free?

 

Should Christians Write for Free?

by Lynda Schab

I know many writers who have no problem giving their work away. I’m not talking about those who do it because they really truly have no desire to get paid for their work, I’m talking about those who have the misguided belief that God somehow doesn’t approve of them getting paid for something they feel He called them to do. And while there certainly is a time to [...]

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Meet Member Jim McWhinnie

FaithWriters member Jim McWhinnie describes himself as a Canadian-bred Clergyman. I would also describe him as a talented writer. Join me as I chat with Jim about his life and his writing .

LYNDA: Tell us a little about yourself and your family.

JIM: I was born in rural New Brunswick, Canada and spent time on my grandparent’s dairy farm in Quebec. Those days in the country were so formative in my view of life and the ways of God. I eventually [...]

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