Archive for May, 2011

Living Words Sown by a Dead King

Living Words Sown by a Dead King

By Ada Nicholson Brownell

A writer I admire keeps popping into my life and telling me to keep writing—although he’s been dead for centuries.

“He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap,” he wrote. “In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening do not withhold your hand; for you do not know which will prosper, either this or that, or whether [...]

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Happy Memorial Day!

 

 

TO THOSE WHO HAVE EVER SERVED OUR COUNTRY, THANK YOU!

 

WE APPLAUD YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND WE HONOR YOU TODAY!

 

ALSO REMEMBERING THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR OUR FREEDOM.

If you or someone you know serves or served in the armed forces, or lost their lives while fighting for our country, let us know in the comments. We’d love to honor you/them!

 

 

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What’s on Your Nightstand?

I don’t know about you, but I’m always reading two or three books at a time. Well, not at the exact same time, but you know what I mean. Right now, I’m reading The Mountains Bow Down by Sibello Giorello for review,  Listen by Rene Gutteridge on my Kindle, Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst for my Bible Study, and Joyce Meyer’s Battlefield of the Mind devotional every morning.

What about you? What books are [...]

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First Quarter 2011 Best of the Best Contenders

As mentioned last week. the Best of the Best awards are just around the corner! For the next four weeks, I’ll be posting links to the contenders by quarter, starting this week with the INNER PERSON theme.

The contenders consist of all the first place winners of the past year’s Weekly Writing Challenge. Each one of these stories and poems is exceptional and deserves a place on this list. 

Don’t forget, the top 10 winners each week will be published in a FaithWriters anthology, [...]

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Wednesday Word of the Week: The Right Direction

The Right Direction

by Susan Tuttle

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. -Proverbs 3:4-6

Today I was taking my children to the dentist.  My eleven year old was sitting behind me in the car, watching closely where we were headed.  I took a different route then usual and from the back seat I heard, “Um, [...]

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The Future of Publishing: e-Books vs. p-Books

The Future of Publishing: e-Books vs. p-Books

by Jude Urbanski

What do Nostradamus Ingermanson and Doctor Seuss Have in Common?

Nothing. Except author Randy Ingermanson is making five-year predictions on the future of publishing and from some authors, we hear words resonant of Doctor Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham—“I do not like them, Sam-I-am. I do not like them Sam-I-am.”

Randy’s Advanced Fiction Writing newsletter is a favorite of mine and in his July 6, 2010 issue he challenges us [...]

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Interview with Non-fiction Author, Teena M. Stewart

TEENA M. STEWART has served in ministry leadership for years, most recently at Northgate Christian Fellowship in Benicia, California and at Java Journey Coffee Shop Ministry in Hickory, North Carolina (http://www.javajourney.org) where she and her husband, Jeff, an ordained minister, currently serve in market place ministry. Teena’s published articles have appeared in Leadership, Discipleship Journal, Ministry Magazine and many other publications. Book credits include Successful Small Groups from Concept to Practice (Beacon Hill), co-authoring The World’s Easiest Pocket Guide to Money [...]

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Book ‘Em North Carolina

We received this announcement from fellow author, P.M. Terrell. It sounds like a great opportunity, so we thought we’d put it out there in case any of you are interested. If you are a published author and would like to participate in this event, visit the link provided below. It would be great to have as many Christian authors represented as possible.

The Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair is now accepting registrations from authors who wish to sell and sign their [...]

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There’s Still Time to be Eligible for the Best of the Best

There are only a few spots left for contenders for this year’s Best of the Best awards! If you’ve never heard about the Best of the Best, it’s a coveted award for the very best Weekly Writing Challenge entry of the last 12 months. All of the past year’s #1 entries (40 total) are judged according to specific criteria, and the top three are awarded a nice cash prize ($300, $100, $75). The “year” ends after this Challenge quarter [...]

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Wednesday Word: It’s all In the Packaging

It’s all In the Packaging

 If at first you don’t succeed, don’t give up. Use a flashlight…Linda Rondeau

 I couldn’t understand it. I had mimicked her stance to perfection. Yet, when I swung at the golf ball, it sailed far to the right or far to the left, never the fairway where her drives landed nearly every time.

I contemplated quitting golf until I realized I’d been standing wrong. Kathryn stood 5’2. I was 5’8. Her swing worked best for [...]

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