Saturday, April 19, 2014

Mary Harwell Sayler: Easter joy and peanuts


During the long season of Lent, God brings to mind areas to reconsider for our spiritual growth. If we’re to do something differently, God even gives what we need to obey. Hallelujah! May your Easter be filled with joy and the resurrection power of Jesus Christ.

Mary Harwell Sayler: Easter joy and peanuts

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Next Generation Evangelistic Network: Good Friday 2014 Meditation


[Note from Mary: Thanks, Terry, for this timely word. God bless.]

Next Generation Evangelistic Network: Good Friday 2014 Meditation

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Victory! (Death Where is Thy Sting) | Pebbles and Blessings Weekly Blog


[Note from Mary: This poem by Kathy Snow reminds us of the resurrection power we have in Jesus Christ. In writing poems, stories, novels, nonfiction books, and anything else, pass it!]

Victory! (Death Where is Thy Sting) | Pebbles and Blessings Weekly Blog

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Mary Harwell Sayler: The Goodness in Good Friday


[Note from Mary: This poem, from my book Outside Eden to be published soon by Kelsay Books, takes us in and out of the “terror of the tomb.”]

Mary Harwell Sayler: The Goodness in Good Friday

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Poets and Poems: Charles Wright’s “Caribou”


[Note from Mary: This book review of one of the most outstanding poets writing poetry today is a must-read. Thank you, Glynn Young, for reminding me to introduce other communicators for Christ to Wright's work.]

Poets and Poems: Charles Wright’s “Caribou”

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Disciplemaking 101


[Note from Mary: An important goal for Christian Poets & Writers is writing in all genres to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and help others to become disciples. This article by member Lou Bloss gives us excellent tips for doing just that.]

Disciplemaking 101


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Does God Like to Mess with Us? | Kurt Bubna


[Note from Mary: Christian Poets & Writers, this is a must read! Thanks, Kurt, for your honesty. God bless.]

Does God Like to Mess with Us? | Kurt Bubna

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5 Steps to Praying in Hope | Andrew Knott.org


[Note from Mary: Thanks, Andrew. May God give us the prayers to pray, the words to write, and the power to ignite others in Jesus' Name.]

5 Steps to Praying in Hope | Andrew Knott.org

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

HOW DO YOU SEE GOD? | Koffee with the King


[Note from Mary: As we write in every genre, the way we see God can influence thousands (millions?) of other people. May God open our eyes to the love clearly revealed in our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.]

HOW DO YOU SEE GOD? | Koffee with the King

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Faithful Presence in the Parish | Culture of Imagination


[Note from Mary: Christians who write in all genres can have a powerful influence for Christ and the church all over the world! Equally important is the development of one-on-one relationships. This post from member Mark Votava gives a glimpse of the community we can help to strengthen locally in the Body of Christ. May we all be One in the Name of Jesus.]

Faithful Presence in the Parish | Culture of Imagination

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Scripture on Love | Before The Cross


[Note from Mary: Among church peoples, little preferences and differing interpretations often get in the way, but this article on God's view of love and the previous post on forgiveness present the attitudes we can carry forth in our writings to draw people to Christ and administer healing too.]

Scripture on Love | Before The Cross by Mike Mobley

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One-a-Day Tuesday 4/8/14 | A Life Worthy


[Note from Mary: This lively article helps us to get real about the part we have in healing and up-building the church Body of Christ. Pass it on!]

One-a-Day Tuesday 4/8/14 | A Life Worthy by Michael Burns


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Friday, April 4, 2014

Your Weekly Devotional: Rest is a gift - Solely Focused


[Note from Mary: One of the difficulties of being a writer with an office at home is that it's hard to know when the workday ends! Thank you, Carmen, for this important reminder. God bless.]

Your Weekly Devotional: Rest is a gift - Solely Focused by Carmen Carson

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The Faith Log: The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation


[Note from Mary: Praise God, we have the prayers of Paul and the power of the Holy Spirit to guide us as we write in Jesus' Name.]

The Faith Log: The Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation by Jeff Doles

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Business Side of Writing – Free Promotion | Author Bryan Powell


[Note from Mary: In the Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook, we encourage members to announce their new books but not post ads for their books on the group page, so many of our members, including me, need to find places where we can market our good work. This article will help.]

The Business Side of Writing – Free Promotion | Author Bryan Powell


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Linda Clare's Writer's Tips: Are You Brave Enough to Write Badly?


[Note from Mary: Writing on a computer makes revising really easy - totally unlike "the old days" of having to retype each time we changed anything! So, plunge in - to writing, revising, and reading these tips.]

Linda Clare's Writer's Tips: Are You Brave Enough to Write Badly?

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What kind of friend are you? | Kurt Bubna


[Note from Mary: This experience speaks to the Christian writing life and also of the Perfect Friend in Whose name we write.]

What kind of friend are you? | Kurt Bubna

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You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou | April Yamasaki


[Note from Mary: Our creativity connects us to our Creator and encourages us to write!]

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. – Maya Angelou | April Yamasaki


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

BLOG.DAILY-BIBLE-READING.COM: Daily-Bible-Reading "I Am the True Vine" Lesson 17 "God is Love" Series (John 15:1-11)


[Note from Mary: To be effective in our writing and members of the Body of Christ, we must stay connected to the True Vine - The One beloved by all the churches and The One in Whom all Christians take root and grow.]

BLOG.DAILY-BIBLE-READING.COM: Daily-Bible-Reading "I Am the True Vine" Lesson 17 "God is Love" Series (John 15:1-11) by Deborah Bateman


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

unity on a Tuesday | Lucy Mills


[Note from Mary: Regardless of the date, this post encourages us to be One in the Body of Christ. Thanks, Lucy.]

unity on a Tuesday | Lucy Mills

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Am I Making People Homeless?


[Note from Mary: As most members of our Christian Poets & Writers group on Facebook know, our mission is to help bring peace to the Body of Christ. This post gives us the place to start.]

Am I Making People Homeless? by Christine Sine

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What Do We Find On The Other Side Of Fear?


[Note from Mary: Poets and writers often fear ridicule and rejection, but that need not stop us from doing the work God gave us to do in Jesus' Name.]

What Do We Find On The Other Side Of Fear? by Chris Vonada

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Between Sundays


[Note from Mary: Poets and writers can expect rejection of their work for many reasons, but when a well-written manuscript comes back, unaccepted, the next step is to keep looking for a publisher who is open to our particular style, topic, and genre. Sometimes it just takes a while.]

Between Sundays


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God's Zone: I'm being drawn back to church by God's Spirit


[Note from Mary: Many Christians have pulled away from the church, which puts us in solitary confinement God didn't intend. May we return to the Body of Christ and draw others into loving fellowship in the Family of God - through our writings and throughout our lives - in Jesus' Name.]

God's Zone: I'm being drawn back to church by God's Spirit by Richard Hicks

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