Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Graduation for Porschea!

Porschea completed her first puppy class with flying colors! All the dogs did so well in this obedience class and we are so grateful for our/their instructors. We all saw improvement but we all want....
 Porschea is signed up for the next round of classes in August!
I encourage everyone who owns a dog to attend obedience classes, once we are obedient to the signals and command we give the dogs can't help but follow
our lead!!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Porschea's Promise

Here are some long awaited photos of our Porschea. She has been growing and growing, as you can well see. And she has been playing in as much water as she can in her baby pool! Attending classes with the older puppies, because of her size, has been the high point of her week. So you can well imagine that her attendance has been wonderful –she has not missed even one class! She wouldn’t think of it. Her performance has caused me to be  ever so proud of her! It is amazing how much such a young dog can learn.

Zoe’s Word
All creation sings His praise!  Zoe is amazed at how the trees, squirrels, birds whom she talks to on a regular basis, and even the air she breathes shows forth the loving kindness of the Lord. Her surroundings comfort her heart as she ponders His mercy and grace.  She is so happy the puppy is nappping! Thank you God for all things! Okay even the puppy!!  Turn your head to see this beautiful photo of our sassy Zoe.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What If & Prayer

 What If   &   Prayer
A note to Pens of Praise
What if we took 5 minutes each day to pray for one another?

What if we all choose to pray for one another to experience an excellent walk with our Lord?  What if we prayed for His Holy Spirit to guide our writing tasks, time, and abilities and anoint their outcomes? 

What if God was tickled at the results of our prayers and the efforts of our group?

What if lives were affected and changed…because we prayed…

because we wrote…

With His blessings!

I’m praying for you


What if…..

Hi all,

Yes these were not just words which evaporated when my fingers were done smacking the keys. I prayed the following prayer for us all as a group this morning including those who have attended and those who desired to and as of yet have not made it. It took five minutes!!

May we, Pens of Praise Christian Writers, hear Gods truth with the right heart, attitude, and understanding so that we will communicate it clearly and accurately.  May family, friends, co-workers, etc. be respectful and allow us time to write. May interruptions be interrupted so that we will enjoy undivided creative writing sessions.  May the boulders of deception, lies of every degree, discouragement, and oppression be broken and dissolved because we were obedient to the urging in our hearts to write. May God place our written words in reach those bound or in need of encouragement, truth, or information.  May our focus on what He would place on our hearts to write be strong and true.  May all be done in His time with His anointing for His will to be accomplished.  For His Glory!!!!  Amen

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Knotty Problems and Imagination

Knotty Problems and Imagination

© Susan Marlene Kinney

Pens of Praise Christian Writers Group

July 9, 2011

To love Him with all your heart, and all your understanding and all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.  Mark 12:33

Knotty problems are all around us. They trip us up with those little irritations, temptations to ignore situations, or weightier matters of the heart and mind. This morning as I lay in bed I considered the pen and its link to knotty problems and imagination. I pictured a red, white, and blue pen lip-smacking with Liberty.

The pen can assist us in addressing knotty problems and stir our imagination to action or in other words finding a solution. The danger is we can put those beautiful words down on paper and think the job is done. We have written our piece, done our part. When you consider the risk, our founding fathers took when they grasped their liberty pens in hand and wrote their names upon documents, which were considered treasonous by England, you can imagine the commitment of these men to stand behind their pens. Their written evidence about the stand they took in life was irrevocable. When we take that stand for forgiveness, or justice, let us stand behind that liberating collection of penned words. Let’s not allow our words- beautiful as they may sound when read aloud- be just that.

Let us write with conviction- yes indeed.
And, allow those words that come to us and mark our papers with undeniable evidence about our stand, lead us to the place where solutions are met.  Apply the balm of forgiveness when it would be easier to stay offended or ignore a situation, or write or speak truth when it is not popular though, it is relevant.


Love is the designer ink we have to use if we will write words which when written bring life and health to the situations surrounding us. I highly recommend love being the very filter our thoughts should be sifted through before those well-placed words find space on the pages.

Remember we are not just chasing a great looking placement of words. We are logging our imagination of the solutions, which hold the power to change lives by…


Monday, July 4, 2011

Posting Problems - Shucks

Hi all,

I've tried to make a thank you comment several times and this is what I get...

Anonymous said...
Greetings ladies! I tried to place a comment here before and it didn't allow me! Thank you for your comments! The Most High is our all in all!! Bless you let's see if this will post!!!
July 4, 2011 6:38 PM
So far it has been a wonderful summer, days are gaining in warmth and sunshine. Porschea isn't the piddling pup called runt!  Yeah she hasn't had an accident in a long while and she is absolutely not a runt! I'm being lazy on the 4th here but I promise I will place photos of Porschea in the baby pool and just hanging out!  Zoe is surviving all of Porscheas hopping and pouncing too!  Also I have my very own Royal Blue Train set!!  My husband is fast at work to design our track layout. I even have a sound card!! I'm making head way on my manuscript also.  I had a few things to change after I enter the Genesis contest and I love doing the rewrites! I've learned so much from the critiques I recieved for that contest. I like how those editors and agents that shared time to go over my work has imporved my writing. There is a time for every purpose under heaven.  Blessings and Joy to you all!!