Saturday, February 25, 2012

Porschea's First Birthday!

Vanessa our daughter brought doggy cupcakes and this HUGE bone for Porschea so she could enjoy her birthday. Her actual birthday was yesterday but goodness she is not complaining!
Okay the house is crying to be cleaned and organized... write to you later!!
Enjoy a blessed day!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Pens of Praise Devotion

Pens of Praise Devotion
February 11, 2012
© Susan Marlene Kinney

I have put My words in your mouth and covered you with the shadow of My hand –I who set the heavens in place, who laid the foundations of the earth, and who say in Zion,
‘You are my people’ Isaiah 51:16

Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food? Job 12:11
Dialogue, words, and communication of any sort are exceedingly important. Wars, parleys, and peace cannot be initiated without powerfully written and or spoken communication. Dialogue has the authority to establish deep understanding concerning boundaries between cultures and nations. Even between man and woman.
As writers we have the responsibility to make our words count. What we communicate must be honest. Flowery words without the foundation of His truth will crumble like dry clay baking in the suns light. Nevertheless, if our words agree with His truth, love, and purpose they will remain firm when ears test our words. Will our readers find our words enticing them to hope, laugh, cry or stretch out their hands toward change? If words are powerfully placed it must be because they have the opportunity, because of their relevance, to be powerfully received. Words motivated and pushed into existence onto the page cannot be empowered with trite, unnecessary words, which eat up white space on the page as a greedy child eats chocolates.
Repetitive, redundant dialogue holds the power to lead the reader off track and directly off our pages toward other more interesting ventures. You have the opportunity to state ideals, which matter and could be foundational for someone hurting to heal, or someone lost to be found. Make the most of the opportunities you possess to present words, which lead and inspire others to seek their purpose. And follow His lead.
While we are at it…

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to You oh Lord my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalms 19:14

Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever Amen  Hebrews 13:20 – 21

Write with purpose….Write in His power, covered by the shadow of His hand…

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pens of Praise February 2012

Christian Writers Group

Next meeting…

Saturday, February 10, 2012   10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Faith Church

2201  42nd Street, Manitowoc, WI  54220

§  Faith Church is located next to Festival Foods

§  Not far from the Manitowoc exit off Interstate 43

The teaching for this month is a continuation of a captivating teaching on

From the September 2011 ACFW Conference.

February’s Prompt challenge:  Snazzy or emotionally charged dialogue. Also, bring a book with a short dialogue sample in it to share with the group.

You are welcome to bring your latest WIP, or work in progress, for a five-minute reading but this is not required to attend our meetings.
Don’t forget to visit one of our local shops and bring your coffee or cappuccino with you. Let us know if you can attend the February meeting so we can save a special spot for you!
If you have questions or concerns write a message on this blog and I will answer you in a timely fashion.
May God bless you richly and always as you write for His glory!