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"Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, I tell myself. I will praise the Lord as long as I live. I will sing praises to my God even with my dying breath." Psalm 146:1, 2
Isn't that what we were created for - to praise God? To praise Him all the days of our lives? The above verse specifically mentions singing praises. But for us, as Christian writers, we could also translate it to say "write praises," or "pen praises." I desire to praise God with my writing, don't you?
May the words you write today glorify and honor Him – the One who gave you that creative talent in the first place!
Speaking of praises...did you know that when you sign up to become a FaithWriters 500 member, you get more than praise (although there's plenty of that, too!), you get PERKS. And lots of them!
One of those perks is FREE web-based email service. Enjoy fast and reliable service from a Christian based email service. Includes loads of extras and special features. This service is available to all FaithWriters members for a small monthly fee, but is completely FREE with your FaithWriters 500 membership.
Recently added to the FaithWriters message board was a forum focused solely on all the PERKS & BENEFITS you receive when you sign up for the FaithWriters 500. There is a separate thread for each benefit, which includes a brief description of each. While you're there, ask any questions you may have about signing up. You're sure to get a response before you can say, "WOW – what a deal!"
Click here to check out the new forum: http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=63
The best part is, as more new members sign up, bigger and better and more exciting perks for 500 members are added. Be sure to check back frequently for updates.
Click here for more information on the FaithWriters 500: http://www.faithwriters.com/fw-500-more.html
Oh – and at the end of this newsletter, read what some of our FaithWriters 500 members have to say about their favorite 500 feature!
THE WRITING CHALLENGE
Well, another quarter for the Writing Challenge has just concluded. This was known as the "Emotion" theme. Topics included different emotions, such as "surprised," "confused," "confident" and "happy." A challenge it was, but, as always, it was lots of fun!
The next and final Challenge of 2007 will begin on October 4. What will the theme be? Check back to find out. And be sure to enter and stretch your writing muscles to new lengths.
Click here to access the Writing Challenge page and get in on the fun: http://www.faithwriters.com/writing-challenge-intro.php
FAITHWRITERS CONFERENCE NEWS…
WOO-HOO! The date has been set for the FAITHWRITERS DOWN UNDER conference. Mark your calendars for May 24 and 25, 2008. The conference will be held on Friday evening and all day Saturday.
More details coming soon…
USA Conference News…Workshop sessions will soon be available for download. Whether you were unable to attend the conference in Detroit and want to hear what you missed, or you want a refresher, you'll want to access these excellent tools.
We'll keep you posted as information becomes available…
DID YOU KNOW…
FaithWriters has a sister site? It's called FaithReaders. At FaithReaders.com, you can access hundreds of family friendly articles for your reading pleasure. Browse by category, or search for articles by topic or even look up your favorite authors.
If you are a publisher, website owner or webmaster looking for content to add to your site, look no further! FaithReaders.com is sure to have just what you're looking for, whether devotionals, poetry, short stories, essays, or feature articles…
Click here to check out FaithReaders.com today: http://www.faithreaders.com
FROM THE MOUTHS OF FAITHWRITERS
This month, a few select FaithWriters 500 members were asked this question:
"Of all the wonderful FaithWriters 500 perks and benefits, do you have a favorite? Or one you utilize more than any other?"
Here's what they had to say:
"I just love the fact that by contributing less than the amount I spend on soft drinks each year, I'm able to support a website that nurtures writers on every level. I've had pieces in the Showcase and in FW magazine, and I've read Glenn's wonderful articles--those benefits are simply outstanding. But when I see someone fall in love with writing, or embrace a writing gift that they'd previously neglected, just because of FaithWriters--that thrills me, and makes me delighted to be a 500 member." – Jan Ackerson, teacher, multiple Writing Challenge winner, and 500 member
"There are so many features I haven't found the time to use them all - and that's a good problem to have. I appreciate having access to the Private Messenger Service and being able to post a profile site. I have used this second web page from FW as a direct link on my own freelance website - it's the quickest way to send potential clients to a variety of samples." – Glenn Hascall, radio personality and long-time FaithWriter member.
"My favorite perk as a faithwriter 500 member has to be the EZ Site Builder. It is simply something I would not have done on my own. I have used it repeatedly and have been contacted through it as well. Best of all, it was simple to create, and is just as simple to edit." - Sharlyn Guthrie, FaithWriters 500 member
"This is a real easy question for me. If I had to pick one perk it would be being able to post up to five books in the FaithWriters' ebook store. I already have two there (Whispers and The Max Chronicles), and I am working on two more (A Max Christmas Homecoming, and Non-Alcohol, which is a devotional about my first days - and the years since - as a recovering alcoholic.) So you can see, I plan on Maxing (sorry for the pun) out my FW 500 benefit when it comes to the ebook store. And while I have this chance…I am so thankful for FaithWriters and the part they have played in my writing 'career.' What a joy to support such a great web-site for Christian writers." – David Story, Author and FaithWriters 500 member
And that wraps up this month's newsletter! Thanks so much for being a part of FaithWriters.com.
We hope you take some time to check out all the wonderful perks and benefits that the FaithWriters 500 membership has to offer and prayerfully consider whether joining is something you're willing or able to do. Our promise to you is that we will continue to do whatever we can to make FaithWriters THE HOME for Christian writers.
Keep writing for the Kingdom!