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We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks, for your Name is near; men tell of your wonderful deeds. Psalm 75:1 (NIV)
What wonderful deeds has God done in your life this past year? Has it been a good year? A great year? A difficult year? The truth is, no matter what we are going through, God is still good and worthy to be praised because…as the verse reminds us…His name is near. In other words, we give thanks simply because He is God!
This fact alone should motivate us to tell others of the wonderful deeds He has done. Why not share God's goodness with someone today?
God sure continues to pour out His goodness on FaithWriters.com. One way He does it is by bringing us kind and generous members like you! Your prayers and financial support are what keep this ministry thriving.
As a general FaithWriters member, you can enjoy the Writing Challenge where you have a chance to grow and stretch yourself as a writer. You'll get to interact and fellowship with other Christian writers who are at various stages in their writing career. You will receive feedback and encouragement on your work. Or, if you desire, you can submit your writing for intense critique. All of the articles, stories, poetry, and devotions you post on the site have the potential to be viewed by thousands of readers, including editors and agents. You can take advantage of the awesome writing tools FaithWriters offers, such as Submission Tracker. And much more…
And let me just say we are thrilled to be able to offer these FREE services to you.
But we want to make it even better for you!
As a FaithWriters 500 member, you will enjoy all of the above benefits PLUS a whole lot more! For mere pennies per day, you can receive huge discounts on editing and publishing, massive price cuts on Writers' Digest magazine AND Sally Stuart's Christian Writers' Market Guide, FREE e-book selling, FREE advertising, exclusive contest and writing opportunities, more exposure as a writer, FREE web-based email, FREE Website building, and MUCH MORE! And the best part is we are continually striving to bring you bigger and better perks. As the number of FaithWriters 500 members increases, the benefits will too.
We hope you'll prayerfully consider signing up as a 500 member. You'll be glad you did! For more information and for everything included with your yearly membership, click here: http://www.faithwriters.com/myaccount/donations-from-members.php
FEATURED 500 PERK
Do you feel your work is ready to be published but have no clue where to send your manuscripts, articles or poems? Check out SALLY STUART'S CHRISTIAN WRITERS' MARKET GUIDE - an extensive guide to hundreds of Christian periodicals, book publishers, and greeting card companies that would love to see your work!
Topical listings will give you all the information you need to submit your material for consideration. This book will tell you where and how to submit, what types of material is accepted, and how much they pay! You'll also get tons of contest listings, writers groups, and valuable resources and website links. Brand new this year is a searchable CD that comes with every guide.
The best news is that FaithWriters 500 members can order Sally's book at an enormous 40% discount off the retail price. WOW!
FAITHWRITERS U.S. CONFERENCE
Can you believe it's been two whole months since the first FaithWriters U.S. conference? If you're counting the days until the next conference, I have some great news for you: Registration is now open for the 2008 FaithWriters conference, to be held on August 8 and 9 in Nashville, Tennessee! For conference details, including the schedule and offered workshops, please click the link below:
PLUS…Take advantage of the early bird discount by downloading the registration form and reserving your spot today: http://www.faithwriters.com/conference-RegistrationForm.html
FAITHWRITERS DOWN UNDER CONFERENCE
Excitement is building for the FaithWriters Down Under conference, scheduled for May 23-24, 2008 in lovely Sydney, Australia. For more information, including exact location and specific details, please click the link below:
You can also get more details on the message boards at the link below:
The Writing Challenge is once again in full swing, and so far topics have included "Fellowship," "Worship," and "Christian Baptism." This will be the final Writing Challenge quarter for 2007. If you haven't been participating in the Challenge, shame on you. Get in on the fun and enter today! http://www.faithwriters.com/writing-challenge-intro.php
Care to take a guess at the theme this quarter? Want to congratulate the winners? Curious to see who placed in the overall top 40 this week? Why not pop on over to the message boards and get in on all the Writing Challenge chatter! Click here: http://www.faithwriters.com/Boards/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=22
OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF FAITHWRITERS
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, this month's question focuses on…you guessed it…thankfulness! Read what a few select FaithWriters members had to say in response to this question:
"What are you most thankful for this year?"
"I am always thankful for the blessings the Lord has given to me - family and friends most of all - and with Faithwriters I get that in great abundance. I am also thankful for the blessings of health, work, and a roof over my head. In today's world so many are missing out on those simple blessings." - Jesus Puppy (PUP), FaithWriters 500 member and world's best fudge-maker.
"I am most thankful that God is constantly with me, guiding my steps and showing me His mercies to those around me. I am very thankful that He placed my wife, Cindy, in my life as a companion, an accountability partner, a fellow warrior for Christ. We have two kids in college, a wonderful, anointed, autistic son and enough joy in our lives to overflow to others. My eyes are tearing up just thinking about it." - Al Boyce, homeless ministry coordinator, singer and FaithWriters 500 member.
"First, I am thankful for Kathy's salvation. Kathy was a stripper at a local club and now her life is changed. It's been amazing watching the Lord work in the events of her life before and since salvation. Second, I am thankful for the marriage of my daughter Jennifer to Lucas, a wonderful, godly man. And finally, this year marked the adoption of four of my grandchildren. What a blessing it has been to see the Lord working in the lives of the children as well as the rest of the family." - Tim Johnson, Father, Grandfather and Pastor.
Until next month, give thanks! God is good. He is faithful. And He loves you! Let your thankfulness overflow to others and share the goodness of our Father with someone today.
As for us, here at FaithWriters, we thank God for YOU! Your support and prayers for our ministry are very much appreciated. We wouldn't be here without you. So THANK YOU!
Keep writing for the Kingdom!