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"She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her
tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does
not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her
blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women do
noble things, but you surpass them all." – Proverbs 31: 26-29
Ah, the Proverbs woman. If you're like me, sometimes you wonder
how you could ever measure up! But the truth is, even the
Proverbs woman had flaws. Those flaws aren't mentioned in this
scripture because the author was painting a picture of the
character women should strive to develop. But I'm convinced
that the Proverbs woman made mistakes. She was human, after all.
This month offers us a wonderful opportunity to honor the special
women in our lives. The women who raised us, nurture us, love us.
Whether it's your own mother or somebody else's mom, I
encourage you to find a lady in your life to celebrate.
Be sure to read the Out of the Mouths of FaithWriters section at
the end of this newsletter to see how our FaithWriters members
would sum up their mother.
A WONDERFUL REASON TO UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT
There are many reasons to upgrade your FaithWriters account to
the Gold or Platinum level, including access to the Weekly
Writing Challenge and other contests that offer cash prizes,
discounts on editing and self-publishing costs, FREE advertising,
FREE e-book selling, and helpful writing tools and resources.
One more Gold and Platinum perk to add to the list is the Private
Messenger System. This system allows you to not only personally
correspond and connect with other FaithWriters members, but also
receive exclusive writing opportunities not available to the
general public. A few of those opportunities recently posted
through the Private Messenger system have included requests for
Christian movie reviewers, web content, magazine writers,
co-authoring books, and notices of great writing contests with no
entry fees, and cash prizes.
Here is a letter we recently received from a thrilled
FaithWriters Platinum member:
"Hey Mike, I just received word from Robert at CNT he is going
to publish my personal testimony story "His Mysterious Ways" in
his offline publication called "Christ and You." He will be
sending me a copy of it in the mail. I'm so excited about this,
and you told me to let you know how it is going. I just started
writing for the first time in my life a few months ago so this is
something I am very happy about!" -Lynn Gipson South Haven, MS
If you would like to receive writing opportunities, as well as a
boatload of other exciting writing-related perks and features,
upgrade your account to Gold or Platinum. For a full list of
benefits, and to sign up, click here:
RECENT MEMBER SUCCESS STORIES
LEARN FROM THE PROS
Have you read the recent author interviews on the FaithWriters
blog? Learn from published and multi-published authors as they
share their experiences, insight, and advice on what it takes to
be successful in this business and use your gifts and talents for
God's glory. Recent interviews:
Phillip Yancey (best-selling and award-winning author of 20
books, including What's So Amazing About Grace, and The Jesus I
Loree Lough (author of almost 90 books, 68 short stories, and 2,500 articles!):
DiAnn Mills (award-winning suspense author of more than 50 novels):
Deborah Raney (award-winning author of almost 20 novels):
Look for more interviews with seasoned Christian authors to come!
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for? The blog offers lots of great information, helpful
resources, writing tips, and the latest FaithWriters news and
updates. Be sure to subscribe so you don't miss anything!
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Writing Challenge Best of the Best. Don't forget that the
winners of the Best of the Best will be announced on July 1st! If
you took Editor's Choice first place in any Challenge since
July, 2011, you're in the running! If not, don't give up!
There are still a few weeks left to qualify!
Changes to the monthly newsletter. The newsletter will be getting
a brand new look! We hope to present you with a bolder and
brighter newsletter very soon! Stay tuned…
OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF FAITHWRITERS
In anticipation of Mother's Day, last month members were asked
to submit their answers to the following question:
SUM UP YOUR MOTHER (or step-mother, or someone who is like a
mother to you) IN 7 WORDS
It proved to be quite a challenge for some to describe their
mothers into so few words, but several rose to that challenge.
Here are a few of the responses received.
"Quiet. Strong. Unconditional Love. Strong in Faith." – Jo
"Loving mom is in heaven with Jesus." - Susan Allen
"Example of unconditional love God gave me." - Carla Procida
"Dedicated! Persistent! Loving! Amazing! Resilient! SUPER
WOMAN!" – Brianna Caroline
"Unconditional love, compassionate, strong, loves Jesus,
mine." Dawn Tieman
"Orphaned, survivor, poet, musician, loving, fun-loving,
hero." – Jody Day
WHAT ARE 3 QUALITIES YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR DAD?
Email your 1-2 sentence response to
FaithWriters.firstname.lastname@example.org. Then check the May newsletter to
see if your answer was selected to appear!
WISHING ALL OF OUR MOMMY MEMBERS A WONDERFUL MOTHER'S DAY! KEEP WRITING FOR THE KINGDOM!
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