Sunday, May 24, 2009

Mile High Scribes Meeting - June 1, 2009

Mile High Scribes Meeting
Monday, June 1, 2009
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Park Meadows

Speaker: Sara Richardson

Revamping Your Rejected Manuscript

An open discussion on dealing with rejection. How it affects us, our creativity, and our ability to persevere. We will also discuss techniques for turning rejection into an opportunity for redirection.

Sara Richardson is a freelance writer and editor with experience in public relations, copywriting and advertising, and Internet communications. She earned a Master of Arts in Journalism from Regent University and a Bachelor of Arts in Writing from Bethel University.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Joy of the Lord

Just a small snapshot of what God did at CCWC -one of my favorite moments. Joy came raining down as Paula and several others performed this worship dance. See the joy of the Lord in her face? So beautiful.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Dream Come True

Dreams are like morning dew, slowly dissipating in the light of day. Hour by hour, minute by minute, reality sneaks in, seeking to steal the fire, hope and the tentative fragments that comprise them. Rarely, do dreams magically appear. They must be nurtured, tended, and cared for. Dreams require a lot of work and tremendous sacrifice.

As a child, I dreamed of living on a farm in a small town. I pictured rocking on the front porch, sipping tea and watching the sun set over the wheat fields. I didn’t understand the hard work and skills needed to run a farm – or that the work began before sunrise. However, as I grew, so did my dreams. Not because I gave up on them, but because I saw life differently. Some of my life long dreams have been captured. Others are still waiting to be pursued.

I used to dream on top of my swing set or inside the highest tree I could find. The taller I was, the closer I felt to heaven. I told God all about my dreams. He didn’t think they were silly or stupid. In fact, he put those dreams in my heart.

This weekend at CCWC, after I was commissioned and anointed, the Lord gave me a word: "Dream come true." I can't wait to see what God does next! So much is stirring in my spirit.

What about you? Are you afraid to give God your dreams? Don't be. He is a wonderful dream keeper who is able and willing to make them happen. Just like He is doing for me.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

While I was preparing for CCWC...

1. My Doc would not renew prescription over the phone so spent an hour of time at her office.

2. Walgreens did not receive faxed prescription so I had to return later.

3. Toilet clogged and overflowed. My DH rescued me there.

4. Dropped an entire cooler full of bottled water – a mess

5. Fan fell apart. It was old.

6. “Better than Lather” spilled all over my travel bag. Soooo much lather I finally ended up throwing it in the wash.

7. Still do not have reservations. Phone tag with the reservationist.

8. Ink ran out while printing one- sheets.

9. No appointments set up with editors/agents.

I can’t wait to see what God is going to do. Obviously, the enemy is going his best to sabotage me, but he is not going to win.

I imagine those who are going to CCWC are experiencing all sorts of distractions. Please keep us in your prayers this week. God has something awesome cooking!


· Traveling protection

· Wellness – I’m fighting something off

· Divine appointments

· Wisdom and Direction

· My MIL while I’m gone

· God will use me while I’m here

These shots were take this evening before the general session. Aren't these elk magnificent?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Come Tweet With Me!

When I first learned about Twitter, the thought of another online group or activity was more than I could bear. Understanding my need to cut back, my BFF, Michele, talked me into Twittering while we were having coffee one day. As sure as I love Starbucks, you count on the fact that Michele has a gazillion projects going. She showed me how I could actually save time while introducing this new phenomenon – and she should know.

How does Twitter save time?

1. I send out one tweet (via text message from my phone) and all my followers get it at the same time. This saves me from texting each person individually. When my dear, sweet, grand baby was born, I twittered her progress all night long. That’s when I learned how invaluable Twitter is.

2. I’ve set my tweets to automatically update my Facebook profile so I don’t have to check in with FB each day. Now I check it weekly or just when I want to check friends’ updates.

3. I stay in touch with my network and blog less frequently so I have more time.

Other benefits of Twitter:

  • I tweet my new blog postings to get more traffic.
  • Twitter is easy – real easy. I signed up in less than ten minutes. I even signed up my 70-year-old mom and she tweets now too.
  • Takes less time than blogging so I can stay in touch with more of my peeps.
  • I twitter right from my phone - so I can tweet from anywhere I have service. I can also log in to my Twitter home page and tweet from my laptop.
  • It's free!

Well, did I convince you to try it? Look me up at boldandfree and send me a tweet. I’d love to Tweet with you!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Colorado Chrisitan Writers Conference 2009

Last year, I had the privileged of attending the Colorado Christian Writers Conference and it was life changing. Surrounded by the grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, God spoke to my heart and redirected my writing. In fact, I've reaped the benefits from it all year long. If I find I’m out of focus, I refer back to the direction He gave me and I’m able to get back on track.

The theme this year is: Write His Answer. Isn’t that what we all long for? It’s not too late to sign up. Ask God, if He wants you to be there.

I can’t wait to sit in on these general session topics:

  • Writing His Answer in the Impossible Storm
  • Writing for God’s Glory, or my Own?
  • Writing to Social Justice Issues
  • Christian Writers Behold a Sunrise …or a Sunset?
  • Persisting in the Vision
  • Obeying the call to Write

Look me up if you plan to be there. I can’t wait to see how God is going to move!

Monday, May 4, 2009

First Line Contest Winners

First Place:

I left Fools Town because the people there are crazy.

-Denise Holmes

Denise will receive a portraiture session with:

Fat Tuna Photography

Valued at $150


Second Place:

David tried not to cry, tried not to breathe or make a sound as he crept along the dark street.
-Sandy Rog

Sandy will receive a $10 gift certificate from Barnes & Noble.

Thank you to all who participated in this contest. Proceeds will help fund our new chapter. Special thanks to our judges: Kathy Kovach, Donita Paul and Marjorie Vawter.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mile High Scribes Meeting -May 4, 2009

Mile High Scribes Meeting

Monday, May 4, 2009
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Park Meadows

Speaker: Jan Parrish

Do You Really
Need a Burning Bush?
Stop fleecing God and get down to the business of writing. Encouraging reminders to keep going.

First Line Contest Winners will be announced!

You won't want to miss this!