We will meet upstairs in the conference room at 10am
Please bring two pagesfor critique & clear, measurable summer goals
This will be our last meeting until September
Remember that May 31 is the early registration deadline for the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference - there is a slight increase in cost after that. Check it out - philadelphia.writehisanswer.com
Thoughts to Ponder, from our May meeting
Solomon said, “Of
making many books there is no end…” (Eccl. 12:12)
A quick search showed me
that in the US in 2011 (the latest year listed), 292,014 new books were
published. That same year the United Kingdom published 149,800 titles. In 2012, China published 241,986 books. The total
of those three nations is 683,800. This says nothing of periodicals and e-zine
publications or blogs.
Between Solomon's observation
and the staggering number of titles being published, the amount of work writing involves, and publishers’ demands for an impressive platform, why
bother? Why not spend our time reading
books instead of laboring to add to their number? Why should we write?
I offer three
compelling reasons from I Corinthians:
1. Chapter 2:16 tells us, "...we have the mind of Christ."
2. Then, in 3:17, we read that we are God's sacred temple and the Holy Spirit lives in us.
3. Following that, in 4:1, we're told that we have been entrusted with the secret things of God.
us to write is not our talent or creativity, not to gain fame or royalties, not
to fill our time or spout our opinions, but to share what has been given us - a perspective
and a story from God Himself.
Christ’s mind; the Holy Spirit resides in our temple; we have been entrusted
with the secret things of God. More specifically, the passage says, “men ought
to regard us as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the secret
things of God.” The world may not know it, but they’re looking to us for
answers. We have a unique voice. We mustwrite!
Take Home Thought:
“Out of the overflow of the
heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings good things out of the good stored
up in him….” (Matt 12:34-35)
Write good things from the fullness of your heart!