Michael Gantt, “The Cross is the Main Thing”
“The sad fact for America is that
our sin has made God our enemy.
Because of the rejection of God and His Word
and because we have exchanged
the God of Life for the gods of death
America is already under
the Hand of God’s judgment.
“If there is no national confession of sin
and if we cannot find a heart of repentance,
a Holy God will complete his judgment;
either by the complete annihilation
or subjugation of what was once a great
and godly people or by rendering it
completely irrelevant on the world stage.”
http://growinggodlyseed.com/stand (complete transcript)
Video – http://bit.ly/1JkE8m9
Peter Lundell – “Writing Light into Darkness”
The other 2015 keynotes
Dr. Harold Arnold Jr. – “Dreambusting”
Allen Arnold – “Awakening the Writer’s Heart”
Jim Watkins – “Keeping Your Dreams Alive”
can be ordered as CDs
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over 100 sessions) for only $99.
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The Story Behind Christian Devotions Ministries
and Their Mission to Launch Writing Careers
Eddie Jones is an author, speaker, and publisher. He is a co-founder of Christian Devotions Ministries and is always looking for someone who can write good devotions.
At the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer’s Conference on July 31 – August 3 Eddie will teach a workshop about working with a small press and another workshop on Thursday during Teens Write. And, of course, he’ll be taking pitches for devotions and books.
I sat down with Eddie on the deck of the main conference building at the Colorado Christian Writer’s Conference in Estes Park, Colorado, and got him to answer a few questions. As we sat taking in the view, Eddie spoke about the various websites that comprise Christian Devotion Ministries and how each one got started. He also shared how Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas got started, and a bit about what kinds of books they’re looking for.
It was a beautiful day although a bit windy. I was able to filter out most of the noise from the wind, but I wasn’t able to filter out the giggles and footsteps of a happy child playing on the deck. Still, I think what Eddie has to say is so interesting you’ll barely notice much of the background noise.
Connecting with Your Audience
Tim Shoemaker is a fulltime author and speaker. He has written several books packed full of fun devotions for parents to do with their kids, and has more recently turned his talents to writing suspense for middle grade readers. My boys are enjoying Tim’s Code of Silence—every chapter seems to end with a cliff hanger.
Tim will be teaching a continuing session called Take Your Fiction to the Gym where he’ll be sharing plenty of tips, tools, and techniques for making your writing stronger and getting your manuscripts in shape to compete out there in the publishing world. He’ll also be leading the Thursday morning Bible study lesson—you don’t want to miss that.
I met up with Tim at the Colorado Christian Writer’s Conference in Estes Park, Colorado and got him to sit down to answer a few questions. He’s as interesting in person as he is on stage. Tim shared why he came up with all those crazy—and effective—ways to teach lifelong biblical principles. And, if you’ve ever seen Tim speaking in front of an audience and wondered how in the world did he get some of those props he uses to the conference center or church where you see him, Tim shares a little bit about that as well.
Get New Writers Published!
Cindy Sproles is an author and speaker, and the senior editor for ChristianDevotions.com and DevoKids.com. She’s teaching a Wednesday earlybird workshop, "Turning Personal Experiences Into Parables," and "Writing Devotions" in Teens Write on Thursday.In addition she will be listening to pitches Thursday and Friday. I caught up with her at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference in Estes Park in May where she graciously agreed to an audio interview.
Please forgive the background noise—it was hard to find a quiet place with so much going on. But the words Cindy speaks are well worth hearing. She speaks from the heart and shares the reasons she and Eddie Jones started ChristianDevotions.com and their other devotional sites. Click here to listen.
If you write devotions or are interested in learning about writing devotions, I recommend you make an appointment with Cindy or visit her website. She’s always looking for new writers - both adults and children/teens.