Ed Underwood

Fifteen years ago this passionate teacher of the Bible was living his dream of serving Jesus at his church in Southern California when he hit a wall . . . Over the years, Ed Underwood had prayed at bedsides and emergency rooms with members of his congregation. But when this senior pastor of the historic Church of the Open Door in Southern California, a former firefighter, officer in the US Army, and graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary got a diagnosis that amounted to a death sentence, chronic leukemia, he began a journey of despair that led to deeper prayer and hope—and eventually to his first book.

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June Prayer Time

Marion Duckworth

written by Marion Duckworth, Prayer Team Member The apostle Paul, who was a very prolific writer, understood that feeling. That’s one reason he told the church at Galatia “not to become weary in doing good” (Galatians 6:9 NIV). Their words to others mattered. Besides, Paul certainly had reason to become weary of telling God’s truth since the reward for his ministry was often …

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We are very pleased to announce the 2015 Cascade Writing Contest finalists. The winners will be announced at the Cascade Awards during the OCW Summer Coaching Conference on August 12, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel on the River in Portland, Oregon. Congratulations to the following finalists for the 2015 Cascade Awards.

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Setting Yourself Apart

by Tamela Hancock Murray, Steve Laube Literary Agency I’m excited about being on faculty at the Oregon Christian Writers conference this summer —and especially about meeting many talented authors! Participating in a writers’ conference is one way to set yourself apart from other writers since you’ll be able to meet agents and make connections. Unfortunately, even though I’d love to …

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