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Excited by Creation

by Marilyn Rhoads, OCW Program Coordinator Do the wonders of God’s universe inspire you or thrill your soul? We spent part of our summer vacation gazing at the Deschutes River in the daylight as it sparkled over rapids and bounced off rocks, and the evenings staring at the panoramic sunsets bursting with a kaleidoscope of colors. Excited about God’s gifts? …

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Elsie Larson’s Memoir

A final legacy from Elsie Larson, a past president and longtime member of OCW, will be available at the fall conference in the OCW bookstore, thanks to friendship that transcends death. Before she passed away February 18, 2010, at the age of 80, Elsie finished writing her memoir, Unfinished Symphony. She asked members of her small writing group to get …

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Dream to Save the Children

by Geneva Cobb Iijima, OCW Member “Geneva, I have good news,” Etta Wilson, my agent, told me. My heart raced. I held the phone close to my ear. “Really?” It was the call every writer wants to receive. “I’ve talked with a publisher, and they want your picture book Jesus Loves Us All. They’ll be sending out a contract.” At …

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Elections

At the fall conference, OCW members will elect a new secretary to fill Pamela Rosales’ position. Her second term on the board expires in October. Susan Maas has graciously stepped forward to serve as a candidate. Susan likes to tell people that she reads and writes for a living. Her two main jobs involve online scoring of essays for standardized …

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OCW Online

You’ve heard about Summer Conference in these pages—the peaceful grounds, great food, amazing teachers and leaders, our terrific keynoters … Behind the scenes, things are often as our wonderful business manager, Sue Miholer, says: “Duck paddling”—calm on the surface, but paddling furiously beneath. So many worked so hard to make this conference a success. Every OCW member is indebted to …

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