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Keeping Up with OCW

Spring Conference Review by Susan Maas, OCW Secretary “When God calls you to be a writer, you go places you never thought you would,” according to Bob Welch, award-winning columnist and book author, who keynoted at the May OCW one-day conference in Eugene. And, he added, we go places we may not want to go. Bob reminded attendees that success …

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Prayer Team

Faith in Perseverance by Lindy Swanson, OCW Prayer Team As Christian writers, we all feel besieged at times. Many things can thwart our desire to write. I recently felt overwhelmed by trying to meet the demands of eldercare for three family members. This reminded me of hearing a woman complain bitterly: “Didn’t God say He would keep us from going …

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Prayer Team Update

Farewell by Petey Prater, OCW Prayer Team Member Dear OCW friends, Praying with you and for you has been my great joy and high privilege. But God has said it is time to step down from the prayer team. The team is strong with Eva, Marion, Lindy, and Lynn’s faith and discernment. Their prayers will lift you to God and …

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Critique Groups

Gail Sattler

Finding Critique Groups by Gail Sattler, Critique Group Coordinator At the summer conference a number of people approached me to ask about critique groups, plus I also saw a note on the bulletin board with names of people who wanted to be in one. OCW has an online critique group system as a perk of membership, with each group getting its …

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On the Cusp

 “On the Cusp” by Cynthia Ruchti Seven years ago to the day, I had a conversation with God that went something like this: “Lord, this writing for publication thing is hard. It’s . . . labor!” “Yup.” (Sometimes the Voice I hear says things like that.) “Every corner I turn, I see nothing but more corners ahead.” “Curious, isn’t it?” “Nobody’s interested …

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