February 2016 Member News


Kathy Davis, of Junction City, is a finalist in the Promising Beginnings writing contest.

Leslie Gould, of Portland, released her 22nd novel on February 1. Title is Amish Sweethearts (from Bethany House) and it is the second in her Neighbors of Lancaster County series.

Lynn Hare, of Portland, reports that Strength in Remembering,” “Unshakable Grace,” “The Path of Humility,” and God of Limitless Resources” are January devotionals in the winter issue of Pathways to God. Cast His Seed Again” was published in the January edition of The Christian Journal. “What If?” is a February devotional in The Secret Place that asks,“What happens when our needs in a crisis go way beyond our abilities to meet them?”

Char Kardokus, of Salem, had an article in the January 17th issue of LIVE, the adult take-home paper from the Assemblies of God.

Hillary Manton Lodge, of Vancouver, Washington, won an LIS (Life Is Story) Award for her Christian romance, Reservations for Two.

Jennifer Anne Messing, of Portland, had her poem, “Christmas Prayer” published and reprinted, and paid for, for the fourth time in the December 20, 2015 issue of The Gem.

Jennifer Anne’s book Everlasting Love: Romantic Vignettes for a Woman’s Hearthas been nominated and is one of the top five finalists in the 2016 Virtue Christian Book Awards in the Best Christian Short Stories category. There is more information about her upcoming events on her website at www.JenniferAnneMessing.com.

Shirley Quiring Mozena, of Vancouver, Washington, announces that her book Beyond Second Chances: Heartbreak to Joy is now available. It continues the chronicle of God’s faithfulness in Shirley’s life begun in her book, Second Chances, at Life and Love, with Hope, and answers the question: “Can a grieving heart find love again?”Beyond Second Chances is published by Redemption Press and is available in both paper and e-book formats via Redemption Press, as well as from Amazon and Barnes and Noble. For a signed copy, please contact Shirley. Check out this excerpt for a sneak peek!

Rob Oberto, of Vancouver, Washington, received another five-star review of his book Intimacy with God: One Man’s Journey. The review in the Portland Book Review was particularly insightful.

Kathy Davis, of Junction City, Lynn Hare, of Portland, and Sue Miholer, of Keizer, recently signed contracts for devotionals in the winter 2016–17 issue of Pathways to God, a devotional booklet published by Warner Press.

These books by OCW members are nominees in various categories for the INSPY Awards: To Dance with Dolphins by Bonnie Leon and The Memoir of Johnny Devine by Camille Eide.

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