Tag Archives: summer conference 2015

Jane Kirkpatrick

For some years, I worked with Native American families on the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon. One of the traditions there was that at the completion of a basket-making class, students often gave away their first basket. Many times the basket teacher received that fledgling effort. In my 17 years there, I was privileged to receive three first baskets, even though I know nothing about basket-making.

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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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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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