2019 August/September Member News

 

Janet Asbridge, of Vancouver, Washington, had a devotional published in the July/August issue of The Upper Room. In April, she had a short story published in All in the Family Tree by Grace Publishing.

Carolyn Bolz, of Riverside, California, contributed “How Do You Spell That?” to the humor column in the September–October issue of The Christian Communicator.

Danika Cooley, of Warrenton, just signed a three-book contract with Christian Focus 4 Kids for the first installment in an elementary Christian history series that has been on her heart for 10 years.

Xotchile E Dixon, of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has 11 devotionals in Guideposts’ second annual compilation of All God’s Creatures, and her devotional book Waiting for God: Trusting Daily in God’s Plan and Pace released August 7. She is taking it on a blog tour September 2–15 and will be inviting readers to join the conversation as they discuss the end-of-chapter questions on her blog at www.xedixon.com. Her new website also debuted on August 7, where she is giving away a free downloadable copy of Wait Like a Warrior: 1-Minute Prayers to Refresh Your Spirit When the Wait Feels Endless.

Heidi Gaul, of Albany, just submitted her 32 completed devotionals for the 2021 Guidepost’s Mornings with Jesus. She is also in two previous editions. If you’re looking for an encouraging way to start your day in the Word, she highly recommends this annual collection. (She does admit to being a bit prejudiced.)

Mary Hake, of Crooked River Ranch, says, “You never know where your work will end up. A published story of mine found its way into a German second-grade reader at a school in Mexico.” She notes that she has had things translated in other Christian periodicals that went to Poland, Romania, and Russia in the past.

Lydia Harris, of Lake Forest Park, Washington, has an article “Heart of a Communicator: Accepting the Call to Write” in the September–October issue of The Christian Communicator. Her book In the Kitchen with Grandma: Stirring Up Tasty Memories Together was released by Harvest House earlier this month.

Charlotte Kardokus, of Salem, had her short story, “If Only,” accepted by LIVE.

Rachel Lulich, of Bloomington, Indiana, had a meditation on James 1:2 accepted for publication by The Upper Room. And a poem she wrote was accepted for publication in Short and Sweet, vol. VII.

Susan Maas, of Gresham, reported one of the fastest acceptances she has ever had. At Paul Smith’s urging during the summer conference, she sent a short article to LIVE just a few days after the end of the conference. In about three days, she received an email from Wade Quick at LIVE, accepting the article with minor changes. It will be published in July 2020.

Cecilia Ranger, of Lake Oswego, was notified that her column was in the top ten of the features read in Global Sisters Report for the month of July.

Jane Reid, of Tigard, was published in the September/October edition of The Upper Room.

Elinor Young, of Chattaroy, Washington, got a phone call recently from the head of a well-known national children’s ministry. They want her to regularly write a guest blog for kids on their blog site. Frequency to be discussed later.

The August issue of The Christian Journal includes articles by several members: JoAnne Bowles, of Bend; Susan Brehmer, of Portland; Jon Drury, of Vancouver, Washington; LGayle Gustafson, of Portland; Annika Klanderud, of Dundee; Suzanne Koonce, of Camas, Washington; Maxine Marsolini, of Happy Valley; and Jan Sheerin, of Bend.

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