Do you ever feel held back by fear, a raging sense of inadequacy, or the thought that you aren't good enough to write for God? Maybe letting someone read those words you've scribbled for years makes your heart pound and your palms sweat. Entering the world of publication isn't for the weak of heart. It's a God-sized adventure. Stepping onto the writing road requires courage, and staying on it takes tremendous fortitude, especially when things don't turn out the way you hoped.
As Paula teaches on the courage to pursue your writing dreams, she'll not only share what God has to say about the big picture, but will prayerfully encourage you to look beneath the surface of your heart to what holds you back. This weekend is about embracing your calling to write, unleashing your passions, and discovering how to live above the lies that keep you from pursuing both. Along with the teaching time, there will be time for personal reflection, journaling, and prayer. A prayer team will also be avail-able to support you.
The retreat committee is praying for spiritual break-through in your writing journey. Join us in praying for this retreat and come ready to let God's sweet Spirit call you forward into the courage to pursue your writing dreams.
OUR SPEAKER Paula Moldenhauer is passionate about God's grace and freedom in Christ. In her mid-thirties, she experienced a spiritual break-through that set her free to pursue her life-long dream of writing for publication. Since that time Paula's work has been published in book compilations, print and on-line magazines, and devotionals. She also has her own ministry, Soul Scents, which offers a free weekly devotional delivered to your in-box. (Subscribe at http://www.soulscents.us/) When not writing, Paula homeschools her four children and once in a while she finds a moment to walk barefoot, drink a good root beer, or climb a mountain trail.
Writer of Christian fiction in the Romance and Comedy vein. The Lord has blessed me with laughter, and so I present spiritual truths with a giggle, proving myself as one of God's peculiar people. Be sure to check out my Craft Cinema Blog, where we discuss the craft of writing through movies. Below is a sampling of the titles we've done so far.
I'm the Rocky Mountain Zone Director for ACFW. If you're a Christian fiction writer living in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, or South Dakota, and you're wanting to connect with other like-minded souls, email me. You might want to check out ACFW.com first to see what we're all about.
On the national level, you'll get support through an awesome e-loop, writing courses straight to your inbox, online critique groups, and so much more. A yearly conference is also offered featuring the best teachers and speakers in the business, along with opportunities to meet editors and agents. This conference meets in a different state every year. Check the website to see where it's held this year.
Locally, we currently have three chapters, all in Colorado: North Denver HIS (Heavenly Inspired Story) Writers, South Denver Mile High Scribes, and Colorado Springs WWW (Worship! Write! Witness!) ACFW Colorado offers workshops, a yearly retreat, and mini-conferences, along with face-to-face prayer support at the monthly meetings. An active blog is also available, updated three times a week. These articles as well as all other information can be found at the ACFW Colorado website.
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