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CAG Spotlight: Getting Published

October 3, 2015

CAG Spotlight Getting Published:

Sharon Norris Elliot offered her wisdom on getting your words in print.

“Live significantly!” That’s the inspiring message of Sharon Norris Elliott, award-winning author, popular conference speaker, and astute Bible teacher. Sharon loves Jesus, wants her life to count, and encourages everyone who will listen to live a life that matters. She walks out this calling in many ways. As an author, Sharon is excited about the release of her latest book, Why I Get Into Trouble, the first in her children’s series. Boomerangs to Arrows: A Godly Guide for Launching Young Adult Children, is her second parenting title, and follows her second women’s title, Power Suit, the Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame. These three bring the total of her published works to ten (10). Her books span genres from parenting, to women’s, to teens’, to children’s, and to general Christian interest. Sharon also serves as Editor-in-chief of Gospel Roads online magazine. Check her ministry website,www.LifeThatMatters.net for updates, and read her devotional blog, “A Heart for the Word,” at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com.

Forgiveness, Guest Author, Living through heartache, Walking by Faith

Forgiveness

November 11, 2013

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another,

even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
Ephesians 4:32 

I have
a good friend, Linda, and, well, you know the old adage, “We always hurt the
ones we love.” On occasion Linda and I have had some major disagreements.

Our
relationship has lasted, though, because Linda understands the concept of
forgiveness. Her example has mended many rifts, and she has taught me the
importance of forgiveness. She exemplifies the true reason we should forgive,
regardless of the crime or misunderstanding: “…God for Christ’s sake hath
forgive you.”

Usually,
before my ire has subsided, Linda will say, “I hurt you, and I apologize,” and
my heart softens. I believe the word tenderhearted
in this passage is the key to
grasping the significance of the concept of forgiveness. When Linda apologizes
to me, my pride-filled heart is tenderized. When I practice what Linda has
taught by example, and I apologize without any expectation that my apology will
be reciprocated, the result is the same: my pride is abolished, and my heart is
free to love again.

Pride
is the ultimate thief, stealing away our friendships and our happiness. Holding
to our pride builds a wall of bitterness, encompasses us with pain, and
prevents God from speaking His truths into our circumstances. Apologies humble
us, loosen the hold pride has over us, and allows God to work in our lives.

****

Fay
Lamb’s second book in the Amazing Grace series, Better than Revenge, deals with Christ-like forgiveness:

Michael’s
fiancée, Issie Putnam, was brutally attacked and Michael was imprisoned for a
crime he didn’t commit. Now he’s home to set things right.

Two
people stand in his way: Issie’s son, Cole, and a madman.

Can
Michael learn to love the child Issie holds so close to her heart and protect
him from the man who took everything from Michael so long ago?

Better than Revenge is
available through Amazon.com.

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CAG Spotlight with Editor Christina Miller

May 13, 2013
Author and Editor
Cynthia interviews Christina Miller, founder of Mentor’s Pen Editorial Services. She loves helping writers get their words in print.
“Christina was an answer to prayer, both professionally and as a sister in Christ.
I highly recommend her to anyone desiring to move to new levels of
greatness in writing! ~ Mindi Furby, author of More Than Words
 
Learn more about Christina’s ministry here.

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