It was one big party of people “finding their people”

  I’ve gone through an entire bottle of Nyquil Severe cold this past week. And as I’m digging myself out of my sick hole and finally seeing the light today, I was hearing that there were, what I would call, some glimpses of heaven being written about people’s...

Rough Draft – The theme of the 2015 Faith & Culture Writers Conference and my life

I love the quote by Maxwell Perkins that goes like this: “Just get it down on paper, then we will see what to do with it.” Perkins, as the editor of Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Thomas Wolfe, knew what he was talking about. I also like the quote by James...

Faith & Culture Writers Conference returns March 7-8, 2014!

It is an honor to bring the Third Annual Faith & Culture Writers Conference to George Fox University  community Friday-Saturday, March 7-8, 2014! I taught Public Relations at the Newberg, Oregon campus in the spring in 2008 and fell in love with the school, and my...

Tony Kriz set to speak at Thursday Nov. 21 Writers Connection

I met Tony Kriz in 2011 after a Persuasion Communications course I was teaching at Multnomah University. As I was gathering up my items to leave class, Tony walked in to the classroom to prepare to teach his class. One of the items still on my desk was a poster of the...

Journalist & Author Karen Spears Zacharias to speak at Writers Connection Thursday Oct. 17

I met Karen Spears Zacharias last April when she joined us at the 2013 Faith & Culture Writers Conference and loved her energy, passion, drive, heart and writing! I have wanted her to speak to our group for a while! I am so happy to be able to announce that she is...

Are you a Success or a Failure? It’s Not What You Do or Don’t Do, It’s Who You Are

     Our Writers Connection visited the Oregon State Penitentiary recently for their yearly Essay Presentation. I served as MC, and they also asked me to present an essay. As I thought and prayed about what to share, I remembered a recent exchange between my...

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