The Southern Christian’s Writer’s Guild meets monthly at Mandeville City Hall. The group’s mission is “Writing to Honor God.” Their enthusiasm is rooted in 1 John 1:4:
“Our motive for writing is simply this: We want you to enjoy this, too.”
The Message Bible
Never in a million years did I think I could, I would become one of it’s members. (I think it was the word “Guild” that got me going) However, about six months ago, I sent in the required registration fee. Since then and even before I became a paying part of this organization, I have attended almost every meeting.
Being new to the craft of writing, the advice, experience and encouragement the group offers is extremely beneficial. The scheduled guests speakers are always engaging and their stories have proven to be interesting. Meeting published authors is inspiring and hearing how their written words went from private to public propels me to remain committed to my personal literary projects. As well, sharing stories of struggle with fellow newbies like myself serves to let me know I am not alone.
Yes, gathering with this group of learned and lettered book worms has been a good thing, my writing has been challenged and critiqued, friendships have been formed and tips and tricks of the trade have been revealed to me.
However, at this month’s meeting instead of learning something new concerning publishing, I left with something exceedingly more valuable. I left with the power of a testimony!
Lisa Maggio’s story of a harrowing horse ride followed by miraculous healing awed and amazed me. So much, I knew I needed to share!
So here it is! Be blessed as you receive what Lisa has to say!
Lisa is an author, a dancer, and a public speaker. But, most importantly she is a compassionate Christian. Visit Lisa on her website, DancingAsOne.com.
Oh, and by the way. the SCWG is an open entity that welcomes Christian writers of all genres. The Guild meets on the second Saturday of every month at Mandeville City Hall, located at 3101 East Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA. 70448.
If you feel called to connect with others concerning the craft of writing, please attend the next meeting, February 10th, 10 – 12.
And, who knows in addition to hearing helpful hints, you might leave with the power of testimony tucked in your heart!