Posts Tagged ‘Augsburg Fortress’

Give-Away: Watercolor Scripture Art

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Art by Jennifer Clark Tinker

You could win a one-of-a-kind scripture watercolor similar to the one pictured here!

These paintings were inspired by Grace & Peace: Devotions for Lent 2015 for which I was one of three writers (see cover photo below; click for more information or to order now).

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The paintings all have the same verse, “Live in love as Christ loved us” (Ephesians 5:2), but since the backgrounds and scripture verse were all hand-painted by me, no two paintings are exactly alike.

I am giving away five of these paintings in a drawing for anyone who supports the Grace & Peace devotional project in some way and tells me about it as described in the following “Two Easy Steps to Enter.”

Two Easy Steps to Enter

Step #1 On or before Wednesday, February 11, 2015, either order one or more Grace & Peace devotionals (regular print, large print, or e-book format) -or- recommend the Grace & Peace devotionals to someone else. [If you’ve already done one or both, then jump ahead to Step #2]

Step #2 Leave me a comment at the end of this blog post by Midnight (central time) on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 telling me how you fulfilled step #1 (above). [Note: This is going to be on the honor system here–no “proof of purchase” necessary.]

Winners will be announced here on the blog on Thursday, February 12, 2015 and will be notified using the e-mail address associated with the comment. If your name is chosen, I will ask you for a mailing address to send you the painting.

If your name is not picked, please know that I appreciate your support. I am so excited to see this project getting into people’s hands. And of course, I pray this resource will enrich you as you draw close to God in your Lenten pilgrimage.

This Writing Thing – A Little Booklet and A New Blog

I wrote a number of months ago about my excitement about signing my first real writing contract. Well, the package just arrived the other day with my copies of the project I worked on and I wanted to share my joy with you.

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As a writer for this project, last Monday I received five copies each of the standard and large print editions. (Photo by my son)

The booklet you see is a daily devotional from Augsburg Fortress called “Grace and Peace: Devotions for Lent 2015.” I was one of three writers for the project, contributing 15 of the devotions.

All of the devotions are based on the New Testament book of Ephesians. To write each devotion, I was given a few verses from Ephesians and a photograph that was to appear with the devotion. My task for each was to select a quotation from a non-biblical source, write a brief devotion, and write a prayer to wrap up the day.

Some of them were easier to write than others. And some of them got edited more than others. But overall, apparently I did okay, because they still put my name on the cover!

The devotionals are only $2 each. They’re available from Augsburg Fortress directly and if you order 100 or more copies, you can get a 25% discount. They’re also available at Amazon where I also created an official Amazon Author Page for myself!

Now that my first round of paid writing projects are complete, I am taking time to work on some writing that has been percolating in me since high school. To do that, I actually started a new blog called A Truth of a Different Color (ATDC). The tagline for it is “Uncommon Sense about Dealing with Differnces.” You can read more about the genesis of ATDC at the About page over there.

I felt the need for a second blog for ATDC mainly because I have enough to say there that I think it can hold its own. Plus, the tone I’ve set here is generally more descriptive of my life and experiences whereas what I want to do at ATDC is unpack some of my thinking and philosophy.

And honestly, I don’t expect that everyone who follows this site will necessarily be interested in what I’m doing over there…and vice versa. So, keeping them separate gives people choices. If you love Living Faith, don’t worry, it’s still gonna be here and I’ll continue to update it as inspiration strikes.

My hope is that ATDC will eventually be organized into a book, but right now I just need to get the ideas out of me and onto the page. I’d love for y’all to check it out, but I’ll understand if you’re more comfy just staying here.

Whatever you do, just know that I appreciate you being on this journey with me in whatever way you are able. I just wanted to make sure you knew about my little booklet and the new blog as I keep plugging away at this writing thing.