Apr 30, 2009

Pages Recap

Well, what fun we had tonight at our first Pages gathering!

We did less writing than expected but it was awesome getting to know each other and learning where each of us are on our own writing journeys.

For ten minutes and with the prompt of "mud pies," we completed a free write to loosen up our minds...and to watch Jeff freak out. (haha) Free writing was a new experience for him and he did NOT freak! He did a great job and had a nice piece of work to show for it.

As a group we decided to have a monthly writing assignment. We'll write on a given topic and bring a copy of our work to the next gathering, May 14. The topic is "Rebellious Behavior." Write at least two full pages on this topic - it can be about your rebellious behavior, a family member's, friends, or dream up someone fictitious. This assignment is for practice ~ because as writers we need to practice!

If you missed tonight's Pages gathering and will make the next one, you too can write about the topic and bring your copy with you in May. Should be some fun stories!

Grace & peace with your writing life ~ deAnn

Apr 29, 2009

Thursday PAGES

PAGES ~ Where Writers' Gather, is Thursday, April 30 from 7-8:30 PM in the small conference room (across the hall from the kitchen) at Living Word Community Church. Check out the PAGES Blog for more info about this group.

Keep writing ~ deAnn

Apr 28, 2009

Thursday Pages

We will have our first Pages writers gathering this Thursday, 4/30 at 7:00 PM in the small conference room at Living Word Community Church. (The small conference room is across the hall from the kitchen.) This group is for intentional and committed writers - those who have projects in mind or heart and can benefit from a dedicated time of writing and connecting with others with the same passion.

We will meet for 90 minutes - the first 30, I'll share about the mechanics of this group and we'll connect as writers for support and encouragement. I'll also be inviting special interest people to speak to us during this "non-writing" time. Then we will launch into 60 minutes of writing, individually (longer if you like, before they close and lock the building). Bring your preferred mode of writing, be it a notebook & pen or a laptop. You are free to "move about the cabin" in this 60 minutes, to find a comfortable and inspiring locale in which to write. Weather pending, outside would be lovely. Or depending on other events happening that evening, the coffee bar, main lobby, or youth area. would be nice too. Or you can happily stay in the small conference room. Where ever you land, that 60 minutes is for YOU to work on your writing.

This blog will be the source of updates regarding this writing group and I'll even have writing prompts, should you need ideas. So, if you haven't already done it, you may want to enter your email in the "for email updates" box on the right-hand sidebar. :0)

It's helpful for me if you were to RSVP for the writing gatherings. This way I know if the small conference room will be big enough or not.

Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. This group is new and will morph as we go along! I'm trusting that the Holy Spirit will show up and guide our group as we venture into the unknown. I'm excited!

Grace & peace ~ deAnn

P.S. Beginning in May, Pages will meet regularly on the second Thursday of each month. So mark your calendars!

Apr 19, 2009

Simpler Times

"Tractor Path"
Acrylic Painting by Michael Merica
More of Michael's art is on display
"Simpler Times" is the art exhibit that runs from April 19 to May 24 and features four artists:
  • Michael Merica ~ Acrylic painting and pen & ink drawings
  • Cathy Gannaway ~ Watercolor paintings and pencil sketch
  • David Roe ~ Whittling and wood carving
  • Jerry Gleason ~ Wood carving
Each exhibit at the Gallery @ Common Grounds has a companion booklet, The Heart Behind the Art, which shares the stories of the artists. Click here to read the stories of Michael, Cathy, David, and Jerry.
We hope this exhibit evokes in you a sense of nostalgia of simpler times and of days gone by.
Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Apr 13, 2009

A Time To Take Down

Easter has passed and now it's time to deconstruct the Sacred Space. It's always sad to take down a space where God revealed Himself to so many people in very special ways. But it's my prayer that each person who ventured through Season - A Sacred Journey, may be more aware of God's presence as they go about their days and allow His love to flow over them often.

The Lenten Sacred Space is an intentional place for one to slow down, exit the daily grind, and be still before the Lord, listening and waiting for His voice. But when it's gone, it doesn't mean that we can't continue to seek him in solitude. We are so blessed here in York County to have many beautiful parks and lakes. For me, anyhow, nature is a special place for me to encounter Jesus. But again, intentionality is key. I long to be more intentional with my spiritual life and I pray the Sacred Space has caused the same longing in you.

If you are interested in "revisiting" the 2009 Seasons - A Sacred Journey, you can click here. Note that there are images from the 2009 Sacred Space in the flash as well.

Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Apr 7, 2009

Sacred Space

As we enter Holy Week - a time to reflect on the undeniable love Jesus has for each of us - I'd like to encourage you spend some time in the Sacred Space at LWCC. Even if you've journeyed through over the past five weeks, imagine sitting, once again, at His feet as we approach the Cross on Friday.

Saturday, April 11 at 9:00 PM the Sacred Space of 2009 will close until next Lenten season.

May God show you time to be with Him this week in special ways...

grace & peace ~ deAnn

Apr 6, 2009

The Heart Behind the Art

I've become a monster! I'm converting everything to .pdf so that they can be read online. Now you can read the March gallery booklet online, The Heart Behind the Art. It's a very special edition featuring touching stories by those who've traveled to India and Ethiopia on a LWCC mission trip.

Grace & peace ~ deAnn

Apr 3, 2009

Read INKLINGS online!

Yes, you read correctly! You can now read the hot-off-the-press April-June edition by clicking here!

And now that I've figured how to convert them into .pdf - soon you'll be able to read all the past issues as well! Check back soon!

grace & peace ~ deAnn

Apr 1, 2009