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Beverly Waller

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About Beverly Waller

  • Birthday 09/01/1967

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  1. Thank you, everyone, for your comments! It was exciting and encouraging to hear from you!
  2. Hi! I wanted to share my exciting news: my second short article that I wrote during the summer got published in The Christian Journal! September's theme was on Romans 8:28. There's a lot of good articles to read if you can spend the time. They have both a print and digital version, so I can share it with you. My article is called "God's Faithful Refining" and it includes a picture of a teen girl sitting next to her school back pack. http://thechristianjournal.org/the-chrisitan-journal-september-2020/ I hope folks will enjoy this!
  3. Thank you! You all made my special day even happier!
  4. Hi everyone! Sorry to take so long to write back. I did sent that gentle letter to the silent magazine publisher. And, there was no reply. I concluded, after studying this magazine's website, that their magazine is not a good fit for my article anyway. So, right now I'm trying to find the right magazine for my article. I'm hopeful that I'll find it soon, after reading some samples of another one. Thanks for your comments!
  5. Hello folks, Thanks for replying. Carol, there was nothing said in their guidelines on how long to wait. Thanks SW and Lynn for your advice and encouraging words. Now I'll try that inquiry!
  6. Thank you everyone! What a nice surprise! Yes, I had a wonderful Birthday. It was made exciting because I found that one of my articles will be published! It was the last one I posted here.😃
  7. Dear CWG, I've submitted an article to a magazine in June and never heard from them. Nothing at all. It has been 3 months now. Should I conclude that the editor doesn't want my article and send it out again? I want to share what I wrote, but it seems to be stuck. What is the best thing to do? Thanks for any advise you all have.
  8. Hi Lynn! Thanks so much for replying! (I knew you would ) But I'm surprised to learn that you no longer have a website. I hope that all is going well for you.
  9. Hi Jared, Thanks for replying, and for recommending Weebly. I realize that I need to clarify what I was saying. After spending a lot of time and effort creating websites on different web-builder websites, I found that I enjoyed creating them, but the work involved in having one with a blog was too stressful for me. Part of the work is advertising, and I didn't learn to do that. That part is stressful and bewildering. (Most didn't know my site existed.) I didn't master writing blog articles; and I made a lot of mistakes. I concluded that right now, it wouldn't be a good choice to have this kind of website. Beyond this, having a free one would be my only option if I tried again. I wanted to be able to host one myself, but it's too expensive. My question now is this: If I try again, would people be willing to visit a site with only a sub-domain? (I had read that people don't take those sites seriously.) I would want my stuff to be read, not passed over because it lacked a personal domain. I hope I made sense.
  10. Dear CWG folks, I found out last year that I'm unable to have a website with a blog--as least not now. I had wanted to share on the site a testimonial gospel tract I had made. This is still true. I want to find a way to share it via the Internet, but no publishers are looking for my type of tract. It's more like a card when printed out and folded. Would any of you, who have your own website, be willing to take mine and post it on your site? And, could you report the response? It would mean so much. If anyone is interested, I could post the text of it here to you to read. I'll need to work on adding the pictures I included. Thank you, Beverly Waller
  11. Thanks Lynn! I'm sure that A LOT of other folks are glad too!
  12. Hi Lynn, I checked the critique forum again today. I was able to click on and look at posts this time. But I can't read the critique rules post. I get an error message. Sorry, forgot to mention that before. From what I've read here, others have trouble reading those rules too. Thanks for your help!
  13. I know for sure that I'm a member and I am signed in right now. I went to the critique forum to read a few stories, and got an error message like this: Error code: 2F173/H What is wrong? Whatever is happening, I hope it will work better next time. Thanks for making this site so fun to spend time in.
  14. When I arrived at work one June morning, my legs trembled, my heart raced, and I fought tears. My work had to be done, somehow. Sleep had eluded me again. After I waded through the morning, lunch break came. I stood in line and ordered my meal, collapsed into a chair, and cried. Sarah* joined me, an older woman who had become a dear to me. She asked me what was wrong. I struggled to describe my turmoil, asking her why it was happening. Then Sarah opened her Bible and read a verse aloud that astounded me: “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you,” 1 Peter 5:10 KJV. I wept as I listened, too upset to eat or fully absorb its meaning. However, her kindness and love gave me hope. I stopped crying and was able to eat during the second lunch period. Sarah's kindness has been a treasure to me. And I've remembered this verse. Reading interpretations of it were enough before. But now I have dug deeper to grasp the truths here. God saves his own by grace, through Jesus Christ, calling them to one day share his eternal home. Soothing words were paired with words I didn't want to hear: “after that ye have suffered a while”. The word “suffering”, refers here to the human suffering of Christians. But, I've learned that God has a good purpose in mind. God uses suffering to make us “perfect”, or “to render complete”. He does this by refining the dross from us to leave precious gold. None of us enjoy pain, but God will use it to make us holy like his Son. It may not seem good now, but it will be worth it in the end. “Stablish”, or establish, means "to fix, make fast, to set" Once that is done, we can grow spiritually. Another word for this is “confirmed”. God wants Christians to be solid in their faith and live it out. Jesus commanded Peter to “strengthen the brethren,” (Luke 22:32). In that verse, “establish” was translated as “strengthen”. In 1 Peter 5:10, Peter said that God wanted to "stablish them (in every good work and word);" God is so good to teach and enable us to grow, in person, and through others. When Peter said, “strengthen”, he means that God also uses suffering to make our souls stronger. We can live with struggles that we wanted to flee from before. James 1:4 tells us to “let patience have it's perfect work”. Suffering is what teaches us endurance. And, “settle” means laying a foundation, or grounding us. For example, in Eph. 2:17, believers are urged to be grounded “in love”. And in Col. 1:23, believers are urges to be grounded “in the faith”. These are true believers who continue to live their faith. Since God's work in us is life-long, the work he began will continue to become more complete. Our souls will grow solid in our faith and grow stronger. We will learn to live lives of faith and love unfazed by whatever life gives us. There is hope. I'm so thankful. Words that had confused me before are now the right words to encourage me. *This name was changed to protect privacy.
  15. Thanks for such a friendly welcome back! I hope that I've learned to write better, but I know I'll soon find out.
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