Friday, October 29, 2010

What the Amish, Alters and Abortions Have in Common

In my last post I asked what abortion, the Amish and altars all have in common and the answer is they are all the subject matters of the book proposals I planned to take with me to the writers conference. I say planned because Amish Peace by Suzanne Woods Fisher is pretty much the exact book I had planned to write, so scratch that one from the list.

My other concept is about the memorial stones or altars God had people of the Old Testament build and how this concept applied today can build your faith and help you pass it on  in a natural way that is uniquely suited to your personality. It's a cooler idea than it sounds but I haven't worked out all the wrinkles just yet. ;)

And the last idea is a book called Unexpected Miracle and it's a book of stories of women who got pregnant unexpectedly and had their children rather than an abortion. It will explore their stories, whether they chose adoption, to keep their baby or to have a family member raise her baby. Hopefully this will be a book unhappily pregnant (sorry I don't women will read when considering their options something women will turn to when they're thinking about

I also need to write something for the conference book and I have no ideas. The prompt is this:

Luke 6:45 - out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. We must write, speak, minister, from the overflow of what is within. Share a story about a time you were filled to overflowing or felt the overflowing of God's love, peace, presence, or direction in your life.

Need ideas. Urg.


  1. I really love the picture used in this article. where did you get it?

  2. Isn't it nice? It should come up if you google "book hug" or "bookhug". Cheers!

  3. Did you ever figure something out to write? It seems almost a bit obvious that you could talk about a time that you've written a song to God (being a musician and all) since it is out of the overflow of our love and understanding of who He is that new songs are birthed. Just a thought ;)

  4. I'm assuming from what I've read that you've also had experience seeing a child saved from abortion - what an awesome illustration of God's overflowing love.

  5. :: - I haven't! (insert sad smile here). The first thing that came to my mind was a cool story which I wrote and whittled down to 500 words but the CLASS folks said nope-non-fiction only.

    Your idea is great except for my contribution to songwriting are bass riffs, not lyrics, melodies or anything else cool enough to base an article on. And that is my problem. The times that come to mind when I felt "the overflowing of God's love, peace or direction" in my life are not really article friendly, though at this point I just need to write one or two out and go with it. :)

  6. Delores- I haven't! Have you? If it's not too personal can you share your story? I'd love to hear it.