Rush Limbaughís talent
may be on loan from God, but so is ours. And you
know what they say about talentóuse it or lose it.
Our goal for this
newsletter is that it be written by Central women
for Central women. Some months we just donít have
the input from our ladies (and girls) to accomplish
that goal. What does that mean? It means we need you
to write for us!
I know, I know, your
first reaction is that you canít write or that you
have nothing to say, or that you are too busy. Letís
look at those arguments.
Get it out of your head
that you must be an author to write. Did you ever
write an essay, or even an essay question in school?
If you went to college you had to write term papers,
correct? So what if your grammar isnít perfect and
your spelling is awful. (Did you know Teddy
Roosevelt was such a poor speller he tried to get a
law passed through Congress for all words to be
spelled phonetically?) Let your sisters who have
those talents do their work as editors and you will
look good. After all, every book or magazine article
published goes through editors. Itís the thoughts
that make a writer!
Hmm, thoughts. Now
donít even try to tell us you donít have thoughts
about things! How did Danís sermon affect you on
Sunday? What new thing about the Bible did you learn
in Sunday School? What lesson did your child teach
you this week? Did you observe something at the mall
that triggered your anger, pity or amazement?
Have you read a good
book lately? Tell us about it. One thing we have
wanted for a long time are book reviews. We have a
one page format of questions to help you write a
perfect book review. Contact Mary Ellen Evans for a
I think it was Will
Rogers (sorry I canít find the exact quote) that
said, ďPeople are about as busy as they want to be.Ē
Now Will died before this old world became a souped-up,
super express, fast spinning top, but we still find
time for what we think is important. The first thing
a writing student learns is to carry a couple of
note cards in her pocket or purse and jot down ideas
as they come to her waiting in lines, or shopping,
etc. On the back of that same card you can begin
writing your article. We only need items between 200
and 400 words. Thatís somewhere between 1/2 and a
full page typed in 12 font Arial, and a little less
if you like Times Roman. If you write in long hand
thatís about one to two pages.
We also encourage our
young girls and teens to submit items. Poems, or an
essay you wrote in school work great.
There you have it! You
can give your submissions to Cathy Sifuentez or
Christy Reynolds, or you leave them with Gail in the
office. If you are a computer user you can send them
to firstname.lastname@example.org. Oh yes, we also like
cartoons & art work, or snap shots of our Central
Do not ask the Lord to
guide your footsteps, if you are not willing to move