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
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 copy.
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
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
email@example.com. 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 your feet.