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Event Recap: Daphne at the Polk Authors and Illustrators Festival

What a great weekend at the Polk Authors and Illustrators Festival!

 

I hope you were able to come out and talk to the many authors and illustrators who displayed their work on the streets of downtown Lakeland.

 

I was doubly excited because this was the first exhibit of my books. I was able to talk to people from all walks of life about my reason for writing–to comfort others with the comfort God has given me.

 

Most of all, I enjoyed hearing the stories of those who came to my booth. I am always enthralled by people’s life stories, and I heard quite a few that inspired me, moved me, and will always stay with me. If you have a story to tell–and believe me, you do–I hope you will share it.

 

Here are some pictures of the day.

 

My booth

 

 

My little helper and I sitting at The Comfort Station

 

With writer friend, Sara Robillard

 

I will take so many memories with me from this event, and I was so proud to share it with many other authors, three of which are in the Lakeland Christian Writers group–Beth Willis Miller, April Whitt, and LaVerne Stevens.

 

All Participants at the Polk Authors and Illustrators Festival

 

God is doing a great work!

 

Oh, and I managed to sell a few books along the way. 😉

 

My two books, “Chronicles of a Walk with Christ” and “Women of the Secret place,” followed by “Deliver Me from My Anguish, Lord,” which I edited for author Ruthie Velazquez-Paredes this year.

 

Thank you, once again, for your continued support and encouragement. To God be all the glory!

 

Big hugs,
Daphne

 

News: Daphne’s Article “No More Shame” Published & Upcoming Event

Happy Wednesday, readers! I hope you’re enjoying this lovely Fall day wherever you are.

 

I have lots to report!

  

  First, I’m honored to have my article, “No More Shame” published in this month’s issue of Mentoring Moments for Christian Women. “No More Shame” is part of the series “Jesus is… Deliverer / Healer.”

 

I hope you will head on over, read, comment, and share with others who may be hurting. While you’re there, feel free to look around and read some of the other great articles on the site. Better yet, subscribe to their monthly newsletter.

 

 

 
And now on to the next bit of news… 
 
I am so excited to be part of the Polk Authors and Illustrators Festival this Saturday in Lakeland, Florida. This will be a one-day event (9am – 3pm) to “promote Polk County’s creative side, a celebration of all things book!” I am one of 28 authors and illustrators exhibiting their work. There will also be a used book sale to benefit a local charity, as well as a book giveaway to children (while supplies last).

 

 

I hope you are able to attend. If you do, please come by my booth. It will be great to chat with you awhile.

 

This is a great opportunity to speak with local authors and editors, to be inspired by them, to encourage them, and to network. Oh, and you can also get started on your Christmas shopping!

 

If you’re unable to attend and would still like to purchase one of my books, please feel free to visit my Books page.

 

I am so excited about what God is doing, dear ones. Thank you, all, for your continued support and encouragement.

 

Blessings and hugs,
Daphne

 

Daphne will be sharing her testimony on October 14th

I am honored that a Celebrate Recovery group in Lakeland has asked me to share my testimony on Friday, October  14th.

I hope you’ll come out and hear how God changes lives.

 

Dinner begins at 6pm. Come enjoy fellowship with other participants.

Large group begins at 7pm. This includes a time of worship, followed by the guest speaker. That’s me!

Small groups begin at 8pm. Currently, this CR group has several groups:

  • Newcomers 101
  • Men’s Alcohol & Chemical Dependency
  • Women’s Alcohol & Chemical Dependency
  • Men’s Codependency
  • Women’s Codependency
  • Women’s Hurts Habits & Hang-ups
  • Men’s Pornography & Sexual Abuse
  • Women’s Sexual, Physical & Emotional Abuse
  • Women’s Eating Disorders Support Group

 

Then at 9pm, Coffeehouse begins. This is a time for great fellowship, desserts, and of course, coffee.

One final note… If you’re considering attending, please know that Celebrate Recovery is a safe place. CR groups follow and enforce the strict guideline that “What you see here and who you see here stays here.”

I hope you’ll consider coming out!

Blessings,
Daphne

Again, that’s September October 14th.
Highland Park Church of the Nazarene
Lakeland, Florida

Daphne will be sharing her testimony on September 18th

I’m am honored that Celebrate Recovery leaders in Lakeland have asked me to share my testimony on Sunday, September 18th.

I hope you’ll come out and hear how God changes lives.

Dinner begins at 5pm. Come enjoy fellowship with other participants.
Large group begins at 6pm. This includes a time of worship, followed by the guest speaker. That’s me!
Small groups begin at 7pm. Currently, we have several groups:

  • Newcomers 101
  • Women: Addictive Behaviors
  • Women: Codependency and Anger
  • Men: Addictive Behaviors
  • Men: Codependency and Anger

Then at 8pm, Coffeehouse begins. This is a time for great fellowship, desserts, and of course, coffee.

One final note… If you’re considering attending, please know that Celebrate Recovery is a safe place. We follow and enforce the strict guideline that “What you see here and who you see here stays here.”

I hope you’ll consider coming out!

Blessings,
Daphne

Again, that’s September 18th.
First Baptist Church at the Mall
Lakeland, Florida

Lakeland Christian Writers – August 4th Meeting

The next Lakeland Christian Writers Meeting is on August 4th in Lakeland, Florida, and for those of you in the central Florida area, you won’t want to miss it.

Here’s what’s on the agenda:

  • Open with prayer
  • Announcements
  • Celebrate submissions and publications
  • We’ll split up into teams and give and receive feedback on our work. Please bring a manuscript to share with others – and 5 copies to distribute to your fellow writers during the critique. Don’t worry; you’ll get all 5 copies back at the end of your 15 minutes.
  • Q&A
  • Upcoming events and conferences
  • Selecting a Bible verse for the group
  • Close with prayer
  • Fellowship time

I hope you can make it, and I hope you’ll bring a friend.

Write on!

~Daphne

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