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Lakeland Christian Writers – December 2nd Meeting

I’m so excited about our December 2nd meeting –not only because I’ll get to see my fellow writers again but also because we have a guest speaker and it’s our end of the year Christmas party.

You won’t want to miss this meeting. Life Coach Maggie Sabatier-Smith will encourage us to “Get Focused in 2011!” Here’s more about Maggie and her topic for the evening:

Let’s Get Focused in 2011!
Do you have a passion to communicate through writing? Consider a purpose-driven, strategic approach to communicating through the written word. Coach Maggie encourages you to be intentional in your writing

  • What part does your personality play in your success as an author?
  • Take inventory… what is working for you? What is working against you?
  • What’s your “core” message; are you being true to your personal mission?
  • Who are you attracting? Who has God asked you to reach?
  • Cast the vision for 2011… Plan your strategy for success.

About Coach Maggie
Maggie Sabatier-Smith
Speaker, Personal & Team Development Coach, Catalyst for change.
President and Founder of Called To Action, Coach Maggie partners with Leaders… Entrepreneurs, HR Professionals and Organizations who want to grow and challenge their leaders to greater levels of influence.

And that’s not all! It’s also our Christmas party. We’ll have goodies for everyone. And if you are willing and able, we’d love for you to bring some sort of food item or drink (water, tea, cola) to share with the group. It’s gonna be a great time. I hope you can make it: First Baptist Church at the Mall, 1010 E. Memorial Blvd., Lakeland, Florida.

Let us know if you have any questions. Until then… write on!

Your LCW Leaders,
Daphne E. Landers, President
Pam Fuller, Vice-President
Sara Robillard, Secretary

Daphne will be sharing her testimony on 10/10/10

I am humbled and honored to share my testimony at the Celebrate Recovery Meeting at First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Florida on Sunday, October 10, 2010.

Dinner is offered from 5pm to 6pm for a fee of $5.

The co-ed large group starts at 6pm and runs through 7pm. This is a worship-type service, where we sing, read the 12 steps, collect our milestone chips, and then hear a testimony or a teaching. Mine is the testimony for the night.

Then we break out into gender-specific, issue-specific groups from 7pm to 8pm. Groups available to women include:

  • Abuse
  • Chemical dependency
  • Codependency
  • Hurts, habits, and hang-ups

Groups available to men include:

  • Chemical dependency
  • Hurts, habits, and hang-ups

Then from 8pm to 9pm, we have a coffeehouse time, where you can fellowship and get to know one another. You can even find accountability partners and sponsors during this time.

I hope you can make it – and bring a friend. Freedom awaits you!

Blessings and hugs,

Lakeland Christian Writers – October 7 Meeting

The next Lakeland Christian Writers Meeting is on October 7th 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
  • April Whitt and I will share our experiences from the Florida Inspirational Writers’ Retreat
  • Veronica Berry will share her experiences from publishing her inspirational fiction story, Melia: Job’s Wife (Genie Publishing). Veronica also will talk about her experiences with the Polk Authors and Illustrators Festival (this past weekend) and from working with Genie Publishing, based out of Lakeland, Florida.
  • 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
  • Close with prayer
  • Fellowship time

As you can see, we have a jam-packed night. I hope you can make it, and I hope you’ll bring a friend.

Write on!



The Florida Inspirational Writers’ Retreat is this weekend, September 24th and 25th at the Cedarkirk Retreat and Conference Center in Lithia, Florida. This year’s theme is “Touching Lives Through the Written Word.” Conference speakers include:

  • Debora M. Coty
  • Ruth C. Ellinger
  • Larry J. Leech II
  • Cheri Cowell
  • Daphne Landers

I’ll be sure to recap the retreat for you, and I’ll definitely post pictures.

“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin!” ~ Zechariah 4:10

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