Happy New Year!
Here’s my first annual newsletter. Click to access the PDF.
For the past year, I’ve been involved with a woman’s group in Savannah, Georgia called Lead’N’Link.This weekend was the Second Annual Lead and Link Women’s Conference hosted at at Calvary Baptist Temple. Each month we meet for about two hours. It’s a great time to learn about what other Christian women in the community are doing. The conference was a great time of hearing inspiring women speak truths from God’s Word.
I had a great time! Here’s a picture of my vendor table. I’m looking forward to working with the new authors I met this weekend! They have wonderful messages they are sharing with the world!
And my new business cards that came in on Friday . . .
Southeast Georgia Christian Writers Group meeting next Saturday. We hope to see you there!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 35 trips to carry that many people.
Check out the book trailer for my friend John Harrison’s new book “Fighting Back”
My friend Paul Records just launched his new publishing company, The Rocket House: Launching young adults into the depths of Bible study and discipleship. I’m excited about it for a few reasons.
First of all, I love having friends who pursue their dreams. I love doing my part to support their work. Secondly, Paul is a dedicated writer who knows his stuff, and his stuff is all about the Bible, which I also love. Third, I know Paul and his team will be producing relevant Biblical resources, which will bless the Kingdom of God. What’s not to love about that?
The Records family is awesome. I’ve always admired their dedication to faith and ability to have fun and entertain. I could go on for a while about why I believe in the Records, but I won’t do that right now. I will say I hope Paul will publish some of his dad’s work. I’ve heard so much about his dad’s ministry. The whole family is a reflection of spiritual dedication and sacrifice that started with their father, who sadly passed away a few years ago.
I will never forget the positive influence the Records family has been in my life. I’m grateful for their friendship. I hope that you will check out The Rocket House resources. All the best to Paul and his endeavors!
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Morgan County Morning
My Time in Atlanta
Patterns of Light
*Angel: The True Story of an Undeserved Chance (available for free download Oct 13, 20, 27-29)
FREE E-books for Kids:
Lovable Lappy: The Fish with the Golden Coin!
Pot Belly Pies
The Tiniest Tree
El Arbolito (The Tiniest Tree, Spanish version)
Find out more about each of these titles at the following link: http://rachaelkhartman.wix.com/owlofhope
Every month or so I meet with a small business mentor who helps me focus on the next steps in growing my business. During our first meeting he encouraged me to write a business plan. I started and then stopped for quite a while… I’m meeting with my mentor again this Thursday, so I decided it was time to continue working on my business plan. It’s not finished, but here’s what I’ve got so far:
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