A to Z Devotions for Writers

Do the ugly twins of Fear and Self-Doubt roar at you when you write? A to Z Devotions for Writers helps tame these snarling beasts! Armed with the sword of God’s Word, encouraging meditations, applicable prayers and “block” busting writing prompts, writers will move ideas from fleeting thoughts to grounded manuscripts.

Graduation is a time of new beginnings. The old chapter has come to an end, and the time has come to turn the page. The Baccalaureate service offers loved ones a time to pray a blessing over graduates of high school and university and to send them on their way. It reminds them to seek guidance from the Lord as they start down a new path.

Unfortunately, in recent times, the Baccalaureate service has fallen out of practice in many circles, foregoing the opportunity to "influence the lives of young people on the threshold of impacting our world," as Pam Williams states in her introduction. Baccalaureate: Guidelines for Inspirational Worship Services to Honor Graduates seeks to reverse this trend, reviving the practice of planting graduates on solid spiritual footing as they chart a new path for their lives.

This resource contains everything needed to get a Baccalaureate service up and running. A time line for preparation; sample letters and press releases to churches, schools, and local media; an order of worship; plus sample sermons are all included to ensure that your service is a success. Baccalaureate: Guidelines for Inspirational Worship Services to Honor Graduates is essential to reviving the Baccalaureate service tradition in your community, covering your new graduates in prayer and blessings as they spread their wings and take flight.

Pamela D. Williams has been a pastor's wife for over thirty years. A mother and grandmother, she has a B.A. in English from Shippensburg University. She birthed and facilitates First Writes, a Christian inspiration and feedback group. Williams is a contributor to five of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books and her Good Friday drama, "Wasn't It Just Yesterday?" appeared in CSS Publishings anthology, Traveling Calvary's Road: From Ash Wednesday Through Easter.

This anthology provides an abundance of services, dramas, monologues, and sermons for Ash Wednesday, Holy Week, and Easter. Using such things as newspapers and candles, these services will leave a lasting impression. Easy to stage and perform, the programs use varying numbers of people and flexible hymns. Copy privileges are granted.

Traveling Calvary's Road includes:
For Ash Wednesday:
Into the Wilderness (Anne W. Anderson)
We Are But Ashes (William Luoma)

For Palm Sunday/Sunday of the Passion:
Your King Comes! (Janice Bennett Wyatt)
Crown Him Lord of All! (William Luoma)

For Maundy Thursday:
Like a Rose (Lynne Cragg)
A Table, a Garden, and a Courtroom (Leonard V. Kalkwarf)

For Good Friday:
It Seems Like Just Yesterday! (Pamela D. Williams)
Faces (Michelle Griep)
Extinguished (Anne W. Anderson)

For Easter:
Sing to the Lord a New Song (Howard Eshbaugh)
The Big Secret (Michelle Griep)
He Is Risen Indeed! (William Luoma)

Pam's stories are in the following books from the
Chicken Soup for the Soul series!