Lead and Link Conference in Savannah, GA

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!

LeadNLink_OWL-table

And my new business cards that came in on Friday . . .

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“A rose by any other name…”

“Words have meaning and names have power.” — Author Unknown

After a meeting with my small business mentor, I’ve decided to visit the idea that the name of my business may need to slightly change. What do you think?

The official name is “Our Written Lives of Hope, LLC” D.B.A “OWL of Hope.” It was pointed out to me that OWL of Hope doesn’t describe what I do, and the “of Hope” part may send a message that turns some people away.

So, I have created a 5 Question Survey to find out what YOU think of my business name. I need your feedback! CLICK HERE for the 5 Question Survey.

“What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose  by any other name would smell as sweet.” — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Rachael HartmanRachael Hartman is an experienced writer and author. She has worked as a full-time newspaper reporter, and as a freelance contributor to magazines. She writes high school Sunday school material for Word Aflame Press as well as lessons for Project 7 (P7) student-led Bible Clubs, Link247. She enjoys health and exercise, reading, art, and playing with her two dogs Darla and Danny. She owns Our Written Lives of Hope bookstore & publishing services. Check out her web site at www.owlofhope.com and link to her on Facebook.

Own your typos…

I make typos. We all do. We are human. We make mistakes.

I’ve written a lot in my life and I’ve been published for years. Most of the time I have an editor to look over my writing and make corrections. But sometimes, even with an editor mistakes still happen. It’s pretty embarrassing.

Like just now… I sent out my second monthly email newsletter announcing my dad’s new book of poetry. I had a typo in the worst possible place – the first line of the poem!

Believe it or not, I did have someone look over the email for typos. But my dad wanted to swap out the poem we shared, and I copied and pasted it in without re-reading it. After swapping out the poem, I didn’t have anyone recheck the poem. It was my mistake, and it was a big one.

I decided to send a follow-up correction email out, but because I have a free Mail Chimp account, I can only send an email out once every 24 hours. So, I wait. The correction WILL go out tomorrow.

Here’s the corrected poem… By my dad, JS Hartman

TODAY

“Things must get better than they are!”
These words are often said.
We’re wishing for next year to come.
Next year we might be dead!

Ironic as these future dreams
We cast away today,
And then remember “Yesterdays”
And wish it were that way.

It’s nice to look for better things,
To wish upon a star,
But don’t you think some things are nice
Just the way they are?

Let’s live each day and thank God for
Whatever comes our way.
The storm clouds or the bright sunshine
Are ours for just today!

To truly live this present hour
Will give us grace to say:
“Today’s my great tomorrow
And my glorious yesterday!”

 

Rachael HartmanRachael Hartman is an experienced writer and author. She has worked as a full-time newspaper reporter, and as a freelance contributor to magazines. She writes high school Sunday school material for Word Aflame Press as well as lessons for Project 7 (P7) student-led Bible Clubs, and blogs for Lady by Design. She enjoys health and exercise, reading, art, and playing with her two dogs Darla and Danny. She owns Our Written Lives of Hope, an online bookstore and publishing house in which she helps others share the message of the hope of Jesus Christ and promotes holistic health. Check out her web site at www.owlofhope.com and link to her on Facebook.