Patty Smith Hall

Thursday, July 09, 2009

'Never, ever, ever give up.'
Winston Churchill

I was tickled to pieces to read on the ACFW loop that our own Martha Rogers had signed a four book contract with Strang Communications. While these announcements are fairly common on the loop, this announcement holds special meaning for all of us who were in the early days of the American Christian Fiction Writers because Martha has been writing for the Lord for over twenty five years.

I meet Martha the first time at the 2002 ACRW conference in her hometown of Houston, Texas. She had generously offered her home to the board members and conference coordinators for a meal and some fellowship. Tables lined the rooms from wall to wall to accommodate the massivive amount of people flooding into her house. I remembered thinking that I would have had a heart attack at the thought of feeding all those people but Martha did it with a graciousness that I envied.

Over the years, she has served ACFW by providing a verse of the week, often writing about trusting in God's timing and perserving in the face of rejection. She's an example of not simply 'talking the talk, but walking it with grace and humility.

Thank you, Martha for being an example to me. And Congratulations!



Blogger Eileen Astels Watson said...

That is a story of perseverence. Thanks for sharing!

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