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    Author: Kathie M. Thomas is an Author, Blogger, Speaker and Virtual Assistant Coach & Trainer. She began her business ‘A Clayton’s Secretary‘ in 1994 to be home fulltime for her 5 daughters. Today Kathie runs a global business via the internet from her home office in Melbourne, Australia and her blogging efforts has placed her in the Top 100 Australian Blogs list.

    In 2008 Kathie was nominated for ‘Australian of the Year’.

    You can find out more about Kathie at http://www.kathiethomas.com or visit her at Facebook at http://www.kathiemthomas.com.

    Foreword written by Ps Rob Buckingham , Senior Pastor Bayside Church in Victoria, Australia.

    Pastor Rob Buckingham is 50 and is married to Christie. They have three daughters, Georgia-Grace, Paris and Trinity.

    Rob is the Senior Minister at Bayside Church – a large, contemporary church in the southern bayside region of Melbourne. Rob started the church in 1992 with a team of 40 people and over the past 15 years the church has grown to about 1,400 people.

    Bayside Church is a Christian City Church and Rob is their Victorian State Director. Bayside Church has a strong commitment to make a positive difference in its community and beyond.

    As well as his church work, Rob is a well-respected part of Melbourne’s media community having worked as an announcer with 3MP for 15 years. In December 2002 he began working with Melbourne’s new Christian radio station, Light FM, where he works part time as their Music Consultant.

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    These wonderful people contributed their stories to complete this book. I encourage you to visit their sites and see what else they might be doing.

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    Jill Ammon Vanderwood is the mother of four grown children and the grandmother of six. Jill is the author of three published children’s books: Through the Rug, Through the Rug 2: Follow That Dog, and The San Francisco Adventures of Sara the Pineapple Cat. Available on Amazon.com.

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    Pamela Archer is an Author, Speaker, Columnist, Event & Wedding Planner, Fitness Pro, and mother of three daughters.

    Visit Pamela at www.pamelaseventdesign.com.

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    Ethel Ashe-Frear is a graduate of The Baptist Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA and NRI McGraw-Hill Center for Writing, Washington, D.C. Self-published “Healing Scriptures,” 2007 used in local pastoral care ministry. “Germs in Ice?” Published in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Record 1996, as well as many scriptural articles in local hometown newspapers. 
    www.helium.com/users/405896

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    Glynis Becker is a writer living with her husband, Ryan, and their two children in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. She divides her time between working, church activities and volunteering with a local community help agency.

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    Doug Burr and his wife, Debbie, are Pastors with a well known denomination. Together they have raised two wonderful children who are serving the Lord in their own unique ways.

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    For over 10 years, Janet Camilleri has been the editor of “Footprints” magazine for Australian Christian women. She regularly speaks at women’s events and is the author of “Clues To Your Calling” and “Decadence”: treat yourself to 10 years of Footprints. Visit www.footprintsaustralia.com for more.

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    Kathy Carlton Willis feels blessed to get to fiddle with words for a living. She owns a communications firm and strings sentences together in the form of publicity, writing, and more. Words are such a powerful thing, a true gift from the Word made flesh. You may contact her at WillisWay@aol.com or read more at: http://www.kathycarltonwillis.com.

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    Shirley Cheng (b.1983) is a blind and physically disabled award-winning author (with eight book awards), motivational speaker, self-empowerment expert, poet, author of eight books (including Embrace Ultra-Ability!) and The Revelation of a Star’s Endless Shine) and contributor of fourteen, and board member of World Positive Thinkers Club. Visit www.ShirleyCheng.com.

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    Lynne Churchyard. Writing has always been a part of my life, I’ve been published in a Science Fiction Magazine, and several short stories are about to be published in an anthology of short stories. I’ve recently completed my first book, and continue to write stories, poems, and articles for Faithwriters.

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    Dale Clifton, author of The Best Little Scholarship Book in the World, has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and TBN affiliates. Dale says that almost any student can win scholarships, when he/she knows six simple steps. He can be contacted at 1-765-296-4600 or dale@scholarshipdoctor.com

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    Lesley-Anne Evans is a freelance writer and poet. She lives, nearby lakes and mountains, in beautiful British Columbia, Canada, with her husband, three children and dog. Lesley-Anne invites you to join her at www.gracenotes.ca.

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    Laurie Glass is single, works as a legal assistant/bookkeeper, holds a degree in Christian counselling and writes on the side. She ministers to others through her writing and her website, Freedom From Eating Disorders – www.freedomfromed.com.

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    Known in Minneapolis and St Paul, Minnesota, USA as the Chief Connections Officer™, Lonny Gulden has over twenty five years of experience in high technology. Lonny’s experience includes executive recruiting, selling to Fortune 1000 corporations, developing alternate channel sales models and advising corporations on information technology strategy.

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    Brenda K Ivie, lives in tiny Caney, OK with her husband and three adopted sons, Blaine and Jak, both 15 and Brandt. She is the author of two published novels, and has 8 unpublished novels in the wings. She works for the tribal government of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma in the Head Start program.

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    Shelley Marshall has dedicated her life to working with young recovering addicts and their parents. Her books Day By Day, Yung, Sober, & Free, and the Pocket Sponsor are recovery classics. Her contributions continue to be significant as an author, international trainer and keynote speaker, and researcher in treatment and recovery. You can find Shelley at www.Day-By-Day.org.

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    Mavis Matthews . An Oklahoma farmer’s daughter tells her story in ‘Getting Lucky at Eighty’. It is an inspirational spiritual love affair available where books are sold and at www.gettingluckyateighty.com

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    Mulled Vine, author of mulledvine.blogspot.com, has been a follower of Christ for some 20 years. His journey has sometimes been certain, other times full of puzzlement and even doubt, but it has always returned to the feet of the Master with a wry smile, knowing that no one else has the Words of Life.

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    Virginia O’Gorman is a Christian author who lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Author Julia Pferdehirt is active in women’s ministry in her Madison, Wisconsin home. At present, she’s employed part time as pastor of Children’s and Family Ministry at Faith Community Bible Church. She’s juggling a master’s program in Counseling with a new venture – leading healing and recovery groups for women survivors of abuse.

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    Ian Plumb became a Christian as a young adult, some twenty-odd years ago. These days he and his wife run a school holiday program in Melbourne, Australia, called Kraftworks for kids. He never imagined he would do such a thing – let alone love doing it!

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    Joanne Sher, a Christian saved out of Judaism in her 30’s, lives in West Michigan with her husband and two children. She is working on her first book, about God’s working in her family’s life during her husband’s serious health issues. You can reach her at itsjoanne@chartermi.net or http://joannesher.blogspot.com

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    Debra Shiveley Welch. Best Selling Author of “Son of My Soul – The Adoption of Christopher,” “A Very Special Child – An Adoption Story” – co-author “Jesus Gandhi Oma Mae Adams” ; scribe for “Christopher Bullfrog Catcher” http://www.DebraShiveleyWelch.net

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    Debbie Stevens has always a lover of poetry and writing since childhood, always encouraged by her mother. The same ‘army of words’ would come to her rescue shortly after her mother’s death; they continue today.

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    Christine Thomas has grown up in Australia in a Christian family where she and her sisters have been encouraged to pursue that which they’re passionate about. Her desire is to educate those interested in horses and enlighten them to possible careers within the equine industry. You can find Christine at  http://equus.thomases.org/

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    Terri Tiffany counseled adults for seventeen years before owning a Christian bookstore. She resides now in Florida with her husband where she writes fulltime. Her stories have appeared in Sunday school take-home papers, women’s magazines and numerous anthologies. Please visit her at http://terri-treasures.blogspot.com.

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    As the children’s pastor for a co-op of small churches in a farming community, Tammie Trainham is known for her unique and insightful lessons. Her stories are great examples of weaving life and lessons into powerful revelations. Over the years, she has written numerous children’s stories and modern parables. She relates everyday tasks and observations into biblical truths. Known as the village “pied piper”, Tammie’s self proclaimed calling in life is… “that’s my calling to introduce, reproduce, and represent Father, Son and Spirit to kids.” www.icjesusnu.blogspot.com.

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    Carole Williams has a background in Training and Life Coaching and is currently working in Education and youth settings. She believes that everyone has God-given talent and huge potential, which they are often afraid to ignite, fearing change. Carole has a desire to see communities transformed through Gods love!

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