Word Sharpeners Weekly – July 27, 2015

Mummy Game

Mummy Game

I just got back from an outreach in Addison, Michigan. It was awesome. Three children were saved. Now I’m getting ready for a week long kid’s crusade in Clarksburg, West Virginia. I can’t wait to see what God is going to do there.

Leading a child in the sinner's prayer

Leading a child in the sinner’s prayer

Nothing like chopping off the pastor's wife's hand to be invited back. LOL.

Nothing like chopping off the pastor’s wife’s hand to be invited back. LOL.

As promised, I am posting a blurb about one of my manuscripts that is currently being looked at by a publisher. This week, it is a full length novel, the first in a series called Ladies of Oberlin about women who graduated from Oberlin College shortly before the Civil War. Oberlin was the first college in the United States that allowed women to earn college degrees at a “men’s” college. It was also one of only two colleges that allowed blacks admittance before the Civil War. Charles Finney from the Second Great Awakening was the president of the college. The student were involved in many of the social movements of that time including abolition, women’s suffrage, prohibition, and the missionary movement. 90% of missionaries sent overseas by the American Missionary Society between 1860 and 1900 were graduates of Oberlin College.

Red Sky over America

by Tamera Lynn Kraft

2nd Place Winner of SWOhio Writer’s Contest

America and William confront slavery in Kentucky. But they may not make it home to Ohio of live through the struggle!

In 1857, America is the daughter of a slave owner. But she’s also an abolitionist and a student at Oberlin College in Ohio, the only multiracial and co-educational college in the country before the Civil War. Oberlin is in the center of the abolitionist movement. America goes home to Kentucky during school break to confront her father about freeing his slaves. William, a friend and Oberlin student, goes to Kentucky to preach abolition to churches that condone slavery. America and William find themselves in the center of the approaching racial storm and may not live long enough to return to Oberlin.

Here are the characters and who I imagine playing them:

America Leighton played by Genie Francis

William Woods played by Andrew Cheney

Colonel Leighton played by Patrick Stewart

Joe the Slave played by Forest Whittaker

Holidays This Week:

  • July 28 – National Chocolate Milk Day
  • July 31 – Full Moon
  • August 1 – National Mustard Seed Day

Quote of the Week:  Outside of the cross of Jesus Christ, there is no hope in this world. That cross and resurrection at the core of the Gospel is the only hope for humanity. Wherever you go, ask God for wisdom on how to get that Gospel in, even in the toughest situations of life.  —  Ravi Zacharias

Verse of the Week:  I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.  —  Galatians 2:20 (ESV)

Song of the Week: No Longer I by Matt Redman

Hymn of the Week: At the Cross by Isaac Watts (1701)

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About Tamera Lynn Kraft

Tamera Lynn Kraft has always loved adventures and writes Christian historical fiction set in America because there are so many adventures in American history. She is married to the love of her life, has two grown children, and lives in Akron, Ohio. Soldier’s Heart and A Christmas Promise are two of her historical novellas that have been published. She has received 2nd place in the NOCW contest, 3rd place TARA writer’s contest, and is a finalist in the Frasier Writing Contest.

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