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What does Undergirded by Prayer Mean?

What Does Undergirded by Prayer Mean?

by Janis Cox

Rebuilding the Walls - Nehemiah

Last week I attended a Christian Writers Conference, held in Guelph, Ontario. The conference is called Write! Canada and sponsored by The Word Guild. For the past nine years I have faithfully attended this conference. It is really the highlight of my year.

Where can I find faithful Christians in one place for 3 days,
who also write?

Write! Canada is a place where we can all set aside agendas, we can encourage one another, we can be filled with worship, we can pray together, and we can learn more about the craft of writing.

My heart is full but my head is also full. For the next few weeks I will be in prayer asking God what did I hear and what does He want me to do with that learning.

The most powerful part of our conference is the undergirding of the Prayer Team. We knew that those who stayed at home were in prayer for us every day. Thank you to those who held us up to the Lord.

I heard a paraphrase of Nehemiah 4:16 that said:

“Those protecting the workers are as important
as the workers themselves”.

Thank you Prayer Team for protecting us during the conference.

We also held early morning prayer times (and two afternoon prayer times, too), where we lifted up concerns of attendees. They were able to put their concerns on paper and place in a prayer bag. We also prayed for what we were hearing from God too. It was a powerful start to the day!

Janis Cox

Janis Cox - Author and Illustrator

Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. She has published two devotionals and a number of articles for magazines and a Bible study. She is owner of Under the Cover of Prayer and moderates the site. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters. Janis is the author/illustrator of the Award Winning book, Tadeo Turtle. Word Alive has published Tadeo Turtle. See more information at Janis’s Website.

What’s been Going On in My Life?

What’s Been Going On in My Life?

Tadeo turtle

Tadeo – It’s Me!

It seems like ages since I posted to my blog – but it was only on Monday that I wrote about my Joy Dare Week. So much has happened in the last while that I can’t seem to keep up with it. I have two special things to share with you.

1. Last week I attended the 2013 Word Awards Gala, sponsored by The Word Guild. These awards are designed to raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian, and to encourage them in the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice and ministry of writing.

My children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press won for the best children’s book. As well as being the author I also painted the watercolour pictures.

Janis Cox - Word Awards

2. Also a few weeks ago I was interviewed on Christian Homeschool Moms by Demetria Zinga. I am attaching the short version and her link to her entire show. Thanks again for asking me to be interviewed, Demetria. So if you have never heard my voice – here is your chance.

Janis Cox – Author of Tadeo TurtleInterview by Christian Homeschool Moms

Full Show of Christian Homeschool Moms with Janis Cox as a guest. Here is the page where Janis Cox was interviewed.

So enough about me. I find this the hardest part of marketing a book. So I don’t do it often. But I would love comments if you have purchased Tadeo – I would photos of pictures or crafts that your children have enjoyed.

To purchase a signed copy please click on Pay Pal – you can use your credit card if you wish. You can connect with me on my Contact Janis page.