My heart bursts its banks, spilling beauty and goodness. I pour it out in a poem to the king, shaping the river into words. (Psalm 45:1)

Welcome to our new blog!

Note that this blog is primarily for members of CWOSA. Only those members who have signed up as authors to the blog are able to post on this site, although all may leave comments.

You may not pass on any posts from this blog without permission of the author, but you may pass on a link if you wish to share something written.

To join CWOSA, you are required to either be a Christian writer or aspiring writer who lives in Southern Africa, or a Southern African Christian writer living overseas. If you qualify and wish to learn more, click on this link.


1. Read the topmost post, then click on "comments".
2. Read the last comment to see the most recent addition to the story.
3. Copy/past the entire story to date into a new comment box.
4. Add a further three words.
5. Click on Comment as. If you are signed in, your name will appear. Click on Publish.
6. If you're not signed in, click the small dropdown arrow, and select Name/URL. Give us the name we know you as, and click on Publish.

Remember! This is meant to be a story!
Have fun!

Friday, 27 May 2011

How do I post to my blog?

Once you've logged into Blogger look at the band across the top, which is a slightly lighter shade of tan. On the right, you'll see the words 'New Post', which will change to blue when you point your cursor on it. This means it is a link. Click on that to create a new post. (HINT: Until you've got the hang of this, you could click with your right button, then select "Open link in new tab". This will mean you can see your post without losing these instructions.

Start by giving your post a title, then enter the post itself:

Creating a new post

When you're done, click the "Preview" link (end right) to make sure it looks the way you want it to.

Once you're satisfied with your post, click the orange "Publish" button. This will publish your new post. (Don't worry about the "Labels" box at this stage.)

Publish your post

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Log-in Details

From time to time I get requests from folk for lost passwords or log-in details. There is no way I can access your passwords or log-in details. That would compromise the security of the site. If you know all the other details, you can get your missing password through Yahoo. But if it's more than that, it's easier to just sign up again.

May I respectfully suggest that you open a folder on your computer (or a note book you won't lose) and every time you join something new--even if it's just a newsletter you sign up for -- make a note of any log-in details, password, and also the email address you've used. This is important. I didn't do that initially, and have ended up with some real problems because I used the wrong email address.

If you're just starting out, you can't imagine why you'd ever have more than one email address, but somehow that develops. So just keep track of all that sort of info from now on. Type all the details for THE ONE SITE on a notepad or word document- doesn't matter which -and save it WITH THE NAME OF THE SITE. So my details for Google are called "Google".  My details for Yahoo are called "Yahoo". My details for FaceBook are called "Facebook". Nothing difficult there.

Meantime, if you're wanting to join up and you can't remember your details, write to me and I'll invite you to join CWOSA afresh - then once you've done that, I'll invite you to join the blog. (One thing at a time or we could get in a real tangle.)

Monday, 16 May 2011


Hi All!

I hope you're as excited about this new blog as I am. I want to remind you that it is a work in progress. Its appearance will develop over the next week or two. However, I'm keen to get this started, as we need to get folk signed up before we can do anything with the blog.

If this is your first visit, please click on "New Post" (top right) and say hello! Word Limit: 500 words for normal blog post. If you want to post something longer, split it into two posts. We may change this later, but humour us for now. We need to see what works and what doesn't.

Blessings all!



Marion asked: How do we get our profile pictures up on the page?
A: Any of the moderators can post these pictures. However until further notice, in order to get them all looking alike, please send your photo to me at If you haven't already done so, please send me a small head-and-shoulders photo of yourself. I will crop it to the correct size and put it up. At the same time, please send me what you'd like as your "description" (a few words), your town/city, and if you have a website/blog the URL you'd like your picture to link to.Once your pic is up please confirm that it is correct.