My Desire to Write
To God be the glory...that is my desire in all that I write...that He may be lifted high and glorified. Writing is a gift from Him that I don't want to ever take for granted.
I have had articles published in the Sunday School Counselor - featured on the back page, Pentecostal Evangel and Shining Star magazines. For two years I wrote devotionals for the church bulletins at The Family Room (then known as Christ's Family Church). Recently I did a devotional series ( I AM Who I AM) for the church bulletins at Omaha Christian Center. I have had several poems published in various books and publications.
At FaithWriters (http://www.faithwriters.com), I have had two stories featured on their FaithWriter's Spotlight page (Pretty as a Gerber Daisy in a Fancy Picture and Not Even Ten). Four stories were Editor's Choices in the weekly Challenge and will be published in future Mixed Blessings short-story books. Several Challenge articles placed in first, second, and third places at various levels of competition (beginners, intermediate, and advanced). A few were also received the honor of being Highly Commended.
I also had a devotion accepted by The Upper Room. It was published June 11, 2020.
Devotions published at Crosswalk Publications (at Crosswalk.com) through Wholly Loved Ministries:
January 14, 2018 "The Right Word at the Right Time"
January 27, 2018 "Saluting my Husband"
January 15, 2019 "Grace Under Fire"
April, 2019 "The Camera Doesn't Lie"
May, 2019 "I Could Have Been Stoned"
Some of the above devotions are published in a book, Drawing Near, 90 day devotionals. The book is available through Wholly Loved Ministries or at Amazon.
A study on the Book of John through Wholly Loved Ministries is published at Back-to-the-Bible. I have a couple devotions as part of that study as well.
March, 2021 - Article "God Doesn't Have to Make Sense" was published in online Kingdom Living Magazine through Kingdom Women ministries.
Besides the website you are on now, you can find samples of my creative writing endeavors at the following blogs and web sites. Simply click on the site's address and it will take you there:
In this blog I share my experiences as a mother, grandmother, teacher, Sunday School teacher, Children's Church leader, and as someone who loves children. It's all about children and my passion for hanging with them.
This is a devotional blog in which I share my insights of scripture. It's not devoted to only devotionals but to whatever else I feel like writing about in the moment.
Got to the FaithWriters website by clicking on the above address
-Click on: Find a Writer (green box)
-Click on: Search by Author's Name
-Enter my last name - Hofer
FaithWriters is a website dedicated to the Christian writer. I have approximately 60+ articles and stories available for you to read in a variety of genres. These stories are for sale.
Christmas Still Came - Rewriting the ending and adding three new chapters - Still a work in process
This is a children's fiction chapter book which focuses on the Taylor family and their recent setbacks after their father's long illness. The family lost everything and had to move into a rundown cabin. Twelve-year-old Emma Rose Taylor struggles to accept the truth that her family will have a dismal Christmas. Her protagonist is a classmate, Elizabeth Anne Holmes. Emma's disappointment with her family's new-found poverty status and battles with Elizabeth Anne lead her to discover the true meaning of Christmas. God's love for Emma and her family becomes evident and after several trials she comes to recognize and understand His love.
Chase's Request - Completed, looking for a publisher/Children's Picture Book
Chase lives in the country with his mother. There aren't any neighbors living nearby so things get fairly lonely for the young boy. More than anything, Chase desires to have friends. After praying for friends, a lot of crazy events take place in the middle of the night. Chase is awakened by the commotion to discover God has indeed answered his prayer.
Mr. & Mrs. Elf Owl Find A Home - Finding the Perfect Home - Completed, looking for a publisher/Children's Picture Book
Mr. & Mrs. Elf Owl try to find a home in time for the wee ones to be laid. They look in various places for that special, unique home just right for them. After several misadventures trying to find the perfect home, God provides a home which is perfect for them. Along with enjoying Mrs. & Mrs. Elf Owl's adventure, the children will learn about Elf Owls, their habitat, and migration.
Kairu's Desert Adventure - Learning a Lesson the Hard Way - Completed, looking for a publisher/Children's Picture Book
Kairu is a rambunctious elephant calf. He adventurous spirit usually puts him in danger and in trouble. One adventure in particular takes him a little too far from home where he encounters a pride of lionesses. Will it be his last adventure? Will he learn a hard lesson the hard way?
The Town of Whiney Oaks - Completed, looking for a publisher/Children's Picture Book/Epic Poem
In the town of Whiney Oaks lives a lot of whiney folks. However, there is one little boy who is determined to look at the best in everything instead of whining. Most of the folks don't understand Perry-boy and his happy, sunny ways. Eventually, others begin to long for what Perry-boy has thus giving him an opportunity to share Good News with them.
The Greatest Teacher Who Ever Lived - The Sermon on the Mount - Still a work in progress
Six chapters are complete - A Children's Devotional Book about Jesus' teachings known as The Sermon on the Mount. I'm still in the process of writing the devotional book. The Sermon on the Mount is told through the eyes of a young boy named Josiah.