Congratulations to the 2020 Cascade Award finalists! Click here to see them!

Carolyn Bolz, of Riverside, California, has a poem, “The Perfect Pie,” in the May issue of Country Magazine.

Mary Hake, of Crooked River Ranch, has an intriguing Prayer Path puzzle, with questions on what the Bible says about prayer, in the May issue of Clubhouse, a children’s magazine from Focus on the Family. She was asked to create this for the National Day of Prayer, which is held each May.

Mary’s front-porch book giveaway (free books to help while staying shut in) was featured in her local paper, The Telegraph. If you’re interested, see page 9

Charles Harrel, of Portland, has a story, “An Unexpected Encounter,” coming out in the July 26 edition of LIVE. Plus he will have 10 devotionals in the fall 2020 issue of God’s Word for Today.

Marty Magee, of Mill City, has her devotional in the June–August edition of The Secret Place.

Jennifer Anne F. Messing, of Portland, reports that her third book, Love’s Faithful Promise: Heart-Stirring Short Stories and Poems of Romance and Faith (240 pages, paperback and e-book), which released in February on, can now be purchased from these online retailers as well: Barnes&Noble, Powell’s Books, IndieBound, and Books-A-Million. More information about her book, with links to where it can be purchased is on her website:

Bryan Ruby, of West Richland, Washington, has an article, “All in a Day’s Work” in the April/May issue of Country Magazine.

Congratulations to OCW members Yvonne Kays, of Bend; Rhonda Ortiz, of Holland, Michigan, Kendy Pearson, of Dundee; Genine Wilson, of Vancouver, Washington; and Frank Yates, of Salem, for being semi-finalists in the ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Genesis Contest for unpublished books. Let us know if we missed anyone.

Each of the following members has articles in both the April and May issues of The Christian Journal: Susan Brehmer, of Portland; Jean Davies of North Bend; Jon Drury, of Vancouver, Washington; LGayle Gustafson, of Portland; Linda Kruschke, of Lake Oswego; Maxine Marsolini, of Happy Valley; and Jan Sheerin, of Bend.

Donna Gurr, of Lincoln City and Grace Huang, of Camas, Washington, each had an article in the April edition of The Christian Journal. And Shirley Mozena, of Vancouver, Washington, has an article in the May issue.