The late Maxine Holder founded Inspirational Writers Alive! (IWA!) in 1990 in Pasadena, TX to equip and raise up a community of faith-based writers. One of these writers, Wanda Shadle, went on to start her own chapter on March 11, 1993 at Houston’s First Baptist Church. Now known as the Central Houston chapter of IWA!, we are still going strong in our mission to encourage, inspire and equip writers of all levels to faithfully walk out their calling to share God’s message through the written word.
Wanda prayed that through the IWA! community, many more would publish their works for the Lord – whether in Christian or secular publications – always remaining committed to what pleases God. This continues to be our prayer today. We overcome by the blood of Jesus and the word of our testimony (ref. Rev. 12:11). We believe that each of us has a testimony waiting to be shared for the edification of the body, and regardless of the challenges we face in spreading the word, God has made a way for us through the blood of His Son.
May your writing journey be fulfilling!