It’s time once again to search your heart. Prayerfully consider a leadership position in your local chapter.

It’s been a privilege and honor to serve the Colorado Springs chapter. Though I was one of many to help get the Springs chapter going and have served as head of the chapter, it is not “my” chapter. The chapter belongs to all of us. Just as the Denver chapters do not belong to the officers but the whole membership. These chapters are your chapters.

Being an officer is such a great way to give back to your local chapter, to ACFW, and your writing friends. You may think you’re not qualified to be an officer. None of us are perfect, and we have all done some on-the-job learning. And you are not alone, you will have the support and help of the other officers.

So know this, I am praying for YOU! If God is nudging you to run for an office, OBEY! Please don’t let it stop you if someone else is running for that office. If the Lord says run, then run. I believe the Lord has something to teach you whether or not you are elected. Step out of your comfort zone and run. See what the Lord wants to do in your life.

Last year I felt the Lord pressing upon me to run for president of our local chapter again. And then He has spent the better part of this year persuading me to let go. I whined a lot but in obedience, I am not running for an office this year. And I have peace about it.

Nominations for chapter officers will wrap up Nov. 5th and then elections will follow. E-mail Margie Vawter ( with your nominations.