FaithWriters, January 2013 News and information for the write-brained Christian!
"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." -2 Corinthians 5:17
Chances are, as you begin the new year, you'll still be dealing with the same stuff you were dealing with in December. While we can't wipe the slate completely clean and start over, we can resolve to become better. Thinner. Healthier. Kinder. More giving....compassionate. It's never too late to get rid of our bad habits and replace them with good ones. And what better time than at the start of a brand new year?
Isn't it awesome that God has given us everything we need to overcome our junk and become who He created us to be? And isn't it even more awesome that in God's eyes, our "old selves" don't even exist anymore? When He looks at us, all He sees is beautiful...clean... shiny... NEW. So maybe our bodies will continue to grow old (groan...) but our minds can continue to be renewed, and our spirits will never wear out!
This year, be challenged to change. Grow. Become the man or woman God intends you to be. May 2013 be the year of the NEW and IMPROVED YOU!
Speaking of NEW & IMPROVED...
You'll ooh and ahh over the wonderful things planned for FaithWriters this year, including a brand NEW contest beginning this monththat you won't want to miss!
CONTEST CENTRAL! _____________________
NEW NON-FICTION CONTEST!
Watch for a new contest starting in mid-January that is being brought to you by a best-selling Christian author, in conjunction with FaithWriters. This contest/project will involve non-fiction short stories selected from 25 to 30 members, which will definitely be published in 2013.
This contest will be open to Gold and Platinum members. The finished product will be retailed, and a portion of the proceeds will go to every submission selected! ____________________________
ANNUAL PAGE TURNER CONTEST
The 2013 Page Turner Contest is now open! This year, the focus is once again on fiction. The winner takes home a fabulous prize package, including $800 cash! This contest is exclusively for Platinum members. For complete details, visit the official contest page: PAGE TURNER CONTEST _____________________________
The popular blogging contests will continue throughout the coming year. The January blog contest will be starting soon! There will be tag lines that include links, so link- building will be minimal.
We try to find unique Biblically based ministries. The ministry selected for January is an arm of Ravi Zacharaih International Ministries, called WellspringInternational.org. They cover their own expenses and 100% of all donations go directly to the need.
Prize is two paid writing assignments for 1st place at $75 each, 1 paid assignment for 2nd place at $75, and 3rd place receives $25, If one of the three winners is a Silver member, he or she will get a one year paid Gold membership.
Please enter this contest and help us promote this ministry on the internet. As mentioned above, the prize will be paid writing assignments from the sponsored ministry. Check out contest details and guidelines, plus read the previous winning entries on the FaithWriters Forum: BLOG CONTEST
WRITING CHALLENGE CHANGES
Beginning this month, there are some fresh and exciting changes to the Challenge, the biggest being that ALL levels (Beginner through Masters) will win a cash prize!
Also...SILVER members will be issued 4 Challenge credits, to be used at any time during the year. Use 1 per quarter, or 4 in a row -- it's up to you!
Thank you for your prayers as we continue our quest to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ! To date, 177people from all corners of the globe have accepted Christ by clicking on the video/"I need a Savior" link on the FaithWriters Home Page.
We praise God for His amazing grace and allowing us to share in His worldwide harvest of hearts!