Note from Joanne – I was scanning FaithWriters Free Reprints (you should  too!), and I found this post which I HOPE will encourage some of you writers out there who are reluctant to be critiqued. I LOVE Marla’s attitude. And if you have it too – check out FW’s own Critique Circle!

Am I Ready for Some…No, Not Football, CRITIQUING?!!

Dear Jesus,

I joined a Christian website,, and am so excited to combine the writing skills you gave me with my passion for You!

I wrote a Valentine’s letter to You and after writing my second article, I submitted it for critiquing. Am I nuts? Only my second article and I already want it critiqued?? Talk about going out on a limb and making myself vulnerable!

Being critiqued is downright scary, Lord! I am swallowing the fear and doing it anyway. I want my writing to be the best it can be, to serve You. I want to be an instrument that You, oh Lord, mold and shape to reach whoever You have in Your plan to reach. Words are so powerful.

I trust You will be sending me the exact critics of Your choice. I know You will choose the right people to help me grow in my spiritual writing journey.

My job is to submit (my writing and to your will!) My biggest obstacle to overcome is my pride. I will look at every critique for my remaining life as a learning opportunity.

Thank you for everything Jesus, especially my hands to type with, my think pad and the creative side of my personality!



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