Tuesday, November 3, 2009


What would Jesus do?

He'd write a story for Nanowrimo, of course.

Jesus was into stories. He understood how a story could reach a person's heart, providing revelation and entertainment in the same stroke. People liked listening to Jesus! Jesus used stories to make ministry fun. (That will sound familiar if you've ever served in Kids Town at church.)

So here we are on the third day of Nanowrimo. It is a purely secular event, true, but you don't have to leave it that way. Ultimately it's just a lot of people who like to write creating novels in a short time in the same month. It's a great way to finally get around to writing that story you've been mulling over in your mind all this time. In case you didn't start on Sunday, it's not too late!!! Remember, you have a message.

Perhaps you're shaking your head in disbelief.

"50,000 words might as well be as far away as the moon!" you say. "What person in their right mind would even attempt it on day three?" you add.

Not so, my friends.

Consider that when I checked the word counts on the site, one gal is already at over 70,000 words. Many more have already passed the 10,000 word point. They seem bent on finishing this week so they can enjoy their Thanksgivings in blissful quiet while the rest of us toil over a keyboard. Probably none of them home school or have four children (I can hear the competitive Christine saying, "That's not fair!") but it's okay. We will still finish!

And last, but not least, here's a verse for those of you who really want to write a novel this month but just don't think you can.

"I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13


1 comment:

  1. Beth is so right here. We have a message. And we have already abdicated every area of our society to the devil and his people, politics, media, entertainment, public education, etc, etc. It's time to start taking this country back. The religious establishment will continue to tell people to repent or else, turn or burn, salvation is just to keep you out of hell. But we have the real message of the Gospel. The good news that God's not mad at you, He's mad about you. He loves you unconditionally. This is the true Gospel. The Bible says that it's the goodness of God that calls men to repentance not the wrath of God. We need to use every available voice to get that message out. Write a novel and get the message of the Gospel in it. You can do ALL things through Jesus the anointed one and His Anointing which is on the inside of you. The same anointing that raised Jesus from the dead dwells on the inside of you. Use that anointing to get the Word of God out.