Faithwriters', in my judgment, has God's divine approval written (pardon the pun - I think it's a pun
), all over it. So, I don't think we need to be afraid to ask questions, or comment on any aspect that concerns us. Faithwriters will withstand comments, opinions, and concerns.
Like Shann and others who have commented, I've also been wondering about the inconsistencies in listing the rankings. Quite often, I also find myself obsessing over the delay, not for personal aggrandizement, or "Ooh, ooh, did I win?" but just because it's due. One week I attributed it to the Conference, but there have been other times as well. However, I'm not so sure that's the reason for a reduction in Challenge entries.
I became a member in 2010 just before the change-over from peer judges to professional judges. Concurrent with that change, I noticed the disappearance of many that I had come to know, not only for the Challenge, but on the boards in general. The change-over may or may not have been the reason; perhaps, mere coincidence.
I also feel that when Faithwriters' blossomed and became "high maintenance" the additional responsibilites continued to fall on the same number of administrators. I admire Deb and Scott's committment and pray that God will continue to guide them in this marvelous ministry. However, from a practical standpoint, the task seems overwhelming at times, and additional personnel may need to come on board to lighten the load; if they are willing to give it their all with little or no monetary remuneration.
Now, that's something we can and should all pray about.