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You have a God given gift
by Tim Pickl 
07/26/08
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You have a God-given gift…

In September 2006, God was leading me to expand my writing beyond my own website: http://www.pickl.com/timandmarsha/poetry/
I almost felt like I was hiding my talent there…so I started searching.

I found FaithWriters by doing a Google search for Christian Writing Contest. FaithWriters came up in that Google search near the top of the list. One of the awesome things about FaithWriters is after your writing is posted--after a reasonable amount of time--your writing can easily be found by search engines—at or near the top of the search.

Intrigued with the FaithWriters site, I joined. At the time, most of my writing was poetry, and I submitted poems for several months.

You have a God-given gift…

Then, after reading some other submissions, I saw that most of the winners were short stories—so I’ve tried my hand in that….and expanded my personal “challenge” to try other forms of writing…like skits, devotionals, short stories. I’ve tried to write in different genres, and from different points-of-view.

It’s an awesome challenge, but with God’s help, anything is possible!

You have a God-given gift…

Then, coincidentally a year later in September 2007, one of the other FaithWriters 500 members posted a positive comment on one of my Weekly Challenge stories. The comment was so encouraging—something I really needed at the time—so I responded with a FaithWriters Private Message, and simply wrote “Thank you”. The FaithWriter wrote me back, and to make an on-going long story short, we’ve become great “cyber” friends. We’ve bounced ideas around, alerted each other about prayer requests, FaithWriters Challenge “Hinting Time” and encouraged and supported each other.

You have a God-given gift…

If you want to see how much a FaithWriters 500 member can grow, read a few of their first submissions to the FaithWriters Weekly Challenge; then read their more recent writing.

For example, my FaithWriters Weekly Challenge writing started out like a young tree, planted by the FaithWriters river, and, it’s amazing how much I’ve grown as a Christian writer in the past 22 months!
http://www.faithwriters.com/member-profile.php?id=22603

I won 2nd place in my most recent FaithWriters Challenge submission in the Intermediate (Level 2)—it truly caught me by surprise. Praise the Lord!

You have a God-given gift…

Faith-filled writer: You have a God-given gift, and I encourage you to join FaithWriters 500. Since joining, I’ve had a few paid opportunities to write. It’s nothing I could live on (Yet! I speak in faith…) but, joining FaithWriters 500 is well worth the money. Why?

FaithWriters is a perfect vehicle to minister to others through writing, while getting practice and exposure.

How can you put a price on helping someone draw closer to Jesus?

You have a God-given gift…

The key is… keep on writing. Face the FaithWriters Challenge every week after praying about it and God will lead you – the story will flow. The way I see it is, you’re writing to be a blessing to a someone—or a bunch of someones--out there!

You have a God-given gift…

It’s time.



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Check it out today: http://www.faithwriters.com/fw-500-more.html





If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Joanne Sher  26 Jul 2008
Amen! You have certainly grown in your writing, Tim - this is a wonderful testimony, and I love the use of the repetitive phrase. Very effective :)
LauraLee Shaw 26 Jul 2008
FaithWriters is a perfect vehicle to minister to others through writing, while getting practice and exposure. How can you put a price on helping someone draw closer to Jesus? Amen. Well put, Bro. Tim.
Verna Cole Mitchell  26 Jul 2008
Tim, you show your own God-given gift through this excellently written testimony. May God continue to bless your writing ministry.




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