Our special article for Christmas will be available to read from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. The article reminds us that Christmas is a unique holiday with meanings on many different levels. Yet there is basic truth underlying the celebration. Read the article and be challenged in your thinking and appreciation of December 25. To read the article, please click here.
Other Recent New Items
Tribute to My Father-In-Law
He was my wife's father, my father-in-law. Soldier. Teacher. Principal. Believer in Jesus. He went home to be with the Lord in 2008, on Valentine's Day. This tribute includes am autobiography he wrote in 1951 when he was 30, and tributes by his eldest daughter and two of his granddaughters, as well as by me. Read it by clicking here.
This Little Life of Mine
This is a series of articles about the life of one insignifcant person whom God chose to redeem and use. Currently there are more than fifty chapters posted here. You can see a list of chapters with links by clicking here.
Please visit our Author Page at Amazon. There you will find information and videos about the five books (four we wrote and one we edited) that are available through Amazon. There are also reviews offered by some who have read our books. Click on the picture link above.
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To read materials we have posted on the FaithWriters website, and to read material by other Christian writers, please click here.
We have more than 30 articles published on the FaithWriters website, but perhaps our most successful is Don't Do This. It is a very short story (under 700 words) about a young woman who is struggling with a life-changing decision she has made. This story was featured on FaithWriters Weekly Showcase last year. You can read this article by clicking here.
Everything on this website c. 2013 by Thomas M. Parsons unless otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.
Words are very powerful tools, potentially more deadly than any weapon, more powerful than any machine, more healing than any medicine, and more beautiful than any picture. You may question any or all of these statements, especially that last one, but potentially all these statements are true. Potentially.
I have used this tool of language over the course of my life and my career more than any other tool available to me. I preached three sermons a week for twenty-one years. That works out to an estimated 65 million words I spoke in those sermons. With four books in print, I have about 300,000 of my words in print. In counseling, in performing weddings and funerals, in my years as a student and as a teacher, well, I have used a lot of words to do the work God gave me to do.
And I'm not through, not quite yet. I do not know how many more years God will give me to do His work on earth, nor even if that is measured in minutes, but I am determined to keep on using words as long as He gives me the abiliy to do so. Thus, this website.
But I am not the only one using this tool today. There are many who are serving God with words. Some of them visit this website fairly regularly. They have been reading my words, and I am grateful to them for their confidence in my ministry of words.
Here is an invitation, a sincere invitation. I would like to invite you to write a piece for this column. Any subject. Your point-of-view. I can't pay you for your words, but I can give you something for them: exposure, small, to be certain, but exposure, nevertheless. And a link to your website or blog. And a promise to leave the article in place for fifteen full days. Two weeks plus a day.
Now for the rules. There is a 700 word limit per article. The article cannot have an anti-Christian or anti-Bible theme. It must carry the author's full name, at the end (where my "tmp" stamp is at the bottom of this column). And I reserve the right to edit or to reject the article for publication. Editing will mostly be for grammar, spelling, but may also include length. Editing will not change your point 0f view, however.
Please send articles to firstname.lastname@example.org. I am very serious about wanting voices other than my own to be included here. Write me an article, please.