Forgiveness: What’s Your Story?

BREAKING NEWS: The Submission Deadline has just been EXTENDED TO JULY 1.

What emotion does the word forgiveness evoke in you?

It’s not a neutral word, though we toss it about like a badminton birdie. It flits through our conversation without carrying much weight until that moment when we’ve said or done something hurtful. All of a sudden a gorge opens up between us and someone dear to us. This formidable canyon severs our connection and distorts or destroys communication.

Like me, you’ve been on both sides of the gorge. You’ve sinned and desperately needed someone to forgive you. And you’ve been hurt by someone you love. Trust and communication were destroyed. And then the grace of forgiveness brought renewed relationship, restored friendship, hope and trust for a better future.

What’s your forgiveness story?

Are you willing to share your story in order to inspire forgiveness in others?

Inspire Christian Writers is accepting submissions for our 2015 anthology, Inspire Forgiveness. We are looking for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, devotionals, and more on the topic of forgiveness. If you’re an Inspire member, you can submit your piece today. If you haven’t yet joined, you can join today for only $50 per year.

Submissions need to be fewer than 1,500 words, clearly relate to the theme, and follow the Inspire style formatting. Start preparing today. We can’t wait to see how God will bless our readers through your stories on this important topic.

We’re accepting submissions between March 1st and July 1st, 2015.

beth_thompsonElizabeth M Thompson loves stories–fiction and nonfiction alike. Mostly, she loves God’s story and seeks to share with readers how they fit into it. When she’s not reading, writing, or serving the Inspire writers, she can be found along the American River, pedaling her bike, paddling a kayak or walking hand-in-hand with her husband Mike. Connect with Elizabeth on her blog, Facebook or Twitter. She loves to connect with other writers!

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4 thoughts on “Forgiveness: What’s Your Story?

  1. Hello Elizabeth,
    Thank you for the notice of the extended deadline of July 1st for the Forgiveness article.

    I am trying to work up an article.

    Thank you,
    Susan

  2. Hello , I would love to submit a story . However with your format , I don’t see how that is possible , , I am blind in one eye . No pun intended . Therefore when writing I must use a larger font . Also in critiquing my work I use a magnifier .
    A little footnote Forgiveness is my life story, he who forgives much , loves much . We forgive even as we have been forgiven by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    blessing M arlene

    • Hi Marlene. I am not blind in one eye, exactly. One of my eyes makes me have double vision. I have the same problem with small fonts. What I do is write and critique in the larger font until I am satisfied, then change it to the smaller font before I send off anything. I hope that helps! God bless you with your writing. The world needs it. :o)

      • Thank you so much for your suggestion Linda , I will try that .
        Blessings Marlene

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