NaNoWriMo, Writing and a Very Personal Ministry.

For years I have worried that I would never find the right ministry.



I thought it might be writing but I am beginning to see that my writing might only be a small part of God’s plan for my life and my ministry.

My mother and I felt a calling to participate in NaNoWriMo again this year, despite our experience last November.

And I felt called to start this group.

I applied to be an official ML with NaNoWriMo but I kept feeling like I wasn’t done yet so I prayed a bit and I waited and I listened.

When I saw the Facebook page for the current Nashville regional group, I felt compelled to start one for our group. Then it was a blog and finally a twitter profile. And once I had all of these things in place, I realized I still wasn’t done yet.

Then I finally began to see what God had been trying to tell me. It wasn’t enough to reach out ONLY to writers who do NaNoWriMo… I have to reach out to ALL authors – and when I say all, I mean all. Not just writers of inspirational fiction (although that is still our group’s main focus) but ALL writers of any genre.

Jesus went out and talked to the people – ALL of the people. That was one of the biggest reasons the Pharisees had so many issues with him… because he associated with the “wrong sort”. 

Yes, we need more support for writers of Inspirational fiction and non-fiction.

But we also need to reach out to those around us who do not. The saved don’t need to be saved again. They just need fellowship.

It’s the lost who really need us. And if that can be done by reaching out through a writer’s group, then that is how I will do it!

God has called and I WILL ANSWER!



Have a Blessed Evening!

~ Rachel