I hoped to make friends at my new church and I wanted to improve my writing, so when the staff was taking questions at the ministry fair I blurted out “Have you considered starting a writer’s group?”
Josh answered by asking, “What are you doing Tuesday at 10:00?”
“Um… meeting with you about starting a writer’s group?”
Crossroads Communicators was conceived on that day five years ago. Over the course of time, God has used this group to realize my initial desires: I made new friends and my writing improved.
But God always has more, and this was no exception. He has done abundantly beyond what I had hoped, and not just in my life.
Little did I know that God would take a question mark and turn it into an exclamation point: one simple question led to the formation of Crossroads Communicators. But then, like the proverbial pebble in the pond:
- Books were born
- Poems penned
- Blogs birthed
- Curriculum created
Author Jenn Fromke
- Ideas encouraged
- Creativity cultivated
- Plots pondered
- Tales told
- Articles authored
- Stories shaped
- Pages published
Our words travel around the world via the blogosphere, much to our amazement. Believers dive deep in to God’s Word using resources we’ve written. Other times our words leap off pages and are spoken from podiums.
I couldn’t have imagined what would happen when I asked that selfish question five years ago. But I am forever grateful for a pastor with vision for what could be, for writers desirous to glorify God with pens and keyboards, and ultimately for Jesus, the Word become flesh, the Author of our faith.
“Your marvelous doings are headline news; I could write a book full of the details of your greatness” (Psalm 145:6 MSG).
YOU ARE INVITED: Crossroads Communicators is celebrating five years of God’s goodness by hosting a writer’s workshop, led by Vonda Skelton, on Saturday, October 5, 2013. Former members and aspiring writers in the Concord, North Carolina, area are invited to join us. For more information, email Kim Jackson at kimagine320(at)gmail.com.