Category Archives: Articles

General category for articles including news items, columns or reviews

​Children should not be for sale

Faithwriters.com challenge entry – 16-Mar-17 – Intermediate – Topic: Childhood Childhood is big business. Programmes on children’s television channels are interspersed with high pressure advertisements for the latest toys, clothes or even holiday destinations. Commercial caterers vie for contracts to … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Devotionals, Faithwriters.com challenge, Opinion | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on ​Children should not be for sale

Why should I do it?

Faithwriters.com Challenge – 9th March 2017 – Intermediate – Topic: Onerous – 2nd Place Six months ago I left behind congregational leadership to take on a new role within my denomination. I had asked for I change, but did not … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Faithwriters Challenge, Reflection | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Why should I do it?

In a bit of a jam.

Faithwriters.com Challenge – 16th February 2017 – Topic: Jam – Intermediate: 2nd Place Maria found her Mummy kneeling on the kitchen floor surrounded by rubbish. “Mummy, what are you doing?” she asked. “I’ve lost my wedding ring,” Mummy replied. “I … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Faithwriters Challenge, Fiction | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on In a bit of a jam.

Busy enough

Faithwriters.com challenge entry – 9th February 2017 – Intermediate: 2nd Place– Topic: Busy (fiction) I soon got tired of hearing “I don’t know how I found time to work; I’m always so busy”. Retirement hadn’t worked out quite how I … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Faithwriters Challenge | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Busy enough

An unintended outcome

Faithwriters.com challenge entry 19th January 2017 – Intermediate – Topic: Brand – 1st Place Their arrival passed unnoticed; the rustle of the bamboo blind no different to any other breezy night. A tap on my shoulder just like my little … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Faithwriters Challenge, Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on An unintended outcome

Raison d’être

Faithwriters.com challenge – 12th January 2017 – Topic: Fresh start – 2nd Place The room gradually filled with a hubbub of conversation, old ties being renewed and new connections made. A couple of hundred representatives of charitable organisations had gathered … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Events, Faithwriters Challenge | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Raison d’être

Dream cruise?

Faithwriters Challenge entry 15 December 2016 – Intermediate – Topic: Daydream (15/12/16)  I decided to drink my diet cola in the sunshine, so I settled on a bench facing the river. As I sipped my drink, I heard voices approaching … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Faithwriters Challenge, Fiction, Life! | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Dream cruise?

Just a cheery smile…

Faithwriters.com Challenge – 8th December 2016 – Intermediate – As easy as Pie – 3rd Place For as long as I can remember, I have been involved in Christmas carolling with The Salvation Army around the United Kingdom. As the … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Faithwriters Challenge, Reflection, The Salvation Army | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Just a cheery smile…

Who wants to live in an ice box?

Faithwriters.com challenge – 3 November 2016 – Topic: Chill Soon after we moved to our new home, my sister and her family came to stay. One day, returning from an outing, she told us they’d been impressed by a message … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Devotionals, Faithwriters Challenge, Reflection, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Who wants to live in an ice box?

No room for flabby Christians

Faithwriters.com challenge 20/10/2016 – Topic: Health – 1st Place “One in five children start school obese.” The headlines scream from the newsstands, proclaiming the latest health epidemic. World Health Organisation figures for 2014 indicate a worldwide problem with the highest … Continue reading

Posted in Articles, Faithwriters Challenge, Reflection | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on No room for flabby Christians