Each new obstacle Pilgrim overcomes adds a chapter to the story he can tell to those he meets. Challenges, especially in areas where cresting rivers and floods are barriers, lead to stories as residents and helpers work to clear away debris, repair damage to roads and buildings, and deal with losses. In the process, God’s promise to comfort those who mourn brings a vision of restoration: “To give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.” (Isaiah 61:3, NKJV)
In communities where downed trees and heavy spirits make joy seem impossible, God is planting in the lives of people who follow Him, to make them as majestic and upright as the most beautiful trees standing. The journey—and the story—continue.
||September 18, 2018—September 25, 2018
||New chapters and more stories to share
Facing new obstacles, Pilgrim perseveres.
From a Slough of Despond to a Hill of Difficulty, from Vanity Fair to a Giant Despair, Pilgrim never knows what lies ahead on the path. Yet he keeps going, reasoning that regardless of interference from obstacles or enemies, the path he has entered through God’s call is the way to fulfillment. On the way, he becomes a strong encourager and contender for the faith, just by sharing the story of his journey.
Philippians 3:12–13a: “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it.” (NIV)
Whether our obstacles are literal barriers like currently impassable rivers and roadways, physical conditions, other people, or our own minds and habits, pressing on through faith is the key to finding resources, taking hold of promises, and deepening relationships.
The 2018 W2I Resource Manual
Attendees of the 2018 Write2Ignite conference will receive a copy of the conference resource manual. This attractive booklet contains articles, a conference schedule, workshop descriptions, presenters’ bios, and more!
We hope you’re excited about the conference! We can’t wait to meet you and learn alongside you this weekend as we all gather strength and encouragement for the writer’s journey.
Comfort, encouragement, supplies, shelter, information, and friendship are some of the ways that people receive help at key moments. Pilgrim receives physical, social, emotional, and spiritual help as he journeys.
We see the needs of our neighbors who are recovering from storm effects, and we respond as we can while rejoicing in the special aid many are providing. In what ways are you in need of help as you journey toward Write2Ignite 2018? #writingjourney #write2ignite2018 #w2iteens2018
||September 17, 2018—September 25, 2018
||Where can Pilgrim receive help on the journey?
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Conference and Contest
Two weeks until the Write2Ignite conference, and three days until the Faith and Freedom writing contest ends! Don’t miss out!
You can register for the conference and check the contest guidelines here on our website.