by Bob Cannon
There is great appeal in consistency, a beauty of sorts. Noah no doubt took a long time—120 years, it would seem—to build an ark in his backyard. His neighbors probably thought he had lost his mind. Despite the criticism he must have taken, he persisted, and consequently, he survived. Consider who might show up on a list of “the most famous people in history,” and you’ll find a theme: they were resolute in their dedication to a cause. Presidents like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Ronald Reagan come to mind, or religious leaders like Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Scientists like Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein would likely be included. Even men like—hold your breath—Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Karl Marx would make the list. All of them, whether with godly intentions or not, were steadfast in their pursuits. They were unwavering.
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It’s that time of year again! We’re having a short story competition. Please complete the story using the story starters below. (We provide one for grammar students and one for secondary.). Grammar school entries should be 200–500 words. Secondary school entries should be 800–1000 words. All entries must include student name, grade, parents' name, e-mail address, phone number, city, and state. Format must be Word Doc. Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org and use the subject line “Short Story Competition.” Submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 15, 2016. Judging will be based on these age groups:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Sketch
"Hannah Brown (16) lives in Wisconsin and takes online Art Studio classes through VPSA. She enjoys honing her art skills in a manner that glorifies God, and is especially thankful for the opportunity to learn from and with like-minded artists."
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