2016 Scoring Elements

OCW Cascade Writing Contest and Awards 2016 Scoring Elements Contemporary Fiction Book, Published or Unpublished ________ Opening hooks readers and draws them into the story. (10) ________ Backstory and facts are provided in a natural and interesting way. (10) ________ Writing is fresh and original, demonstrating the author’s voice. (10) ________ Character motivation is strong enough to move the story …

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December Prayer Time

Heavenly Father, We honor You as sovereign King and Creator of everything. Nothing has come into existence except by Your power and wisdom. You spread out the heavens like a curtain. You will roll them up and destroy the present heaven and earth with fire. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken. We put our trust in You.

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November Prayer Time

by Lindy Swanson, Prayer Team Member “The desert will blossom . . . with rejoicing and shout of joy . . . They will see the glory of the Lord, the majesty of our God. Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble” Isaiah 35:2–3 (nasb) Heavenly Father, Thank You for joy that comes from Your presence, for preparing the way into Your presence by the blood and flesh …

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