I took last week off, which means I haven’t written a main blog post since before the 4th of July. It’s given me a lot of time to think about freedom.
How do you celebrate the freedom of our nation? What do you know about the history of Independence Day that readers would want to know? How has our view of freedom changed since we first declared it in 1776?
How can you inspire your readers vote responsibly? How can you motivate them to fight the erosion of our freedoms? How can you encourage them to act on the issues that are most important to them?
Freedom in Christ
How does the freedom we have in Christ impact your life? How does it affect the decisions you make?
How does the freedom we have in Christ intersect with our freedom as a nation? How does your relationship with Christ make you a better citizen?
Writing for Freedom
Whether you share your own story or you offer insights to your readers on how to become more politically involved, you, as a writer, are in a unique position. We have freedom of the press in this country. You can spur your readers on to action to stand for our freedom.
Think about the wide variety of ways you can do it:
- a personal experience piece through which you share a story from your family, your military service (or someone else’s service), or your community service on how your faith journey impacts your citizenship, etc.
- a how-to article on how to stand for the issues that are important to you
- a historical piece
- fiction that uses freedom as a theme
- poetry inspired by freedom
- a devotion the blends Scripture and insights on our rights and responsibilities as citizens
- a personality profile that focuses on someone on the front lines of ensuring our freedom
- a story or article for children that helps them understand the cost of freedom and its importance in our lives.
I hope this has sparked some ideas for you. You can use your unique experiences and insights to help your readers understand the power of freedom.
© Deborah Christensen