Answering the Questioner


It’s not enough to just be right if we want God to use us to reach people with the Gospel. Our rightness only serves ourselves if we alienate people by our attitude and choice of words. Failure to show interest in people as individuals comes across as an attempt to propagate one of a myriad of doctrines and treating people as another notch on our belt.

We live in a world where many are talking, but few listening, all while broken hearts cry out, “Does anyone hear me?”

Click below to continue reading my entry in RZIM Connect’s 2019 Writing Competition. I’m no trained apologist or theologian, just small fry in a sea full of big fish—but I couldn’t resist. 😉

Topic: Why is it so important to answer not only the question, but also the questioner?

While you’re there be sure to check out some of the great entries and all that Ravi Zacharias Ministries and RZIM Connect offers and show your support with those little heart buttons!

*But before you click through to read my entry, please scroll down for a few other special announcements! 🙂

Answering the Questioner

On Tuesday December 3rd, at 9 p.m. Eastern I will once again have the privilege of being the live victim, oh, I mean interviewee, on #PJNET Live with Coach Mark Prasek. Click Here Then click “Enter Here,” to watch live.

Bonus! Award winning author, speaker, Author Del Duduitteacher, Del Duduit follows at 9:30 p.m. ET. on #PJNET Live! Del is bold, thought provoking, inspiring and entertaining, whether the topic is sports, politics, culture,

or the Christian faith. Check out two of his new book releases, First Down Devotions and Impossible Faith. His books make great Christmas gifts, as do the other books in my sidebar and on my resources page.

You may also want to consider my pastor’s wife, Lori Ganiear’s newly released album, Power (All this Time) here.

(I’m working on the drop down menu and adding more resources.)

And Two More Writing Awards!

You know how the Bible says all things work to the good of those who love God? In this case sidelined roadside in a broken car led to a 3rd place Ohio Christian Writers Conference (OHCWC) Blue Seal Award for the resulting devotional. —Thank you Serious Writer and OHCWC!

—You may read GPS – God’s Positioning System here

Rachael-M-Colby-GPS-God's-Positioning-System-Ohio-Christian_Writrs-Conference-2019-3rd-Place-The Blue -Seal Award

Jerry B. Jenkins —Watching three years of your Manuscript Repair and Rewrite classes in the Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild helped me get the word count down from over 2,400 to the required under 1,500 for this contest. It was so hard as I also needed to preserve the tone of the piece. I didn’t think I could do it, but recognized it as a good writing exercise and determined to keep going until I could go no further. Twelve minutes before the deadline I submitted my article at 1,498 words. Thank you, Jerry!

Humbled and grateful for the call to write for God.

Honored to win 1st Place for my article, Welcome to My Dysfunction. —Thank you Ohio Christian Writers Conference Serious Writer Angie Duduit Victoria Duerstock for all you do to help writers! 

—I will post the updated version of Welcome to My Dysfunction that I submitted to the contest at a later date. 🙂


Hoping to have a new and unusual blog post up for you soon. In the meantime, don’t forget to read my article on RZIM Connect’s site here:        Answering the Questioner 

Thank you for joining me on the journey. God bless you.


© 2019 Rachael M Colby Tattoo It On Your Heart

Author: Rachael M Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaith Chat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, and on the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate. Her WIPs include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website,—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

3 thoughts on “Answering the Questioner”

  1. Congratulations again on your recent writing awards Ms. Rachael. Well-deserved ma’am. Am looking forward to reading your full article later today. We must all be accountable for our words, actions, and deeds. Not only in what we say or do, but in how we say and do them. God sees our motives, even when we sometimes don’t. Great lesson here. God’s blessings ma’am.

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  2. Thank you for speaking the truth in love and reminding us that others need us to care, really care, before they can hear what we have to say. Thank you for being obedient to God’s calling on your life — to write His truth in your words and experience.


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