Bonnie S. Calhoun

Bonnie S. Calhoun is the Founder and Publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine . She is also the Owner and Director of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance which is the parent organization for the magazine.

In addition to her passion for spreading the word about Christian fiction, Bonnie is also an author of snarky suspense. Her novel Cooking The Books (A Sloane Templeton Mystery) will release from Abingdon Press in April 2012. It is presently available for digital e-reader download if you are a book reviewer. Go to, Abingdon Press as the publisher.

Media Change

A Different Kind of New Year’s Resolution

Jessica DottaWelcome to 2012.

The bad news: Supposedly the world comes to a catastrophic end this year on December 21.

I think, therefore (nevermind the fact that none of us actually subscribe to the ancient Mayan religion), we should make this year count! Big-time! We should make super cool 2012 New Year’s resolutions!

So what’s it gonna be?

Lose weight? Exercise more? Write 1,000 words a day? Read at least one nonfiction book this year?

Nah! Too plain. I mean this is our last chance (writer is not responsible for those who have not researched the second coming of Christ and believe this) to change our lives!

What about deciding to be more intentional about serving others? What if we took just a pinch out of our “me” time and invested somewhere where it could yield greater results?

Earlier this year, I called Bonnie Calhoun, hoping some of her bloggers would be willing to join Media Change and answer its call for bloggers.

Bonnie was awesome. She not only offered to tell her bloggers about Media Change, but she offered this month’s column so I could tell you, too, about Media Change.

Media ChangeSimply put, Media Change is an organization uses media to fight poverty.

Here’s how. For $5,000 the people at Media Change created a video and Website campaign to raise funds for clean drinking water in Darfur, Sudan. The money went to creating media: the logo, Website, video, and advocacy products. The campaign helped raise over $500,0000, and 50,000 people now drink clean water in Sudan.

Media is a powerful tool! However, we rarely tap into its potential for building the kingdom. What do we use media for? Well, according to U. S. Census data, Americans spent over a trillion dollars last year on entertainment. What’s amazing is that for only one-third of what we spent on entertainment, we could have ended world hunger and world thirst! *United Nations

Surely we can do better.

Media Change - Coming soon from Watermelon Ministries on Vimeo.

We’re looking for a community of people willing to take $10 a month out of their entertainment budgets and use it to fight poverty. We could really use your help as we launch. It would be amazing if a segment of the entertainment industry—Christian publishing—took a stand with us.

Would you consider supporting Media Change in 2012, whether financially or creatively?

Here’s how:

1.) Give $10 a month
2.) Use the platform that God gave you to fight poverty by reposting on Facebook or re-tweeting what we’re doing at Media Change

I hope you’ll check us out at

Feel free to write me at


Jessica Dotta has earned the right to wear the title of: Social Media Specialist, Consultant, Publicist, Brand Manager, Editor, Writer, Social Activist, and Business Manager. But the only titles that matter to her are: Called – Redeemed – Beloved – Known by the Father – Daughter – Accepted. . . and Mom. Her life has recently undergone a shaking—one that uprooted nearly every trace of her former life. You’ll have forgive her unconventional articles as she’s still working out her perspective. She knows one thing though. The most humble person she ever encountered lived in near obscurity—but sent ripples of change into the world. All because he took the time to care about each hurting person he met. He wasn’t Jesus, but he followed the Great Shepherd and left a legacy. She wants to follow that path. You can find her on and at