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The House that Christ Built
by Deborah Porter 
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"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

~ Hebrews 10:25 NIV ~

* * *

The Mother

Kate entered the Sanctuary like a whirlwind, with her small son squealing and baby daughter sobbing.

"Why do I bother?” Kate asked in exasperation.

Then she remembered her Sunday School days and realised that even though it required a sacrifice, she was making an eternal investment in her children’s lives. (50 words)

* * *

The Seeker

Bob sat with arms firmly crossed in the very back row. He didn’t want to be there, yet for some reason had traded the Sunday comfort of his bed for a cold, hard pew. He didn’t believe in all this God stuff, but had come anyway – needing to find truth. (50 words)

* * *

The New Believer

With a smile that spread from ear to ear, Dawn almost skipped through the church doors. Just one week ago she’d found the truth she’d been searching for all her life. Jesus was Lord and now every moment not spent praising Him just seemed like a huge waste of time! (50 words)

* * *

The Prayer Warrior

At the venerable age of 82, Jack had been given the unofficial title of Church Grandfather. Everyone loved this dear saint, but not everyone realised just what a treasure he was in their midst. They never knew the battles that Jack fought for them every day – on his knees. (49 words)

* * *

The Worship Leader

Susie could feel the old familiar butterflies dancing in her stomach as she stepped up to the microphone to lead worship that morning.

“Oh Lord,” she whispered, “be glorified in our praise and use me to take these precious people before Your Throne.”

And that’s exactly what He did. (49 words).

* * *

This is the House that Christ Built!

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Susan Cousins 22 Aug 2007
I really enjoyed reading "The House that Christ Built". You were meant to write for OUR LORD! This is the first I have read of your work and of course I will read on... Thanks for being a blessing to all of us. Susan
B Brenton 16 Sep 2005
Another simple to read and entertaining, thought-provoking read. Less is more, they always say...
Nancy Hardy 09 Feb 2005
What a realistic picture you paint. Praising the Lord you are so graciously sharing the talent He has bestowed you with. - Nancy
Haneefah Angulo 23 Dec 2004
I love this Deb! The entire piece is great but, I love the part about the New Believer and, the Prayer Warrior. I can relate to the both of them better than the others. I see myself in this piece. It's so cool. Thank you for sharing this. I love it. God bless you!
Rita Garcia 27 Sep 2004
Deb, Since I am a newer member I am not familiar with your writing, I am now a convert, I will be devouring more. WOW! what a blessing! Rita
L.M. Lee 26 Sep 2004
what a truly unique way to paint a picture of the Body
Peter D. Mallett 20 Jul 2004
Too true, always good to hear from you. I have been without a computer off and on for about a year, but have been reading you when I go to the library, or use another computer. I posted a short poem, and hope to be doing more again soon. God is Good!
Helen Dowd 03 Jul 2004
Great short stories. It takes talent to tell a meaningful story in 50 words or less, but of course, you DO have talent. God bless you, Debbie. Haven't seen recent articles from you. Come back. Write more. I neglected FW too for awhile, but it is good to be back.
Robert Drury 09 Jun 2004
Debbie, It has a succinctness that delightfully defies description! We want more...We want more! ...
Whitney Nemecek 20 Nov 2003
Loved it, Mum. I was afraid, when I saw you had a new article posted, that I wouldn't have time to read it. Usually they are lengthy (which I love, don't get me wrong). It's just that since I only have a few minutes each day, I was hoping I'd have time to read this one. And I did! I really liked it. Will it make it into your...um..."project"? ;) Whitney N.
13 Oct 2003
Deb I can relate to all except perhaps the Prayer Warrior ( not quite 82 --yet!)You captured the thoughts and feelings of all of them with real concise insight. Klaus
Johann Moller 11 Oct 2003
Excellent as usual Debbie. Prayer warrior my favourite.
Melody Tregear 21 Sep 2003
Deb these are wonderful! I particularly like Prayer Warrior and New Believer, though all of them are good. And you were worried!?!
Donna Haug 21 Sep 2003
Debbie, I loved the "Prayer Warrior". Awesome! Glad you squeezed into the challenge!!
shannon knutsen 21 Sep 2003
Great Job! It's hard to pick a favorite. I'd say that I liked Prayer Warrior the best, but The Mother and New Believer really struck a chord with me, as well. I definately have felt the same on Sunday mornings! God Bless! Shannon
Violet Nesdoly 21 Sep 2003
Well done, Deb. I like the way you tied these together with your title - little pictures of different people in the 'house.' They're all good, but I'm with many others and favor "Prayer Warrior." ~ Violet
Jody Goode 21 Sep 2003
I join with the rest, Prayer Warrior is my favorite. My mind went on to see "Grandpa Jack" suit up in his armor and fight the unseen battle on my behalf! The rest were great, too. Each one depicting unique stones lain upon the Master Cornerstone of God's blessed Church. Excellent - Jody
Donna Anderson 21 Sep 2003
:) And it's HIS love that makes the house a home! I especially liked NEW BELIEVER - that should be the way we always feel! Wonderful!


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