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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Teacher (10/26/06)

TITLE: The Mind Set
By Louise Fountain
10/28/06


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As I was reflecting on the many lessons I've learned in life, I recall one lesson in particular that still stands out in my mind today.
My husband and I had just recently gotten married, and I was in the "mind set" of, what's mine is mines, and what's his is his. What we build together is ours

Anyways, I had a bad habit of throwing in my husbands face the fact that he moved into "my" apartment and that he was driving "my" car and so on.This went on for the first two years of our marriage. My husband would smetimes leave in "my" car without my knowledge or permission. When he got home, I'd be right there waiting for him with a sharp rebuke for taking "my" car.

One day I informed my husband that we were moving to another state to start a new life. I was so use to taking care of myself and making my own decisions, That I neglected to ask his imput on how he felt about us moving.

A month after moving to this other state, "my" car broke down and we did'nt have any place to live. My husband was on disability, so he went down to the social security administration and told them about our situatin. He was issued an emergency check that he used to rent "us" an apartment. He also managed to get "us" a used car. never once did he use the term, I, me, or mine. He simply handed me a key to both the apartment and car and said that I could fix the apartment up in any way I wanted.

God allowed me to loose my car and apartment in order to teach that there is nither "me" or "mine" in a marriage, but only "us" or "we". I'm truly thankful to God for sending the Holy Spirit to be our ultimate teacher. Today "we", my husband and I, are one.


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Sara Harricharan 11/03/06
An open and clear lesson. Great job.
Lisa Vest11/03/06
This could easily be turned into a great devotional by including a scripture reference and taking out some of the very casual conversational tone (i.e. "Anyways") however don't loose the conversational tone altogether. Good job.