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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Calm (emotionally) (09/13/07)

TITLE: Still Waters Run Deep
By Regina Russell
09/19/07


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Calm Waters

And the peace of Christ, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3 or 4

Still waters run deep.

Somehow, when I have a perspective on something, it doesnít seem so fearsome. I can look at from all sides, and understand it.

Like when I lost my job and didnít freak out, because I knew, from experience or maybe prayer and trust, that I would be okay. It comes from knowing God is my Source and his supply doesnít run out.

It stems from suffering and coming through the other side of the river and finding peace, and with that peace, a new found strength, that I lacked before.

I also read scripture and listen to hymns. I have the Elvis Presley Gospel CD. Donít laugh, he was actually a good singer. My favorite song on the CS is Peace in the Valley. Elvisí voice is smooth and the a capella singers backing him up combined with the lyrics about peace in the valley and no sorrow or sadness makes for a calming experience.

In support groups, newer members are asked to find a mentor who has time in the program.

This mentor provides perspective, information in which to make wise decisions and support. Having a mentor who has gone through the same situation and knows what I am feeling, puts me at ease. Thatís why I like reading biographies rather than fiction, because the trials happened to a real person and that person got through. So I can. I can do all things through Christ who bequeaths his strength to me.

Finally, as trite as it sounds, letting go and letting God, really does work. When I invite the Almighty into my situation, it flows much to my amazement and benefit.


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Kristen Hester09/22/07
You share some very valuable words of wisdom here. Thank you for them.

I chuckled at your reference to Elvis and your "don't laugh" comment. Oh--I wasn't laughing that you liked Elvis, but that you said, "don't laugh." Actually, that personal part was my favorite. I would suggest adding more personal things to your essay. It will help the reader connect with you and relate to your message.

Nice writing. Keep it up.
Beth LaBuff 09/26/07
I really like your "calm waters" and "still waters run deep". There are some wonderful thoughts in just your title alone.

As a music lover, I'm sure I've heard the Elvis version you mention. (and I'm not laughing :)

I want to remember your title. Thanks for writing this.