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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Don't Cut off Your Nose to Spite Your Face" (without using the actual phrase or litera (02/14/08)
TITLE: Ellie & Zach
By Donna New
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Ellie and Zach have been together about a month. Zach moved here from New York and is a quiet, gentle and polite gentleman. The only trouble with that is quiet people are sometimes easily swayed. His friends have been telling him that he doesn't need to be with Ellie. He asks why and they say she's a goodie-two-shoes that hangs out with Mollie.
Ellie and Mollie have been friends since 6th grade. Ellie helps Mollie with her homework sometimes. Mollie makes her blue ribbon peach pie for Ellie once a month because of the help. They have a system and it works. And they are BFF until one of them gets married. Once they marry they've both decided that their grooms take the place of BFF.
Well, Zach is beginning to wonder if no one will hang out with him if he keeps dating Ellie. Ellie's popular but she's kind of weird. He's not sure about the church-going and the way she doesn't cater to her more popular friends. So he begins to distance himself from her, becomes a little cool emotionally.
She asks him about it and he explains his feelings. She tells him that each person matters to God no matter what their economic level or their IQ or their ability to be cool. She can't change that part of her and she tells him she wouldn't change that if she could. Jesus didn't have favorites and He hung out with the outcasts and the more popular.
Zach wonders why this all mattered to Ellie. Ellie says that God is not in a box that she only keeps inside her for Sundays. The Lord is intimately involved in every decision she makes. Zach never had met anyone like Ellie. He said "Ellie, we need to talk more later. I want to hear more of this. You are a multifaceted lady. I can't say I agree with you yet but you put forth a very good case. And at least it is very quirky but pretty view of life. You are a surprise a day girl!"
Ellie and Zach made it through this little bump in the road. And Ellie knew just how to pray for him a little better. Time and the Lord are on her side so Zach might be in for more surprises.
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