Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Four Ways For A Christian Writer To Win A Publishing Package HERE



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Uncles/Aunts (04/17/08)

TITLE: Peace in the Midst of a Stormy Ailment
By Jocelyn Hollins
04/21/08


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

I admire my Aunt Joan. I observe as she battles with cancer, she continues to press forward. Though times get rough, she still prays for me as I pray for her. When Im having a bad day, she uplifts my spirit. When shes having a bad day, I uplift her spirit.

I struggle with major depression and anxiety. Anxiety can be paralyzing fear that wont let go. Depression debilitates; it makes one feel unmotivated, weak, and extremely fatigue. Even though my aunt struggles with cancer, she identifies with my ailment.

Christian family members need one another. Building one another up in Christ is what God commands. In this world we will have tribulations, but Jesus overcomes the world through peace. Its peace that we need, not material possessions; not a million dollars, not a fancy car or home; We need Jesus.

Jesus supplies all our needs. When we lack in food, clothing or shelter, Jesus has a way of providing those basic human needs. We are commanded to pray and have faith that our needs would be met.

On a further note, Im an Aunt. I have a nephew whos five and a niece who will be seven in May. I hope to be a godly example to my niece and nephew as they grow older. Already, my young niece struggles with emotional turmoil. I want to be there for her when times get rough. I want to encourage her when shes having a bad day. I want to show her as she gets older, that she can cope with emotional distress.

God can do the impossible. When doctors say nothing can be done about our ailments, God steps in. Gods grace is sufficient in our weakness. Our weakness shows up Christ -- for without Christ, we are nothing; we cant be healed without Christ. I Thank God for his mercy and goodness. It is He who will set me, my Aunt Joan, and my seven year old niece free.

As Christian families encourage one another, we will grow stronger together. We overcome through the Prince of Peace.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE

JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 315 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Dee Yoder 04/24/08
It's good to have family that can help us when the chips are down. You offered good insight into the role of the aunt and how important that relationship can be. Blessings to you as you continue to write!
Glynis Becker 04/29/08
Beautiful tribute to a beloved aunt. I pray that you both continue to support each other through your trials. Thanks for sharing this!
Norma-Anne Hough05/01/08
Really enjoyed reading your article. Aunts are a blessing especially when they pray with you and for you. Blessings.