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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Camping (07/11/05)

TITLE: Back To Nature
By Katherine Douglas
07/18/05


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What do I think about camping?
I really donít know.
I believe itís something that I would like.
I think that I would enjoy the hiking parts of it.
I think I would like sleeping out under the open sky. (though I need to have a feeling of safety, maybe a park ranger or two, and probably the only time I would use a cell phone). I think I would enjoy fishing; but I donít think I would eat my catch.

I know that it would need to be only a night or two because I love hot showers in the morning.
I know that I would have to have my own personal porta-potty; because I have issue with public restrooms, and I donít want to dig a latrine.
I know that I enjoy the personal comforts of home way too much after writing this essay and that all of my reasons for not going come from fear.

What an interesting concept, I would consider myself an outdoorsy kind of person I like to walk, ride my bike, and rollerblade. I enjoy working outside in my yard. I love star-gazing in the evening, and I even like being in the water. Yet all these things combined when I think of camping make me think of the isolation from my ďconnectionsĒ with the world, when the only sure connection is in Christ. It should be the only connection that Iím afraid of losing. How many things are on a daily basis crowding his space? How many times have I in a carefree way forced God out of the spotlight, all in the name of day to day living?

Iíll have to try this camping thing (really) it may be time to get back to nature.


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Nina Phillips07/18/05
It seems to be something to think about, while writing about (LOL) Enjoyed reading your article.
God bless ya, littlelight
dub W07/20/05
Hmmm, almost a mini protest about camping - lol. Enjoyed the article. Thanks for sharing.
Shari Armstrong 07/20/05
A very interesting perspective :) Nicely written
Brandi Roberts07/21/05
Good article! Thanks for sharing!
Michelle Fout07/23/05
You still have plenty of room for words to flesh out the dislikes of camping. It seemed a little sparse up on top but once you made the fear connection, need for Christ connection it rounded out very nicely and made a good thought provoking point of how we let fear stop us from fully exploring our world. God bless and keep writing!!
Nathan Reedy08/04/05
Hmmmmm...I can definitely tell that you're used to writing children's books. There's a definite repeat of the consistent subject and verb so you can get it stuck in people's head who's talking here. And at the end of the story, you make it clear who REALLY should be talkin'. Good jorb!