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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Up and Down (04/02/09)

TITLE: Amazing Peace In Times Of Trouble
By Christine Ramey


With the economy and the war at our side my life has been an up and down battle. I have been apart from my husband now for over two years and he is finally coming home this next week. I am so exceited I can hardly stand it. We have been so busy around the house getting everything ready for him to come home. We want as much as possible for him to have a restful time once he his home. Life can bring us full of challenges at times and at times disappointments and heartaches. But it is so good to know that God is there in our corner. I know he has been there for me on several occasions within the last two years. When my husband left for Iraq I was faced with a lot of things on my plate and caring for everything around the house and with the family needs. With that my health begin to go down quickly and was forced to move back with my parents to live until my husband was home again. I could not do a lot with my health failing. I had to have help for everything. I was going from one doctors visit to another to seek help. Nothing seem to make sense during that time. That was very frustraiting to me. I soon learned during all of this that I had to have Heart Surgery and was scared to dealth of that. However, an amazing thing happened as I layed down on the operating table with an amazing peace that fell over me. I was over whelmed by it,but it kept me calm in the middle of it all. I had never felt such peace as I did in that moment. I was no longer scared or concerned with what needed to take place. I knew I was in the hands of God at that moment and he would take care of me. I have been blessed to be recovering very well from the surgery. I have had countless number of prayers and support during this time over me. It has been a challenging two years and hard on everyone involved but I am truly blessed inspite of it all. Through all of our ups and downs it has been good to know Gods love has helped us through the good and bad.

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Patricia Herchenroether04/09/09
I have felt that sense of peace a couple of times-sort of like warm glycerine pouring over me. Amazing indeed!
Splitting into paragraphs might have made it easier to read, but I'm a newbie, so what do I know?
Iris VanDeventer-Whitney04/09/09
I'm sorry, I couldn't read this. There are no breaks, and the lines went together. But, I'm a newbie also.
Iris Whitney
Jan Ackerson 04/11/09
Thanks for sharing your moving testimony.

In addition to paragraphing, a few edits for spelling and grammar will make this easier to read. You'll get the hang of it!

I'm so happy to read that your husband is coming home--how blessed you are!
Glenda Lagerstedt04/12/09
Your story is inspiring and it comes straight from your heart. Your title is perfect. God bless you.

Keep writing and learning. You are off to a great start, and you have received some very helpful comments from others to guide you.
Laura Pattillo04/15/09
I felt this same peace when I had my c-section back in August. I was nervous the whole pregnancy because I didn't know how my son's birth would go. However, once I was in surgery, I felt the same peace and was able to relax.

Keep a lookout for grammar errors. It is so easy not to notice them until its too late.