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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Before and After (05/14/09)

TITLE: How Quickly Life Changes
By Sue Peters
05/16/09


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How Quickly Life Changes

Last Thursday I was sitting in our local ice-cream store enjoying a cherry limeade with my friend at 7:30 P.M. At 2:30 A.M. I found myself in the E.R. being medicated for an allergic reaction. The jury is still out on the cause.
Upon returning home I had begun feeling nauseous. This was followed by pain in the sternal chest area. I started taking antacids. At 9:30 I went to bed and subsequently to sleep only to be awakened with the same symptoms. I consumed more antacids, until at 12:30 I wondered if this could be a heart attack, so I took some aspirins. Oddly, the aspirins seemed difficult to swallow, even though I chewed the baby aspirins. The water seemed hard to swallow, too. The left jaw area was beginning to swell. At 2:00 I realized that the swelling was distorting my mouth and there apparently was swelling in my throat.
I quickly and calmly dressed and drove to the E.R. Each step of the way I felt the hand of God on me and His wonderful guidance.
First of all, the E.R. was not very busy. Whenever this occurs it is always a plus. The doctor seemed to concur with my diagnosis and laid out the plan of treatment. The one catch was he wondered if there was anybody who could drive me home. I of course said no. My immediate family is all out of town. However a voice popped up from the bed on the other side of the room. “I can take her home” It seems that a friend that I had worked with at the hospital was being treated for a bug in her ear. She graciously waited after her treatment for me to have my procedure completed. We had a nice visit.
The following morning another friend said she was going in the direction of the hospital anyway and could take me to get my car.
Before a crisis occurs, walk with God. After it is over, and even in the midst of it Praise God. What a wonderful God we serve!

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Mary Knoll Santos05/22/09
I have prayed that you are well now, Lord willing.

Thank you for the loving warning. Life indeed is short, and how we spend it now with eternity in mind with our Master and Lord Jesus Christ is what matters.

"Let's not grow weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap" the peaceable fruit of righteousness."

God bless you.
Aylin Smith 05/24/09
Nice job. A helpful hint: Put spaces between paragraphs for smooth read.