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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Sightseeing (08/08/05)

TITLE: Lucys’ Tour
By Carrie Sund


Lets take a walk down the city streets and see the sights but this is not a tour of the physical realm but the spiritual realm. You will see angels protecting some and demons tormenting others yet the expression on their faces are the same. Most of us do not have the ability to see beyond the outward appearances of these perfect strangers and we will never know their struggles or their victories. I on the other hand was blessed with the ability to see the spiritual world around me and fight spiritual battles when He calls on me. It may be surprising to you when I tell you who the angels are protecting and who is the most tormented by the devils henchmen. Lets start our tour with the girl standing in the corner near the coffee shop with her hair died pitch black , she dressed in black from head to toe, with a nose ring and a dog collar with large spikes protruding from it. She has boots laced to her knees and several tattoos, and black nail polish and lipstick to top it off. The large silver cross she wears around her neck seems irrelevant to those who can only see her outside appearance, but I can see that she walks with the angels and has confidence in her faith. She is a prayer warrior and her cross is a symbol of her belief in God and not just a fashion statement. Next on our tour is a very common sight for me the man coming out of the coffee shop in his business suit, he has faith in God but is struggling to fight away several demons on his own. He looks and acts like he has it all together, the problem is that he does not realize that he is actually dining with the demon of pride and that is why he can not fight off the demons of lust or pornography. He wants to do it on his own he does not see he needs Gods help. The last stop on our tour is heading into his church across from the coffee shop, he is a well known pastor in this community but he has the demon of infidelity walking by his side as he enters his church. His wife has an angel with her but he is fighting the demon of depression as they are walking into church to prepare for mid-week services. These sights are far more common than you might believe the devil has a plan and he starts with those who have the most influence over others and are most affected by their outward appearances or reputation in the community. The girl who does not care much about her outward appearance and is confident in her faith is hard to touch and her fall will influence few while the fall of a well know pastor will devastate many and his career depends on his reputation and the appearance of a happy family. This is my life I see it all and God calls me when I am needed to help fight the spiritual battle around me. I pray for those around me constantly, and I hope that through this tour you have learned as well to pray for those around you. You never know what you friend or the stranger behind you in the grocery store that day is battling today.

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Shari Armstrong 08/18/05
A very good lesson in making assumpitions.
darlene hight08/19/05
Very nice slant on the topic. I would have liked to have known who the tour guide was but your descriptions were right on. For easier reading in the future try putting a little space between paragraphs. It is easier on the eyes. This is an excellent first entry.
Debra Brand08/19/05
Good start! Tighten it up and I agree with the spaces. Can't wait to read more of your work!
Jan Ackerson 08/19/05
Very original take on the topic of sightseeing. Spaces between paragraphs, and watch your run-on sentences.
Tammy Johnson08/20/05
Nice slant on sightseeing. You had some powerful sentences and I really enjoyed this piece. I agree with dividing it up and hitting "Enter" when you "enter" with a new thought. Read some of the advanced challenge entries to get a feel for what we mean.

Keep writing and developing your talent!