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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: The Critique/Review (for writers) (05/06/10)

TITLE: God's Correction
By Ernie Earth


God corrects me so that I can be of better use to Him and others. He not only is preparing me for the here and now, but also He is preparing me for eternity.

On Sunday morning I treat myself to breakfast at a restaurant near my church. While walking from the restaurant to church, God told me, He wanted to quite arguing about my opinion.

I responded to GOD, by saying, Donít we have the same opinion. In one minute He showed me 60 times that He had showed me that my opinion was wrong. Why should I argue about my opinion and try to convince you that I am right and you are wrong. The chances are good that later down the road, God will show me that my opinion was off the mark or just plain wrong.

In the same was I need someone to help me correct may writing. I really like the way I string words together, and my unique way of seeing things. But after a friend looks at what I writing, I often find out that the idea that I was trying to convey, never left my mind to find its way into my written words.

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AnneRene' Capp05/13/10
You nailed the core of what needs to be at the center of every Christian writers heart. Perseverance...which when traveled through in suffering, produces patience and hope. (Romans 5)

Overcome what every writer feels, and remember that with practice, more practice and Jan and Ann's freebie classes, :)---we all learn to write well, what we are feeling. Hang in there.

Joanna Stricker05/13/10
As a beginner writer, I also find that sometimes what I meant to say, didn't come out that way at all! And I have found that getting other's input has strengthened my writing beyond what I could have done on my own. I found your words very true and I enjoyed your straight-forward, honest way of showing how God's correction has enriched your life.
Maria Kana Santos05/14/10
I appreciate your thoughts on the rightness of God's judgments of us and for us.

"The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes." From Psalm 19.

Be encouraged, fellow writer!
Mildred Sheldon05/14/10
You did a wonderful job and listening to others who have been where you are gives us strength and helps us become better writers. Sometimes my mind sees what it wants to say but I don't always seem to get it down on paper.
Theresa Santy 05/17/10
I love this: " I often find out that the idea that I was trying to convey, never left my mind to find its way into my written words."

This happens to me often!
Melinda Todd05/19/10
Very well said. Isn't it true, we argue with what we KNOW God is telling us? I enjoyed your article very much :)
Dusti (Bramlage) Zarse05/21/10
You certainly conveyed your thoughts in this one! Good job! I could fully relate! I wrote a story once. I thought it was brilliant, but no one in my creative writing class understood it. I was heartbroken, but I took solice in the fact that God still loved it, even when others didn't, and I used the experience to learn a few things. Keep writing. If it's in you to be a writer, that makes you a writer, and you should never give up.
Carol Penhorwood 05/31/10
Well said, Ernie. I bet if the truth were told, we all struggle with this very same thing. It's not easy to convey by pen what lies heavy on the heart.
Nancy Sullivan 06/03/10
Keep writing, Ernie. God will help you get His message across. He created unique individuals, and the special qualities that are you need to come through.