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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Blog (10/20/11)

TITLE: Wouldn't it be Wonderful?
By Melinda Melton


Good Morning World! My name is Abbi and Iím new to this form of communication called Blogging. Iíve never understood why someone would open their mind and heart to the world but I can see where it could be a useful tool to plant seeds here and there. Iím going to give it a shot and if you want to take a stroll through my rambling mind, you are welcome to tag along.

Iíve attended many events lately where the announcer asked people to stand, face the flag and pledge allegiance. As I watch the flag billowing in the breeze, tears spring to my eyes and my heart swells when I recite our Pledge and remember my Grandfather who fought in the War to give me the freedom to do this. Then I think, wouldnít it be wonderful if these same people who love their flag, would love and honor Jesus Christ, who made the ultimate sacrifice and died for our sins? John 3:16 says ďFor God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.Ē

When the World Series ended the stadiums were packed with people wearing their favorite teamís color. Fans couldnít wait to get off work and head home to watch as each game was played. Wouldnít it be wonderful if people would flock to worship our Lord?

Iíve pondered lately about peopleís obsessions and compared it to how we should live our daily lives. Take football for instance. Now, thatís a game Iíve never understood, try as I might. Friday Night Lights is like a religion itself. Fans again flock to the stadiums to cheer their team on and travel long distances in support of their team, their kids and the band. Saturday College football is all people talk about and then comes Sunday and professional football. Many people leave church early to catch the noon game or they skip church altogether. They canít miss a minute of the game. Iím not trying to be judgmental, Iím really not. This is my rambling mind at work. People give up hours and days for their beloved sports. Can they not give one hour to our Lord Jesus Christ? Wouldnít it be wonderful?

I could go on and on with comparisons. There is our love of Television and movies, the movie starís weddings and even their deaths. These ďlovesĒ are put on a heroís pedestal. Iím not any better than anyone else. Iíve been guilty of putting material things ahead of what I should be doing.

Take this Blog for instance. I sat down with my morning cup of coffee and began my day writing about my ponderings. What I should have done is opened my Bible and had breakfast and coffee with Christ.

Tomorrow is a brand new day, full of His mercy, forgiveness and grace. Iíll talk to you then, after I have my time with Christ.

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Theresa Santy 11/03/11
What I love about this piece is the passion for Christ which bleeds through the honest lovingkindess in the way you speak. This piece is so friendly, and welcomingly informal, the way blogs are intended to be.

Love the bit or irony at the end.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/03/11
This is really good and thought-provoking. Even though the idea of posting a blog in itself isn't all that unique, I think you were quite creative with the material in the blog.

I wasn't sure how old the MC was. At first,I thought she was a young teen or even pre-teen but then kids 13or 14 don't usually drink coffee.

I think the ending was your strongest part. You made me smile and gave me quite a bit to think about. I can feel your passion in your words.
Randy Foncree11/04/11
You never have to apologize for lovingly standing for the truth...I enjoyed this and look forward to reading more of your writings...God bless you...
Catherine Maher11/05/11
Very nice way of reminding us to keep our first things first, mainly our time with the Lord. Can't wait to read more of your work. thanks.
Kristine Baker11/05/11
I liked your challenge entry by writing a blog. You write very well.
C D Swanson 11/08/11
Nice job - you kept on topic, and managed to bring forth an interesting story with meaning. I liked this!
God Bless~
Hiram Claudio11/10/11
Very nice work here. It felt like I was at your blog and reading your shared thoughts. And the message of keeping Christ first compared to all other things was awesome. Thank you!
Verna Mull 11/11/11
Really a thought provoking article. I enjoyed every bit of it.
Edmond Ng 11/17/11
An excellent description of ponderings everyone should pay attention to in comparing our love for the Lord and for the things of this world. This story is a good reminder of our need to prioritize whatever we do, and to put God first in all things. Great job!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/17/11
Congratulations for ranking 8th in your level!
Tracy Nunes 11/17/11
Great job Melinda! Congratulations!