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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Agreement/Disagreement (01/19/12)

TITLE: Yeah, But...
By PamFord Davis


Doctors say, lose excess weight and get more exercise. I agree in principal.
Yeah, but all you can eat buffets provide such a good selection and I am too busy to work out.

My husband is firm. We must reduce our spending and stick to a budget. He is right.
Yeah, but the price of groceries and gas has tripled.

The posted speed limit is 25 mph. I realize I should slow down in school zones.
Yeah, but I am running late and there are no children in sight.

Lawyers advise everyone to make out a will. I really should get my affairs in order.
Yeah, but it is morbid to focus on death.

Apostle Paul told us to give thanks in all thanks. I have so much for which to be grateful.
Yeah, but I cannot thank God in these circumstances.

The Bible warns against gossip. I never should spread rumors.
Yeah, but that woman broke up a happy home.

Jesus said not to worry about anything. I know He can take care of me.
Yeah, but we are expecting our first child and my husband recently lost his job.

Jesus said to love my enemies. I know He forgave those who were crucifying Him.
Yeah, but terrorists hate us and have taken so many innocent lives.

God the Father sent His Son to die in my place. Jesus knew His death would save my soul. “Yeah, but” is not in the Savior’s vocabulary. In humility and trust, He obeyed His Father.

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done (Luke 22:42 NIV).”

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Janice Fitzpatrick01/26/12
The only buts there should be
are the ones worn by you and me, and they're spelled with an extra "t".:)
Very true message here! I really like this one-well written, could be used as a short devotional...
Thank the Lord that,"Yeah but.." is not in His vocabulary as you said. Keep up the encouraging and insightful writing. Amen!
C D Swanson 01/26/12
What a wonderful message! So well written, I loved this. Very creative.
Nicely done. God Bless~
Grace Merkey01/26/12
This is good. I can relate, too many yeah buts, in my vocabulary.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/26/12
This is a great bit of writing! I think that internal argument is one we all can relate to.

I did think you had tiny typo- shouldn't it be thanks in all things?

You nailed the topic in a very creative way. It's well-written and so clever. You really touched my heart.
Judy Sauer 01/27/12
Found the inner struggles between right and personal justifications very relatable. Nice work.

Be careful of typos.
I have this problem, and many of us do too.
Yeah, but this isn't a thrown stone, it's simply a comment.

Believe you meant things in the line
"Apostle Paul told us to give thanks in all thanks"

Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more of your entries in the future.
Leola Ogle 01/30/12
Great message. Keep writing, listen to the critiques and you'll grow and grow! Good job! God bless!
Terry R A Eissfeldt 01/30/12
No nonsense, fluff or overly descriptive phrases here - just the bare boned TRUTH
Jody Day 02/01/12
You really nailed our excuses. Well written, good job.
C D Swanson 02/02/12
Congratulations on your ribbon! Nice job
God Bless~
Helen Curtis02/02/12
Pam, this is excellent. I agree with the person who suggested this could be used as a devotional, it's very powerful. I will really be thinking today about my attitude towards others, and God, and checking my "yeah, but" count...could be scary I think! Well done.