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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Clothes (11/02/12)

TITLE: A Change of Wardrobe
By Cheryl Brown
11/08/12


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A Change of Wardrobe
Strutting across campus, Sarah Jane is clad in low-cut tight-fitting jeans, a short form-revealing sweater, exposing most of her midriff, and high heels. She, like most of her friends, is engulfed in the all-about-me New Age culture of the times and looking for love and security in all the wrong places.
Fast forward five years and now Sarah Jane, by the love and grace of God through the faithful witness of a friend, is a new creation in Christ Jesus. His Spirit working through His Word, which she is reading and meditating upon in her regular quiet times and in a weekly Bible study with new- found friends, is daily transforming her thinking and subsequent actions (Romans 12:2).
Recently she was convicted to, not only go through her book and music collections, but also her closet, discarding much of her wardrobe which no longer reflected her new identity in Christ. Donít get me wrong. She doesnít dress like a monk in a monastery, but she is no longer brazenly sensual and immodestly attired. Secure in Christ and empowered by His Spirit, no longer controlled by the flesh and the surrounding culture, she is becoming what she was created to be, a beautiful woman in Christ Jesus, clothed in His righteousness and adorned with a gentle and quiet spirit (I Peter 3:4) -- and modest apparel (I Timothy 2:9).


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/10/12
This is a short but right to the point piece. I think you did an outstanding job of getting your point across without it feeling preachy or like a lecture.

The word strutting is a perfect word that really shows the attitude of the character. I'd love to see some more showing in this piece. For example the next part has the word is in it which is a passive verb. You could make it an active sentence with a descriptive verb like adorned, don, or clad.

I think the scriptures you used were a great representation to back up your message. You didn't put too many in, and I think they will intrigue readers to read the verses and really meditate on them. I also think you did a nice job in representing the topic. :)
Randy Foncree11/10/12
Nice entry, thanks for sharing...God bless and keep honing your writing skills...
Myrna Noyes11/14/12
I enjoyed reading how the woman's wardrobe changed when she came to faith in Christ. Often our clothes DO tell others something about us! We want to be a modest, positive, beautiful witness by our words, our actions, and our appearance. I really liked your final description of this woman. Good job!
Myrna Noyes11/15/12
CONGRATULATIONS, Cheryl, on your 2nd place level win! WAY TO WRITE!! :D