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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Bloom (11/22/12)

TITLE: Cracking The DA VINCI Code
By clarissa aguilera


Ring, Ring! “Can somebody answer that, Ring, Ring? “Hello, Sandy”, it’s me, Sherry, “Do you have a minute?” I really need to talk to you; I just received a phone call from Dr. Peters. Dr. Peters diagnosed Kyle with (O.C.D).

Oh, Sandy, “She began to weep, bitterly on the phone. “Why would God do something like this?” I don’t understand”, Sherry...? I paused in silence as I heard a still small voice (2 CORINTHIANS 12:9) but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

At that moment, I asked Sherry to please calm down, “I‘ll be there in 20 min.” I quickly ran upstairs and got on my hands and knees and began to pray; father, help Sherry understand that every good thing, and bad situation, comes from you, give her an understanding heart as I try and comfort her in time of need.

O.C.D, “…mm” Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior, I was quickly drawn to the dictionary and (My Owners Manuel) to the “ Human Being Body” which is the B.I.B.L.E. (BASIC – INSTUCTIONS –BEFORE – LEAVING – EARTH) “I broke it up within seconds.”

“(Through the grace of God I was able to break it all down, and look at it in a positive perspective.)”

Sherry would have to put a little extra time on top of, all her time and energy, into her son Kyle.(2 TIMOTHY 1: 7) NIV. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline. “Kyle who is six-teen, needs to be in control of his life, and be strong in the lord. So that he can bloom into the man of God, God called him to be; to mature into achievement of one’s potential.

• #1. OBOSESSIVE: worrying uncontrollably; worrying compulsively about something or things generally.

“Which is sister to obsession? “I took obsession and broke it up.”

• #2. OBSESSION: preoccupation; an idea or feeling that completely occupies the mind.

“So, (this is the state of the mind), “if you continue to entertain the thought, which is (worry), it can easily turn into an uncontrollable thought process, that turns into a disorder.

• #3.DISORDER: illness a medical condition involving a disturbance to the usual functioning of the mind or body. “So a lack of order, huh? Again, that still little voice spoke to me (1CORINTHIANS 14:33) NIV. For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.

“I got to thinking the medical conditions of course would come from a doctor’s perspective, being a doctor? (MATTHEW 10:32) “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. Then, I took compulsive and broke it down.

• #4 COMPULSIVE: driven to do something; driven by an irresistible inner force to do something. “So I thought driven by an inner force? (ROMANS 7: 17) NIV. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.

Within minutes I was out the door, on my way to sherry’s house.

Hi, Sherry, “get in” “get in” quickly; I did some research, on (O.C.D.) “you are not going to believe this. I feel like I just cracked the DA VINCI code. “Oh, Sandy, you’re so silly “, and always been good at getting me to smile at my worse.

Really, “Sherry, here read this, “I’m really not in the mood to read Sandy, “okay, let me make it short and straight to the point, Sherry God has touch your son for all the right reasons. Sandy, I don’t understand “I’m sorry”. “He’s blessed, Sherry?

Bottom-line God is calling him through the (O.C.D); he needs to believe in God. “God wants Kyle to be in control and not allow the O.C.D. to override the faith of god. God is simply asking who is it that you believe, the doctor’s negative report, or Jesus Christ our Lord. (MATTHEW 19:26) NIV. Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

“Sweetie, God wants Kyle to flourish and bloom into excellence, to shine. This is his way of getting your undivided attention. “Yeah, I guess you’re right; God does work in mysterious ways, doesn’t he?

Sherry smiled, shook her head, wiped her tears and said, not only are you crazy, “You are, truly heaven sent, for real.”

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/29/12
I enjoyed this story. The title intrigued me and I smiled at the pacing of the MC. It is obvious that her heart is in the right place and she is eager to comfort her friend.

You had some little technical mistakes When a new person is speaking, make sure you start a new paragraph even if the person only said a word or two. I think you missed a capital letter on one of the names too. These are all things a critique group or challenge buddy could help you with. If you can't find one on the message boards, feel free to PM me and I'll try to help.

I really liked your message. Even with something modern (the diagnosis not actually the disorder) the Bible still holds the answers. When you stop and think about it, it's pretty amazing but then God does have the upper hand and knows our needs way before we realize them ourselves. Thank you for sharing this endearing story.
Christina Banks 11/30/12
You have a very interesting story here. I like the characters that you created, and the situation is intreging. I was distracted by the way that you used quote marks. I'm standing in line with Shann. If you need some help, PM me and I'll do my best to help. You really have done a good job with this topic.
C D Swanson 12/04/12
The Lord has plans for us and they are to make us prosper...and to excel. And, they are for our good. This was a very good entry with compelling thoughts and messages. Thank you

God bless~
Phyllis Inniss12/05/12
A very compelling story. I like the way you used scripture to show how to overcome every difficulty in Kyle's disorder. Also you used the disorder to show how God can allow him to bloom. I also like the way your confidence and positive attitude in the Lord was able to bring Sherrie around from concentrating on the Doctor's diagnosis to Christ's healing. Well done!