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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Click (04/18/13)

TITLE: Faced with a Challenge
By Cinda Carter


The beginning of a new generation the power of the television is a Click Away.

In the baby boomers generation there was only black and white television and there was always the ordeal of the rolling screen and not to mention the getting up and the changing of the channels. A few channels to be had. NO CLICK!

Then came out the council T.V. set with the colored screen. Just think colored T.V. there were no ratings on T.V. at that time because their were programs like Bozo's Circus, Howdy Doodey Time, I Love Lucy and many more family shows that they had for entertainment. But of course there was the hassle of needing to get up and change the channel until you found something and there was also the T.V. Guide if you did not want to change all the channels by the turn of a switch. NO CLICK!

As years went by some people even owned two T.V. sets. Unheard of at that time but we seemed to think we were moving up in the world. You had family shows such as Happy Days, The Walton's, Little House on the Prairie, Andy Griffith but somehow movies with violence and sexually oriented movies were geared towards the adults and got even worse. But Still, NO CLICK!

As the years progressed they developed the smaller T. V. council set with the clicker as a tool to switch through the channels without having to get up to change them. What a revelation. Although we still had our T.V. Guides to help us along. Just the beginning of the CLICK!

Movies and T.V. shows are ten times worse with T.V. ratings and the advertisements you need to thumb through to get past them. No more time to set at the table to eat with family and friends. How could of all this happened in such a short period of time in our generation. To become complaisant in our lives and just let everything go by without even realizing where we are for today. CLICK! CLICK!

We seemed to have lost ourselves in a world that is as unrealistic as some of the movies we watch. It crept up on us before we even realized what we were doing. It has been so, engraved into us even as a Christian we just want to set back and relax after a hard days work and sit in front of the T.V. CLICK! CLICK! CLICK!

Grant it there are still some good Christian shows and movies that have come out lately where they are sharing the gospel of Christ in a whole new way. This is a new revelation to this generation. To choose is good. There is an answer to the problem. Click off the T.V. until you know for sure it is within God's perimeters.

Dear Lord, bring us back to the basics in our lives. Family things to do. Eating at the table with family and friends. Getting to know each other but most of all getting to know our Father in Heaven by spending time with Him. NO MORE CLICK!!!

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Patsy Hallum04/25/13
AMEN! a lesson well explained. Hope it touches a lot of readers and teaches them to click off the TV.
Judith Gayle Smith04/28/13
This is most excellent, and too sadly true . . .

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/28/13
This is a great devotion. You do a fantastic job of tackling the topic. I always like it when a devotion starts with a real life story and something many can relate to and yours certainly did that.

The red ink I offer is tiny things. You might be surprised at how many times you used the word T.V. It's not an easy word to replace, but you could vary it some with television or TV or set. Another thing you could do is combine some of your sentences like this: Then came out the colored console, yet still no need for ratings yet because...

Overall, I think you did a splendid job on this piece. Your prayer was lovely and one of my favorite parts. many people may not know how to pray, so I always enjoy it when someone shows it's just a heart to heart. You did a great job !
Cheryl Harrison04/29/13
So true. Clever idea for the topic. I enjoyed the progression in your devotional and I liked your ending. There are a few grammatical and spelling errors, but with practice,that's an easy thing to fix. Keep writing for the Lord!
Alicia Renkema04/29/13
I really liked the ending of your piece. Eating dinner together as a family and praying with one another are so important. If you aren't in a challenge buddy group yet, you might want to consider going on forums and looking for a thread that talks about getting a buddy. Welcome and thanks for sharing your writing. I will look forward to hearing more from you. Blessings...
Ellen Carr 05/01/13
This was a clever take on the topic and your message rings true. I suggest that you always use a spelling checker and check your writing several times. I find it is so easy to miss errors when I write so I need to check it over a few times. Keep on writing!
Loren T. Lowery05/01/13
A great reminder of where we might be headed if we don't consider our ways. Nice job and enjoyed your insights and the way you've presented your thoughts.
Bea Edwards 05/01/13
This was an informative stroll through the era of TV and how it has impacted our culture. Well done.