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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Ding-Dong (05/16/13)

TITLE: Going to the Chapel
By Janelle Goodwin


Going to the Chapel
January 7, 2000; 7pm with seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen. Our colors are purple and gold, the colors of royalty. Here I am, waiting to walk down the aisle, watching our attendants walk to their assigned spots, seeing Chad walk to the front, knowing that he is Godís perfect man for me. God ordained our marriage and everything about our courtship.
I knew that God had called me to be a wife to a man in ministry. I had already spent too many years looking for a boyfriend. I had come to the conclusion to just focus on God. During my nightly prayer time one night I just poured my heart out to God. I just confessed to Him my desire to have a husband and I knew that it was my calling to be a wife, but I loved God so much that if being in love with a man caused me to leave my first love; God, then I did not want to get married. I did not want the devotion of my heart to change from God. He was first in my life and I did not want anyone else to take His place.
One Saturday night at a singing Chad sang, ďI felt your prayers when you were praying for meĒ, while enjoying the song God spoke to me. He said Chad was the man that I had been praying for all these years. I was so excited. That night I told our friend what God had said to me and he and his wife made further plans to get us together. It did not take long. The next day as our friends were finding out Chadís true feelings for me, God spoke to Chad and he confessed that I was the one for him. That night Chad and I continued to get to know each other.
A Lady of Virtue is a helpmate to her husband and as a helpmate this lady completes and fulfills all needs of her husband in the areas of prayer, emotion, social, and spiritual needs. God knew that Chad and I were complete opposites, but He also knew that what we needed most was each other, for everywhere that one of us is weak, the other one is strong; we complete each other.
In just five short months God put all plans together for us to have the wedding of our dreams. He laid out all of the details as Chad and I made each of the decisions God was the center of everything. Ding-Dong, the wedding bells rang, it was finally time for us to go to the chapel to get married.

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Joanne Sher 05/25/13
What a neat story. God is good - so glad you could see the answer to your prayer, and that you shared it with us.
lynn gipson 05/26/13
A beautiful, God chosen love story. You have a good talent for expressing your feelings.

Very well written. You might want to double space between paragraphs to make it easier to read. Other than that, I thought this was lovely.
Genia Gilbert05/27/13
This is such a good approach to marriage--putting God first. You can't go wrong there. Sad that it is often not even a consideration, even among Christians. Well written and interesting all the way.
C D Swanson 05/27/13
I enjoyed this beautiful story, so well done and entertaining, with a great message to boot.

God bless~
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/28/13
This is a sweet testimony about how God does use us to help one another. I noticed some tiny errors in punctuation, like the comma goes inside the quotation marks most of the time. The tense seems a tiny bit off since you were speaking of an event definitely 13 years in the past, but used the present tense. Those are tiny things though that a good challenge buddy or critique group might help you catch. You did a nice job of writing on topic while still presenting an important message. Good job.