Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  

Win A Publishing Package HERE            

The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Omnishambles (05/01/14)

TITLE: Tumbling Down
By Karen Emmer
05/01/14


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

The blocks came tumbling down. Like boulders on a hillside with nothing to stop them.
First came the finances. Small and innocuous blocks that had no serious impact on the young couples lives. They prayed for a quick fix during dinner one night, then tucked their credit card debt into a refinance on their five year old home.
Sizeable chunks began to fall out of nowhere when the young bride took on a new, better paying job. They needed a more durable, more elegant vehicle. New tires, new shocks, an unexpected pregnancy, The young couple prayed an easy pregnancy, but three months of morning sickness, noon and night sickness, made the remaining months tight. They hoped to God that she would be able to return to work once the baby was born.
Hectic nights. Late night feedings. Lack of sleep. Church became a distant memory. Too many hours spent at the office, too few nights together, and the pillars of the marriage began to crumble. Communication was the first to fall, and neither one could remember when it happened. And prayer didnít seem to work anymore.
A difference of opinion. A denial of any wrong doing. A long foreboding silence.
Finally, Trust caved in. Secrets. Accusations. Tears. Their marriage was omnishambles, and only the Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent God could bring healing and reconciliation.
Guilt and shame brought the repentant father and shame-filled mother to their knees.
She had not meant to reject the Cornerstone of their marriage, the author and finisher of their faith. He had not meant to neglect the wife of his youth, nor cause her to doubt.
Praying and kneeling soon brought forgiveness and healing to a life once omnishambles.


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE

JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 138 times
Member Comments
Member Date
CD (Camille) Swanson 05/08/14
A very intense read with issues that face many young couples today, (and older ones as well) --well done.

God bless~
Larry Whittington05/08/14
Yes, a good marriage grows stronger by building blocks together.

The short sentences had impact in the right places.

The situation was well outlined in your story.
Judith Gayle Smith05/14/14
Wow. Excellent work.
Gary Ritter 05/15/14
Good, tight story. How true that all the pressures of the world can cause our edifices to crumble if we don't watch out and keep our eyes on Jesus.
CD (Camille) Swanson 05/15/14
Congrats!

God bless~
Judith Gayle Smith05/16/14
Well deserved . . .

Congratulations!
Hebrews 10:26-31 KJV