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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Pros and Cons (08/14/14)

TITLE: Should I or Shouldn't I? (i)
By Joy Chiasson


Should I or Shouldn't I?

There once a lady that was trying to figure out if she wanted to become a Christian.
She started a pros and cons list by drawing a line down the center of a piece of paper.
She gingerly wrote PROS on one side and CONS on the other side.
She knew that her life was going to change with this important decision.
Next, she contemplated what was a positive aspect of being a Christian.
She looked up at the ceiling and sighed. And just as lightning came down from Heaven, she wrote:
“when I die I will go to a beautiful place called Heaven”. Now, that she had that on that side she
thought what would be a negative of being a Christian. Again she pondered at that question then wrote:
“leaving my loved ones and family behind that had not made that choice”. The woman became perplexed
as she thought in her heart about this very statement.
She continued to write down the positives of choosing Christ and then, the negatives.
She looked down at her paper and could think of no other opposites.
And she saw to her amazement that her list of cons were only a few. And she knew at that very
moment that the unseen hand of God had led to her to a new life.
She bowed her head humbly and asked Jesus to come in her life that very moment.
She felt so relieved that she did not let the negative side win in her mind and soul.
And she felt confident that she would do all that God told her about telling her family about Him
and letting them have the choice to accept Him.

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C D Swanson 08/21/14
Excellent message, very inspirational.

God bless~
Larry Whittington08/21/14
After entering your story, if you use the preview option you can see what your story will look like in print to others. Then if there are changes you want to make try to find the place where it says you can go back and fix up anything you see you would like to change. This may be towards the top of the page or even at the bottom. But you can go back in and make changes you might want to make.

In life we can make changes by following what the Holy Spirit tells us we should do. We begin by faith in Jesus but then continue by following/obeying all the leadings of the Holy Spirit.

Enjoy the writing process and you will quickly improve.
Robert Douglas Brown08/25/14
Nice job my friend! The article was well written and informative.

God Bless!

Doc B.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/26/14
This is a powerful piece and many people will be able to relate to it. There were some typos, incomplete sentences, and missing punctuation that a good proofreader could help you catch. Your message is a profound one though. You also did a great job of nailing the topic. Even if I didn't know what it was, I would have guessed it easily. Keep writing. You have a lot of stories that only you can tell. Nice job.
Sheldon Bass 08/26/14
Right on topic with a clear message. I'd like to see you expand it a little bit and add more detail of her inner turmoil. Overall this has such great potential! Keep on writing and entering!