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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Enter (02/27/06)

TITLE: Footprints in the Snow
By Katherine Mikshenas
02/27/06


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Footprints in the Snow

Throughout my life I have always carried the burden of worry. By holding on to worry I thought that I was somehow preventing a negative situation from taking place. Worrying never changed any situation. It only caused me to develop a serious condition of anxiety.

Anxiety feels like you are stranded out in a blinding snowstorm unable to see your own footprints and unable to find safety. The icy winds of fear sometimes blow so fierce that it is almost impossible to catch your breath. After suffering for many years I desperately needed to rest. I asked God for help and a way to enter into rest.

I thought about all the times God had answered my prayers and carried me through my many snowstorms of fear. I began to write down all my answered prayers. Each morning I spend time in prayer with God and spend time meditating on the answered prayers.

Moment by moment, I am opening my heart to Godís trust and care. God is healing me from anxiety. My answered prayers are my footprints in the snow that lead directly to Godís heart. The door to Godís heart is always open. Inside His heart the fire of His precious love melts the icy winds of fear and doubt. Godís arms are always open to hold me and carry me through the snowstorms. His shoulder waits gently for me to lay my weary head and enter softly into Godís rest.


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Lynda Schultz 03/06/06
I love the picture you've painted here: snowstorms of fear and anxiety and then this beautiful phrase: "My answered prayers are my footprints in the snow that lead directly to Godís heart." Nicely done.
Patricia Charlton03/06/06
This story reads like a poem. It love the way you paint pictures with words. Keep writing.
terri tiffany03/07/06
Nice writing!:) you did a great job at expressing your feelings here. I would love to see you try to write a longer piece.
Virginia Gorg03/09/06
Nicely done and could be used as part of a devotional. Keep at it!
Zac James03/09/06
I have nothing to say except well done!

~Zac
L.M. Lee03/11/06
His heart the fire of His precious love melts the icy winds of fear and doubt.


great line
Edy T Johnson 04/23/06
Dear Katherine,
You certainly have a beautiful way with words. Dittos to all the above comments. This is an exquisite piece of writing. Thank you, too, for your comment on my "Fragrance" story :)