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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Inner Strength (04/20/06)

TITLE: The Inner Fortress
By Stephanie Ehlers
04/26/06


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The ability to stand fast amidst the storms in life is a skill that can be developed, not just something that a person is born with. To acquire inner strength is to begin a solid foundation of faith, a belief that no matter what happens all will be right with the world and knowing that God is standing there with you lending you His strength. So, believing in God is the very foundation upon which everything else rests. Building from that foundation is the crucial aspect of developing inner strength. The towering fortress of strength comes from working with God on a regular basis. Any time a person prays to God, more stones are added to this fortress. Having a regular discourse with God also means reaffirming to yourself that you are never alone in dealing with what life tosses at you, which also adds to the fortress. Singing the praises of God are the windows and lights of the fortress, allowing others to be guided to God by the light shining out from within, so that they too may find and build upon their own inner fortress.


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Jan Ackerson 04/30/06
Some lovely encouragement here. One suggestion: to "bring it home" to the reader, give specific example--either from your life or the lives of those you know--of finding God's inner strength. That moves this piece from the theoretical to the practical. A precise little devotional, well written.
Helen Paynter05/01/06
I agree, I'd have liked this expanded a bit more, with examples and for-instances. Good message
Caitlynn Lowe05/01/06
Nice! :-)
Jean Elizabeth 05/01/06
Very solid metaphor for the strength of God. I agree - it begs to be expanded upon. Good job - keep it up!
Anita Neuman05/01/06
Hey, what a great little analogy! I especially love the window bit - beautiful!

It's easy to see that you are headed in the right direction. You planned out what you wanted to say and you articulated it well. That's an excellent place to work from. I don't have any specific corrections to make so I do apologize if this sounds vague, but I think the next step for you is to work on your "writer's voice". Just keep honing (and entering the Challenge) and you'll do very well around here!

Maxx .05/03/06
This is a good beginning... you have excellent thoughts built in here! As was mentioned, real life examples will punch it up a bit. A second suggestion, sprinkle in scripture references that reflect your excellent points. You have a future as a devotion writer if you try those two simple things! :-)