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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Hope (05/04/06)

TITLE: Grandma's Hope
By Gale BROWN
05/08/06


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As my mind wander through my past never understanding why things happen to me. I have been trapped in a downward spirial most of my life. Nothing ever went right for me, but still I went on with what I was doing.

My parents didn't treat me the same as they did the other children, the school always thought that I was a trouble maker. There was nothing about me that would be a postive influence on anybody. I was just a bad person and did not care who knew or who I hurt.

I remember this day like it was yesterday, my parent and I had a huge fight. I went to my grandmother house, and she look at me with great deal of compassion.

She smiled at me and said,"You are going to get yourself together. I know things look difficult but it's you that have to step forward and change."

"Why are telling me? They are always the ones that's picking on me?" I cried.

"For years, you have played the blame game. It's everybody fault but yours. It's time for you to be responible for your words and actions. I love you dearly and I hope that you will work on yourself. God has big plans for your life. It may not seem like it now, but He is going to pull you through,"she said.

"If you say so Grands," I said walking away.

"I know you don't want to hear it but the only way you are going to know about Him, is that someone tell you," she said.

"I go to church and I sing in the choir. I do my part," I said to her.

"It's more to God than a Sunday morning service. Young people such as yourself think I have time to get it right with God. But only He knows your future and He is not going to beg you get it right,"she said with tears running down her cheek.

"Don't cry Grands, I love you and I understand what you're saying," I said putting my arms around her.

We stood there and hugged. My grandma was a passionate woman about God and His calling on people lives.

"Look into my eyes and see that they are filled with the hope that you will follow God and do thoughs things that He has written on your heart. Baby, He loves you and deeply desire you for His service but it's your choice,"she said.

That was the changing moment in my life. I haven't gotten it all together but by His grace I working on it everyday. For I know that hope worked faith and without faith I cannot please God. I trully want to be a Godpleaser.


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Helen Paynter05/13/06
What a marvellous testimonial to your Grandmother. Take a little time after writing your first draft to read it slowly and look for typos. There are a few - I bet you spotted them as soon as you pressed 'submit'! It's a shame to let them get in the way of the reader's enjoyment of this nice piece.
Jesus Puppy 05/14/06
Very good message, and testimony. With a final edit before submitting it will help you catch the small things as well. Some sentence fragments as well as typos to watch for. Over all a good piece, just needs polished.
Dr. Sharon Schuetz05/14/06
This is good. I agree, it's a shame to let typos effect what would othrwise be a great work.