The Official Writing Challenge
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03/21/05
Great entry. Well written and drew me in from start to finish.

Kathy
touching story!
03/22/05
I thought this was a wonderful story. I didn't know where you were going with it at first, but you drew mw in and kept my attention. I especially liked the ending (that paragraph 3rd from the end is really good). Well done!
03/23/05
A captivating story and so eloquently written. You have merged truth and emotion together and have offered an outstanding example of what, internally and externally, surrounds a real leader. Fabulous entry! - Nancy
03/23/05
How sad. And how touching. You really drew out the 'leadership' theme well in both David's natural leadership and definite 'call' and the wife's obedience to what she saw God asking of her, and her love for those around her. Well done.
03/24/05
Great work. This was true to life and very moving. My favorite part was that David didn't just lead - "he loved". A great need in a leader is love.
03/25/05
A powerful picture of what qualities God values. Your description in the third to the last paragraph should be a motto of all missionaries. I thought of those men who died in "Through Gates of Splendor" and wondered what the struggles of their wives had been when all 5 missionary men had been murdered. You have a true gift of carring the reader with you into the conclusion. God has blessed you. Continue to write for His glory.
From the title to the final paragraph, you keep the character real. You let the reader see her grow and mature. This was very well written. It could have come out all sugar coated and the messge weakened but you kept it real all the way through and made us believe in its possibilities.
This story was one of my favorites this week. Excellent writing, lovely story - great work!
03/29/05
Lisa, it was delightful to see your entry pop into 6th place in the Editor's Choice (as well as receive Highly Commended for the Level Champion awards). You really are ready to move up to Level 3. Congratulations! With love, Deb (Challenge Co-ordinator)
This is beautifully written Lisa with a great message. Congratulations on having this story published. It will be a blessing to many. Yours in Christ, Karen
Wonderful example of Gods' ability to transform a heart in an instant. you''ve got a blessed gift in story telling.
04/23/05
Lisa,
This is an awesome piece! It captures the true heart of a leader!
God bless, Cheri