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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of "Don't Cut off Your Nose to Spite Your Face" (without using the actual phrase or litera (02/14/08)

TITLE: The Answer Is "B"
By Paul Potenza


The Answer is "B"

Bad things happen and when they do you're going to have decisions to make.

You can choose several different venues but to be perfectly honest, there's only going to be one "right" choice...

So be prepared to stand tall or fall.

Herewith...the following quiz:

1. Someone steals your kid's bike: (You know who this person is.) What do you do?

A. Beat the suspects brains out.
B. Do what you can and trust God. (If a man steals your coat, give him your cloak as well.)
C. Slap your kid because you've told him a million times to lock his bike up.

2. You unintentionally hurt a fellow Christian's feelings. How do you handle it?

A. To heck with her...If she can't take a simple TRUTH once in awhile she doesn't need to be in God's family.
B. Do whatever it takes (Including hugging her and apologizing to her) and trust God. (The Son of Man came to seek and save that which was lost.)
C. Don't worry about it...I'm sure she'll call.

3. Your dog, whom you love, is riddled with cancer. You know that he is dying:

A. What's the problem? He's only a dog.
B. Hold him, hug him, make him comfortable and trust God. (A wise man looks after his livestock.)
C. Put him down.

I'm sorry...I've had a tough week.

Our God is a good God. He is the ONLY God. He isn't less good because He doesn't answer our prayers the way we want Him too.

Don't make the mistake of answering life's questions too quickly.

Fill your mind and heart with scripture and make God's word your daily bread.

If you do, you'll always be able to answer "B".

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Clyde Blakely02/21/08
Well written and I love the line "I'm sorry, I've had a bad week" we've all been there and sometimes we don't take answer "B" as we shun the Holy Spirit. Thank you for writing this with your feelings open. Reminding us where our strength lies and where we should lay our weakness - at His altar.

God bless and keep writing.
Jan Ackerson 02/22/08
What a creative way to look at this topic! I don't believe I've ever seen an entry that takes this approach. I liked it.
Seema Bagai 02/22/08
A unique and creative approach to a challenge entry. Good job!
Joanne Sher 02/23/08
Definitely a unique take on the topic.

Watch your punctuation a bit - it was a touch distracting, but is easy enough to fix.

Enjoyed this.
Marilyn Schnepp 02/23/08
Super? Enjoyable? Creative? My answer is "B" (All Of The Above Nothing better than a mind-boggling quiz that not only tests "your" Wisdom Skills, but gives you some Words of Wisdom from up above as well. I enjoyed this "change of pace" entry...keep up the good work! Kudos my friend, Kudos!
c clemons02/27/08
Did I miss the topic? It was different but a little preachy to me, but as we all know, that's just my opinion. Keep writing.
Marilyn Schnepp 02/28/08
Congratulations my friend! Kudos! The answer is Semper Fi! (*.*)!
Edy T Johnson 02/28/08
I love this (taking a quiz is such fun, and a sure grabber for this reader)! How delightful to see your name up in lights in the winners' circle, Paul. I'm glad our mutual friend, Marilyn, introduced me to your writing. Congratulations!
Joshua Janoski02/28/08
Congratulations on getting "Highly Commended" this week. The format of your entry was very unique. I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing!
Marilyn Schnepp 03/09/08
Can't contact you as you don't answer your email. Written you 13 times in past five days..zilch, zero, nada, nothing in return...so can't answer your question. You're doing good- see your name often in the tops. Keep on keeping on; and thanks for the comment. (*.*)! Semper fi