The Official Writing Challenge
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Oh how I can share those feelings! I would LOVE to be a recluse. Unfortunately, God has a sense of humor, and in answer to my prayer for a new house, he put me smack dab in the middle of a town (I've NEVER lived in town), and to add a little nudge, it's a town that my husband and I promised ourselves we would never move to. Thank you so much for sharing. I enjoyed this.
08/08/05
I can relate exactly, but sometimes I count it all joy to find fellowship with those who encourage and lift us up too, without constant draining. Enjoyed reading your entry! God bless ya, littlelight
08/08/05
It's good to know that I am not the only one that those recluse feelings sometimes. It's also good to know that our God always wants the very best for us, even when we don't recognize what the best is. Thanks for sharing your heart!
You have captured well the feelings I often have experienced living on 8 acres in Australia. You like me recognise your "retreat" state and I am sure this helps to counteract the feelings and overcome them. Great writing.
08/10/05
Very good lesson.
08/11/05
Although consumed in personal pronouns, the essay contained a valuable lesson, a good edit and this one is a winner.
This is great; you captured the flavor of your country life so well. Living on a farm of 26 acres with an old brick farmhouse and an old dairy barn myself, I can feel your circumstances. I, too, know what it can be like to run and hide, and then be called back into the front line!!! It seemed to me there were some shifts in verb tenses that made this a bit choppy, but adjusting for those is my only suggestion. Otherwise, the message here is wonderful!
08/13/05
You touch my heart.I'm a hairdresser and I do relate to this. nellie
God is like that! If He weren't we'd (me too)all be reclusive and...lonely. After reading all the reviews I think someone should have written on reclusive writers finding writing is their retreat.
08/14/05
Wonderful story with a life lesson. Thank you for sharing it with us. We are richer for the experience.