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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Gossip/Rumors (either or both) (10/28/10)

TITLE: Where do Rumors Start?
By Cindy Tuttle
11/03/10


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They seem to start innocently yet can be so hurtful. Some may say- it's not a big deal. Everyone spreads rumors.

Well- not everyone! Maybe if we look at what might be in the heart of someone who starts a rumor it might help us avoid getting into its trap.

One the basic needs we have is feeling important in some way. If we look at ourselves honestly, I think we find that is true.

What happens when we start a rumor? Most the time people are interested and want to know more. You know something they don't know. It can give us a sense of power.

But does it really? Is importance being able to spread rumors that might hurt someone? I don't believe that is where are true importance and purpose is.

What makes us loveable and sacred is that we are God's child! We were created with love to give love. What could be greater than that!

Materials, roles, and success, all have very little value compared to knowing who we are.

We don't need to feel important by spreading rumors. When someone starts one we can say," I am not really very interested in rumors. I'd rather hear about you and what you are doing."

We can live knowing we are Godís child. But what is just as important is everyone is Godís child and when we spread rumors we are hurting one of Godís beloved children


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Mildred Sheldon11/05/10
Thank you for an inspiring story. I agree with your take on rumors. Thank you for sharing.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/05/10
You give some really great advice in this mini-sermon. I could easily close my eyes and hear my minister say the same thing. Nice job.
Brenda Rice 11/07/10
Thanks for sharing your take on rumors. I agree with you completely. We should find our need for power filled by the all powerful One Himself.
Nancy Sullivan 11/09/10
This is so well written. Sure hope we get to hear 'the rest of the story' on this one. Great job!
Nancy Sullivan 11/09/10
Oops! Busted.
Jan Ackerson 11/09/10
Very enoucraging and well-written.

With the words you had yet to spare, I'd love to read this perked up a bit with some personal anecdotes. Readers really relate to others' true-life experiences.

This is a very fine devotional.