The Official Writing Challenge
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Nice! I like how the ornamental vine grew quickly, and looked good, but produced no fruit. On top of that, it was only AFTER she pruned it that it really flourished. As much as we don't like to admit it... God needs to prune us and true fruit takes time. It was well written with nice descriptive language.
I loved reading this work. Beautifully expressed.
11/28/05
This has got to be a winner! Your descriptions were so real, I could almost feel the warmth of the sunlight sparkling between the leaves. Delightful - and such a poignant message!
12/01/05
Very nice--you tied in the vines, worte something that everyone who writes can relate to, and gave us a subtle message.
12/01/05
This story, a modern day parable about the importance of bearing spiritual fruits of service, was wonderfully written! Harry knew what was needed, as so often people looking at us can see, but Delia could not listen, and neither can we, until she no longer felt the inspiration or the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Good lesson well told! I had one problem, and I don't know if it was my computer or typos, but in paragraphs 2, 5, 8, 12, 15,and 16, there were strange characters almost like a foreign language here and there. Kind of detracted, but the rest was very good! Bless you.
A beautiful analogy with wonderfully descriptive language. I too had the strange characters but assume it's just a formatting problem - happens ocassionally and you may not even be able to see them on your computer. They didn't detract from the overall piece. Well done!
12/01/05
Well done! Just like the vine was pruned, so was she. God showed her how to be fruitful for Him!
12/02/05
"The curtain of branches embraced her and she felt safe within the vine" Oh how I've enjoyed that place in my time! Great message, well written.
12/02/05
You took us right into the pergola with you. Nice story!
12/02/05

Can really identify with the gentle message of this entry. Loved the character and sharing her joys and frustrations. When it’s time to get back into community sometimes we need a shove…. (Looking forward, though, to my own pleasant place to write. (sigh)) Yeggy
12/02/05
Very well done -just some formatting that's just a glitch (preview will help catch those, many folks have had some come through that way) - made it a little distracting to read-but still well worth the read!!!
12/06/05
Beautiful! I envy her the vine covered veranda! You expressed well the need to be out in the community too. Well done!