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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Personal Peace (06/01/06)

TITLE: Excerpt from the Diary of Jennifer
By Indrani Kandasamy


The rays of the sun pierced through and I could feel the heat. Oh another day has begun. I don't have much work to do so why not sleep a little more. I closed all the curtains that allowed the sunlight in and wrapped myself to sleep again. I got up to find I was late again. I had to rush to office. Now… I had to select what dress I had to wear for the day. I went through the dresses in the wardrobe. Not satisfied with any but was running out of time. So finally selected a blue pant with a long sleeve white shirt and rushed to shower. As I was showering thoughts went on. Today what do I have to do at office. I have to wait until work comes. The thought of getting ready to work made me sick. I got dressed, skipped my breakfast and rushed. I had to get a bus. It was just 2 minutes and I started to mumble I don't get a bus when I need. So many buses passed by but not the one that I was waiting for. I began to feel restless now. I'm getting late now. Oh Please God please send a bus soon I prayed. I waited and finally a bus came by. Everyone was at work except me. Well anyway not much work so why really bother. I got to my place and started to check my mails if there was anything that I had to address soon. I came across a mail and I could sense the irritation and anger rise in me. Who was this person to tell me what to do and how dare he send such a mail!!! The anger rushed in. But anyway I have to survive and I have to obey. The more I thought about my situation the more irritated I became. I felt pity for myself. I was just hoping that I don't encounter the person or I would surely take out my anger on him. I began the work. I was feeling hungry so thought of having something to eat before I could continue. I had to smile at everyone though I hated the thought of smiling when I never felt like. Thank God I was able to find a place alone. As I was eating I reflected myself and wondered why my heart was restless over everything. Looking around I could see people all seemed happy at least better than I was. Where was God in my life? Did I really care about him? I knew that God cares and loves me. Why I was so bitter at my heart? Deep down within my heart I knew I needed help. After lunch I found a place alone where I could speak to God. I said God I know you are right here. I know you understand what and how I feel. There are so many things I don't understand. I can't fight with my anger, hatred, worry and pride. I could go on and add to the list but Lord I want to be free from all these. I have been rushing throughout just to end this day. Help me Lord for I need you.. I need you. I don't want to battle against you. Please draw me close to you. For Christ's sake I pray Amen. A calm feeling came across over me. I realized that all these days I was rebelling against God. Tears welled up my eyes and I let them. I had trusted people around me and the situations around me. God had created everything that I could see and I now understood that people I may work for, the circumstances I face are all under his control.

Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)
Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you.

Totally free of burden, my heart lightened now, a peace surrounded me. This moment brought a new life in me, a peace of God that surpasses all understanding and knowledge.

I continued my work, this time with a heart of thanks. I finished, waited patiently. The time I had to wait I meditated on God and his work. I smiled at everyone around me, this time with all my heart. I was at peace, that’s all I wanted.

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Trina Courtenay06/12/06
This is such a pet peeve of mine and as I realize this is meant to be from a diary the first paragraph needs to be split up. Every topic change is a new paragraph. White space helps the reader.

Blessings on your writing and may the Lord guide your pen.