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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Writing (01/11/07)

TITLE: Dawn: Awaken the Desires of my Heart.


Solid Alpine oak beams and the mountain pine ceiling and walls create the perfect atmosphere to write. Rich mahogany enhances the antique hand-crafted desk and chair which reflect in the undraped window. The woody scents stimulate the senses. Finger tips trace the delicate carved edges beckoning the writer to explore the dream.

The sweet fragrance of dawn seeps into the room, reviving the mind. The faint glow from the writing lamp adds charm as well as light to the shadowy room. This is the time and the place I will open my heart to allow His words to flow through me. Let Your Word penetrate my soul. You are the author of my faith. Allow me, Lord, to bring joy and delight to Your heart in return. May the words I write be inspired by your love and grace. Amen.

Ripples shape the valleys that flow into the distant horizon. Pale pink clouds caress the sunrise like a morning hug. Birds sing praises to welcome the dawn. My thoughts reach out as in a dream, creating a peace within my soul. While the sun elevates slowly into the glowing sky, the words surge forth like a shifting stream. Desperately, my fingers move to keep up with the flow of thoughts. My heart is overwhelmed by the outpouring of phrases previously unknown. There is something about the break of day that gives freshness to the mind and releases expression onto a page.

Immersed in my writing, I am still aware of the increasing brightness filling the sky beyond the window. I am also conscious of the glow within my inner being. This is the place I feel in harmony with God. To not write would create an empty cavern in my life. There would be no purpose, no hope, and no future.

I praise God for the gift of writing He has given to me. My desire is to praise Him through words inspired by creation. My hopes and dreams rest in knowing He is the only one I need to bring joy and delight.

Dawn: awaken the desires of my heart.

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Amy Michelle Wiley 01/19/07
This is beautiful! Nature always awakens my heart, also.
Valora Otis01/19/07
This speaks to my writers heart. I too write best at this perfect time of day. Thank you for inspiring me to continue to write for our Heavenly Father. Bless you!
Sara Harricharan 01/19/07
This is absolutely beautiful. Soul-stirring and heart-imprinting. Very vivid imagery, and just the right length. I can see, feel and smell the wood, the morning light and the emotions that are hard to describe. I think you did an excellent job of capturing something very elusive at times. Great writing!
Kathie Thomas01/19/07
I enjoyed reading this. My own writing room is so very different and I live in it day and night so it's always interesting to see how others are set up and what inspires them.
Pat Guy 01/19/07
Maybe the dawn wouldn't get me up and running, but the hand crafted antique desk with it's woody scents would do the trick! And a hot cup of coffee. And a homemade Australian cross bun!

THEN I could enjoy the wonders you so elequently painted for the reader and the words that would flow.

You make the reader wish they were there - awesome!

Marilyn Schnepp 01/20/07
A beautiful devotional written like a pro. Yes, nature's dawn is enchanting and awakens the soul. Nicely done.
Jan Ackerson 01/21/07
I like the way your words get brighter and brighter with each paragraph, until the sun bursts through in the last and shortest one. Very nice.
Joanne Sher 01/21/07
This is absolutely masterful - you truly paint a picture with your words!
darlene hight01/21/07
Your writing is extremely vivid. As far as improvements be careful about perspective changes. This, however, is brilliant in descriptions and an excellant read.
Betty Castleberry01/21/07
This is lovely, and obviously heartfelt.
Donna Powers 01/24/07
Wow! The scene you painted here is so incredibly lovely! The descriptions here are wonderful, and I loved reading this. Well done. Thanks for sharing it.
william price01/24/07
This could have worked for ART as well. The wrods painted such a sensory picture. Masterful. God bless.
Trina Courtenay01/24/07
An absolutely beautiful piece of writing paired with the perfect title.
Loren T. Lowery01/24/07
I can only say, that what you've so beautifully expressed re-inforces my belief that all writers are somehow kindred spirits.
Edy T Johnson 01/25/07
You put words together like a true poet, leaving beautiful images behind in your reader's mind. I'm going to have to check your member page to see if you have tried your hand at poetry, too.

Thank you, too, for your sweet and generous comments on my writing efforts. I appreciate you, Chrissy!
Thomas Kittrell01/26/07
This is so beautiful and so interesting to read. And all the comments on it are great, as they should be for such a good work. I am glad I call you my friend.