The Official Writing Challenge
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07/26/07
Your story caused me to think about times I've been less than kind to others, too. Your wonderful story brought a lump to my throat. I ached for both of your characters. Your writing is so vivid, I felt this was happening right in front of me!
07/26/07
“What a couple of fools we’ve been. Fighting each other when we should be working together for God.” Amen. Preach it!
Wonderful lessons in this story, and the writing is flawless.
07/27/07
I have met some Edna-Maes in my life and, sadly, some Sheryls as well. It is a shame that sometimes we have to be shamed to address the issues that crop up between believers.
07/27/07
As I read the story I found myself embarrished. I found too much of myself in the MC. No wonder James spends a whole chapter (3)warning us about the damage our tongue can do. Your story spoke to my heart.
07/28/07
So convicting and encouraging. Wonderful. I could feel her face reddening.
This was great, I'm glad I read it because that "green-eyed monster" jealously and mis-understanding is a terrible beast and your story shows the hurt it can cause. It was nice showing the redemptive and forgiveness side as well - makes a fine example and template we all should follow.
07/31/07
This is a KEEPER... I have been on both sides of this story and both sides are horrible. I think the MCs side may be the worst though. But the ending is what I loved the most... as much pain as they both felt.. it took that to get to an understanding and brokenness.. I LOVED THIS !
I really thought I had already left a comment on this story. First, congratulations on your 3rd place and making the EC list. You deserve it! Now, about your entry. Ouch! I felt the pain and am so sad to say I was very convicted. I've been on staff at churches where there were plenty of busybodies. You told the tale so well and I am glad for the happy ending. Great job!
08/02/07
Congratulations on your EC!!! This is a great story!
08/02/07
Debbie, this is a wonderful story. Congratulations on your EC. And the beautiful way that God was able to take a horrible circumstance and use it to expose weakness and frailty in both parties and then begin the restoration process... awesome job! Well done. Blessings, Cheri
08/02/07
This story really bites. You know - deep down where I can't soothe it. Good writing and congratulations.
08/02/07
Congratulations on your EC -- this is very good writing. Great job with the topic.
Congrats on your EC placement. Great job!
08/03/07
Congratulations - What a lesson to learn in such a harsh way! This was very well written.
08/03/07
Perfect entry for embarrassed. A well-deserved place in the winner's circle. Congrats!
08/05/07
Congrats! This article certainly deserves an EC. :)