The Official Writing Challenge
This article has been read 898 times
Member Comments
Member
Date
10/19/07
I love all the little character studies - I feel like I know each person. Your message is also wonderful - I love how you weave it all together.
10/20/07
What a unique approach. I love it.
10/23/07
these characters are exactly like the people that fill every church - each with their own uniqueness. Thank you. prompts me to remember...
10/24/07
I felt teary-eyed as I read this because I've known a wonderful church family like this one. I love the image of being able to say "Thanks" to them one day in Heaven. They were all so nurturing and like you, I didn't realize at the time how much they shaped my Christian world, both then and now. The characters you describe are very richly drawn. Wonderful entry!
10/24/07
This deserves to be read because it is so "relatable." (Is that a word?) Many of us know people like these. One teensy thing; Down, as in Down's Syndrome, should be capitalized.
This line is wonderful: "They simply faded from view when I was pursuing life and then vanished altogether,"
Well done.
10/24/07
Love the reminiscing. Some of the characters are people I know. I esp. like the way the next to last paragraph tied the story together.
10/24/07
Loved the folksy language and style you used to convey memories of this congregation. Especially liked this part: "They have taken the rough and tumble of a messy little thing called life and bound it together with other folks who had their own problems and called it the fellowship of the saints." A most enjoyable read.
10/24/07
I love the use of memories in the making of the patch work quilt. Nice touch that definitely embodies the tone of this wonderful piece. Good job.