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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Fellowship (among believers) (10/11/07)

TITLE: Ruth Ann's Lesson
By Dixie Phillips
10/18/07


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Christa peered out the front window of her minivan as the rain cascaded down making it difficult to see.

“What a gully washer!” her friend, Nikki exclaimed. “It’s a good thing you can see Nan’s taillights in front of us and Jill’s headlights behind us, or we wouldn’t know where we were on this road.”

Christa nodded and replied, “I know it. Whoever thought of driving together in a caravan to the ladies’ retreat was brilliant.”

Marie squealed from the back seat, “I’m the brilliant one. Never knew it before, but thanks, Christa for informing me of my giftedness.”

Laughter filled the van as the ladies continued on their journey.

Julie chuckled, “Just being with you gals has done me so much good already, even though we can barely see where we are going. I’ve been under such stress at work. The Bible sure is right about laughter being a good medicine.”

Midge agreed as she pulled her long blonde hair back into a ponytail. “I know. I have been asking the Lord to really come to my heart on this retreat. My husband has an opportunity for a promotion in his company and we have some heavy duty decisions to make and we really need the Lord to guide us.”

“Did any of you hear the total number of ladies that are in this caravan?” Christa asked as she flipped the defroster button on.

Jayne answered, “I thought Nan said there were twenty of us. Each van is pretty packed.”

The ladies oooooohed.

Nikki cooed, “Isn’t Nan a wonderful Sunday school teacher?”

“The best!” Ruth Ann cheered. “And it’s just like the Lord to have her up front in the head van leading the way on our little adventure.”

“Now who is the gifted one?” Marie joked. “What a neat analogy.”

Ruth Ann sat up taller and grinned. “Well, here’s another little insight for y’all. Not only do we have Nan in front of us leading the way, but we have Jill behind us, encouraging us along.”

The women applauded Ruth Ann’s wisdom.

“You know, Ruth Ann, you sure have proven that life is sweeter when we have each other.” Christa said as she turned on her blinker. “There’s the motel. We made it!”


“And we couldn’t have done it without you, Christa.” Ruth Ann replied. “We sure do need each other.”

“We sure do.” Christa answered. “


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Joanne Sher 10/19/07
Just lovely! I so enjoyed this little "slice of life." You definitely have a way with dialog and description. Love your women - every one of them!
Dee Yoder 10/19/07
Sounds just like a group of friends heading to a retreat! Very good dialogue and descriptions; I could almost see the rain pouring down outside the van.
Betty Castleberry10/19/07
I want to go on a retreat with these gals. They sound like fun. This is well written.
Darlene Casino 10/22/07
Hi: I really enjoyed your depiction of fellowship with some women on retreat. Having just been on one myself your observations refreshed the encouragements we too received. We really do need each other.