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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Car Trip (07/18/05)

TITLE: Pot Roast prayer
By darlene hight


Category: Slice of Life Illustration
Approx. 5 mins.

Synopsis: Sometimes in life, we need a little help. However too many times, we try to do it ourselves. Even though, God is ready and willing to give us everything that we need and more. This is a light hearted look at self reliance.

Cast: One male – Jay One female – Pam

Props: Two chairs and a map.

Setting: General Stage

Scripture: Dt.1:33, James 5:13a

Pam: We made a wrong turn somewhere.

Jay: Don’t be silly. I know exactly where we are.

Pam: So do I. We’re lost.

Jay: Pam, we’re not lost. I just need to get my bearings.

Pam: Well in that case, find us some food would you? I’m starved. Mmmm…. I would love to find a little diner. You know the kind that serves things like Pot Roast? Mmmm…

Jay: Pot Roast…..mmm... I could really go for some Pot Roast.

Pam: Pull over Honey. We need to pray.

Jay: Don’t be ridiculous. We’re not going to pray for Pot Roast!

Pam: Not just for Pot Roast. Although right now, the golden arches would cause me to do a yippee dance. We’ve been driving for over an hour and whether or not you admit it, you have no idea where we’re at. We need to pray.

Jay: We’re not lost.

Pam: Oh really? I think that cow just recognized me. It’s at least the third time that we’ve passed it.

Jay: Very funny! See if you can find Old Mill Park Rd. on the map.
Pam: Jay!

Jay: Alright, if it will make you feel better, we’ll stop and pray.
[Pantomime pulling over and putting car in park]

Jay: Wait a minute. Let me see that map for a minute.

Pam: Come on, Jay! You’re not going to find Old Mill Park Rd. Why are you being so stubborn about this?

Jay: Alright…alright.
[They bow their heads]

Pam: Dear Lord, we’re lost and hungry. I know that you know right where we are. Please, lead us to a restaurant and help us to figure out how to get on the right road. It’s getting late, Lord, and soon we will need an affordable motel, as well. Please, direct our paths.

Jay: Lord, please calm Pam’s heart. You know that we aren’t really lost just a little…..turned around but help us to find a restaurant. You know how cranky Pam can get when she’s hungry.

Pam: Jay!

Jay: Sorry Lord. Uh…Amen.
[Jay looks sheepishly at Pam and pantomimes putting car into drive and pulling out on the road ]

[Pam sulking with arms firmly crossed at her chest.]

Jay: Well, would you look at that!

Pam: A diner! Monday night special- Pot Roast!

Jay: See! I told you that I could find a great place to eat!

[Sound effect –thunder crashing]

[Lights out]

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Lynda Lee Schab 07/25/05
This was great! I could picture the scene perfectly (wonder why - it's not like this is typical or anything LOL)
Wonderfully creative take on "car trip." Competitions gonna be tough this week.
Blessings, Lynda
Crista Darr07/26/05
Great work! Very funny. And hey - it encourages us to pray about the little things. God is so good.
Karen Deikun07/26/05
Good read - a very real scenario - and not just for guys. We always seem to give too little credit to the Lord. It was amusing but pointed. Really nice work.
Nina Phillips07/26/05
A really great skit. The title kinda got me wondering what unique blessing I can find here. God bless ya, littlelight
Phyllis Inniss07/27/05
The human mind plays tricks on us and we forget even the obvious, like taking things, even little things, to the Lord in prayer. Your entry points this out to us and it is quite a good entry too.
Beth Muehlhausen07/27/05
A lighthearted dramatization of an essential truth: God answers prayer!!! Thanks for the smile. :-)
Pat Guy 07/28/05
Both our characters folded their arms across their chest in the car! Is that a universal language for "not happy" with your spouse? :) REALLY enjoyed this, would like to see more!
Linda Watson Owen07/28/05
Haha! Great skit! And I think we've all 'been there'!
Debbie OConnor07/28/05
I love it! This is an awesome skit. Great humor, realism and too true!
Karen Jimmy07/28/05
classic! very funny. but in a way sad cos we are so often like jay! tee hee
Brandi Roberts07/28/05
I loved it! Very cute, and the ending was perfect. Thanks so much for sharing!
Maxx .07/30/05
I love to see dramas here in the challenge. Very very good. Loved it.
Val Clark08/06/05
Great story. A reminder that God does answer prayer, especially what I call 'bullet' prayers. Bought back memories.