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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Cyber Communication (email, IMís, etc) (11/04/10)

TITLE: It's All in How You Look at It
By Caitlyn Meissner


Revival*Fire Ė A Prophetís Blog
Fighting for Israelís Redemption

About Me: Greetings! I am Elijah the Tishbite, a prophet chosen by the Lord God of Israel. I hope that my experiences will encourage others to follow Him.

Posted 5 Hours Ago

Good news! My brookís drying up. Itís gotten so low most of the animals have fled. Hidden rocks are now visible, and the water I drink is decidedly muddy.

But donít worry! Iím ready to move on. Set-backs for me arenít set-backs for God. I know Heís got a plan for me. Iím grateful He sent His ravens to prove that.



Mom saysÖ I know God will keep you safe.

Caleb saysÖ It hasnít rained in months! My fields are dry! Call off this curse, prophet, before our harvest fails!

Ahab saysÖ So happy about your brook. My soldiers are waiting.

Jezebel saysÖ I hope you suffer! >:(

Hannah saysÖ Wait a minute! You learned this from a bunch of ravens?

Learning from Ravens
Posted on December 22

Did you know ravens like to play? I didnít, but itís true. One bird saunters up to another, pecks at it, and flies away. Soon theyíre chasing each other across the sky, one croaking black cloud of feathers.

Watching from beside the brook, Iím reminded of myself. God often seems like a raven, pecking at me, toying with me, trying to make me mad. But then I wonder whether all God wants is for me to chase after Him. Is He inviting ME to play?

Ouch! Jael just pecked my foot! She wants me to chase her. Iíll write more when I have time.


Mom saysÖ Iím glad Godís drawing you closer to Himself.

Hannah saysÖ Why would a prophet be mad at God?

Trouble with Ravens
Posted on November 12

Iím in hiding. I canít say where, but itís a ravine with plenty of water.

And guess how Godís providing my food? Iím being fed by ravens! Their croaking and squabbling wakes me in the morning and follows me to bed. I hate it! Iíve named the ugliest raven Jael. She reminds me of Siseraís murderer.

Hereís a sample of my morning.

Jael: (Flaps to the ground) Kraaaaa!

Elijah: (Roused from sleep) You again!

Jael: (Drops meat from filthy beak) Kraaaaa!

Elijah: Oh, look! More meat from some carcass!

Jael: (Proudly preens) Prruk prruk prruk. Kraaaaa!

And so the long day passes. Iím feeling really discouraged. Whereís the revival God promised? Why didnít I stand up to Ahab? Am I really Godís prophet?

Please, pray!


Mom saysÖ Keep trusting God. Iím praying for you.

Elijah saysÖ Thanks Mom.

Caleb saysÖ Serves you right for cursing your own people! If the harvest fails, weíll die!

My Message, Godís Curse
Posted on November 8

What a disaster! Iíve seen Ahab. Hereís what happened.

As I stood before the king, he looked me up and down, then asked, ďWhat do you want?Ē

ďIíve brought you a message from the Lord,Ē I replied.

The king scowled. ďWell? What is it?Ē

Lifting my arms, I proclaimed, ďBecause you have sinned again God, erecting altars to Baal and Asherah, ĎThere will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.íĒ

Needless to say, Ahab wasnít thrilled. He tried to kill me, but the Lord hid me from his soldiers. Now Iím on the run, feeling like a coward. Fortunately, Godís given me a place to hide. Iíll write again when Iím there.


Mom saysÖ Be careful, Elijah! Iím praying.

Ahab saysÖ You canít hide forever. Iíll find you!

Jezebel saysÖ And wonít we have fun. >:)

Hannah saysÖ What did you expect would happen?

Chosen by God
Posted on November 3

The most amazing thing just happened! God spoke to ME! He has a message for me to deliver to King Ahab. He wants me to help Him bring Israel to revival. Isnít it great? Iím so excited. God wants to use ME!

I wish I could give you the message now, but Ahab should be the first to hear it. Iím leaving for the palace today. Pray for me.


Mom saysÖ God bless you! Iíll be praying. But be careful! Remember, the Lordís plans arenít always what we expect.

Elijah saysÖ Thanks Mom. Donít worry about me. I know what Iím doing is right. With God on my side, what can go wrong? :)

(I Kings 16:32-17:6 NIV)

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Anita van der Elst11/11/10
Quite creative & entertaining take on the topic--Biblical blogging! Nicely done!
Sarah Heywood11/12/10
This is awesome - absolutely loved your creative take on an old Bible story! Wonderful, wonderful writing!
Colin Nielsen11/12/10
Perfect. Just wonderful. I really really love this one. A bit green I can't think things up as good as this. I bet this will be up the top somewhere.
Beth LaBuff 11/12/10
Super creative work here! I especially enjoyed your ravens! (We have ravens here that entertain us!) You have quite an imagination!
Henry Clemmons11/13/10
Extremely creative and entertaining. Loved the idea and the execution. Prophets on computers. Amazing mind.
Mona Purvis11/13/10
Fresh and well done. Another time and place with today's take on communication. Good job on this one.
Sarah Elisabeth 11/13/10
Wow. Wow. Did I say WOW??? Love, love, love. I can't put it in words. Too good.
Verna Cole Mitchell 11/13/10
I had just read those chapters this week and found this really entertaining. What a creative idea, and you carried it through superbly.
Gregory Kane11/14/10
Hats off for creativity. I particularly loved the comments from others. One suggestion would be to stick a 'note for readers' at the beginning to tell them to start at the end. I know this is normal for blogs but in FW we're conditioned to work top-down.
Catrina Bradley 11/14/10
How wonderfully creative! Love it. :)
Edmond Ng 11/14/10
Very creativeóreading from bottom up like a blog! I like the casual tone these blog entries was being written. Imagine, they're even dated, bringing the story as close as it can get to feeling the sense of very recent events! Excellent work!
Rachel Phelps11/16/10
I thought of doing a Biblical blog, but decided against it - I'm SO glad because yours is spectacular! Awesome creativity.
Barbara Lynn Culler11/17/10
What unique take on a biblical story!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/17/10
This was such a creative take -- both on the topic and the story. It was a delight to read.
Amanda Brogan11/17/10
My comment may not be very creative but this story DEFINITELY is! I love how you put it in blog form. (I'm sensing a fascination with the raven story. ;) )

My favorite was the part about chasing God. I hadn't thought about it that way before, because I don't think of God trying to pester me, but I really like how you portrayed that.

I also like the evil Jezebel smiley faces. >;)

Thumbs up on this baby!

P.S. I read it from bottom to top. ;)
Caitlyn Meissner11/17/10
Thanks everyone! :)

Personally, I prefer it from top to bottom. ;)
Melanie Kerr 11/18/10
Excellent. I read it the wrong way round - but still enjoyed the way you got the message accross. I loved the responses.
Amanda Brogan11/18/10
YAAAAAY! :D I knew this one would get a high rating! AWESOME JOB!!!
Angela M. Baker-Bridge11/18/10
Glad all your hard work paid off with an EC...this had to take a lot of creative thought. Good job.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/18/10
Congratulations on your EC!