The Official Writing Challenge
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01/17/06
Thank you for your insight. We suffered a house fire and you spoke the trauma well. Everything new at a high price. It doesn't seem worth it, but God has a plan through all of it, doesn't He? You will be a comfort to many.
A great entry, Lissa. I really liked this insight:

The day I evacuated God reminded me of Lot’s wife and advised me to: “Not look back.”
When He gave me that encouraging word, I assumed it meant when the storm had subsided, I would return to nothing.

In a sense, that was partially true.

In the broader scope, God was preparing me for the quick and speedy process of decision-making I was about to enter. He knew my confidence battle in making decisions. He knew I would have to face all of my personality quirks. His love for me was preparing me.

We've all learned a lot through this process. You did a great job capturing the reality of the aftermath of Katrina. Your writing was clear and vivid. Well done.