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Topic: Beginnings (05/31/04)

TITLE: BEGINNINGS
By JOYCE MEHAFFIE
05/31/04

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How many times do we start a project and stop doing it. We later begin again and stop.

It can be overwhelming at times and
we see what we started and never finish.

It seems like running a race, where we start at the beginning and never finish the race and when we look back, we see ourselves as failers and it is fine to fail once in awhile but we got to pick up the pieces and start again.


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Dian Moore06/07/04
Hi Joyce: your short article reminds me of my husband, who has adult ADHD. We can literally wade through undone projects.
Gary Sims06/07/04
Joyce – You had some good thoughts that need to be expanded. The guideline for the challenge requires a minimum of 150 words so your thoughts on the topic could have gone much deeper. Also, spell check is an important tool to use. “Failers” is not a word – what you were searching for is “failures.” All word processing programs would have caught that one for you. Keep trying; I know you have a lot to say. - Gary
Deborah Porter 06/07/04
Joyce, basically the same comments as Gary. At around 80 words, your contribution is way under the limit. So for future contributions, just aim to flesh out your thoughts a little more. As it stands, it's a bit like nibbling on a snack before the main meal arrives. Tasty little appetiser, but not quite satisfying. It would make a good introduction to (or summary for) a devotional or article, but it doesn't quite work on it's own. Definitely keep entering though and stretching yourself a little more every time. With love, Deb
Mary Elder-Criss06/08/04
As a person who begins many things, and finishes few, I could understand what you were aiming for here, yet as others have said, you need to flesh it out. I would also suggest next time to think of an original title, using the same title as the Challenge doesn't make your article stand out.
Phyllis Inniss 06/08/04
Perhaps you started this article and didn't quite finish it, as you fell below the minimum word length. A little expansion would have helped.
Billie Porter06/09/04
I think that is a wonderful short analogy about life. Keep up the good work. God Bless
L.M. Lee06/09/04
It's great if you start a project, stop and then finish it! I've got too many unfinished! :-)