Just yesterday a friend who coaches me as a writer challenged us to go outside, find an object or scene, and describe it without using cliches and common words. Be descriptive as possible with your words.
This to me was an opportunity to witness nature and tie it in with our creator.
Here is what I witnessed:
Touched by the breeze the needles flow. I can hear them whispering about the wind. We can’t see it but it’s there. It’s strength shows in the sway of branches older than I. I wonder at the might of the pines that shoot up tall so quickly. They stand firm against every storm, and are ever green in the nakedness of winter. Even with broken branches they testify about a creator who knew what they would need to endure the raw elements. He knew they would be exposed, that they would bend, and break, and yet give shelter to wildlife and men. A bruised reed He will not break tells a tale of His strength in our weakness.
I challenge you to do the same and write about what you witnessed. Then comment here with what you wrote. I can’t wait to read it.
♡ Melinda McCray
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Really y’all I’m just another Samaritan woman seeking living water and pouring out where I see need for encouragement. I am 48, mother to four girls ages 16-26, Gigi to the most handsome 2-year-old little boy, Fibromyalgia warrior, minister, writer, and a lifetime learner.
I am writing my first book, slowly but surely, six chapters in, as our blessed first love has called me to share His glory in my story. I feel lost in that familiar desert place, and thankful for the manna that is there miraculously every day. I am overcoming hour by hour the condemning voices of the enemy and learning to love myself. It has been an arduous journey. This wordsmith journey, but so worth it.
I became a licensed minister in 2010. However, I do not currently work in the ministry. I share Christ's love through devotional blogging. I have a degree in Church Ministry, was pursuing my degree in Christian Care and Counseling at Oral Roberts University, but now am pursuing Life Coaching, and Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practioner Certifications and a business license.
I am a certified women’s biblical counselor through the Extraordinary Women's program at Light University. I am working on their Addiction and Recovery program now too. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment with a wealth of life experiences with which I can minister comfort to others.
I'm a lover of a good book, writing, singing, and music, and my nemesis is the perpetual laundry pile.
Blessings to you and yours,
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1 thought on “A Challenge For You”
Sorry, Melinda. It’s too cold for me to hang out outside! ❤
Seriously, you are a beautifully gifted writer. Continue to use your gift to serve Him.