Month: March 2014

Story Starters: 3-21-14

Story Starters are prompts that must be the first part of your story. To participate, please tag your post with p31tStarter and link back to this post. My favorite post for each story starter will be reblogged on Friday.*

Flash Fiction (less than 1,000 words):

She said yes.

Short Story (Over a 1,000 words, but we’ll set the limit at 10,000 words)

If only he could go back…

*Please note: If there are no posts linked to this post or tagged with p31tStarter, there will be no post reblogged. Also, any stories with anything inappropriate will not be chosen. Thank you!

Isaiah 53:4-6

Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

-Isaiah 53:4-6

Just A Thought

“The greatest news any of your friends could ever hear is that God loves them more than they love themselves, and he wants them to have everlasting life. Can you do anything to let them know this good news today?”

(Taken from the 1 Minute Bible 4 Students with applications by Doug Fields)

Not Of This World

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

-Colossians 3:1-4

If we believe in God, Christ becomes our life. We will appear with Him in glory when He appears. We are now hidden in Christ!

We are not of this world.

That’s why this verse talks about setting our hearts and our minds on things above, not on earthly things. That’s one of the best ways to grow closer to God: focusing on Him and not on all of the junk and sin of this world.

Challenge: Focus on God instead of all of the sin around you, and let Him lead you in the direction He wants you to go.

Weekly Writing Challenge: Power of Names

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/writing-challenge-names/

I decided to take the Weekly Writing Challenge’s title literally and write about the most powerful names ever: the names of God. Some of these may be less well-known, while others may be quite familiar to you. Either way, I hope you will think about how these names describe God. Blessings!

Jehovah Jireh – The Lord will Provide

El Shaddia – The Almighty God

Elohim – Creator God, Mighty and Strong

Jehovah Rapha – The Lord our Healer

El-Roi – The Strong One who sees, God who ses

El-Olam – The Everlasting God

Yahweh-Shammah – The Lord is there

Treasures

A poker chip. A pair of dice. A screwdriver. A rock. All hidden in an old, rotten box shoved in an old, rotten tree.

The collection wasn’t much. Just a boy’s favorite treasures, dirty and smudged. The woman traced the A. H. carved on the lid of the box. A tear slipped down her cheek as she fondled each f her son’s precious memoirs.

“Goodbye, Alex,” she whispered softly, stroking the smooth rock. “I’ll take care of your treasures, and I’ll see you again in heaven someday.”

The little girl next to her looked down into the box.” I hope he’s got better treasures in heaven than he left us down here.

~~~~~

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.

Matthew 6:19-20