Hire
Writers
Editors
Home Tour About Read What's New Help Forums Join
My Account Login
Shop
Save
Support
E
Book
Store
Learn
About
Jesus
  



The HOME for Christian writers! The Home for Christian Writers!
The Official Writing Challenge

BACK TO
CHALLENGE
MAIN

INSTRUCTIONS

how it works
submission rules
guidelines for
choosing a level

ENTRIES

submit your entry
read current entries
read past entries
challenge winners



Our Daily Devotional HERE
Place it on your site or
receive it daily by email.





TRUST JESUS TODAY

TRY THE TEST



Share
how it works   Submit

Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Discern (08/12/10)

TITLE: The One That Got Away
By Heather MacInnis
08/18/10


 LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
 SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
 ADD TO MY FAVORITES

“Did you hear that Sharon is dating Phil Wilkins?”

“No! You’ve got to be kidding. She’s a medical doctor. What would she be doing with a guy that works in a call center?—and lives with his mother no less.”

“Daisy saw them together at the movies, and apparently they were quite cozy. Wasn’t he wanting to date you a few months ago when he first moved back?”

“Yeah, like I’m that desperate. He’s good looking for sure, but I want someone with a little more future than that.”

“Apparently, Sharon told Marcie that he is the kindest, most caring person she has ever known and she couldn’t care less where he works.”

“Well, it sounds to me like he’s looking for a sugar mamma. I suppose he’s counting on her money supporting him and his mother.”

“That’s what a lot of folks are thinking.”

“I just feel so bad for Sharon, but you’d think she’d have a little more common sense than that. Some people just have no discernment at all.”

***************************************

“Did you hear the latest? Sharon and Phil are engaged.”

“Oh please, tell me you’re joking.”

“No, Sharon showed me the ring herself, and let me tell you, it is some rock.”

“Bless her heart, she probably had to pay for it herself.”

“I don’t think so.”

“Well, I don’t think they make that kind of money at the call center. Of course, his mother may have helped him out with her pension. Oh I mustn’t be mean.”

“Oh, didn’t you hear, his mother passed away. Apparently she had pancreatic cancer and that is why he moved back here in the first place. Sharon told me he is an English professor at the university, and since there was no place for him to teach here, he decided to work at the call center just to keep busy and to get ideas for a novel he is writing. The guy is loaded and brilliant—not to mention good looking. She really scored big. She is moving to the city with him after they are married and is already signed up with a big medical center up there. What a lucky girl! Too bad you didn’t give him a chance when he asked you out.”

“Well, how could anyone know that he was all that?”

“I guess Sharon figured it out. Her mother told Rose that she was so proud that her daughter had discernment enough to judge a man by his character and not to let what other people think influence her.”


“. . . for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”
I Samuel 16:7 KJV


The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE

JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.


This article has been read 307 times
Member Comments
Member Date
Loren T. Lowery08/20/10
At first blush, I though this was going to be a story on the discernment for not gossiping. But, as I read further, I saw the slant of the story and saw how it also tied into the theme this week. You've done an excellent job with dialogue and showing not telling.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/20/10
This is an interesting story and a great lesson.