Winning Entries for WOW!

The Challenge winners will be posted here two weeks after entries close for each topic, and the Highest Ranked entries will be posted sometime later that day or the next.

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Winning Entries for WOW!

Post by itsjoanne » Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:42 am


1st Place Convenience Story by Lori Othouse ... p?id=34806

2nd Place The Passover Lamb by Beth LaBuff ... p?id=34785

3rd Place Love Does Exist by Kellie Henningsen ... p?id=34827

4th Place The Heart Surgeon by Debbie Roome ... p?id=34844

5th Place The Fourth Thing by Lisa Mikitarian ... p?id=34819

6th Place Early Release by Connie Dixon ... p?id=34821

7th Place Friendship Factor by Marita Thelander ... p?id=34809

8th Place Have You Lost the Wonder? By David Pendleton ... p?id=34812

9th Place The Miracle Mud by Joan Campbell ... p?id=34770

10th Place The Wonder of Whoa by Ann Grover ... p?id=34824


Level 1 – Beginners

1st Place Whispered Wonder by Nicole Campbell ... p?id=34771

2nd Place A Thousand Angels Singing by Kathleen Tollifson ... p?id=34772

3rd Place A Friend In Need by Cheryl Schoenberger ... p?id=34766

Highly Commended:

Hidden Treasure by Rali Macaulay ... p?id=34853

The Roar of Delight by Beth B ... p?id=34814

Level 2 – Intermediate

1st Place Have You Lost the Wonder? By David Pendleton ... p?id=34812

2nd Place A Tempered Hope by Lisha Hunnicutt ... p?id=34782

3rd Place A Welcome Distraction by Dana McReynolds ... p?id=34780

Highly Commended:

Of Nature's Mourning and Signs of Warning by Kelli Bean ... p?id=34840

When He Speaks Our Name by Sarah Heywood ... p?id=34828

Level 3 – Advanced

1st Place Early Release by Connie Dixon ... p?id=34821

2nd Place The Miracle Mud by Joan Campbell ... p?id=34770

3rd Place Double Blessing by Patricia Turner ... p?id=34817

Highly Commended:

Resurrection Road by Stanley Bednarz ... p?id=34775

The Scarlet Cord by Carol Penhorwood ... p?id=34769

Level 4 – Masters

1st Place Convenience Story by Lori Othouse ... p?id=34806

2nd Place The Passover Lamb by Beth LaBuff ... p?id=34785

3rd Place Love Does Exist by Kellie Henningsen ... p?id=34827

Highly Commended:

The Heart Surgeon by Debbie Roome ... p?id=34844

The Fourth Thing by Lisa Mikitarian ... p?id=34819
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Post by twoleaves » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:08 am


A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!!!!

And a BIG THANKS to the judges as well for weathering a tough quarter full of wonderful entries!

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Post by PamDavis » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:14 am

Way to go! Hard work pays off!
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Post by Shann » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:37 am

Congratulations Everyone!.

You guys are all great! A special shout-out to my young friend Nicole for getting 1st place the first time out. You have talent Girl!

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Post by ElizaEvans » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:52 am


What an amazing week of entries! WOO-HOO to the judges and all the winners! :D
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Post by JesusPuppy » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:54 am

I knew it, I knew it... Too many good comments, I knew mine wouldn't place. :wink: Just too many better writers out there. Maybe I should have done it just as a poem, better luck next time.

oh ya.. and Congratulations to the winners this week, and through the last quarter, some excellent work.
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Post by Bear-Bear » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:58 am

Congrats to this week's Winners! WAY TO GO!!!


Bear hasn't had the chance to read entries yet, being busy building her Blog/Website for the past week, with many sleepless nights in the process. (The link is in the signature, if anyone should want to come visit.)

However, Bear plans on catching up on reading soon, and is looking forward much to it. Many of the titles alone, make things sound most interesting, and she knows the winning entries will be excellent! Plus, she looks forward to getting around to many of the other entries as well, for the same reason. :D

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Post by write4christ » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:07 am

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Post by beff » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:28 am

I read many entries this week and I gotta say that I was blown away, time after time. The topic also described the level of writing. I was truly "wow-d!" (hmm.. is that a word.. and how do you spell it?)

Anyway, sincere congrats to everyone listed above!

...and many thanks to the judges!
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Post by CatLin » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:47 am

Woo HOO! Great list, great week of entries. Congrats to ALL!
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Post by CreativeWords » Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:54 am

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Every story I read this week wowed me, this field was intense.

Now we just have to wait for the next quarter to start!
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Post by kellielh » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:12 pm

So excited to see my name this morning! Thanks so much to the judges! Congrats to everyone -- super excited to see you Connie on the EC list!

I have my daughter's birthday party in an hour but will try and read more of these later tonight. :D

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Post by dandelionflower » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:28 pm

Woo-Hoo--congrats to all the names up there--a special shout-out to Connie!

So many names have become friends--that's the best part. The worst part is not seeing certain entries get "official" recognition.

Thanks to judges and fws for all you do. I will really miss entering next quarter (I mean it this time :D )--I have a novel I have to finish for sanity's sake, and the days are fleeting.

One note about "The Fourth Thing"--I didn't feel sorry for the men in the story as much as I was in awe of them. The sacrificial nature of a godly man is a wonder to behold. I'm married to one of those men.

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Post by violin4jesus » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:41 pm

Oh wow, I forgot it was winning entries day....completely occupied this week....see ticker....

Congrats to all in the winner's circle!

(I haven't read any but I'm sure they're good.)


Next quarter I may be more able to jump in more.

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Post by PottersClay » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:43 pm

SO incredibly proud of my daughter for hitting the top in her first Challenge entry ever. Well done Nicole! It proves what you said when you wrote it - God really inspired you and worked through you. I'm so proud that you were open to His inspiration.


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Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.
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