Tell The Story Challenge

Hi all. I’ve decided to not follow the rules again and step outside the box. I was nominated by two great ladies for the Tell The story Challenge created by The Eclectic Contrarian. When looking at their photo choices, it was clear to me to use one photo from each for one story. So I will show you both photos and put their tag under it so you can go check their blogs out as well.

But first, the rules:

Pic a image given to you, write whatever comes to you. Short, long, funny, sad….a tribute to someone, a poem, a song. Then choose some images and some nominees and keep the ball rolling.

Vanessa Williams 
Purple Rose

I search for You in this City on fire 

To see you again is my one desire.

Why didn’t I listen to that first trump’s call?

Why did my heart long to wait and stall?

They all said you were coming!

Shouting it over their shoulders as they were running…

towards you, riding on your white horse.

And now I’m left here, how do I plot out my course? 

Off you went with your bride, their lamps full of oil.

Why didn’t I listen to Your word? Why did I always recoil?

I’m alive and breathing, do I get another chance?

Or is there an enemy lurking, about to advance?

What will happen, where will I be?

Where will I spend eternity?

As I wrote this, I realized there are many views on the rapture of the church, pre-tribulation and all the other stuff. You’re welcome to share your views in the comments of where you think this man will end up in this “story” of mine, but do know I won’t argue, as my philosophy is and will always remain the same: Be ready, have your lamps full of oil and make sure you get on that cloud when Jesus comes back!

“Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come…Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” (Matthew 24:42, 44)

My nominees are:

Lydia Porter….(you can do it!)


The Eclectic Contrarian 

Jeff Rab



My images…



40 Replies to “Tell The Story Challenge”

      1. You are so very welcome Amy……you have a gift of writing beautiful poetry.
        I am having good days and not-so-good days, but thank you for asking.
        I am in the Midwest and the weather has been rather beautiful……how are things in your neck of the woods?

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                  1. I will have to look where that is. although I have lived here a long time I am originally from Michigan and still don’t know where all the cities in Indiana are………but I think that is where Notre Dame is?

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                    1. oh……..if i would have grown up around Lake Michigan I would have been tempted to skip school too.
                      we are around the Indy area……….hope you had a pleasant visit. 🙂

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  1. This is great! I love how you melded both photos together!

    I love your photos you chose. This should be interesting to what everyone comes up with.

    I believe the man will have another chance to accept Christ as part of the remnant!

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    1. Great poem Amy! You are gifted! I am with Stuart, I think that people -who were left behind- will have a second chance during the Tribulation period; it will be tough though and they might face the death penalty but standing firm will get them into eternal life! Blessings, Elfriede

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  2. I cannot imagine the horror, the bone-melting terror of being one of the rejected by Christ. I’m so grateful He chose me, I am accepted in the Lord.
    Beautifully written, my Amy, and I agree: be ready!

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  3. Loved how you tied both pics together, and the message! What a great story painting! I pray we all keep our lamps full! I sure don’t want to be left behind!!! And thanks for tagging me. I will get to it soon. There’s a lot going on here. I love these challenges!

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