Sunday, December 26, 2010

{Centus} Still a Child of God

Saturday Centus is a super fun writing prompt from Jenny.  The story is 100 words not including the prompt which is in bold.  Follow the link to visit more amazing stories.  Happy day after Christmas to everyone ... the story of my first White Christmas will be coming soon!

Jenny Matlock

Still a Child of God

As the lights dimmed in the small church I felt relief wash over me realizing that I survived my first Christmas Eve service.

Then the white-bearded fat man rolled through the church doors. From afar he reminded me of Santa, but the alcohol seeping through his clothes contradicted that image.

“Can I help you sir?”

He stumbled towards me, “I have seen the light.  I want to meet this Jesus.”

Even though his clothes were ragged, his hair unwashed, and I didn’t quite think he was sober; I couldn’t turn down a child of God.

“I would love to share my beliefs.  We also have some great coffee.”


  1. OH I love this.. have you seen the video by Jason Crabb look it up on Youtube it's called Someone Like Me

  2. This is great! How sweet to take "Santa: into the fold. Very well done!

    Merry Christmas..........cj

  3. Sometimes it is hard to love others that aren't like us. It's good to always remember, no matter how down and out another human being is, somebody loved them once and they still deserve to be loved.~Ames

  4. Very nice story and really well written. Great job!

  5. God and coffee sounds like the perfect combination for him. I enjoyed this. xo

  6. Such a great centus for Christmastime. I have a feeling many times people change for the better at Christmas.

  7. Your take on the prompt is definitely for the Christmas season!

  8. yes, this was a wonderful take on this prompt. I felt this one.

  9. Very well-written. This is the dilemma of being a Christian. Not all children of God smell nice.
    Wonderful images.
    Peace, Blessings and a Happy New Year!
    Anna's SC#34

  10. This was perfect. I like how Anna stated her comment about this.

    And I like the warm feeling i got when I read this little gem of a story.

    This is a wonderfully thoughtful post to start the New year with.

    Thank you for linking.


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