I decided to start this journal to keep track of the gems of wisdom I find in my "treasure book." Okay, I know it's called the Bible, and that the "gems" I find in it aren't literal shiny rocks like the ones Dar gave me in her cave. Still, they're more valuable to me than all the expensive stuff you find in any jewelry store. They help me. Like just this morning.
Last night I found one that says, "A gentle answer turns away anger" (Prov. 15:1). Nothing earthshaking, right? Except I was almost late to my 2:00 class because two guys were fighting right in front of my locker. It must have been about something pretty big, cuz they were really going at it, yelling and pushing each other, and kids were chanting, "Fight! Fight!" I had to get to my locker, so I said, "Do you guys mind moving over?" The way one of them looked at me (I think his name is Jackson) I thought for sure he was going to punch me. Then that verse just popped in my head, and all I said was "Please?" I said it real nice, and I even tried to smile when I said it, even though I was shaking. But then, all of a sudden they just left. So it worked. At least this time. I was still shaking at the end of class.
Hi. I'm Gulliver Wimple, a fictional character from Hoefield, USA. I'm in the 10th grade and I play basketball for my school's team, the Prairie Dogs. Okay, I usually just watch from the bench. Actually, I'm not very good at sports...or school...or anything. But I've been somewhere and met someone who's shown me things most kids can't even imagine. Goofy creatures. Evil predators. But what sticks with me most is the amazing treasure a little girl showed me. Her name is Dar.