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Previous Challenge Entry (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
Topic: Irritated (11/08/12)

TITLE: Two Small Coins
By Charla Diehl
11/14/12
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What did he say to make them squirm
What is the lesson they wonít learn
How can he help them to discern
The message of the day

Why does it irritate them so
To hear a message they should know
Itís roots are trust, which helps them grow
If only theyíd obey

The sermon that caused folks duress
Taught of tithing one tenth--no less
Itís hard to give what is possessed
Greed keeps pure love at bay

Fatigued, discouraged and annoyed
He called on God--his spirit buoyed
Encouragement from heavín deployed
In thankfulness he prayed

The widowís coins make it clear
Blessed are those who give with cheer
Her empty pockets drew Him near
Too much can lead astray

And so the pastor challenged those
Whose fingers clutched their wealth and clothes
How will you score do you suppose
When all things go away

Do for others what you can
Share your gifts with open hands
Love each other, itís Godís command
Then joy will be your pay

November next Pledge Sunday came
Pews were packed, lives werenít the same
The members learned each otherís names
Godís words lit up their way

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/15/12
This is a lovely reminder. I think many people can relate. Things are tight nowadays and it can be harder to tithe when you're worried about buying food for your family but God always provides and in ways we may never see coming. Good job!
Fiona Stevenson11/16/12
You could almosy sing this. Just one of the lessons it is harder to learn, but such a blessing once you do. God bless you.
Beth LaBuff 11/22/12
I LOVE your poetic format here. You poem flows and your message warms. I was so excited to see this recognized on the EC list. Congrats, Charla!
Bea Edwards 11/24/12
Wonderful way to present the topic! It was the second read through when it really flowed and revealed itself to me. Well done!
Loren T. Lowery11/26/12
Nice job on the topic, Charla and very well done, indeed. Congratulations on your EC, enjoy reading your work!