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Previous Challenge Entry (EDITOR'S CHOICE)
Topic: Time (11/15/12)

TITLE: Even a Vapor
By Christina Banks
~9th Place


8 seconds after birth, Steven took his first breath.

5,085 seconds after birth, Steven drank his first meal.

268,872 seconds after birth, Steven left the hospital to travel home.

2,822,534 seconds after birth, Steven smiled at his mother for the first time.

6,490,875 seconds after birth, Steven finally slept through the night.

16,005,839 seconds after birth, Steven cut his first tooth.

23,846,266 seconds after birth, Steven said Ma Ma for the first time.

35,673,692 seconds after birth, Steven took his first wobbly step.

73,607,303 seconds after birth, Steven became a big brother.

170,562,849 seconds after birth, Steven bravely started his first day of school.

449,555,894 seconds after birth, Steven trusted Christ as his Savior.

573,278,514 seconds after birth, Steven received his diploma with honors.

803,466,553 seconds after birth, Steven said I do before God and witnesses.

910,840,299 seconds after birth, Steven finished his PhD in chemistry.

948,046,486 seconds after birth, Steven watched his daughter take her first breath.

1,272,294,567 seconds after birth, Steven earned a promotion.

1,861,366,387 seconds after birth, Steven survived a heart attack.

1,926,599,241 seconds after birth, Steven held his first grandson.

2,052,086,437 seconds after birth, Steven retired to spend more time with his family.

2,123,131,586 seconds after birth, Steven won the mayoral election.

2,265,582,294 seconds after birth, Steven began chemotherapy.

2,323,188,741 seconds after birth, Steven entered eternity.

James 4:14 - Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

Accept Jesus as Your Savior Right Now and be Certain of Eternal Life.

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Margaret Kearley 11/23/12
What a time-line! what a great illustration of the brevity and measurement of life. I loved this - perhaps (because in my bizarre way) a couple of birthdays ago, I worked out the number of days I had lived! Sad, eh? A great article for the topic. Thankyou
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 11/23/12
This really makes one stop and think. I liked what you did with this--how you showed a fast a second can go by and how much we can do with the time we are given. I'm also impressed with the math skills. Part of me wanted to find out the days, years in each line but that would be several thousand seconds that I could use praying for the author of this delightful piece and a much better use of my time. God bless. :)
Noel Mitaxa 11/25/12
You've given us a lot of 'second' thoughts here, with a very interesting and creative approach to the topic. Well done.
C D Swanson 11/27/12
THis was so well crafted and a clever entry that held my attention throughout.
Thanks. God bless~
Ellen Carr 11/28/12
This is very creative and thought-provoking. I hope your counted out all those seconds! Great work.
Margaret Kearley 11/29/12
I am so glad this was placed with an EC. I love it. Thank you again and congratulations on your placing.
Myrna Noyes11/29/12
Excellent time chronology of a life from birth to death! I wish all people could exit time to go into an eternity with God, as your MC did! CONGRATULATIONS on your E.C. win! WAY TO WRITE!! :)
Clyde Blakely11/29/12
Absolutely wonderful from someone who just celebrated their 2,019,686,400th second on earth and trying to be accountable for each one. God bless.
Bea Edwards 11/30/12
Clever use of the topic. It really puts the specified moments we are given in perspective. Good job.
Catrina Bradley 12/03/12
I don't know what inspired you to write in this format, but WOW is it powerful I didn't think I'd like it at first, but at the end, I caught my breath, scrolled up and down the long, but brief, life you chronicled and knew it was excellent.