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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: At the Pulpit (11/15/07)

TITLE: Hourglass
By Heather Huckaby
11/19/07


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Our pastor often talks about his hourglass collection. He explains how the sand reminds us that time is slipping away; therefore, we should use every opportunity to live for the Lord. I have my own hourglasses. One is named Chloe and one is named Isaac. They grow so fast I can hardly believe it. It seems as if, I tuck my little ones into bed only to find the next morning they’ve changed in a subtle yet significant way. Each day they wake a little older, a little bolder, and a little bolder.

I also run the nursery at our church. There I get to experience the joy of other hourglasses. Every week, I come to church to find the children in the nursery are doing new things. Some start walking, some start talking and eventually they go on to preschool class where they grow and learn even more.

One day they will wake in their own bed, in their own house, with their own little hourglasses. I hope and pray they find their way to where the Lord wants them to be. Until then I will savor each day with them and try not to let a grain of sand slip away without treasuring it.


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Jan Ackerson 11/24/07
Very sweet meatphor! I've never thought of children as hourglasses before.

I'm not sure how this little devotional fits the topic of the week, but I certainly enjoyed reading it!
Laury Hubrich 11/25/07
This is a very good analogy. Too bad you couldn't have written your idea down and maybe waited for a topic it might have fit. Keep on writing!
Laury