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

TITLE: Backyard pulpit
By DeWayne Bricker
11/21/07


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I was standing at the kitchen sink washing dishes when I noticed my four year old son arranging his stuffed animal toys in short rows in front of a chair on the grass. At first I paid no attention to him but regained interest when he climbed on the chair and began speaking. I could not hear him so I quietly opened the window as not to alert him to my eaves dropping. He stopped talking, got down and with his small beach shovel dug a hole next to the chair.

He picked up one of the stuffed toys then got back up on the chair and began speaking.
I still could not hear him clearly. At the end of his sentence he threw the toy into the hole next to the chair.

Bewildered, I dried my hands and snuck out the back door and made my way around the garage to gain a better vantage point. As I rounded the corner of the garage I could hear him plainly.

“In the name of the father and the son. . .”

He stopped as he realized I was there.

“Hi, dad.”

Caught and embarrassed, I stood up acting like I was only strolling by.

[Hey, son, what are you doing?]

“Playing preacher.”

[Playing preacher; that nice. What are you doing with the animals?]

“I’m babtizing them.”

[That’s baptizing.]

“That’s right.”

[What are you doing with the hole]

“Just doing what the preacher said.”

[The preacher?]

He picked up one of the stuffed toys; held it up and said. . .

“In the name of the father and the son and in the hole he goes.”


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Yvonne Blake 11/23/07
:-) I love when kids use the words they think are said. The brackets are not necessary. We can tell with each new paragraph that the other person is speaking. Well written.
Laury Hubrich 11/25/07
This was a very cute story. Thank you for sharing!
Laury
Jennifer Wetter11/27/07
This is an expectionally cute story. I think your young son has a future in the ministry.