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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Rich (04/26/12)

TITLE: My Father's House
By Marilyn K. Smith
05/01/12


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Just the word “Rich” brings to mind the treasures of this world—silver, gold, jewelry—treasure chests full of things that have great value. Yet, even with all these items of luxury and abundance, one can certainly be poor.

I am “rich” when I listen to my grandchildren laugh and squeal in delight, or when my husband holds my hand when we go out, not to mention being in my garden, feeling warm dirt under my feet and a gentle breeze blowing against my cheek. The material treasures of this world do not compare with these joyfully “rich” experiences.

And then there is peace. Peace is an element of “richness” that has no comparison. Who or what on this earth can give us peace? “Rich” is the soul who finds Peace at his or her doorstep, and joyful is the one who steps into His path.

“Rich” can mean a deepening of color or taste, like the “rich” auburn-red of a child’s hair or the deep “richness” of a bite of chocolate. But a deepening of a relationship can be one of the most “richest” of pleasures.

With all that this entire world has to offer, none of these compare to the “riches” we are storing up in Heaven “where moth does not corrupt, nor thieves break through and steal.” Our Father’s treasure trove is full and waiting. Let nothing keep us from it.


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CD Swanson 05/04/12
Thank you for this lovely entry that spoke volumes. Lovely message...God bless~
Donna Wilcher 05/05/12
Oh, I enjoyed this so much. Short, but oh so sweet and true!

Loved this!
Mildred Sheldon05/07/12
How very true what you have written. Short but very touching. Thank you and God bless.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/08/12
This is a well-written little piece that gets right to the heart of the matter.

When writing a piece this short, you may want to shorten some of the sentences. For example the first sentence in the third paragraph is quite long. Also make sure you cite the verse where it comes from and what translation of the Bible you quoted.

I think it was quite clever that you showed how rich can mean deepening. I've read most of the stories this week and this is the first one that looked at the topic in that way. It was a pleasure to read.
Angela Coleman 05/08/12
Wonderfully stated. An enthusiastic "Amen!" for the wisdom you have expressed in this piece.