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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Sport or Fitness (02/15/07)

TITLE: Check Out my Biceps Why Don't You
By Sally Hanan


Hi there! My name is Moses, of the “leading the Israelites across the Jordan” fame. I’m here to speak with you today about the benefits of going through your very own wilderness experience.

It’s all about the muscle groups. Yes, you heard me! If you look at the back of your Bible and check out the map section, you’ll see why.

One word…


Back in the days when I was on God’s green earth, Yahweh had this habit of making me walk up to the top of mountains to get the good stuff. Yes, He met me in the tent most of the time, but when it came to stuff like getting the Ten Commandments and letting me hear His whisper, He had me walk up, and up, and up…you get the picture. Results are that I’m in heaven now with the most magnificent thigh and calf muscles ever seen on an eternal body. My biceps aren’t all that bad looking either – I had to lean so hard on my stick when the slope of the mountain got extra steep, I could almost hear my biceps brachii popping.

Sinai, Nebo, Horeb, Hor, Paran, Shepher, Herman....they’re all in the history books; every one of them holds a sweet memory for me, even though I thought I would die with the Lord God Jehovah being so close…I’m sure you understand..

So here’s my advice to you young whippersnappers: if you want to enter heaven in GLORY and have the angels stand about looking on in awe and wonder, check out the whole mountain thing yourself. It does take a little longer and strains the backs of your legs like nothing else on earth, but the view from the top and the Lord God Himself at your side is more than worth it.

So hike up those pant legs, get your boots on, and get going.

He’s waiting for you.

(By the way, you’re going to get a whole lot more than big muscles out of the experience. Trust me on this one.)

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Amy Michelle Wiley 02/22/07
Hehe, fun entry! I like it. Nice subtle point woven in there, too.
Allison Egley 02/24/07
Hehe So cute. I love the humor mixed in with the message. I'd expand on this though. Take us up one of those mountains with Moses so we can "feel" his (and our) muscles ache!
Jacquelyn Horne02/24/07
Iteresting approach to fitness. Also a new view of Moses.
Joanne Sher 02/25/07
Very clever - and definitely a unique approach. I enjoyed this. Would love to see it expanded.
Jan Ackerson 02/25/07
Clever voice, and a really effective way of making an important point. I'd have liked to read more of this.
Joanne Malley02/26/07
Cute! I would have liked more too. :) Jo
Marty Wellington 02/27/07
Who would've thought Moses was an ancient bodybuilder???? Thanks for an interesting take on those mountaintop experiences we all long for. Now I know why I'm so flabby--gotta get out the hiking boots more often.
Verna Cole Mitchell 02/27/07
Looks like you could get a whole series out of this idea. I really liked the light tone carrying a big message.
T. F. Chezum02/27/07
LOL, kept me smiling. Very creative and well written. Great job.
Sara Harricharan 02/27/07
I like the humor and tone of this. Kinda like a fitness 'commercial'. A 'delightful' look at the real thing. ^_^
Elizabeth Bussey03/01/07
This went right to my heart. I love the style, very cute and such a valuable lesson.