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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Savory to the Taste (07/26/12)

TITLE: Delicious & Filling
By C D Swanson


The speaker engaged the audience completely connecting with the vast majority in attendance. Her sporadic pacing and gesticulations seemed to solidify the message.Her cranberry dress looked orange under the bright lights.

"The Lord is our powerhouse. We need to rely on His every word. He is our enforcer of reason and all things pertaining to life on earth. Jesus, came to defeat death, which is to say the devil. He is the author of salvation is he not? He sacrificed His life so we might live forever..." She smiled before adding, "we are the canvas and He is the paint. He created us. We are His masterpiece. So, don't believe the father of lies as he plies you with self-doubt. Remember, we are His works of art. He doesn't create anything but magnificent objects. Us included! Amen. God Bless."

The conclusion of the presentation at first was met with chilling silence followed by thunderous applause. The service opened with praise and worship music, followed by a jolting and powerful sermon from a Pastor visiting form the UK. Concluding with the exciting speaker from Tennessee.

"Hello.How are you?" I smiled at the new faces before offering, "I hope you'll stay for the buffet. A local caterer generously donated their time and food for this event today."

"Hello there." Pastor came over grinning while rubbing his hands, "So what did you think?"

"Oh, it's a wonderful turn-out Pastor. The service was beautiful. And the guest speaker was great."

"Yes, she was. And, we seemed to bring a lot of people for this fund raiser. Looks like we will have quite a bit to offer for the missionary trip this August. Okay, I'll see you downstairs then?" His head tilted waiting for a positive response.

"Yes. See you in a minute Pastor." I waved and picked up my Bible to head downstairs.

"Oh my goodness the food smells so good!" Marsha sashayed quickly to the doors leading to the feast.

"Yes the aroma is enticing." I agreed as I ran a hand over my Bible.

Two children ran by nearly crashing into the wall before letting out a hideously loud screech. I am quite positive it had stray cats and dogs running in the opposite direction. Their mother smiled as she rolled her eyes , "Kids and food. Does it get any better?"

I nodded in polite agreement as I walked toward the dining area. When I opened the doors mingled aromas of bread, shrimp, chicken, roasted turkey, amplified by the sweet smell of gingerbread and cupcakes assaulted my senses. A veritable potpourri of mouth watering concoctions from one end of the table to the other.

I found a table and sat by some good friends of mine. "We'll be right back. I wanna get a hold of the shrimp before it disappears!" Jordan smiled and ran off to get in line.

I couldn't help but smile knowing Jordan's pistachio-colored dress would be sporting a new design before the meal was over. Poor Jordan always spilled something on her attire no matter how careful she was.

As I sat and waited for the line to grow short. I opened by Bible and read,
So I went to the angel and said to him, "Give me the little book." And he said to me, "Take and eat it; and it will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth." That passage said it all.

No matter what kind of feast you're attending, or foods you're consuming, nothing is sweeter than His Word. It's the most savory food in the entire room.

"Go and grab some food delicious stuff." Marsha urged.

"Marsha I already did..."

Passage from Revelation 10:9 NKJV

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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 08/03/12
This ending is so perfect. You do a nice job of introducing the characters and making them feel like people I know. So many have written about Church Dinners this quarter that is just shows what a perfect time it is to invite others to come to service and a chance to have a faith-lift. You did a good job showing that with such fitting verses.You brought us full circle.
Dannie Hawley 08/03/12
Nice job! I love the line: nothing is sweeter than His Word. It's the most savory food in the entire room. Soooo true and it's not got too many calories to enjoy in abundance. No one will be allergic to it either. Good idea to connect the food in the Word with the delicious feast at the tables. Thanks for the timely reminder!

Hiram Claudio08/06/12
Such a wonderful conclusion that is supported so well by the piece that preceded it. This flowed so well and I liked the build up I felt as the MC got closer and closer to the food. The word pictures you painted were very vivid. Nicely done!
Leola Ogle 08/08/12
I could almost smell and taste all that good food, you made this come so alive. I absolutely loved the ending. Great writing and an easy, enjoyable read. God bless!
Edmond Ng 08/09/12
An interesting thought that is totally appropriate and on topic. A nicely written piece.
Noel Mitaxa 08/09/12
You activated my taste buds for sure. Very descriptive and thought-provoking workd. (A very minor, nit-picking point relates to the speaker's "gesticulations," when "gestures" would carry a greater sense of control. But then us preachers are hard to please:-( )
But otherwise excellent