The Official Writing Challenge
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Great message! Good job!
Wow! Talk about purpose! Well done and great message!
Strong Message! Great job!
Interesting. Could be part of a litergy.
I actually get tired of the constant activities of church. I like the "back to basics" message. Nice job.
Wonderful message. I'm sure the divisions in His bride break the heart of Jesus. I liked the first line about us being called apart. Thanks for sharing!
Penetrating, prophetic voice here! Excellent preaching.

"My purposefulness has been delayed, but cannot be denied / I am Ekklesia, the bride of Christ / and I shall Arise." Your ending is a hammer in the hand of God, my friend.
A powerfully written message to the church. Well done.
Some very powerful reminders there that the church needs to get in better shape!
Barbie, I remember being quite impressed by this message when it first appeared in the Challenge. It was, and is, a message that the Church (us) needs to hear. This section, in particular, hit hard: "I’m pampered with concerts, cruises and fests
Annual banquets and picnics in the parks
You are entertaining me to death."

Very good work Barbie, and because I was so impressed with it, I made a note on it at the time to check if you were a 500 member. I would really like to showcase this poem in FaithWriters' Magazine, in our Rhythm of Life section in October.

Would you please send me a Private Message to let me know if that is okay with you. If it is, I'll also need a short bio note from you to go with it. You can find examples of what I need in the current Issue of FWM at

Hope to hear from you.

With love, Deb
(Editor, FaithWriters' Magazine and Challenge Coordinator)