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02/06/06
What a great reminder that we can trust HIM to be in control. Also, as our Shield, He protects us, as He protected Evelyn and Joe. Enjoyed this one. Very nice.
02/11/06
How often we forget where our protection comes from...if we would only ask. Great reminder and good job!
02/11/06
I loved your story. This happened to us, minus any smell. (Chimney was clogged with bird's nests). For three months our daughter had migraines and nausea and I couldn't stay awake. Hubby got out every day. The repair man couldn't believe we weren't extrememly sick or worse. Why didn't we become a statistic? Because God IS our shield! Praise His Name! Great story!
02/11/06
The voice of God recurring every so often is very effective here. Lovely.
02/13/06
Well done, Beth. I wondered what was coming there for a while ... an abusive husband ... but no, a wife who didn't want to be controlling. A different take on the topic, which worked well. Good job.

I have a friend who could have died in such a situation too ... but she didn't ... needed a month of daily oxygen room therapy though. So it rang true!
This is a wonderful piece, Beth. A true example of how being a submissive wife works...totally dependent on the Lord to be not only our shield, but our provider, and our defense. Well written, as usual. :)
02/17/06
Finally got to your entry, Beth! How hard it is sometimes to listen and obey! Your character's struggle, both spiritual and relational, was realistic. Her voice really rang true. A different take on control, too.