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08/04/06
I came back to this one after moving on to the next entry because in a way I'm pealing carrots right now. Thank you for sharing this. I am very encouraged.
08/05/06
What beautiful thoughts from the older and wiser one. Time does have a way of seeing beauty in the most mundane circumstances. Who can ever forget that beautiful and life saving "carrot" that Scarlet O'Hara found at Tara in "Gone With the Wind"?! (I thought it a radish, but I've been told it was a carrot) - but no matter - we got the picture! Very creative story. Well done.
08/05/06
Good article - now I need to reconsider my 'mundane' job. I like this line: expression in the mundane. I have learned something from this article. Thank you :)
08/05/06
I really enjoyed reading this - I wish we would take more time to listen to the wisdom of those who have more experience in their faitj and more wisdom because of it! This makes me want to strive to praise God in EVERY circumstance. Thank you.
08/07/06
I think most EVERYONE needs to read this story at some time or another - many more than once (me included!). This is wonderfully done. You bring both of these characters to wonderful, vivid life!
08/07/06
A nice gentle reminder that everything is God's work.
08/07/06
A lovely story and an important reminder to us. I especially enjoyed the 11th and the final paragraph. Very well done.
08/07/06
Thank you for this story. This is a wonderful confirmation of other things this week. I love to read Brother Lawrnece. I have the book. Maybe you wrote this just for me:) Great job!!
08/08/06
Very good ... I too love the story of Brother Lawrence and you did him justice too.

What a fantastic first line!!!
I just knew as I started to read that you were describing Brother Lawrence and his book "Practicing His Presence." You did it so well! A great piece!
I guess Brother Lawrence, too! Excellent piece on how this dear saint practised the presence of God in his daily work.
I'll agree with Joanne, everyone needs to read this story. Excellent writing.
08/10/06
Excellent job! Congrats on win. Well deserved.
08/10/06
Helen, congratulations, I am so happy this story got the recongition it deserved!!
Congrats Helen. I was so thrilled to see that the other judges also so this as a masterpiece. welcome to Masters!

Oh, and it was so difficult keeping this a secret!
08/10/06
*chanting* Go Helen, Go Helen, it's your Birthday-it's your Birthday! If you don't get it, it's an american thing for CONGRATULATIONS! A well deserved wint!!
08/10/06
Stupendeous story, Helen. I always enjoy hearing of the contemplative life. We can learn so much from this simple lifestyle.