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01/18/14
This gave a great picture of so many in this world, so seemingly “full of life ” on the outside, but empty on the inside. I’d say your MC had a truly peace filled retirement! Enjoyed!
01/19/14
This is a truly moving piece and Caroline revisits the past and finds peace.

Jesus, tender Shepherd hear me
Bless Thy little lamb tonight
Through the darkness, be Thou near me
Keep me safe ‘til morning light


This is a prayer I'll remember. It speaks volumes of genuine faith.

Very Well done!
01/19/14
You did a wonderful job showing us the room, the pictures, and the thoughts of an old lady. So wonderful that she came back to the fold in her last days, yet so sad that she lived so much of her life without Him. This happens so often.

Beautifully written. Not sure how it expresses the topic though. Maybe I'm missing it?
Blessings, LaVonne
Priceless descriptions and situations. I LOVE this story!
Priceless descriptions and situations. I LOVE this story!
This gave me goosebumps. I love those types of "coincidences," though I feel extremely sad for those who do think it's just a coincidence. Over the past year or so I've been trying to be mindful of "God's I love you Shann" moments. I am seeing them more and more, often at least once a week. I reckon they probably occur on a daily, if not an hourly basis. Like I am having one right now. I think of all the things that had to happen for the Holy Spirit to use your words to lighten my heart right now in this moment. It had to go back many years when Scott started the site, when Deb designed the challenge, when God helped you and me both to find our way here, when Jesus spoke to your heart, when you wrote your story, even when I was in too much pain to read as many stories as I would like. I'm not saying God sent the pain so I could have this moment, but he used it to glorify him. (I don't know that I would have needed it if not for the pain.) Looking at all of these moments brings tears to my eyes and reinforces the fact that God will and does use difficult experiences to bring joy to his name, and a what a delight it is when we open our hearts and minds up to receive that glory. I guess that was a long-winded way to say Thank you, my friend for being obedient to Jesus. Hugs!