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Topic: Power (05/10/04)

TITLE: A Doll, Some Glue and A Lesson
By Dawn Stone
05/14/04

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Quietly in her white late dress and hat the porcelain doll sat by the window. As my friend and I caught up on things in our lives as our small children played in the house. Her daughter Felicia noticed the doll. She asked if she could hold her. I said as long as she was careful with the doll because she was special to me. I had gotten the doll from my aunt when I had been a little older than Felicia. Felicia said she would be careful. As I watched her careful cradle the doll in her arms. They were playing in the kitchen when I say her fall with the doll in her arms. Cringing at the thought I got up to see if everything was ok. The doll lay on the floor with the head in large pieces. I felt tears coming to my eyes but I held them back since my friend and her daughter already felt extremely bad for the doll being broken. Later we glued they doll with the strong bonding power of super glue. The doll was scarred but back together and I had a very valuable lesson.
I knew to be careful with who I trusted precious things to and that super glue had the power to make my doll whole again.
Sometimes in life, we accidentally broken by those in our lives and by our own decisions; but God has the power to make our lives whole again just like the glue had with my doll.

ds 2004


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Leticia Caroccio05/17/04
Powerful message behind your words. Despite our scars, God can make us whole. Isn't it wonderful to know that He can even use our damaged lives for His glory?

Besides a few spelling errors in your piece, your message came through. Good job.
WENDY DECKER05/18/04
THE CONTENT OF THE STORY WAS VERY GOOD. YOU MIGHT WANT TO TRY LESS PASSIVE SENTENCES WHEN WRITING. IT MAKES A STORY FLOW BETTER.
Naomi Deutekom05/19/04
Some good thoughts.
Melanie Kerr 05/20/04
So much of the damage we inflict on one another could be avoided if we are more careful than we are. If we could see what people mean to God, how people matter to him, we would treat them carefully. To often we don't - hence the glue.
B Price05/22/04
think you meant to say :saw instead of( say her fall )
whom instead of who

I love this and I could relate in several areas in this story.
a very touching story.
thanks for sharing this.

made me think of a doll my mother had years ago.