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    ....and I'm speechless. I can't imagine any words here to describe or lend to this at all, but I'll try...

    First, your life is tragic horror, before Christ that captivates. I cannot imagine any made-for-tv producer turning down the script.

    Second, just for the book version, more could be written in details that I think would immediately be a viable book contract for a story that should be told. No, we don't all relate, but I do believe many will and story is important for other's dealing with their own pains. In this story is hope and a promise of deliverance and healing that simply must be told enmass. Talk to TownHeretic (editor). For that, I'd also encourage much more of your relationship with Christ as well. The question begging is "How can Jesus do this for me?" Your further story would help answer that question.

    Third, and a bit of extension on #2: your writing style is wholly engaging. You have a natural and God-given talent and are an amazing writer. I envision not only your biography, but other writings. You have a gift for it.

    Finally, me. I relate to your story. Mine not nearly this tragic, but tragic just the same, and you've written what I could not (many reasons, but I believe style and ability to be up at the top). Your honesty, openness, and self-reflection echo not just your own story, but many others as well. In it, our own voices are given in a profound way that I believe, again, that God has given you this ability to speak eloquently for those without the strength, courage, or voice. I do agree with others here: Courage is not about being bold without fear, it is about knowing in Whom we have believed and trusting Him to walk forward both in bold firm trust of Him and in trembling trepidatious fear at our own vulnerabilty. Indeed, this is one of the most courageous pieces I've ever seen on the internet. You've allowed people to know you. Truly and really know you.
    Perhaps this will bolden some toward their own stories. When we face them head on and truthfully, there is healing in this. I believe there is an incredible catharsis in writing and openly publishing.
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    Remarkable...you, your witness...everything about this really. You should slow down the sequence and commit it to a larger narrative, but Lon is right. This should be worked on, out and published. I think it would be a tremendously beneficial work for more people than you might imagine.
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    Incredible story. It never ceases to amaze me of the different ways that God reaches and heals a person. May he continue to bless you and draw you closer to him.

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    Dear Girl

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    Okay, so I'm going to go have a panic attack now. Again, all necessary apologies are freely and sincerely offered.
    Thank God you are here. Love, mercy, forgiveness are alive and well with you. Jesus has healed you. And I send you my love. God bless you. bybee

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    Of all Gods' miracles the resiliency of the human spirit must surely be preeminent.

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    There is no place so low that we can go where God's hands aren't able and willing to save us.

    Thank you for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chatmaggot View Post
    There is no place so low that we can go where God's hands aren't able and willing to save us.

    Thank you for sharing.
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    I just came upon this thread through the links in your signature. Powerful stuff. You are living proof that God can change someone's heart.

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