Alone in Dreams of Sorrow: The Six Year Old Turns Twelve

 My church has a Wednesday Night Testimony meeting, where people give testimonies of healing through prayer. I heard this story at one of these meetings. Makes me have sympathy for John who says that he attends the meeting because it’s the only way to know what happened in his household that week.   I have…

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Return of the Six Year Old

  Some of you may remember the six-year old who hid behind a column and prayed for the fat lady at the circus. This was not my mom’s only encounter with the healing power of ‘Thy will be done’ at the age of six.   On another occasion her family was traveling on the subway.…

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The Six-Year-Old Behind The Column:

  When my mother was six years old, back in the late 1930s, her family went to see the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Back then, my mother was chubby, and her idol, the person at the circus she most wanted to see was the Fat Lady.  During the intermission, my mom went…

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