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Lord, Give me the Narrow Road!!!

“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” – CS Lewis
“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” – JRR Tolkien
“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.”
– Matthew 7:13-14

Struggles & restlessness, like a deep blinding fog, have followed me this year. It is complicated, because for the most part it has been a really good year.There has been a lot of promise. A wonderful vacation, time spent with friends & family. I mean, I got to see Andrew Peterson twice this year. But, I think I had grown accustomed to not being able to see my hand in front of my face. There was a comforting safety enfolded in the dense fog. I could he…

Paulina Kauz Darsey

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“Mother was only seventeen years of age when she decided to come to America. The reason for her coming was that she wanted to see America; and her family was so poor that they could hardly make the ends meet.
She had to travel steerage class because she did not have enough money to travel in the higher classes.
On the boat the steerage passengers had very few privileges. They were not allowed to go on any other deck except the one that was given to them; they had to be in their cabins by the time the ten o’clock bells rang.
There were four bunks in a cabin. If young women traveled by themselves they were placed in a cabin with other young women. These cabins were small and stuffy.
The food given them was not of the best kind. The steerage passengers had to eat what was given to them because they had not paid the price where they could get what they wanted.
The only entertainment that these passengers had was made by themselves. In the evening they would gather around out on deck and sing …