Noisy Quiet Times

By Rebecca Jones. As a child, I always loved the Lord. One vivid childhood memory stands out. With the rest of my tearful family, I am at the bottom of the stairs of our home in Pennsylvania. A hurricane rages outside. Floods are pouring into our basement. Yet we are only aware that the doctor is upstairs examining my little seven month old sister-will she live or die?

Each of us prayed fervently that evening. I begged my Father in heaven to spare my baby sister. The following morning a surgeon performed exploratory surgery and discovered intussusception-in time! My sister Anne is now the mother of five!

From the moment her life was saved, I knew God was there and that He loved my family. By the time I was eleven I had established very regular habits of “devotions.” I don’t think I missed a day until I was married at twenty.

Earlier habits were disturbed. I was no longer alone in the evening and I had to get up and out early to my teach

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