I have been getting ready for a trip, so this will have to be a quick drive-by.

Peg, your inspiration is touching, but I must direct it upwards. On those occasions where I am aware that God has used my experience to help or encourage someone else, it always reminds me of this verse:

2 Corinthians 1
3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;

4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.

6 And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.

7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

WOF, thanks for letting me know about Tarnsy. I will start reading, and post when I can sneak a few moments.

A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.
~ English proverb

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