Bob’s Gift — 25 Comments

  1. I love it, Karen! Brought tears to my eyes too. We never know when we touch someone with our words! Love you too. Margaret

    • Ann, I know the feeling. I shed a few tears too, when I discovered that my words could make such a difference in someone’s life.

  2. As a writer, I identify with what you’re saying. It’s easy to accept the praise, but hard to get past the criticism, even when it’s given in love and is something I need to consider. Reading this blog makes me want to read your article. It sounds like something I need right now. Is there a link to it? Maybe I’ll google it. I just love your writing — so down-to-earth and wise. Love you!

    • It’s an older article, so not available on the Internet, but I will send you a Word.doc copy by email. Thanks for being interested.

  3. Wow, that’s awesome! I trust we all give God lots of glory, we just don’t always know specifically how. Isn’t that great that in this case, you know? I’m rejoicing with you, friend! I’m still hoping that some day I’ll be in a public place and someone will be reading one of my books. I think that would be so fun.

    • You have probably touched more people than you know, Kathy. Your writing certainly has inspired my life.

  4. This was very heart-warming Karen. I believe the holy Spirit lead you to write the very words that touched this man’s heart! Bless you!!!!!

    • Thank you, Mary. The Spirit is always at work, isn’t He? I thank God that when I don’t know what to do or what is going on, He does.

  5. Thanks for sending, Karen. I know it was God who prompted me to search for the article, because I so needed to hear those words right now. Isn’t it marvelous that our God can use the words He gave us to reach someone’s need 26 years after we wrote them? As He said in Isaiah 55:11, “so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Even a quarter of a century later! Keep writing, my friend. Keep letting Him write through you! You are blessing more people than you know. Love you!

  6. I can’t believe it.
    I saved that article from years ago (which year?) and forgot all about it. when my niece came all the way from Arizona for my wedding I waa thrilled and then I stumbled across the article in an old box and sent it to her.

    I tried to order reprints from Readers Digest but could never find it.

    If anyone from RD reads this they should reprint it.

    • Harry, thanks so much for your comment. The article I referred to in my blog was published in the May, 1987 issue of Reader’s Digest. I ordered copies of it some years ago and I received them. You might call the official RD office in NY and refer to the title of the article and the date of publication. It might be too far back now, but it’s worth a try. Thanks for making my day!

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