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For a list of Scripture references, see the back of the book. For Jan. 15 and June 10 in year 16, and March 20 in year 20, thoughts are adapted or quoted from The Home Beautiful (1912), by J. R. Miller, reprinted by Pathway Publishing Co. For June 23, year 14, the story about Henry Yoder is adapted from "The Finger of Guilt," by David Luthy, in Young Companion, Dec. , and used by permission. The Serenity Prayer for October 29, year 13, is attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr. A GOLDEN SUNBEAM Copyright © 1996 by Herald Press, Scottdale, Pa.
No matter how often I think I've gained the victory over self, I find that I have to seek it over and over again. I've been consoling myself with the thought that may- Page 48 be when the time actually comes to leave, Dora will choose to stay after all. I know that Priscilla and Henry have glamorized going as missionaries so much that Dora doesn't yet realize what it will mean for her to leave us all. However, I don't want to be selfish, for I know Priscilla needs her and wants her as much as I do.
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