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The God Box by Mary Lou Quinlan
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Apr 23, 2012

really liked it
Read in April, 2012

My thoughts:
I knew I would relate well with the author since I had lost my mom to cancer in 2002. No matter what your age is or the age of your mother, losing my mom was the hardest thing I have ever endured. The reason this book grabbed my attention was simply relating to the lost feeling right after Mary Lou's mother passed away. It is such a fog and you hope to see the one you love walking down the stairs or see them where ever you remember them most. Mary Lou was in the midst of preparing for the funeral when her brother mentioned the God Box and Mary and the family went searching to find it. Mary found it but also 9 more! A total of 10 God Boxes from the last 20 years. This story is such an encouragement which reminded me to "surrender." Surrender every worry, illness, question, or what ever it may be give it to God since he knows best. That is just want Mary Lou's mother did. If she was out to eat with a friend and they had a pain she would find the receipt write down the need and trust God to handle it. Once she placed it in the box it was like her faith rose and she was saying "I no longer will carry this burden as I will place my trust in God." I LOVE THAT! This story was a very quick read as I read it in one day in two 45 minute sessions. I appreciate the challenge from the author to do a God Box not sure in which way but I absolutely love the idea. I think the biggest reason is just leaving something for my kids to go through and see how God worked things out, healed people, and other testimonies!
If you are looking for a great gift for your mom for Mother's Day then I suggest this nice book!
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