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The Tree
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A TREE
ONCE STOOD TALL
STRETCHING TO THE SKY
IN ALL OF ITS GLORY
THEN CAME WINTER
HEAVY SNOW
RAINS
BENDING THE TREE
ALMOST BREAKING
BUT HOLDING ON
TO LIFE

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My husband and I went for a walk after having dinner in a restaurant that overlooks a river in Rockford, Michigan. I took a picture of the tree bending over the boardwalk, thinking that I would make a card. I enjoy sending cards to others to encourage them, congratulate them or let them know I am praying for them. When I was working on the card and thinking of what it means to me, I prayed for the right words to write. These are the words that the Holy Spirit gave me!

— Pam Dornbos
Hudsonville, Michigan