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Bucking the Culture


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  • Pearl
    By : Elouise van der Merwe On February 18th 2019
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    5.0

    I realized the other day, what L’Oreal and the like have been onto for ages: Every woman wants to be beautiful!
    The kind of beauty portrayed in Maggie’s life, is the kind of beauty to strive for. This beauty is the pearl the merchant in Matthew 13 finds and drops everything to buy.

  • sharing your journey
    By : Daphne On February 11th 2019
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    5.0

    I echo with Maggie, I share her emotion, her vision. "She took on a responsibility that was not hers – growing up some adults who got grown down by their family and culture" - This line made a deep imprint in me. Wow, that is immense! Thank you for sharing.

  • Bouquet of Beauty worth Celebrating
    By : Diane MacIntyre On January 29th 2019
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    5.0

    Amen to Maggie's story. I as well as others I know are vigorously pursuing ,as we can all that God has for us in a broken world. Yes to loneliness and pushback; no to self pity. For me ,God has picked a few to walk this journey of pursuing Gods fullness in this life and rewards yet to come. God has shown me His grace along the path, beauty in trial,truth in my pursuit of it . I can never thank Him enough for all He has done. Even though I haven't arrived totally where I want to or need to....I want to keep trusting Him especially on those days where the fog is thick.

  • Wow. Just wow.
    By : Cynthia Harris On January 29th 2019
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    5.0

    Maggie, you ROCK! Go, girl!

  • Maggie
    By : Becky dymond On January 29th 2019
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    5.0

    I don't even know her, but I am a fan of Maggie!!!! Go girl!! Live big in a world of small people!! You rock! You are making a difference that has eternal significance and value!

  • Beautiful and encouraging!
    By : Franzelle Petzer On January 29th 2019
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    5.0

    This is so touching and encouraging to keep on keeping on! I rejoice with you! I've also found a few jewels of friends after a long time of loneliness. This just confirms again to keep looking for community and to not give up. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Maggie
    By : Chris Pfohl On January 26th 2019
    Rating:
    5.0

    Looking back on my life and people I've been drawn to, the Maggie's were far and away the most alluring. Early on I confused them with rebels and though interested, I never felt the stamina to run with them, making any encounter fleeting. I missed some great opportunities and it all comes down to a common denominator among those if my kind. Woundedness. Today I can still spot Maggie across a crowded room. What's more crowded though, is the space between me and her. In the wake of deliverance, I am of sound mind and judgement, well able to track with, execute and add substance to what she may already be doing. The crowd between us is the life I've built in spite of myself while engaged in my personal wholeness quest. Suddenly delivered, the bells of circumstance ring louder and clearer, an employee, father, husband and church goer. Maggie is undeniably more attractive in her abstract order these days, but just as far off as when my discernment was mere infatuated emotions.

  • Maggie
    By : Ann harman On January 25th 2019
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    5.0

    Maggie's story touches a nerve, "not in step and never will be". I admire her ability to find likeminded people to discuss issues with. This is not so easy and peering in from the outside I have to say:
    My heart is aching with the circumstances of family and friends. Your methods and tools give me a way to be apart of the big picture instead of standing on the outside looking in. Every change from a bad situation to a good one , I am Praising the Lord! and grateful for being able to bless peoples spirits and implement tools you have shared. I set there saying "Did I have a hand in this success by submitting this problem up to the Lord?".
    Maggie story gives me hope and comfort to know, not quite fitting in is not so unique. I will continue forwards in my current investigation of implementing your illustrations hoping/praying for a better world today and tomorrow.

  • Loved it!!
    By : Mandy Morman On January 25th 2019
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    5.0

    This is so touching, I was moved to tears!! God used this story to touch me in a deep way. I am so thankful for the words. I feel hope rising in me to not give up. Thank you for sharing!

  • The Good Ones Build
    By : Amy On January 25th 2019
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    5.0

    "Being subversive and building a counter-culture within a culture is hard."
    Maggie is a kindred spirit.
    I'm just learning after 50 years that I'm going to have to seriously invest in and build to remain true to my design. Not "fitting in" has been such a staple in my life that I have wanted to just give up and comply. Clearly my spirit wasn't going to let me allow me to get away with that.
    Thank you for sharing her story. So encouraging...and a tad scary

  • Maggie
    By : Kristie Bento On January 25th 2019
    Rating:
    5.0

    Such a amazing story. Such a Godsent contrast to the nightmare I just had that woke me and made me look at your email. Thank you. That is me. Sort of. I am living in a hippy like community. Full of bums who have hidden wisdoms. Homeless who are dirty and a little smart too. And then the repetititious doers trying to get menial pay in a economy here in Hawaii that menial pay will never get enough. If you seek that Enough". Enough is never enough in this society anyway. God is plenty though! Thank God!