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October 08, 2007


michael snyder

Great perspective, Dee. All these things happen for a reason. Thankfully, you're keeping your head about you so you can see what those reasons are. I would probably sleep for a week, then wake up pouting. Another reason for you to be glad you're not me!

Madison RIchards

Chemotherapy patients often lose all their hair. The hair that grows back is usually completely different from their "old hair". Straight becomes curly, blond becomes brown, that kind of thing.

Sounds like it was time for a change. Peace and freedom are priceless gifts. If I had a choice between a computer full of files and the feeling of freedom, I'd choose freedom every time. Congratulations! Can't wait to see your new hairdo!

J. Mark Bertrand

I've heard a lot of horror stories about lost hard drives, Dee, by yours is the most inspiring and thoughtful response. Who would have thought that losing all that work would be a liberating experience? I would never have guessed, but after you described it, that feeling made sense. Staring at the blank page, I've sometimes felt that all I've written before serves as a constraint, marking out my territory -- essentially telling me what I can and can't write. Now your territory is whatever you choose to make it, and it sounds like instead of a set-back you've upped your game as a result. Congratulations on the breakthrough, hard as I know it must be.

Jeanne Damoff

Beautiful attitude, Dee. Lately I've been thinking about how quickly we rejoice over open doors and how often we complain about closed ones. We "pray" (i.e., whine) to God like spoiled brats, begging Him to give us what we're asking for, and all the while He's saying, "I'm the One who's holding this door closed. Stop banging your head against it and trust Me to give you what's best."

I don't know what will happen with your files, but I believe your response of faith pleases our Father. Thanks for sharing your story.

Dee Stewart

Ah, y'all are sweet. Thanks for the encouragement. And yes I'm writing today. :) Selah's computer is brand spanking new and nice. She hasn't complained yet.


See? God's rewarding your faith, as always, girl... Stay the course. You're an inspiration in your own right! It's one of the things I love most about you. I signed up just to type that. haha. love ya. ps: i'm writing too...yay:) i have your pc crash to thank. how about that?


Veronica Johnson

Dee, your testimony illustrates my favorite scripture (and give me a boost of encouragement for today.) Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

Love ya,


Rhonda Nain

We would never tell you to throw in the towel. I did a mini-fast for the slaved hard drive. I put a Hersey's with Almonds back in my purse. :O)

Love ya,


Dee Stewart

My write-or-die chicks have united to bring me joy. You ladies(Veronica, Trina and Rhonda) I will be laughing all night over this. Thanks. And Rhonda I need that chocolate bar.


Hey Dee!
Yasmin here...I just subcribed to your blog and gosh am I glad I did! What a positive attitude about something that would have sent many of us over the edge. Yes, God has GREAT things in store for you sis!

Mary E. DeMuth

Great response, Dee. Sorry I'm late in reading your post. I came to a crisis moment once when we lost our house. I realized I either believed God was the owner of it all, or I didn't. In that surrender, I found new peace. I'm thankful you have too.

Keep writing.

Dee Stewart

Thanks, Mary.

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