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Now graduated from her role as a homeschooling mom of 8, Dawn Camp devotes her time and love of stories to writing her first novel. She enjoys movie nights, cups of Earl Grey, and cheering on the Braves. She and her husband navigate an ever-emptying nest in the Atlanta suburbs.

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  1. Dawn,

    What an amazing analogy you’ve created within your story of the home search and its deceiving outward appearances. I love this! Thank you for your picturesque writing that reminds me of the pure joy and appreciation we should have daily for the redeeming power of Christ’s blood shed for and love for us! I often find myself wanting to create my own redemption story as well….

    Thank you for writing and sharing today! Blessings to all…

  2. Dawn,
    What a perfect comparative this story is. Thank you for reminding us what a wonderful God we have!
    Heidi Armour

  3. Dawn I love this story. It make me thank full for the we home I had form the second year I was married. That is 27 years ago in June this year. But I feel for you in one way. You thought you and your Husband had bought the perfect home. To be near his work. But to find out what you didn’t. It not nice. But God see all. Unless they repent the people that done this. God will not let them away with it. As it wrong they made it look nice on the outside. It like our lives as Followers of Jesus we have to examine them. Do they live up especially our hearts. Live up to the what the word of God says. If we are true followers of Jesus. For example if we have someone to forgive have we truly forgiven them. Do we watch what we say and not Gossip about people. Do we truly love all people of all walks of life. If nothing good to say about anyone don’t say it at all. Pray instead. Remember the unsaved watch us saved. To see if we are true followers of Jesus by doing all we say we are. By living as the Bible the true word of God says. I say this too myself. This is my desire for a Redemption Story. I so glad so is my Husband for the we house the Lord has given us to live in. Plus the money to pay the bills that come with it. By giving my Husband a job. We wouldn’t want anymore. As we both think like this. We have all we need. A bed to sleep in. Food on or table clean running water clothes on our backs. When there are so many people in our world today without theses things. We give to God works to thank him for what God has given us. So we are thankful to God for a lot of things. Both glad to be saved. It is God who gives us everything we have and need. Keeping you all in prayer incourage. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xxx

  4. I hope you’ll tell the rest of the story at a later date, Dawn, about the house you eventually find/found. I’m thinking it will be a true redemption story–the redemption of your house-hunting disappointment!

  5. Dawn,
    I am so thankful that God is preparing not only a home, but a mansion in which there will be many, many rooms. As these earthly days drag on, I look forward to that day with heightened anticipation! There is nothing our Lord can’t redeem…praise!
    Bev xx

  6. Dawn,

    Appearances can be deceiving. Knowing that Lord said to Samuel “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” It’s what’s on the inside that counts. You can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig. We need to be careful how we tend the tent God gave us. What we allow ourselves to read, hear or see. You reap what you sow.

    Like Bev I’ve been thinking a lot about my heavenly home lately. Anticipating & wanting it more now than ever. Can’t wait to be in my mansion with Jesus.

    Blessings 🙂

    P.S. please continue the story of your house hunt.