By Joyce Meyer; Deborah Bedford
Inadvertently preventing a theft whilst she makes an opportunity selection, fourteen-year-old Jenny Blake forges a life-changing friendship with omit Shaw, who introduces Jenny to her surrounding neighborhood and teaches her approximately assembly painful lifestyles demanding situations via religion
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Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. "If you only knew. My shame will never go away. It's my own fault I'm dirty and ruined. My knees started to get wobbly, hearing these things and daring to talk back. I sat down, still clutching the pew. Neither God nor the preacher, either one, could know the remorse I felt inside. I held on to the penny in my pocket for dear life. I couldn't share the story about it with just anybody. It felt too precious; something about it made me want to keep it to myself.
That's when he extended his hand to me. "It's a pleasure to meet you, Jenny Blake. "I allowed him to grasp my hand, although I didn't really grasp his back. " And later I thought how I should have said, It's a pleasure to meet you, too. " "I won't make myself scarce," I assured him, daring my sister with my eyes to keep pretending that none of this mattered. "We come to see Grace Kelly movies all the time. "He touched the edge of his hat as we boarded the streetcar. I couldn't stop watching him from the window.
I slammed the icebox hard enough to rattle bottles. " Daddy used to have a night job-he worked as a truck mechanic for International Harvester. When he was gone in the evenings, sometimes Marianne came up to play cards. Now that he'd gotten laid off, Prozma Realty called him for odd jobs-hanging sinks, patching sidewalks, fixing screens. This made it much harder to predict when the coast would be clear. I found Mama with her head bent over the presser foot of her Singer, feeding fabric to the needle with splayed hands.
The penny : a novel by Joyce Meyer; Deborah Bedford