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    He-Said-She-Said, My Wig Is Not That Big | Growing Pains

    in Romance

    Agnes Bojaxhiu never went to college, never married, and never owned a car. Her father died when she was eight-years-old. Ten years later she left home and never saw her mother or sister again. When she was thirty-six she received a “call within the call.” “I was to leave and help the poor while living among them. It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith.” Agnes wasn’t a big wig, but through her faith in a big God, Mother Teresa’s work continues to extend far beyond the borders of her humble beginnings.
    His mother died when he was nine-years-old. In 1832, he ran for state legislature and finished eighth in a field of thirteen candidates. The following year he and a partner opened a general store, but the business failed. He sought to become speaker of the state legislature and lost. He applied for the job of land officer but was denied. In 1858 he missed a seat in the U.S. Senate when his party failed to win control of the state legislature. In 1860, however, he became the 16th president of the United States and God’s shepherd for a divided nation. “I am almost ready to say that this is probably true, that God wills this contest.” “This contest”—the American Civil War—cost Abraham Lincoln his life. He wasn’t a big wig, but through his obedience, he united a nation and extended the borders of freedom to an enslaved people.
    Four years ago the desk clerk asked if I was a minister. “If so, you get the minister’s rate.” Though I had helped found a small ministry, I didn’t consider myself a minister. I refused. The next year, she asked again. Our ministry had grown so I reluctantly agreed to accept the discount.
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