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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. I totally relate to that feeling of fear in asking for adversity. Don’t have a solution but I love your prayer and may use it myself.

  2. I’ve been searching for words to what I have been feeling, you nailed it… praying that prayer… thanks for sharing.

  3. Dawn, you and that prayer are beautiful. I love you seek Him with your eyes through your amazing photography and through your heart at the same time in the way you see the world (and word) and share it with us. XOXO

  4. Oh, yes, I hear you, Dawn…
    Last week, I was murmuring out loud to Jesus while putting away the laundry, “Jesus, do whatever it takes… whatever it takes… to make me more like you.
    One of my sons stopped me: “That’s a scary prayer, Mom. You sure you want to be praying it?”
    I’m praying it with you, Dawn: “Please draw me nigh unto you and draw nigh unto me.”
    Beautiful, friend — just courageously beautiful.
    All’s grace,

  5. It’s so true. There are moments when I realize that I’ve been too caught up in this earthly life and that I actually MISS being in a period of tribulation, relying on God not only for joy and guidance but for the very breath that I need to survive. When I reflect on feeling as if something is rushing by me (or maybe I’m rushing by it) and need to feel Him deeply in my soul, I remember that God’s always here, always a part of us…and I dive right into His arms! It’s as simple, and as lovely, as that.
    I am so thankful for a Heavenly Father who always catches us, no matter if we’re on the high dive or sometimes just teetering on the edge of the kiddie pool.
    God is awesome.

  6. I can relate to your fear, Dawn. While I would not wish to endure a similar trial as to what we’ve had these past two years, I would absolutely LOVE to maintain the closeness with God that I have right now. Never before have I had to rely on Him to this extent. And never before have I had such a burden for the lost and a boldness for sharing Jesus. I have learned to pray without ceasing and I have learned to let go of burdens that are not mine to carry, but the Lord’s. It is not easy, but there are blessings in brokenness.
    You bless me with your honesty, Dawn.