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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. This is so true for me. No matter how tired or grumpy I feel or how long my to do list is, I feel so much better when the focus is off me and on others.

  2. Dawn. I say this is beautiful of Dan. The way he invest in people loved. You all that and other good things to remember about Dan. I knew lady alot older than me that is in Glory with God. Call Maud. She invest in me. Maud told me you have lost of many talents God have given you. One is thinking of other before yourself. Many have said Dawn your to kind for your own good. I go the extra mile to help people. Show them the love of God in what I do for them and pray for them. I said to my Husband you never take that kindness out of me. I can to kind for my own good. When no need to be. I say I doing on to God and for the love of people. That why I do all I do for my elderly Dad. I do more than my sister’s. I people say let them do their part to. But I just do it. As I know they either not do it or if they did they not do it that we’ll for our Dad. So I just go ahead and do it sat nothing. Just say to myself I doing for the Love of God and my Dad. Even if tired. It makes me feel better that I done it. As I say to myself my Dad needs the help. I able to do as nothing wrong with. Not like other who like to help people and can’t. But I can see why people say to you do far to much. Let your sisters do a bit more. I know they either will or will not think to do it or just not do. I feel better just having done it. With other people too. I don’t care if I don’t get a reward in Heaven one day for doing. I just thankful on to God I do it to help people out that need the help. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  3. Dawn, I enjoyed reading this article. It made me think of kind people who have helped and encouraged me in life. I remember a couple at a church we went to when I moved back to Oregon with my husband and two young children. (I was single when I Ieft to go into the US Air Force 1976.) Don and Faith invited us to their house for lunch after church. We became close friends thru the years. Makes my eyes tear up just thinking they are gone on earth. Way too much to ✍️ write but I know they helped us including our children when they were young. My children enjoyed being in the Christmas children’s choir/play. I do my best to help people I know and others who are coworkers and customers at Panera Cafe where I work at now. Some people who know me from the hardware store I worked at for 15 years miss me. Both my husband and I have been teaching children for years. It started out when we were engaged when we were in England with the Air Force. We went to a Chapel on the RAF Woodbridge base. We were asked to help the high school youth group so we did. That’s where we wedding ceremony was at 45 years ago. Good memories of that and years ahead.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, essential oils friend and sister in Christ Jesus ❤️
    Becky Lowmaster

  4. Dawn,

    Serving others takes the focus off self. You see others in their best & worst situations. Each Friday no matter how tired from week’s work I volunteer about 3 or so hours at Loaves & Fishes Food bank. I do anything that needs done-putting meals together, prepping next weeks meals, handing out meals, dishes, etc. The people you give food to are grateful for what you give them. One Friday we had 10 commitments to Christ.

    I work in ICU as a clerical. Each day I go into 28 rooms & stock supplies. Families & I talk some & I pray for each one of them-maybe not by name. I have even been a cheerleader for some patients when they get to sit in chair or walk the halls. Try to be Christ’s light & love in a gloomy place. Both these make me count my many blessings.

    Blessings 🙂