A Beautiful Message

Updated: Jun 9, 2020

The email was unfamiliar, so I sent a message asking the subscriber to my blog who they were. Here is the reply (used with permission).

Good evening Mrs. Groot,

My name is Daniel.

Long ago,

before podcasts and the internet,

before tattoos, 

before my three children were born, 

before meeting my wife in Vancouver,

before living abroad, 

before becoming a loud musician, 

before skateboarding, 

before stitches and surfing, 

before reading LotR, 

before my first heartbreak,

I was a yellow haired boy,

who loved Jesus,

loved his parents 

and also loved school,

because you were my teacher.

Thank you.

Mr. D. Mansell

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About Me

Rena was born a block away from a fascinating tide pool in Vancouver, British Columbia. (She loves tide pools, painting, reading, writing...)

She has been an  Elementary and High School teacher for 18 years - is married and has four adult children - and has had the amazing opportunity to travel the globe as an Ambassador with the Department of Eternal Affairs.

Rena began writing her story - one of rejection, betrayal, and healing from brokenness - while sitting under a mosquito net in China. Two years later she put all the scribbly notes together at a guest house in Haifa, Israel. "A Life Set Free" was born.

"Bubs Bunny Goes to Camp", "Mommy & Baby's Journal", and her latest book -"MANHUNT" - Book 1 in "The Narrow Path Trilogy" -are all available on Amazon.

God took an abandoned, fearful child and is using her life to show the impossible is possible when our lives are surrendered to Him. He can do more than we ask or think. She sincerely hopes this blog blesses and encourages you. 

Blessings, Beloved.



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