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When Marion Shurtleff bought a Bible from a used bookstore in California, she planned to use it to compare with her other versions. She noticed a folded, yellowed letter inside, but was startled to find her name on it when she opened it. Shurtleff says slipped between the pages of the Bible was an essay she had written 65 years earlier to earn a Girl Scout merit badge. What was even more amazing was that she had written the letter in Kentucky, 2000 miles away. Shurtleff is determined to find out how the letter wound up in the Bible, and why it was important enough for someone to keep for all those years. She contacted the bookstore, but has not found any leads so far. Shurtleff says, “I think there has got to be a tie to the person who kept this. Maybe it was sent to me for a reason.” She added,”I want to try and find the person who had the Bible. Who would keep this? Why it’s just a big ‘Why?’”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Woman Finds Her Childhood Essay in Used Bible after 65 Years,, Accessed May 27, 2013.

Psalm 147:5 (CEV) Our LORD is great and powerful! He understands everything.

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