Reflections

Emily Felts Jones

is a recording artist, songwriter, and speaker who writes from Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

A Prayer Even I Could Answer

I walked into the room a few minutes early and noticed her sitting in the back. Tears were streaming down her 18-year-old face. We had met only a month before. We were in the same class at the local community college. Being the oldest in the class, I already felt a bit out of place, but I decided to ask what was wrong. She seemed grateful for my interest and told me the whole story. In short, her boyfriend had broken up with her that morning.

I didn’t realize it at the time, but I soon learned that this breakup was just another blow to her already-fragile existence. All I could do was put my arm around her and offer some words of encouragement. I sympathized with her plight, …

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