I don't know what to say. I was blown away by this story. At times, the tears flowed so freely that I could barely see the words on the page.
But it wasn't what I expected.
This is the story of Jenny Blake. On the way to the movie theater with her older sister, Jean, she spots a penny buried in the ground. As she steps over it, she senses a voice tell her to pick it up.
That split second event changes her life. But not in ways you would expect. That was the most surprising thing I discovered.
The penny didn't change Jenny's life--it changed HER.
Sometimes I think we expect God to work His miracles outside of us, when the greatest work He can ever achieve is inside the believer. Jenny's story taught me that...and it will resonate in my heart for a long, long time.
Be warned, this is a heart-wrenching story. I can't imagine what it took for Joyce to help write this story, and Deborah Bedford was the perfect partner for this venture.
"The Penny" gets 6 out of five bookmarks from me, with--you guessed it--a penny charm. Read the story, and you'll value that insignificant piece of American currency more than ever before.