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Nov. 19, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Kudos to runner for her beliefs

There was a story on the news regarding a young Kentucky high school track star who refused to run wearing the number 666, which the Bible says is the mark of the beast. I can't imagine why any official would even issue this number. It isn't very often in today's world that someone so young would give up a dream in order to stand up for her belief.

As I was coming into the room while the story was on, I did not hear her name. I expected there to be an article in our morning newspaper, but there was none. In my opinion, this story is definitely newsworthy.

When my husband and I were looking for a home, our Realtor found exactly what we had asked for. It was in the area where he wanted to live, had the acreage, lovely house, a pond in the back yard. We visited the property four times, but for some reason unknown to us we just could not decide.

On the fifth time, my husband backed down the driveway and stopped at the end. He looked at me and said we had to make up our minds. Then I noticed he was staring at something behind me. It was the mailbox with the house number printed on it. That number was 666. We looked at each other, backed on out of the drive and never went back. We were told later that the house sat empty for a very long time until the house number was changed.

Even though the experience was very unnerving, it led us to look elsewhere. We now live in the home of our dreams. So young lady, hold on to your dreams because I know that the Lord has great things in store for you.

Donna M. Day

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