McCall_s 1906-09 (1)She weighed the possibilities now, much as she might have weighed the question whether she should or should not go to the lecture that evening. Should she take a new stand; begin to pray, to read her Bible, to go to church regularly, and to prayer-meeting, and honestly try to follow Christ? She had never given it careful consideration before, but why should she not? She was tired of all her surroundings; nothing in or about her home or her life was quite as she wished it. Why not have it utterly different? In short, why not try Christianity for all it was worth? She did not settle the question; but as she applied the latch-key to their own door, she almost thought she would.

—from What They Couldn’t




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  1. I just finished this book last week on my Kindle and learned I could note pages. This book was one of the hardest for me to read and it is because of “what they wouldn’t”! Listening, or rather reading all of the complaining was almost more than I could bear. I couldn’t imagine those girls turning their lives around and I guess that is exactly Isabella’s themes in her books. We can’t, but He can!

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