May Patterson (Alabama)
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The angel answered [Cornelius], “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God.” - Acts 10:4 (NIV)
Over 200 steep steps lead to the Sacre Coeur Basilica in Paris, France. My daughter Caroline and I climbed those steps to visit the church, located on a bluff overlooking Paris. When we finally made it to the top, we stood on quivering legs and beheld the beautiful panorama.
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