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An old circuit riding preacher had finished his last meeting of the year before winter set in and made it impossible to travel across the hills of West Virginia. The church where he was leaving received an offering for him and wrapped it in a napkin. He sat on his horse and kindly thanked the people. As he rode down the road he opened the napkin and found $7.46. This was the only money that he would have to go through the winter. He wondered how his family would make it. He was so depressed he considered quitting the ministry. But as he travelled he saw a barefoot girl in a flower sack dress dancing in the dusty road. He approached her and asked why she was so happy. She replied that she had lived in the shack across that valley with her share-cropping family all her life. Today they got news that the man who owned the property had put them in his will, and they were about to move into his mansion. She asked him, "Wouldn’t you be happy if you were about to move from a shack in the valley to a mansion on a hilltop?"

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