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'Thank you Card' photo (c) 2011, Jon Ashcroft - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/Today’s the day.

If you read my Farther’s Day post, you know something of my childhood story, and my struggles as a dad. You also read of how you could help me become a better man.

Many of you have stepped up this week, made sacrifices for me, and taught me a lesson about community. Whatever the final outcome, I will be forever grateful for your kindness and generosity.

I wrote yesterday of what all of this has meant to me. I stand stunned into silence by all that’s transpired this week.

But now we are coming down to the wire. Never before have I appealed to you, my readers, for anything (excepting, of course, your attention). This blog exists as a labor of love, and you have shown me what it–and thus I–mean to you.

We are almost there. At last tally, we are $70 short of our goal.

Can you help push us over the edge? If you can’t afford to give, will you pray?

I feel like a fool coming to you this way.

I’ll tell you how it is for me: I feel like the woman told about in Scripture, the one with the issue of blood. Like her, there is a crowd–an obstacle that must be overcome–standing betwixt her and Jesus. “If I can but touch the hem of His garment,” she says to herself.

That’s what this is to me: my “hem of His garment” moment. I put this out there for all of you to see, not knowing how it would be received.

And you have overwhelmed me.

And I am–we are–almost there; the hem of His garment is nearly within reach.

Anyone who gives any amount will be entered in both giveaways I put on this week:

Kindle copy of Tosca Lee’s Demon: a Memoir

And:

Jeff Goins’s You Are A Writer

If you are unable to donate, you may still enter to win one, or both, of those books by simply commenting in either, or both, of those posts. I will accept entries through midnight tonight (Friday, June 22nd, 2012). Winner(s) will be selected via Random.org.

So there it stands–we are down to the wire. I have until midnight to register with Ransomed Heart, or I forfeit my spot.

Please click the button below to be directed to PayPal. Thank-you very much! Many, many blessings to you!

–Chad