"They led me from our camp, and I turned once more to look at Abraham. What did I see in his eyes?... One thing I knew, I loved Abraham. Resigned, I turned toward my inevitable fate. The promise of Abraham's God was not for me."Sarah"It was an irretrievable moment. We all knew it. Isaac and I had, in a sense lost both our sons... Esau and Jacob had lost a father and mother and brother ... and something had gone out of my relationship with Isaac that could not be restored. How could the broken pieces of our lives ever be put back together?"Rebekah"My father's deception and my physical beauty were factors in my life before I was old enough to assimilate them... These two ingredients were a deadly concoction in my life. No doubt, beauty brought me many advantages ... but I would learn that beauty could not give me everything I wanted."Rachel"In spite of the way Jacob treated me, I still loved him ... I was willing to love, even if I was not loved in return. I asked myself why . . . that realization was the first whisper of a love that was not based on the worthiness of the one loved."LeahOLETA BRUTON (B.A. Samford University) has served alongside her husband, Jim, in the pastorate in Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee. For more than three decades they served the Liberty Park Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. There, Oleta taught Sunday School classes and weekly women's Bible Studies. They have one daughter, Denise and two grandsons. Their daughter and her husband, Bailey Marks, Jr., serve with Campus Crusade. Oleta and her husband now reside in Orlando, Florida.