For a number of years I have collected stories. My criteria for saving a story was always what I thought of as "Tears In My Heart," and I must admit most of those resulted in tears on my cheeks. This is a selection of some of those stories. Ones I would like to share with others. Some stories are true and others are illustrations, but, all have been used by God to touch my heart when I needed Him most. Always to remind me of His "Great Love" and to remind me to thank Him and praise Him for the blessings of the family and friends that He has sent me to encourage me and give me hope and faith in Him and "HOPE" in the future. It is my prayer that perhaps through these stories the Spirit of God will put "Tears in Your Heart" also and remind you of God's great LOVE for you and your "HOPE" for the future.