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Renee's Guestbook
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submitted on August 31, 2017 5:09 PM EST
Name: Gerald&Hilde Jones
Email Address: jerryhilde@shaw.ca
Comments: Renee we think of you a often.We enjoyed the many trips we had together.Our thoughts & prayers will be with you and family.One day you will have justice
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submitted on August 5, 2017 10:22 PM EST
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Comments: 11 days with no arrest of Mike Pagel was shocking. 11 years is inexcusable.
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submitted on July 11, 2017 8:12 AM EST
Name: Chris
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Comments: I had another friend pass away recently, who was about the same age as Renee when she went to Heaven. This friend's children are reaping the benefit of the LOVE of their mom's close friends showering them with acts of service, sharing stories, grieving with them, and just being physically present for them. At her funeral, friends looked right into the eyes of those precious children and promised to be there for them as they encountered the milestones in their lives. They promised to always keep their mom's memory alive. I'm just contrasting that with how so many of Renee's friends and family were denied that after she died....and how Sarah, Joel and Hannah were denied that love and warmth, but instead were taken away, moved around, and not allowed to see anyone who loved their mom...except for family who fought in court to do so. God is good...and from time to time, still, nearly 11 years later, sends someone to share a Renee story, or reminders that they've not stop praying for her kids. We may not have been able to love and nurture Renee's babies the way we so desperately wanted to, but there is an army who still loves them and prays for them and always will! We remain joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer.
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submitted on March 18, 2017 9:28 AM EST
Name: Mary Ohler
Email Address: maohler@att.net
Comments: I knew Renee when she worked on the Burn Center at Blodgett, and I miss her to this day. She was funny, bright, and giving and I will always be grateful I knew her. You could always tell when Renee worked the night shift because the conference room would be bursting with laughter when she was there. The dedication and the care she gave to her patients was remarkable, and her positive attitude was contagious. I hope her murder will be solved and the person responsible be brought to justice. The world is a bit darker without her.
How did you hear about this site? I still think of Renee and looked her up on Google.

submitted on January 25, 2017 5:28 PM EST
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Comments: 50,000 hits on this website.
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submitted on January 3, 2017 10:37 AM EST
Name: Gina
Email Address: Gina3echo@att.net
Comments: genesis 3 verse 5 : and from each human being, too, i will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.
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submitted on November 8, 2016 10:55 AM EST
Name: Sherrie Coke
Email Address: sherrie_coke@charter.net
Comments: I think of Renee a lot of the time. I never knew her, but got to know about her through other people and know that she was a one of a kind soul, and a beautiful person...so rare these days. I pray for justice for Renee, who is so deserving of that. Shame on her killer.
How did you hear about this site? I know Chris!

submitted on August 12, 2016 12:01 PM EST
Name: Francesca Amari Sajtar
Email Address: francesca@francescaamari.com
Comments: Renee was the P.A. at my Dr. Setchfield's office and I saw her a few times. She was smart, intelligent, kind, so very helpful and took time to really listen. She made an impression and I was truly saddened to read what happened. I pray for justice and that her children are growing up to have relationships with all of Renee's family and wonderful friends. This was such a tragedy. I also worked for YWCA, which specializes in domestic violence. I advocate getting help, but I know how difficult that can be; especially for successful, strong women. Prayers for all.
How did you hear about this site? a new story

submitted on August 5, 2016 1:57 PM EST
Name: Christine Ryan
Email Address: tullyxred@aol.com
Comments: I can't believe it has been 10 years. I miss you - your intelligence, your generosity, your sense of humor. I am sure you would have some things to say about the crazy politics we have going on now! You have my love and admiration forever my friend.
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submitted on July 28, 2016 11:58 PM EST
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Comments: Happy 51st Birthday in Heaven!
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submitted on June 25, 2016 9:41 PM EST
Name: Kathryn
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Comments: I went to Millenium Park today with my sisters. One mentioned to me that this was the last place she saw Renee. We can't believe it's been ten years. I miss your friendship, your laughter, your compassion. . .I miss you!
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submitted on May 6, 2016 12:11 PM EST
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Comments: Another Mother's Day approaches. Do Renee's children have memories of their mom? Oh, she so passionately loved them!
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submitted on December 18, 2015 6:03 PM EST
Name: Laura Robinson
Email Address: laurarobinson@kentisd.org
Comments: Renee's picture still hangs in her room at school, whenever I pass it, I quietly say a prayer for peace and justice in this case.
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submitted on November 10, 2015 8:59 PM EST
Name: marcia
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Comments: I think of Renee at times, I feel sad her children will not know her. I feel sad that they arent with someone that truely loves them. I feel that God has a special place for people that hurt children and animals. At the time of Gods choosing this monster will have a forever home. I pray that time will beable to heal the children as they grow. God bless the kind people in this world,Renee was one of them.
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submitted on September 9, 2015 6:50 AM EST
Name: Peri cordes
Email Address: Dcordes01@att.net
Comments: It's been so many years since I've heard your laugh, your encouraging words. Your smile is forever imbedded in my heart. I know I will see you again my friend.
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submitted on August 9, 2015 12:33 AM EST
Name: Mary Dever
Email Address: imahekker@yahoo.com
Comments: I had the honor of living next door to Renee when she lived in Kentwood on Andover Street. I also worked with her in the NICU at Butterworth. She had an immense amount of compassion and kindness. A great sense of humor and an awesome nurse and friend. My hope and prayer is her killer be brought to justice.
How did you hear about this site? friend told me

submitted on August 5, 2015 10:16 AM EST
Name: Chris Crandle
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Comments: I LOVE how God invites me to remember a godly friend and let my heart be warmed by it....not just any day, but today on August 5. It just so happens to be the day my friend Renee went to Heaven....9 years ago. So, I'm sitting on my front deck remembering her standing against that railing as she did so many times, laughing and beaming as she talked about her kids. I'm sipping coffee from her old mug and enjoying fresh cut flowers that were once in her garden. I'm reflecting on the truth of Psalm 37 (which is engraved on her headstone)...taking delight in Him, trusting in Him, being still, waiting patiently for Him to act, and not worrying about the evil person who did this to her...who seems to be prospering. Lifting Sarah, Joel, Hannah and her family up in prayer. Lifting her kidney recipient up in prayer. Praying Acts 26:18 for the one who took her life. Thanking God for all of the wonderful people He's brought into my life through this tragedy and asking Him to bless them abundantly. Claiming Psalm 75 : 2 and the promise that He will bring justice in His perfect timing. The world is a better place because Renee DeMaagd Pagel was here...loving, laughing, serving, teaching, giving, mothering, caring and being a friend to so many. My heart is warmed!
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submitted on July 29, 2015 9:18 PM EST
Name: Chris Crandle
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Comments: Happy 50th Birthday in Heaven Renee! Remembering the surprise 41st birthday party we threw for you 9 years ago today. I still hear your laugh...I miss you...and I pray for your kids! I know that God will bring justice in His perfect timing! Reflecting on Psalm 37 (NLT) today and finding so much comfort in that!
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submitted on February 11, 2015 9:28 AM EST
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Comments: I am wishing I could hug Renee's kids today! xoxoxox
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submitted on December 28, 2014 5:44 PM EST
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Comments: Justice will come--but only in God's timing! I know that Renee would be so proud of her 3 children!!
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submitted on December 20, 2014 6:52 PM EST
Name: someone with a heart and a brain
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Comments: dear renee's murderer--aka mike--this week in grand rapids, arrests were made in a 24 year old murder case. just let this be a reminder that the police will be coming for you. one day. when you least expect it. like a thief in the night. don't ever stop looking over your shoulder. and to the cold hearted bat who wrote the last entry---really??? so what you are suggesting is just to let this monster get away with it? and let the family just go on as though she really wasn't brutally stabbed to death? do you think that her kids and family will forget that someone k-I-l-l-e-d her? as much as he tries to pretend it didn't happen, does he really think that they won't care that someone took her life? don't make the ones who want justice the bad guys. they just want truth. the bad guy (mike)became thee only bad guy in this situation the day he chose to kill her. plotted. planned. should have been divorced but postponed it thinking he would end up with everything. delayed it because he saw his perfect opportunity to sneak in while she was recovering from surgery. hated her. emotionally toyed with her. abused her. threw their child at her when she picked them up after she got out of the hospital while donating her kidney to a stranger. he is evil. an imposter. slimy, sneaky snake. a wolf in sheep's clothing. a liar. renee was good. generous. loving. giving. this is good vs. evil---and good wins. every time. he thinks he's smart and has gotten away with murder. sooner or later he will feel the cold pinch of the handcuffs around his wrists. and there will be much rejoicing on that day!
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submitted on November 29, 2014 11:08 PM EST
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Comments: I don't get why you care who killed this Renee if she was killed yes it leaves a scar on the family and always will but why is this so persistent on finding who killed her. I give my sympathies for this family but I disagree with the use of this website I believe that bible quotes should only be used in a holy manner not to accuse another
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submitted on July 2, 2014 1:01 PM EST
Name: Chris Ryan
Email Address: tullyxred@aol.com
Comments: I was telling Renee's story to a friend of mine last night. To Mike if you are reading this - we know what we know. To Sarah, Joel or Hannah if you are reading this - God bless you with peace in your hearts. Please know that you are loved. You carry your mother with you always. She is a part of you and no one can take that from you.
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submitted on April 5, 2014 5:42 PM EST
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Comments: Michael James Pagel murdered Renee.
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submitted on March 1, 2014 9:29 PM EST
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Comments: Mike Dow. Yes Alex Ct Freeland.His sister and bro in law Bob and Nancy Fohlbrook. Yes. Steelcase. No. Nancy stHudsonvillle. Cole rd saginaw current patricia charles jrNo rebecca 41yo. edwards evon. Gentex. Yes. No. Pornography.summerfield kalmazoo32nd corpus christy TX grandvalley/ terminate#bridgeport
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submitted on February 3, 2014 9:54 AM EST
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Comments: Luke 18:7-8 NIV And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
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submitted on January 26, 2014 4:05 PM EST
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Comments: I never liked the title of the website either--but for a different reason. I know Renee is with her Lord and Savior!
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submitted on January 14, 2014 11:04 PM EST
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Comments: I laugh every time I hear the name of this website. It would be hilarious if it wasn't so sick. We all know who killed Renee. It just is so tragic that he is still walking free. Raising those kids. Your day will come Mike Pagel.
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submitted on December 21, 2013 12:24 AM EST
Name: None of ur business
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Comments: U now what I think of all of this It is crap how dare u people's talk about Renee and her family so badly I thought this was a merlo rial not a blaming sight for mike by doing this u r dos onoring Renee I am repulsed by this and by all of u
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submitted on September 28, 2013 3:41 PM EST
Name: Suzi Robert
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Comments: Still think of you often, and so many times I laugh outlooks remembering stories you would tell in the burn center break room... You always captivated us with your humor. You are so missed by soo many.
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submitted on August 5, 2013 10:09 AM EST
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Comments: Who have you people the right to acuse anyone of Renee's murder? You use quotes from the bible but doesn't the bible also say that only God can judge is fairly. It is not your place to judge anyone and I know I do not know th situation personally but as a mother I would never EVER want to put my kids though this. And if you say you love those kids why would you do this to someone they love and ruin their lives. It all in your hands and your evil. Pure evil.
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submitted on June 4, 2013 9:41 AM EST
Name: A friend
Email Address: Mike Pagel, turn from your life of lies and deceit and repent!
Comments: Telling a lie means you have aligned yourself with Satan. Every time you lie you give Satan a piece of your heart. The more lies you tell, the more you give a place in your heart to Satan's lying spirit, until eventually you can't stop yourself from lying. The Bible says,"Getting treasures by a lying tongue is the fleeting fantasy of those who seek death" (Prov 21:6). In other words, you may think you're getting something by lying, but all you're really doing is bringing death into your life. The consequences of telling the truth have to be better than death.
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submitted on May 19, 2013 7:51 PM EST
Name: Jim Dunn
Email Address: thriver @ymail.com
Comments: perhaps now that this man no longer lives in MidForest you can remove the name of the club from your page. It, and he, deeply disturbs me. My parents have lived in there for fifty years, and I would not want any vigilante doing harm to them.
How did you hear about this site? google search for Midforest

submitted on May 10, 2013 5:14 PM EST
Name: Paula LaBourdette
Email Address: niminara@yahoo.com
Comments: Renee's story has helped restore my faith in mankind. Her generosity and selfless spirit will live on through the lives she touched. I would love to help her children. It is so sad they are being isolated and kept from a part of their family which could help them remember and honor their mother. All good things in God's time. God Bless Renee and her family.
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submitted on May 10, 2013 9:12 AM EST
Name: Chris Crandle
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Comments: My heart ACHES for Renee's children who used to run freely through our home, and play with our kids. We haven't seen them since the day of their mom's funeral. I can only imagine what emotions Mother's Day brings for Sarah, Joel, and Hannah. Their mom was murdered 6 1/2 years ago, and they live with the man--their father--who remains the ONLY suspect in her murder. I can't imagine they are encouraged to remember her much at all. I pray for them daily, and pray for their father too.....will you join me and so many others who are lifting them up, praying for God to prepare them for the truth about what happened to their mom. My heartache is not rooted in pity, but the knowledge that they are living a life of lies and deceit and will some day have to face that head-on. I pray that their dad's heart would be convicted to fully confess and repent. I totally trust that God will bring justice in His perfect time....as Psalm 75:2 assures us.
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submitted on May 4, 2013 8:23 PM EST
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Comments: Psalm 73:17-19 NIRV Then I understood what will happen to bad people in the end. God, I'm sure you will make them slip and fall. You will throw them down and destroy them. It will happen very suddenly. A terrible death will take them away completely.
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submitted on April 6, 2013 9:53 AM EST
Name: LUKE 8:17
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Comments: There is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought out in the open.
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submitted on March 11, 2013 6:31 PM EST
Name: julie whitby
Email Address: joujousboys3@gmail.com
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How did you hear about this site? googlesearch

submitted on February 10, 2013 2:28 PM EST
Name: joyce schaner
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Comments: If anyone in my family were murdered, even if they were an ex, you bet I would talk about it. I would proclaim my innocence to the world...provided I was innocent.
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submitted on February 10, 2013 2:25 PM EST
Name: joyce schaner
Email Address: schanerj@aol.com
Comments: In the Roman Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is observed by fasting, abstinence from meat, and repentance—a day of contemplating one's transgressions. I pray today, and in this season of Lent, that the one who did this horrific act to Renee will stop the lies and deceit, truly contemplate his transgressions(violation of a law or a duty or moral principle) and repent, so that he can receive forgiveness and gain a place among God's people (Acts 26:18).
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submitted on February 8, 2013 11:19 AM EST
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Comments: You blame it on Mike?if your wife(ex_wife) died would you want to talk about her murder
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submitted on February 8, 2013 7:42 AM EST
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Comments: How do you know where I live?
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submitted on February 7, 2013 11:24 PM EST
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Comments: I read all of these now I can't fall ASLEEP
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submitted on February 7, 2013 11:19 PM EST
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Comments: All of you people who blame it on Mike you discussed me
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submitted on February 7, 2013 11:15 PM EST
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Comments: How does he look in the eyes of his children? REALLY?????? How do you peeps look at yourself you should be discussed and how can you even say that
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submitted on February 7, 2013 11:09 PM EST
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Comments: Don't suck up its so weird
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submitted on February 7, 2013 11:04 PM EST
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Comments: I looked at all of the comments and I don't want everyone saying it was my dad STOP!!!all of you who think that about him BACK OFF I hate it it just backs sad memories back
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submitted on February 7, 2013 10:58 PM EST
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Comments: DON'T SAY BAD THINGS ABOUT MY DAD!!!! If you guys want to make a website to make a memorial or why ever DON't point your stupid little finger at my ad I think I and made that clear
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submitted on February 7, 2013 10:51 PM EST
Name: johannah pagel
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Comments: What do you guys mean about my father being the only suspect? This is my mother we are talking about!!!!!!!!
How did you hear about this site? i dont care

submitted on February 3, 2013 9:01 AM EST
Name: one of many waiting for justice for renee
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Comments: yesterday i came across many pictures of renee, and evidence of her selfless giving and kind soul. i can't wait to share these with the kids some day. he can pretend she never existed, and try to brainwash them into forgetting their mom, but some day their enquiring minds will want to know. there are many of us who will find them and tell them about her. #whokilledrenee #neverforgetreneepagel
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submitted on January 21, 2013 3:37 PM EST
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Comments: another cold case arrest today in west Michigan. 25 years later. let's hope that it doesnt take that long to put micheal Pagel away.
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submitted on January 14, 2013 12:53 PM EST
Name: Job 34:11
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Comments: He repays everyone for what they have done; he brings on them what their conduct deserves.
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submitted on January 14, 2013 2:49 AM EST
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Comments: Praying for Joel, Sarah and Hannah and all of Renee's family. Praying for continued comfort and God's guidance in their lives. Also praying for those who work diligently for justice. May their eyes be sharpened, so that peace may abound. God bless each of you.
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submitted on December 25, 2012 2:29 AM EST
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Comments: Remembering Renee on this Christmas Day, knowing that she loved this Season so much. Praying for Joel, Sarah and Hannah today and every day. God's BLESSINGS and SALVATION and PROTECTION be on you.
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submitted on December 7, 2012 12:40 PM EST
Name: Chris Crandle
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Comments: The Kent Metro Cold Case Team cracked their 12th case with an arrest in a 2004 murder. This is encouraging news for those of us who await justice for Renee! They never forget and never give up!
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submitted on December 1, 2012 10:28 AM EST
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Comments: Let's just keep this Website just for your memories of Renee.
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submitted on November 30, 2012 8:22 AM EST
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Comments: Psalm 32:3-5 NIV When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the Lord ." And you forgave the guilt of my sin.
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submitted on November 18, 2012 2:02 PM EST
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Comments: Or as k mike about his relationship with his girlfriend at the time of the murderer and the close friendship he had with rennes sister. those are just 2 of the people who caught him in his web of lies. just keep asking questions and u will trip him up
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submitted on November 15, 2012 1:28 PM EST
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Comments: To the person who wrote: “How can you do this... Say you are people of god and of faith when your going around pointing finger at one man just because he has not voluntarily taked to the police. You are sick” Our certainty of Mike Pagel being the murderer is NOT by any means based only upon the fact that he has not voluntarily cooperated with police. There are hundreds, if not thousands of details culminating in her brutal murder--and they all point to one person. She told one friend on the last day of her life “oh, yes“, when asked if Renee thought Mike would kill her. To another friend she said, “I can’t let him kill me. I can’t let him have my kids.” To yet another friend she wondered if he would kill the kids. These are just tips of the iceberg. PLEASE call Detective Johnson at 616.632.6135 or E.J.Johnson@kentcountymi.gov. Perhaps he can help to answer questions to open your eyes to the TRUTH that Mike Pagel is not who he pretends to be. He may help to add more pieces to the puzzle and help you to see that there is just one last piece, that when it presents itself, will bring justice for Renee. And allow so many who loved Renee to share with her kids what a wonderful mom they had. In the meantime, if you’d like to correspond privately, e-mail remember_renee@yahoo.com
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submitted on November 1, 2012 4:18 PM EST
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Comments: The Kent Metro Cold Case Team made an arrest today in a 2007 murder case. May this be a reminder that they are always working----and we will see justice for Renee!
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submitted on October 25, 2012 6:42 AM EST
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Comments: The heartless one is Mike, who killed her and is living a life of pretense, denying those children the love of a mother and the memory of the beautiful person she was. If life is difficult for them, it is only because of his actions and the fact that this will follow him wherever he goes,from Rockford to Hudsonville to Houghton Lake to Freeland, and wherever he plans to go next to escape the whispers, until he lands in prison. You can't cover up the truth. Denial works, but only for a while. Hopefully those of you who sympathize with him will wake up before he turns on you.
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submitted on October 19, 2012 8:43 PM EST
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Comments: Do none of you have hearts? What if mike did not kill Renee? You think your helping a friend but she would not want you to ruin her own children's lives. You slould all be ashamed!
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submitted on October 1, 2012 6:59 AM EST
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Comments: October is NATIONAL DOMESTIC AWARENESS VIOLENCE month. We have a list of local (Grand Rapids) activities under Domestic Violence Tools/Resources page. If you or someone you know is in a potentially abusive situation, consider an Evidentiary Abuse Affidavit. See www.documenttheabuse.com. If Renee had made one of these, her killer would be in jail today.
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submitted on September 27, 2012 8:05 AM EST
Name: sherrie coke
Email Address: scoke@mmbjlaw.com
Comments: WHOOPS! I am getting excited about the Garden Party. It is TOMORROW NIGHT, FRIDAY, 9-28-12 7PM AT RITZ KONEY 66 IONIA STREET, DOWNTOWN GRAND RAPIDS.
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submitted on September 27, 2012 8:03 AM EST
Name: Sherrie Coke
Email Address: scoke@mmbjlaw.com
Comments: Tonight is a big night! Renee's Garden, an art piece in progress, will be worked on at Ritz Koney, downtown Grand Rapids, with the public! All are welcome to attend and hear Renee's story and GET THIS CASE BACK IN THE PUBLIC EYE! A night of reflection and positive thoughts for moving FORWARD! Please join us one and all.
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submitted on September 25, 2012 3:47 AM EST
Name: Chris Crandle
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Comments: Today is the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Renee will be remembered in a ceremony at the Kent County Courthouse. Her memory will live on in a beautiful art piece entitled RENEE'S GARDEN...hundreds have already taken part in signing it (meaning their lives have in some way been impacted by Renee's story, and many are praying for her kids and for justice). We will use this piece in speaking out against domestic violence, and plan to officially enter it into ArtPrize next year. As the Bible says in Genesis 50:20, man intended to harm, but God is using it for good! Renee's story has impacted countless people across the Grand Rapids area and the country...and will continue to do so! We remember Sarah, Joel and Hannah every day in prayer...and even the murderer himself.
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submitted on September 24, 2012 12:46 PM EST
Name: Sherrie Coke
Email Address: scoke@mmbjlaw.com
Comments: I am honored to be part of an ArtPrize project for Renee, called "Renee's Garden" The goal: To bring awareness and to get the word out to victims of violence...there is help. Also, for JUSTICE for Renee.
How did you hear about this site? HI Chris

submitted on September 19, 2012 5:20 AM EST
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Comments: Happy Birthday, Sweet Hannah! Double digits--woo hoo! You and your brother and sister are not forgotten by all who loved your mother! Your mom would be so proud of the beautiful girl that you are!
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submitted on September 6, 2012 7:47 PM EST
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Comments: Yes, I'm very happy that justice was served today for Kathleen Savio. I'm thankful for the hope it gives to those of us who await justice for our loved ones. One of the things that makes my heart ache is the innocent children involved....kids who so desperately want to believe that their dad is innocent....that he couldn't possibly commit such a horrific act. To my knowledge, the Peterson children all believed in their dad's innocence.....Lord, have mercy on them. On the Pagel children....on all of those kids/adult children who at some point have to swallow this very bitter pill....and spend a lifetime grappling with the reality of it.
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submitted on September 6, 2012 1:40 PM EST
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Comments: Drew Peterson was found GUILTY this afternoon for the murder of his 3rd wife, Kathleen Savio. Praise God! It certainly gives added hope to those of us who await justice for Renee. This case may also have an impact on bringing Renee's killer to justice. As an article on Fox News, dated 9.5.12 stated, "Some defense attorneys worry that the trial -- the first in Illinois history to rely so heavily on hearsay -- could fundamentally alter how prosecutors and defense attorneys handle murder cases in this state and around the country." "The legal issues here are extraordinary," said Phil Turner, a Chicago defense attorney and former federal prosecutor. "If this sets a precedent, more people will get convicted because someone testifies that someone told them something." Renee's friends have plenty of damaging information against Mr. Pagel which is now considered "hearsay". I'm still extremely confident that we will see justice for Renee!
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submitted on August 28, 2012 4:36 PM EST
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Comments: Mike, YOU are the one who killed Renee. You've done this to your kids. Take responsibility please. For the sake of your kids. We can't bring Renee back, but you can level with your kids and redeem yourself. The life you're living can't be easy, and it certainly won't get any easier as the kids get older and you have to make up more and more lies. People are praying for you.
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submitted on August 19, 2012 5:32 AM EST
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Comments: oh poor mikey his life is ruined. he should have thought of that before he killed her. now he has 2 live with the consequences. he can run but he can't hide.
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submitted on August 6, 2012 10:07 AM EST
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Comments: PSALM 37 is filled with promises that are very much applicable "1 Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. 7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. 9 For those who are evil will be destroyed"
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submitted on August 5, 2012 2:34 PM EST
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Comments: Reminded this morning, on the 6th anniversary of Renee's brutal murder, of the story in Exodus....how Pharoah tried to be his own god and killed people to execute his own plan (CONTROL). God Almighty was not surprised...He raised up Moses, who was brought up in Pharoah's home, to eventually lead God's chosen people out of captivity. The horrific story of Renee's murder is not over....God is working. Just like in the Old Testament, He ALWAYS makes good on His promises, and He promises justice in His perfect timing (Psalm 75:2).
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submitted on August 5, 2012 8:15 AM EST
Name: Sandy Bourogin
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Comments: Renee was a wonderful nurse and fun! It was so great to work with her at Forest View!
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submitted on August 4, 2012 4:39 PM EST
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Comments: r u rememberong how u stole in2 her bedroom 6 years ago and killed her Mike pagel?
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submitted on July 29, 2012 5:47 PM EST
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Comments: happy birthday, renee, in heaven.
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submitted on July 21, 2012 8:18 AM EST
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Comments: I agree God is fair and he is just, and he does not need your help
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submitted on July 21, 2012 7:47 AM EST
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Comments: Some one please put them selfs in mikes shoes what if he really didn't do it and he has all you people blaming him and ruining not only his life but the kids too.
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submitted on June 14, 2012 11:17 AM EST
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Comments: Ran into a lady yesterday who had worked with Renee many years ago. She heard about Renee's brutal murder almost a year after it happened, and wanted to hear the story. She had such kind things to say about Renee and stories to share, and... was able to meet Renee's dear friend, Diet Eman. She signed a flower for Renee's Garden. I love how God orchestrates these meetings from time to time.....they're like reminders that He has not forgotten.
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submitted on May 30, 2012 1:14 PM EST
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Comments: My son is eating Chex mix and telling me that Chex mix always reminds him of "Aunt Renee". He recalls a time when he and Joel were trying to sneak some from a huge container in the garage at their house. I long for the day when my husband, our kids and I can see Sarah, Joel and Hannah again and share stories of their mom and how much she loved them! Although they weren't a part of our lives for very long, the memories are cemented in our minds and cherished for sure! We're so thankful that our dear friend Diet Eman was able to see the kids this past weekend and share some memories. Diet told them how she held them as babies and how their mom was her very best friend. Renee was so loving....and so loved!
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submitted on May 28, 2012 6:01 PM EST
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Comments: All the sirens/police cars/helicopters----certainly enough to make someone nervous if he has secrets to hide, eh? Hopefully a reminder of things to come for one who tries so desperately to fit in.
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submitted on May 10, 2012 8:57 AM EST
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Comments: Renee's children are forefront in my mind as this Sunday is Mother's Day. Are they allowed to talk about her? Can they celebrate her? And what about when they start wondering about who did this to her...if they haven't already. I pray that God will protect them, and for Him to prepare their hearts and minds as the truth is revealed. I also fervently pray for the murderer...that he would "open his eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that he may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith" (Acts 26:18). "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free" (John 8:32)....and how can any of them be free when they live a life of lies, pretense, and deceit? God will bring justice....he promises it in Psalm 75:2..."God says, "At the time I have planned, I will bring justice against the wicked."
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submitted on May 10, 2012 4:52 AM EST
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Comments: The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
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submitted on May 9, 2012 5:48 AM EST
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Comments: "I have a message from God in my heart concerning the sinfulness of the wicked: There is no fear of God before their eyes. In their own eyes they flatter themselves too much to detect or hate their sin. The words of their mouths are wicked and deceitful; they fail to act wisely or do good. Even on their beds they plot evil; they commit themselves to a sinful course and do not reject what is wrong. Your love, Lord , reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep."
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submitted on May 5, 2012 2:41 PM EST
Name: Rebecca Newman
Email Address: becky1272003@yahoo.com
Comments: I will continue to pray for this family.My sister's husband murdered her a long with our 16 yr old sister and their 2 toddlers in a house fire.We finally got justice,he received 88 yrs to life with no parole.So my family knows what you guys are going through as well.God Bless all of you.
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submitted on April 16, 2012 11:53 AM EST
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Comments: 4 The LORD works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster. 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
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submitted on April 2, 2012 6:36 PM EST
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Comments: "The wicked will not go unpunished"
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submitted on March 26, 2012 5:27 AM EST
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Comments: I will take revenge; I will pay them back. In due time their feet will slip. Their day of disaster will arrive, and their destiny will overtake them.
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submitted on February 22, 2012 10:20 AM EST
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Comments: Today is the beginning of Lent, which is a holy time of reflection and penance. Let's all pray that the murderer will reflect on the eternal ramifications of his sin and the deceit that continues. In the Catholic encyclopedia, it states "It is not true that for the Catholic the mere "telling of one's sins" suffices to obtain their forgiveness. Without sincere sorrow and purpose of amendment, confession avails nothing, the pronouncement of absolution is of no effect, and the guilt of the sinner is greater than before."
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submitted on January 30, 2012 2:18 PM EST
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Comments: 2 Peter 3:9 New Living Translation (NLT) 9 The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
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submitted on January 12, 2012 11:01 AM EST
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Comments: Whether Christian or non-Christian, everybody will give account for the deeds done in the flesh. This is a sobering doctrine, but also a comforting one. The sin and suffering of the world will not go on forever. The delegation of authority will end and all accounts will be reconciled. Justice will be done. -- Barbara Mouser
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submitted on January 1, 2012 4:49 PM EST
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Comments: JUSTICE FOR RENEE in 2012!
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submitted on November 24, 2011 5:29 PM EST
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Comments: Reflecting on so many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day, and among them are God's many promises. In Psalm 75:2, God says, "At the time I have planned, I will bring justice against the wicked." Continuing to pray daily for Sarah, Joel and Hannah, and trusting God for their physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual protection.
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submitted on October 17, 2011 10:15 PM EST
Name: Jennifer Gordon
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Comments: My heart goes out to this family in so many ways.. HUGS to each one of her children and prayers for Justice in the end.
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submitted on October 11, 2011 5:32 AM EST
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Comments: How does he look those children in the eye each day?
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submitted on October 2, 2011 12:12 PM EST
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Comments: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month. For any woman who is in a potentially harmful situation, expert Susan Murphy Milano, who has been a voice for Renee, has resources that can help. Her book, TIME'S UP, gives specifics on how to leave. She also gives instructions on how to fill out an Evidentiary Abuse Affadavit...a legal document for women at risk. If Renee had had these resources, she may very well be alive today. If she had completed an Evidentiary Abuse Affadavit, her offender would be arrested and her case resolved. See http://www.susanmurphymilano.com/
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submitted on September 29, 2011 7:52 AM EST
Name: Chris Crandle
Email Address: crandles@netpenny.net
Comments: Renee was honored at Sunday's local commemoration of the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims, along with approximately 20 other murder victims from the Grand Rapids area. Mayor George Heartwell offered words of support, encouragement, and prayers for comfort to the courageous group of survivors who gathered on the steps of the Kent County Courthouse. Renee's legacy of love, kindness, and generosity lives on, and she will never be forgotten, nor will her children. I continue to pray for the murderer himself.
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submitted on September 20, 2011 1:20 AM EST
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Comments: When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always. ~~Mahatma Gandhi
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submitted on September 15, 2011 8:57 AM EST
Name: Chris Crandle
Email Address: reneepagelsgarden@gmail.com
Comments: Renee's Garden is growing! If you would like to be part of this piece of artwork which we hope to take to ArtPrize next year, please e-mail to above address. We're very excited about this opportunity to capture so many of the beautiful people whose lives have been touched by Renee's, and who are lifting her kids up in prayer. This piece of artwork represents so many lives, and reminds me of Genesis 50:20-"You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." The theme of the garden is based on John 12:24- "unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds."
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