Courage | Defeat | Faithfulness | Loneliness | Love | Marriage | Sex

In his book, No Wonder They Call Him The Savior, Max Lucado recalls this story which was originally reported in the Miami Herald in the summer of 1980. Lucado writes: Judith Bucknell was homicide number one hundred and six that year. She was killed on a steamy June 9th evening. Age 38. Weight: 109 pounds. Stabbed seven times. Strangled. She kept a diary. Had she not kept this diary perhaps the memory of her would have been buried with her body. But the diary exists, a painful epitaph to a lonely life. The correspondent made this comment about her writings: “In her diaries, Judy created a character and a voice. The character is herself, wistful, struggling, weary; the voice is yearning. Judith Bucknell has failed to connect; age 38, many lovers, much love offered, none returned.” Successful as a secretary, but a loser at love. Her diary was replete with entries such as the following: “Where are the men with…

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