Reviews for Where Cross and Crescent Meet
Hannah chapter 40 . 9/26/2011
Wow this is just amazing. Our God truly answers our prayers! God v
BridgedxLove chapter 40 . 9/26/2011
:)

Hooray for Barkat! I smiled. You both are so beautiful. It was very emotional, and a joy to read. I'm going to be so sad when this winds all the way down! It was such a fun journey. :) Can't wait for more!

-Bridged-
Britt Woods chapter 40 . 9/26/2011
I'm so happy for you and Nate! The two of you are truly blessed :)
MadameCardui chapter 39 . 9/25/2011
Quite overwhelming and beautiful. I expected that last paragraph about as much as the narrator, and now I want to cry.
BridgedxLove chapter 34 . 9/25/2011
Ch. 34

Oh, Nate. I have no other words.

Ch. 35

Oh, Kaveen. Praise be to God! I'm excited to read about the beautiful things she will do in His name. Or find out about them in Heaven when I meet her. :) "Like I do after I drink cocoa." COULD SHE BE ANY CUTER? She's adorable. I like her. :) She's beautiful and courageous. She rocks my socks! (They're red, by the way) Oh my gosh, my heart just broke. I don't know if it was the way you wrote, but somewhere in Achmed, I bet he's a sensitive man. Maybe it's because Kaveen said that he is a peaceful man. He seems he may have some compassion in there. I pray he comes to know the Lord! OH THANK GOD! She's alright! Yes!

Ch. 36

Vocal teacher FTW! Oh, how's Cheyenne? Is she still awesome? I'm sorry, maybe I shouldn't have, but I laughed at the line about your dog. I think it's because I love dogs so much, and I just love the line of panic your thoughts had. The same thing would be going through my mind! YAY FOR YOUR DAD! I'm so glad that such special people in your life have found Jesus. It's wonderful! Praise be to God! Only Him. Only Him. :) Oh, I'm so happy for you and your father! Internet hug! OMG BROOKE AND CADEN FTW! I am so fangirling right now. Tell them I am happy for them! Yay! This story is rocking my red socks so much right now. (If you couldn't tell it is super late where I am and that's why I sound sillier than usual lol) OMG, I think I just died. My mouth DROPPED and my hands flew to my gaping face. AHHHHH ACHMED! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! YESSS! GOD IS GOOD! ALL THE TIME! IN THIS SONG OF PRAISE, IN THIS HEART OF MINE! GOD IS GOOD! GOD IS GOOD! ALL TIME TIME! You better believe it. ;D OMG this is so awesome! I'm so freaking happy! Gah, I love your story. THANK YOU for writing it and sharing with us the awesomeness of Jesus!

Ch. 37

Ew, to be beheaded. I want to say, "Poor Nate." But I can't. To lose a life for God is indeed to gain. But the human part of me clenches. He's beautiful. May God's glory prevail! I pray you are strong, Miss Lizzie. Oh, how much this letter must have hurt you. /3 Ugh,Barkat. You know, if God didn't command us to love... I don't need to finish that. How hard was it to forgive these men? Horribly? I can only imagine, dear friend. Oh...well...Happy Birthday, Nate. :/ "And I hope that, if you ever read these scribbled up letters, they will strengthen your faith - and the faith of anyone you wish to share them with." I promise you both, they have. I am a witness, as I know countless of others are as well. Glory and priase to be to God!

Ch. 38

-_- Why did you jump ahead three years? I was enjoying myself! Nah, I'm totally joking! :D D'awww your love of horses returns! 3 How was the wedding? Was it cute? Are they happy together? I'm sure they must be. :) OOOH! Dasda and Mila got saved? YAY! How did that come about? Will you tell? Please tell! :D Oh no, not his judgment day! Oh, ma'am, I'm tortured! I'm so very sorry. :'( Oh, the letters. Be strong, my friend! His revelation was beautiful. My eyes lit up at the sheer joy from him! I pray the Lord will bless Isa for delivering the Bible to you. :D Oh, I almost cried, but I didn't! But my eyes are shining with unshed tears! Oh, the pain you must have gone through! I must keep reading. :D

Ch. 39

I'm glad for your joy. :) GASP! Brooke's pregnant! Yay. :) Really? I know like five people named David. Um, yeah, you're totally gonna see that Nate is really alive when you go to Begendal. I call it. ;) Crap, I was so close.

OOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMGGGGGG! One, I hate you for leaving it there. Two, I don't really hate you. Three, WHAT THE HECK WAS GOING THROUGH YOUR MIND? I'm amazed you didn't drop to your knees right there! I am so happy for you! What happened? I WANNA KNOW! How's Nate right now? How'd he get away? What's with Barkat right now? I have way too many questions and it is NOT okay. I'm not going to be able to wait for the next chapter! Roooooaaaaarrrrrrr. It's almost 3 AM where I'm at. You better believe most of this is sleep depravity. But, seriously, I'm dying to know! I'm so excited! I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU BOTH! God is so very good! And I can't tell you how much I'm dying to know his side of this ENTIRE ARC of a story! I hope to talk to you soon!

-Bridged-
discipleprodigy chapter 39 . 9/25/2011
DUDE...

WHAT?

O.O

Are you kidding?

Please don't be kidding...

Oh my goodness...

Please you have to update soon!

Wow...
BridgedxLove chapter 30 . 9/24/2011
I'm reviewing as I read. I don't know if you put up lots of chapters on one day, or throughout a few days, but dang I'm in the zone! Okay, here I go.

Ch. 30

Oh, dear. That is a beautiful prayer. I know you felt so incredibly weak, but ma'am you were much stronger than you thought, by His grace. My eyes are welling up. I've never cried reading anything, even as I've read your story. And perhaps I'm just in an emotional state right now, but if you bring me to tears, I don't know what I'm going to do with myself. LOL!

Sorry you're going to hate me for this. "...and after that it becomes harder do any trackin'."" There should be a TO before his lovely Southern "trackin' " ;)

I sincerely hope you never have to go through anything like this again. It breaks my heart to see anyone in this kind of pain. You make me wanna hug you! If it makes you feel any difference, I don't consider you scared had you run off to the States. In a way, I think Nate, or at least part of him, would have been happy you were safe. But you know him better than I. :) D'awww I love Brooke! She's seems like a ball of awesomeness. YAY I'M EXCIRTED! I love Kaveen. :) I began to miss her. 3 And by your author's note I guess I did miss a lot... o.O Well, Onward!

Ch. 31

Not for the first time, I'm wondering how in the world you got these letters and how in the world were you able to read them?You must have been exhausted when you were finished. :( Wow, Nate is very much a poet in his own way. He's got some talent in the way of a wordsmith. Awwwww CUTE memory! You two are adorable, truly. I'm dying to know about that trick! Was it in your previous story? I can't remember, but I have the urge to go look it up! XD "I never told you, but you were my favorite Christmas present that year." It's official. I'm sinning. I am coveting your man. ;D You lucky girl! Wow! Two and a half years! How did you survive? Was it very difficult? Psh, why am I asking...OF COURSE IT WAS! Your humanity must have been screaming, both of you. Only God could have kept you strong because I know I would NOT have been okay. Only God. -nods gravely- This may sound lewd, and it's not meant to I promise, but THANK YOU for keeping this realistic. I really do appreciate your not watering anything down. It makes the story so much more impacting. So, yes, thank you. :) I've yet to know what it's like to be so in love, but it sounds wonderful. It really is cool how God has designed us to be attracted to certain things, and then to that certain ONE, should He allow it. :) It's beautiful. And, no, there is nothing compared to the love of Christ. But I confess I still love to wonder at the beauty of romance. After all, it comes from Him. It's nice to love love. You kow what I mean? I hope so, cause I just confused myself. o.O Nate is so beautifully human in this chapter, I believe it may be my favorite letter. Side question, has Nate ever called you "my treasure" in person, or just these letters? It's a lovely nickname. :)

Ch. 32

HEY WHAT HAPPENED WITH KAVEEN? Ugh, making me wait, woman. -_- You're lucky I love your story so much. ;) Oh, you're going to hate me again. "...working to equalize the status of men and woman." WomEn. :) I"m very happy for you about the llicense! I know it meant everything to you. Oh, evil man! To send a tape of the death of someone you love! Boooooo on his life. "After all, he was only twenty-four" There is something so deeply powerful and foreshadowing in that one sentence. Well done. HALLELUJAH THE POWER OF JESUS PREVAILS! Oh, I love it! How great is our God? SOOOOOOO! Oh, I want nothing more than to jump around and sing and rejoice! We have victory in Jesus! Through His blood we are saved! There is no power on earth or beyond greater than our God! HE IS MIGHTY! HE IS AWESOME! Ugh, there aren't enough words to express the greatness of such a wondrful and powerful God. How can anyone not believe? He is so tangible and real! I love it. :D I always struggle to remember that indeed the Lord "giveth and taketh away." It's hard to remember. We are such selfish creatures, aren't we? But by His grace, yes? :) As beautiful as your romance with Nate is, the true beauty of this story is your growing relationship with the Lord. That is where the story is most beautiful, and I know that must be your main reason for your story. Not for your romance with Nate, but for your romance with God. It is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful, and it makes me even more excited to find Him even more and the plans He has for me. :) OH I LOVE THIS SONG! It's one of my mother's favorites. It is very fitting! I had never thought of it until you put it in. Hooray for Christian pop culture! ;D

Ch. 33

And again I say BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD! :D Jesus is my hero, too! Oh, I sincerely pray that Reyni will come to accept! I don't want the spirit to come back. :'( And again, I love Brooke. I want to meet her! LOL! O.O What the heck? Oh, you poor girl! I wanna slap Fahid. Don't ever believe what he says, okay? You love him more than he could ever fathom! Okay, I"m done. :D I feel like I'm twelve. -_- :D For a second, I thought you said you wanted to slap Brooke. I almost got mad. ;) But I would have undrstood. You were hurting after all. :( YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! BROOKE AND CADEN! I am squeeing like a little fangirl. I should be totally geeky and come up with a shipping name for them. I'm thinking Braden. I'm totally kidding, but I really am happy for her! So THAT'S how you remember everything with such alacrity! Yiou kept a letter-journal! (Did you keep a journal-journal before that?) I used to keep a letter-journal. Then I got bored. :/ It's really cool to see the sotry come into almost present-day. I love how the both of you kept letters to each other. God's prompting on both sides perhaps? HOORAY FOR JESUS! I love this Charlie Thatcher guy's e-mail. And I'm so happy for your dad! I wanna dance! AHHHHHH KAVEEEEEEEEEEN! HALLE-FREAKING-LUJAH! Gah! God is so good! I can't get over it! Tell her I love her and am so happy for her! WOOHOOOOO! Oh, she's so cute! I love her! Okay, I'm going to send this NOW because it's too long. I'll start a part two on Ch. 34. :D YAY!
ink.in.the.veins chapter 39 . 9/24/2011
Wow. That's really all I can say. The ending was just that powerful. I'm actually sobbing from the pure joy I feel at your reunion. I had resigned myself to Nate's death and Ally's having to give up on him coming home for good, but when she looked up and saw Nate sitting on the steps of Aleti...there aren't words to describe the joyed that welled in my chest.

Thank you so much, as always, for sharing your beautiful story and God's love.
Hannah chapter 39 . 9/24/2011
Whoops my previous comment was accidentally cut short!

And no problem! I am grateful to have the chance to write to the author of this wonderful story. It has literally changed my Christian life and more importantly, it has opened my eyes to the beauty and power of God's love. I am inspired to remain in God and to cling to him and to spread the gospel to my friends. I am so excited for the end of this wonderful story! God bless

Haana
Blondie Pants chapter 39 . 9/24/2011
Kay, first sentence: "...huh?"

last part: " etc."

Now that i've got that out of my system...

you, my dear, are a BRILLIANT writer.

the way you describe emotions! it blows me away. there are very few published, professional writers (that make a lot of money off their talents) that convey emotion with this richness. i think it has to do with the fact that the whole thing is so Christ-centered, giving every emotion so much more raw power. But even the most powerful emotion in the world is (in a story) nothing if the writer cannot convey that power in words. So, some of the credit goes to him, and even more for blessing you with this talent, but I take my hat off to you as well. Take a bow, "Ally," you deserve it.

And the way you told just enough of the story to make the first person point of view perfect, but not so much that we knew too much, was nothing short of genius.

Away from the technical praise, your story is a roller coaster. I am not a very emotional person, so I must admit to not crying, but these past few chapters, strike that, every chapter, is such a wonderful ride. Up and down, sideways and inside out, my only sadness is that I can only go on a tamed down version of your roller coaster. reading about it is sososo powerful, but it only makes me aware of how powerful it must have been to be you.

God gave you remarkable strength. Thank you, yet again, for sharing your story with us. It means more to me than I can explain.
Faithfully Yours chapter 39 . 9/24/2011
I can't remember my password to login, but I couldn't not review. I've been reading the last several chapters on my phone, which is why I haven't been reviewing, but oh my goodness, you just threw me for a loop! I can't... Oh my goodness, I am so glad that Nate is still alive! I can't imagine what you've been through the past few years either. It sounds nearly impossible. I can't wait to find out the rest!
OnceUponaStory chapter 39 . 9/24/2011
YYYYYYAAAAAAYYYYYYY! *dances around room*. Oh my goodness, I'm so excited right now...I mean it would still have been an awesome life-changing story without him living...but OH MY how awesome! I can't wait to find out what God did! Thank you so much for posting your story. Wow
ArmsForTheBrokenHearted chapter 39 . 9/24/2011
This chapter threw me even more than the last one! After chapter 38 i felt so put to shame by Nate's faithfulness. And now! What a loophole! Please update soooon! (like now) lol. I am just blown away.
topoly chapter 10 . 9/24/2011
So I haven't been reading fictionpress for a long time, especially because most of the people I've been subscribed to have stopped writing, but lately my inbox has been filled with updates for this story, and I've decided to pick it up again from the beginning. This is the kind of story that's not meaningless teenager fluff like most of the other stuff I was reading, especially because it's Christian. Even though my own life has nothing to do with the storyline, I find the verses to be encouraging nonetheless. I hope you keep writing :)
Something Mysterious chapter 39 . 9/24/2011
I've got to say, about midway through reading this chapter, I couldn't believe Nate died. I kept on thinking, "How can this be it? It's just incomplete," because I had always had the faint hope that he might still be alive. But I came around in my thinking and said to myself, "You're going to have to accept his death. In his death, he glorified Christ, and he is with Christ now. And that is a truly glorious story." So, I began to accept that (not fully though, fully would have taken much longer) as I came near to the end of the chapter.

I listen to music while I read/write/breathe, and as I came to where Ally gets out of the taxi at the end the song "No Other Saviour" by Starfield came on. The lyrics "Jesus lamb of God/How great You are/There is no other Savior/Every knee bows down/At your renown/There is no other Savior" were playing in the background as I read the last few paragraphs. It was so special because I was reading an account of His saving hand and hearing praises to the Saviour at the same time. Well, then I sobbed, singing along with the song, giving praise and thanks to our Saviour. All I wanted to do was praise Him, and all I still want to do is praise Him!

Now I'm striving to believe he might possibly be alive when only a few minutes before I was striving to believe his death. Funny how things can switch up so quickly, right?

Christ's glory shines all throughout your story, and every chapter I read strengthens my faith to ever new levels. Thank you for posting!
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