Mary Lou Quinlan Shares Her Mother’s Secret in The God Box

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The God Box: Sharing My Mother's Gift of Faith Love and Letting Go

Mary Lou Quinlan’s mother passed away six years ago. The God Box: Sharing My Mother’s Gift of Faith, Love and Letting Go came out of her struggle to deal with that tremendous loss. Having gone through this myself (and continue going through it) I was drawn to The God Box.

While cleaning out her mother’s things, Mary Lou found little boxes all over the house, stuffed with notes. As she read each note she found that each one contained a prayer, a hope, or a wish for a family member, close friend, or sometimes even someone she barely knew. She called each container her “God Box”, as she was asking God to answer these prayers.

From reading these notes, Mary Lou learned so much more about her mother, Mary Finlayson, than she had ever known before. In an interview with Mary Lou Quinlan, she said that she also learned about the power of letting go. Once her mother placed a note in the box, she stopped worrying about that problem (or at least worried less). It was as if she passed it on to a higher power to take care of.

Not being a very religious person, I wasn’t sure how I would react to The God Box. However, I needn’t have worried. To me, the notes her mother wrote to God are just hopes and wishes that we all have for our loved ones. If I could get myself to start, I would love to do something like this myself. In fact, a God Box mobile app is being developed to help individuals start their own online God boxes.

Mary Lou is also starring in a one woman show titled The God Box: a one woman, one act play.  All proceeds from The God Box are being donated to charities such as cancer and hospice care.

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  1. Jennifer,

    I loved this, and am sure it must have been difficult for you to read “The God Box”. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for sharing this.

    Best~
    Cathy

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