Download and read online Weathering the Storms in PDF and EPUB Have you ever read a book that just made you feel good? Did you ever want to share what you felt when you had finished the reading? I pray this book will do this for you. It is full of short stories that talk about Peace, Faith, Blessings, Encouragement, Thankfulness, Hope and Love. The stories are true except for one. It came as an e mail, and I do not know the author. It is a simple story about baseball and Love. I encourage you to read this book and pass it on to others. God has blessings ready to share with every one who reads this labor of love.
Download and read online Blessings of My Breast Cancer in PDF and EPUB ABOUT THE BOOK: Unexpected diagnosis. Life-threatening sickness. Death of a loved one. Unbearable financial burden. Everything is against you, and all hope is lost. If this is where you are, you are not alone. Aley Abraham has lived these same experiences and shared these very thoughts, especially when the thing she feared most came to get her-cancer. In an easy-to-read, narrative style, Blessings of My Breast Cancer will leave you with a sense of the Divine. You will learn to apply ten practical steps to not only overcome obstacles but to recognize opportunities in the midst of your struggle. You will find the blessings of your own cancer! **** ABOUT THE AUTHORS: (Aley) In 1982, Aley Abraham became the first in her family to come to the U.S. Already an established tenth-grade teacher with two Indian bachelor degrees, she went back to school in the U.S. and earned a degree in medical technology. Today she works as a microbiologist at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Aley is an active volunteer with The American Cancer Society and speaks frequently at her local church. She has been married for 39 years, has two daughters, two sons-in-law, and one granddaughter. (Susan) As an active wife, mother and career professional, Susan Abraham Thomas enjoys the opportunity to write. She has written for school newspapers and journals, company newsletters and online blogs; created original greeting cards; and supplies daily devotionals. Susan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a certified PMP.
Download and read online Living Within the Silver Lining Finding Your Blessings Inside the Storms in PDF and EPUB Live in the seasons of life is just one of the chapters in this thought provoking, heartfelt and inspirational book. Each chapter is an accumulation of spiritual lessons, positive affirmations, scriptures and meditations, to help you be inspired to find your blessings inside the storms. Excerpt from Live in the seasons of life I remember saying to myself after each funeral I had to attend, after each doctor visit, after each time my son would runaway and come back home, Lisa this is just the season you are in, this too will pass. When we are in those seasons of life that challenges our very core, take a breath and dress appropriately. Clothe yourself with what is needed at the time...
Download and read online Blessings In The Storm in PDF and EPUB Samuel Wesley Gathing: A Closer Look is the moving true story of Sam and Beatrice Gathing and the struggles they faced rearing their fourteen children during the era of the Jim Crow laws. These laws meant that both society and the system enforced the damaging view that their children were just stupid black kids. In this climate of institutionalized discrimination, Sam had to maneuver his way through a massive minefield of irrational hatred intended to destroy him and his family. Sam and Beatrice began their life together in December, 1929, in Desoto County, Mississippi, taking the gift of a mule named Rock and a big red cow to start their farm. Over the years, as their family expanded, so did the land that they farmed. Sam learned to live by the rules of the day but was always a true leader to both his family and to his friends. Through all of the challenges that Sam encountered, his faith in God never wavered—he believed that the truth could be found in God’s words and actions, not in the laws that were meant to harm him and his people.
Download and read online A Blessing in the Storm Muscular Dystrophy Messed Up My Life and Made Me Whole in PDF and EPUB Jesus, Muscular Dystrophy, God, Faith, Hope
Download and read online Blessings in the Storm in PDF and EPUB If you have ever thought or asked your self any of the following questions, then this book is for you. We have all experienced things that bring more questions than answers such as: Why is God doing this to me? Is God punishing me? What did I do wrong? Why is God allowing this to happen to me? Does God really love me? Why do bad things happen to good people? Where is God? How did I get here? Has God forgotten me? If God loves me, why am I suffering? Kimberly Sanderson lives with her husband Jerry who have two grown daughters and one grandson. Kimberly Sanderson is currently a minister, elder, and secretary on the governing board at Healing Waters Church in Charleston, South Carolina. She preaches, teaches, and maintains the church website. During her tenure she has ministered to various groups to include women in the Oxford House program, home group bible study groups, teens, women's fellowship bible studies, children's program, and creating discipleship materials for future growth needs. She also developed a street witnessing outreach. She has been labeled as an instigator of change because of her ability to inspire others in new areas. She currently holds a certification as Temperament Counselor, Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, and Professional Clinical Member of National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) Her education includes the University of Maryland Asian Division with final completion through AIU with a BA and MBA in Management. She is currently pursuing completion for a doctorates' degree in Christian Counseling with the NCCA under the direction of the Pastoral Counseling Center in Palmetto, Florida in response to the desire and call from the Lord to be used in emotional healing.
Download and read online Meet Me in the Trunk in PDF and EPUB Have you ever found yourself in a storm of someone else’s making? For author Yvonne Hilton Bourgeois, that storm came in the midst of family difficulties. To get through it and realize she could not depend on herself to fix it, she began to visualize climbing into the trunk of her car, closing the trunk, and letting God drive. In Meet Me in the Trunk, Yvonne shares important lessons on how she learned to cast aside her own judgment and depend on God alone. Facing day-to-day stresses at work, marriage difficulties, children, grandchildren, and relationships, Yvonne visited the “trunk” to let God minister to her anxious and wounded spirit. God never failed her, giving her messages to use for each situation. With wit and wisdom, Yvonne breaks down each of these lessons and shows you how you can survive storms and even witness the rainbows that usually follow. She offers thought-provoking questions that challenge you to look deep inside your heart for the answers. Discussions include overcoming your humanness, setting aside selfishness, discovering the true meaning of the covenant, and much more. For anyone whose life journey hits a bump every once in a while, Meet Me in the Trunk is an inspirational guide to letting God take control of your life.
Download and read online Praise Dancing in the Rain in the Midst of My Life s Storm in PDF and EPUB Book Description Praise Dancing In The Rain In The Midst Of My Life’s Storm, (Little Things Makes A Big Difference) is intended to be an easy and gentle read, yet strongly effective. To you that read my book, I resign my liberty and I tell you my secrets. I will share with you the little things in my life that made a big difference. I am sharing my secrets with you and it is my sincere hope that you will tell someone. There have always been a certain feeling of power attached to the keeping of my secrets along with reciprocal bonds between my secrecy and emotions. Keeping my secrets made me an individual and now telling my secrets voluntarily forges a link with others and helps me become a better person. What you are about to read are secrets that I have jotted down in a journal, on sticky note or just carried around in my heart and head. My secret speaks of my hopes, dreams, love, gratitude and great passion for life. I share the stories of my life’s storms, my abilities over my disabilities, victory over defeat, advantages over disadvantages, and my desire to live a well live life over an unlived death. I am truly grateful and blessed from all the small things that made the big difference in my life. It is the experiences and learned lessons from the small things that I have learned how to praise dance in the rain until I can soar above my life’s storms. The little things are enormously significant. Each time I experience something I write it down in my journal and I ask myself two questions; What have I learned from it, and how can I use what I have learned to immediately improve my life? The content of this book is also the result of a quickening, energy and desire that translated from my heart through my head and now into this book. It offers inspiration, as well as spiritual, emotional and personal empowerment. It speaks of daily occurrences in my life, real life situations with others, humor and scriptures. This book imparts a message that Life is full of ups and downs, trail and tribulations, and challenges and struggles, which are called the storms of life. These storms presents opportunities, new levels of growth, new possibilities, wisdom, inner strength as well as an invitation for lips and heart to sing, arms to be spread as wings for soaring and feet to dance a graceful dance throughout the storm with the part of life that is stronger than the problem being faced. Every storm has a season and can be a result of God’s divine will as well as his permissive will. The storms in our lives provides the environment in which God reveals himself and where He wants us to learn to trust Him by taking Him at His Word. God does not always send the storm; however he will allows us to go through them for growth. He wants us to dance in the rain and soar above our storms as eagles. The Bible declares in Isaiah 40:31: “But they that “wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”(KJV). The eagle has long been a symbol of strength, power and majesty, they face storms fearlessly. They are of the few birds that do not fear or attempt to escape the storm. They simply use the storm to lift them higher, they adjust their wings feathers for maximum altitude and they are able to fly high above the storm. The eagle’s eyes are protected by a clear membrane that protects their vision, which allows them to see clearly as they fly at high speed and when they are in a storm. That is exactly what God wants our experiences in the storm to be. God wants us to learn to face storms with vision instead of emotion. He wants us to keep a clear vision and maintain the right perspective in our storms by letting our problems and challenges cause us to rise higher and higher. God wants us to envision victory over our storms. Eagles are constantly cleaning their feathers, pulling out any that are ruffled or damage
Download and read online Through the Eyes of a Storm in PDF and EPUB Mark’s world was rocked in December of 2007 just a week before Christmas. At the age of forty-four, he was diagnosed with very serious cancer. On the day following his cancer diagnosis, his father-in-law was killed in a tragic accident at work. The lessons learned through his journey are the principles laid out in this book. It is the author’s desire to provide encouragement and hope for anyone going through a storm in their life whether it is cancer or some other unexpected crisis. The author reveals the ups and downs, the trials and heartaches as well as the victories and joys of a journey through a crisis. Not only is the reader reminded that there is life after a crisis, there is also life during the crisis. Storms can be horrible and destructive but they cannot by their nature last forever. A new day is coming. This book can help you to see that and to begin picking up the pieces and moving forward.
Download and read online There s a Storm Coming the Journey to Rescue and Save my Father in PDF and EPUB In narrative form, this book chronicles the five-year journey the author took with her father, afflicted with Alzheimer’s, to restore his dignity and help him reach his physical, mental, and spiritual potential. It presents the many obstacles, including the presence of evil forces and other family members’ mental disorders, which had to be overcome to accomplish this. The book illustrates how the common denominator of faith in God and a belief in His supreme will enabled communication with her father, with whom she previously had only limited interaction. She came to discover the importance of entering her father’s world, of confirming his reality, and to recognize though parts of the brain may be tangled and even gone, the response to spirit and tone actually remains. Her father’s sensory awareness and understanding increased, and she challenges some previous stereotypes held about patients with this disease. Pragmatically, the author gives the caregiver suggestions on how to ensure the patient’s sense of accomplishment and purpose and maps out daily activity processes. The book illustrates how previous experiences enabled them to survive their “storm,” as the author relentlessly struggled to keep her father from being institutionalized so he could remain a participant in this world. “Occasionally, in a man’s life, there is a book or manuscript that comes his way that is so far out of the ‘norm’ and so deep beyond expectation that it requires thought, prayer, and time to assimilate the information through meditation. There’s a Storm Coming, Kathryn Huddleston’s book on the subject of her father’s experience with Alzheimer’s disease and her passion to help him be the very best he could be physically, mentally and spiritually, is incredible. The journey with glimpses into the family life through the eyes of a person with medical insight, and ultimately, through a spiritual lens, allows us to take a peek behind the veil of one of the most difficult and tough situations facing many Americans today. This book is an incredible read for those who care about the condition of their fellow human beings.” Maury Davis, Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Church, Nashville, TN Maury Davis Ministries “God brings hope to us in stormy times. Through these dark years, compassion and care for loved ones is always first. This could not be more true than in this book.” Michelle Stein, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Solutions Project Center for Health Transformation, Washington, D.C. “The author captures the reader’s attention by recounting in narrative form how she attempted to overcome the many challenges and trials in her ‘stormy family’ in order to lessen her father’s turbulence and bring him peace in the last phase of his life. In an unassuming, authentic way, the author illustrates how she ensured her father remained a valued participant in the world. Giving caregivers concrete ideas on how she helped her father make decisions, ensured up-close and personal interaction with others, and recognized the importance of tone, spirit, and listening, the book should give them a sense of hope.” E.L. Shoenfelt, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Western Kentucky University, Performance Psychologist “Kathryn Huddleston believes that while in the midst of other life storms God gave her the gift to care for her father. Here she shares that journey in a very personal, detailed, and honest fashion. Not only is this a wonderful handbook for the Alzheimer’s caregiver, Kathryn’s story affirms my experience of God’s daily walk with those who appear to be absent. While we may see our loved ones as fading way, in reality, they may be living the old gospel hymn, ‘Just a Closer Walk with Thee.’ This book gives the caregiver, or any reader, great spiritual hope.” Chaplain R. Gene Lovelace, Alive Hospice, Nashville, TN
Download and read online Chosen to Be Blessed in PDF and EPUB WHERE IS GOD IN THE STORMS? When you're in pain, your natural response is to ask these questions aimed at God himself: Why me? Don't you care? Where are you? Are you strong enough to help? During my storms of disease, death, and divorce, I grappled with these questions and many more. What I heard in response not only stunned me, it also gave me the strength to endure. Along with hope and healing, I found something I never expected--abundant blessings. God gives his children this promise, "I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten..." (Joel 2:25). If you purchase and read Chosen to be Blessed you will: Learn to prepare your spiritual life in order to strengthen your faith by studying Gods signs as he calls you to believe in Him. Find hope in the eye of the storm by accepting your weaknesses and dependency on Gods strength and learn to live in His peace. Understand the reasons why pain leads to restoration for your good and how God uses it to help us grow. Because the book will: Provide a framework where the reader can decipher Gods attempts to get our attention in signs and life's pain that cause us to recognize who He is and His plan of salvation involves pain. Combine various accounts of signs and stories that give the reader cause to pause and believe again that God can use the painful storms of life as a warning, a wake-up call, and a process to transform our hearts to be ready to receive blessings. Restore hope by giving examples on how to find your reasons in your restoration. Then you are encouraged to take action to build your faith, restore broken relationships, and find purpose again. Read these pages and you'll see firsthand how God creates purpose within your pain. Chosen to be Blessed, reveals three secrets to transform your life's storms to blessings. "A must read ... a heartfelt guide on turning adversities into opportunities to serve God." William Sirls - #1 Bestselling author of The Reason and The Sinners' Garden. "In Chosen to be Blessed, Ronald Re openly, honestly, and humbly deals with the treacherous events that sometimes blast our lives, our hopes, our dreams. What was thought to be a very happy life with a good future, suddenly erupted into a tortuous series of disheartening and draining experiences. As his secure world was breaking apart, Ronald's analytical mind found its way to probe the wisdom of God, and the transformation it produced in his life is spectacular. With a heart for others whose lives are being shattered with unexplainable hardships, he carefully and clearly lays out the path he took to come to the realization that even disease, death, and divorce, or any other disaster in life, can be turned into unnumbered and ongoing blessings by our redeeming God. " Rev. Ronald Graef - Retired Pastor of Evangel Baptist Church.
Download and read online Facing Adversity in PDF and EPUB God's Word shows us how we can turn adversity into advantage during hard times. During this interactive 8-week study, Judy brings the hope from Scripture that God has a purpose in allowing pain and disappointment in our lives. In this deeply personal and practical study, readers will be challenged to identify and face the adversities in their own lives and one by one, they will recognize the ways that the Lord may be using your unique trials for beautiful and powerful purposes.
Download and read online A Blessing in the Storm in PDF and EPUB Although Muscular Dystrophy was the catalyst helping me to see my need for God, this book is not just about physical suffering. It's for precious souls who are just plain weary... souls who simply feel beaten down by life. In this 2nd volume, I share wisdom and insights I've learned on this journey. In my spirit, I strongly believe I am to publish Volume One, Volume Two, Volume Three, etc. Because when the healing comes, people will see how I persevered through the good, the bad, and the ugly. And God will receive much glory! So take a journey with me and discover hope!
Download and read online The Rose Garden and the Ring in PDF and EPUB This heartfelt and honest account of two ordinary yet very different women goes beyond just saying life will get better with Christ and delves into the actual process one goes through on the road to healing from a spouse’s affair. Adultery is prominent in today’s society and is devastating to the entire family. Lynn and Christine’s testimonies in The Rose Garden and the Ring are disclosed in the following identifiable topics: • Walking with God through a spouse’s affair • Knowing your options for immediate assistance • Feeling out of control while searching for truth • Identifying with the emotional rollercoaster • Understanding God’s view on marriage and divorce • Deciding whether to stay or go • Dealing with our sweet children • Taking revenge—or not • Understanding the anatomy of an adulteress • Remembering God’s promises and other miracles In The Rose Garden and the Ring, you will discover that you are not alone. The tools and insight gained from the pages of this labor of love can bring comfort in the emotional moments to persevere with God.
Download and read online Poems from My Storms in PDF and EPUB This is a book about healing, forgiving and reaching out to others. In this book I try to be as transparent as possible. Over the years I've learned that anything that I've allowed to remain hidden has power over me. Only through revealing and then dealing with the pain will healing be allowed to take place. The Bible says in Revelation 12:11 " and they overcame him, by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony." God did not give me a spirit of fear, but of love, power and a sound mind. I can't fully serve God and help His people if I'm afraid of what may be said or thought of me. I am a servant, my whole life's goal is to please my Savior. God saved me from depression, suicidal thoughts and many other destructive behaviors, I'm not foolish enough to think that I could ever repay Him. What can I give Him that He hasn't already given me? I will spend the rest of my life laboring in His fields, spreading the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, proclaiming God's unfailing love for All of His children. Perfect love casts out fear, my love for God won't allow me to be afraid. I can stroll fearlessly through the valley of the shadow of death and fear no evil because He is with me His rod and His staff comfort me. I am not, nor will I ever be ashamed of anything I've gone through. The things that were designed to break me actually shaped me into the woman I am today.