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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Out of the storm in PDF and EPUB Why does a good God allow innocent suffering? Why does a just God act unfairly? Why does a sovereign God let disease and evil run rampant? These are not questions asked from the onlooker's armchair, nor from the academic's desk, but from the anguish of the sickbed and the frustration of the wheelchair. The problem of pain is considered with the heart as well as the head. Christopher Ash leads us through the biblical story of Job as we wrestle with these questions today. He honestly explores the lonely and cruel nature of suffering and whether God can be found in the midst of it. He exposes the shortcomings of Job's friends who deny the possibility of innocent suffering, and are unaware of the roles that Satan, the fall and the cross have to play. With compassion and clarity he takes the reader through Job's long debate with God - towards a humbling and hopeful resolution.
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 From Burdens to Blessings Lord Look Where You Brought Me From in PDF and EPUB From Burdens to Blessings Lord, Look Where You Brought Me From is a testimony of endurance, prayer, patience and perseverance; through a faith walk of trials, struggles and disbelief; as you go through Rain, Storms and Hurricanes on your life’s journey. God has equipped you with everything you need to make it through every trial, test or tribulation. You’re fully loaded, totally equipped and anointed to be the very best you can be. The giants you face on your journey are not obstacles but are opportunities for God to show up and magnify His Mercy and Divine Glory in your life as He delivers you from pain to victory, from Burdens to Blessings. When you choose in the midst of your battle to give thanks with an attitude of gratitude; you are opening the door and making a way for God to move in your life. Magnify your God; don’t magnify your problems. In all ways acknowledge Him, give thanks and praise and you too will witness the move of God; as He leads you into victory from Burdens to Blessings in every area of your life. Stand Firm, stay connected, trust unconditionally and allow God to fight your battles!
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Download and read online Turning Your Storms Into Rainbows in PDF and EPUB God Plants the Dream... The Seed Breaks Open with Faith My deepest desire in writing this book has been that God will be glorified and exalted through anyone touched by my sharing of how His Word has blessed and shaped my own life's experiences. I have shared my favorite, relevant scriptures, to show how it was done without God, how it works with God, and how it works for God. For me, there is no better way than to be His disciple. The rainbow theme was inspired by Bible references in Genesis 9: 8-17, with the story of Noah and the flood, and Revelation 4: 3, which describe the rainbow as a gift of God and the seal of His covenant with mankind, encircling the very throne of God. I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth . Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Genesis 9: 12 A storm, the color of black, is never part of a colorful rainbow, which expresses the very nature and glorious presence of God. The Rainbow Bible describe the significance of the colors: "Purple assigned to God because it is a color of royalty; Blue assigned to Salvation because it has a heavenly or eternal connotation; Silver assigned to History because it signifies age or experience." I've experienced many storms in my life, the dark and cold times when there is so little light. Many times I wondered when my dark trial would be over, and the thought of the rainbow helped me make it through. We need to know there is always light, and oftentimes a radiant rainbow, after the storm. For over 17 years, it has been my heart's dream to create this book, even though I am unqualified and lack all the good skills in reading, writing andspelling that an author would seem to need. There is a saying that goes, "We know how many seeds are in an apple, but we never know how many apples are in a seed." God always reaches out His hand for the ones that are weak in many areas, and so, this book has come forth as a miracle from His grace, through the support and skill of others. He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; He led him about, He instructed him, He kept him as the apple of His eye. Deuteronomy 32: 10 KJV My father died when I was three years old, and my mother died when I was eleven years old. I became orphaned and a ward of the court. I suffered greatly from extreme loneliness and lack of love . yet, with so much of life's burdens forced upon me, the unconditional love of God gave me the hope and courage to come through it all . and even helped me to become a successful real estate broker! I've had a full life of 56 years, and I've written only glimpses of it here. There is so much more I could share. It was very difficult to choose the most important pieces, as each experience is so precious. We are all extremely unique and, at the same time, one of a kind and can benefit from each other's life lessons. That is my intention, and I send this book into your hearts with tremendous love and respect for everyone that reads it. These things I command; that you love one another. John 15: 17 Please know that no matter how dark it is for you today, there are always rainbows that emerge from the storms. I pray that this book will be inspiring to all who have gone through or who are going through their own personal storms. I pray that God guides and strengthens you, and that the thoughts I've sharedwill give you great hope and much, much courage to go out there and do the impossible -- not because you can do it -- because God can. God bless you. May you have a tremendous miracle life that is so overflowing with blessings of unconditional love you can hardly grasp it all! Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37: 4
Download and read online A Storm Within in PDF and EPUB Life was anything but idyllic for Esther as a child. She grew up in Honduras in a small home built from driftwood collected along the beach from shipwrecks. With ten children in the house, food was scarce. But what her family lacked in material possessions, they made up for in love and a deep faith in God. At the tender age of seven, Esther was sent to live with a couple to work as their housemaid. What was done in love to provide Esther with food and better living accommodations turned into a twelve-year nightmare of physical and verbal abuse--something she kept hidden from her parents out of respect for their instruction to obey her employer. When Esther secured her freedom, she turned away from God and decided to do things her way. Sadly, her decisions led to more heartache and trials. The freedom she sought ended in other forms of slavery. Could she ever find true freedom? Did God hold the answer? Journey with Esther as she recounts her childhood, the lessons her parents taught her, her quest to come to America, two abusive marriages, and God's never-failing love and forgiveness in A Storm Within. Although her life has been battered by many storms, God has always been beside her.