Author: Andrew Wilkinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-04-02
Genre: Children of politicians
Life becomes life to all of us at some point or another. When the punches are harder, the kicks more powerful, and the truth is like the cold of a long, gray winter. According to this world, Andrew Wilkinson had everything. A successful family, a powerful father, money, material possessions, selfish luxury, and a life of travel and comfort. Then the bottom fell out. What happens when our truths evaporate in front our eyes? Where life as we know it doesn't exist anymore. When the storms come and illusions are the first casualties. Andrew Wilkinson knows and he has written about it in his first book, The Blessings of My Storms. Sixteen years ago, Andrew left his home state of Kentucky with the structures and beams of his life burning in the rearview mirror, and his father gone. Things could get worse and they did. Much worse. Only when he sat, chained with one eye swollen shut and nowhere left to run or hide, was he able to see. God had him in a corner that forced him to turn around and look at his life. The story Andrew tells is one of brokenness, surrender, forgiveness, and restoration through Jesus Christ. The life Andrew lived and his father, mother, and brother are gone, but as he learned, if we turn to God and go to Him, it is in the darkest and most destructive storms that God will rain His blessings down on us.
Author: Aley Abraham
Publisher: Innovo Publishing
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Health & Fitness
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.
Author: Lisa Washington
Release Date: 2009-11-23
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...
Author: Mark A. McSwain
Release Date: 2011-07-29
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.
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.
Author: Edward J. Blakely
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date: 2012-01-31
Genre: Social Science
Edward J. Blakely has been called upon to help rebuild after some of the worst disasters in recent American history, from the San Francisco Bay Area's 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake to the September 11 attacks in New York. Yet none of these jobs compared to the challenges he faced in his appointment by New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin as Director of the Office of Recovery and Development Administration following Hurricane Katrina. In Katrina's wake, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast suffered a disaster of enormous proportions. Millions of pounds of water crushed the basic infrastructure of the city. A land area six times the size of Manhattan was flooded, destroying 200,000 homes and leaving most of New Orleans under water for 57 days. No American city had sustained that amount of destruction since the Civil War. But beneath the statistics lies a deeper truth: New Orleans had been in trouble well before the first levee broke, plagued with a declining population, crumbling infrastructure, ineffective government, and a failed school system. Katrina only made these existing problems worse. To Blakely, the challenge was not only to repair physical damage but also to reshape a city with a broken economy and a racially divided, socially fractured community. My Storm is a firsthand account of a critical sixteen months in the post-Katrina recovery process. It tells the story of Blakely's endeavor to transform the shell of a cherished American city into a city that could not only survive but thrive. He considers the recovery effort's successes and failures, candidly assessing the challenges at hand and the work done—admitting that he sometimes stumbled, especially in managing press relations. For Blakely, the story of the post-Katrina recovery contains lessons for all current and would-be planners and policy makers. It is, perhaps, a cautionary tale.
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.
Author: Ronald David Re
Release Date: 2015-09-01
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.
Book Description Praise Dancing In The Rain In The Midst Of My Lifes 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 lifes 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 lifes 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 Gods 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 eagles 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
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.
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.
I know you might be in a storm right now or coming out of a storm, but you must remember that God can calm any storm that comes in your life. The good thing about a storm is that it will pass, so while you're waiting on the storm in your life to pass continue to live your life in spite of the storm. Don't stop pressing, praying, pushing, or reaching for your destiny. After every storm the sun will shine and there will be a brighter day, so hold on to the promises, dreams, and visions that God has given you. What God has begun in you he is faithful to complete. So remember after the storm you can live in the process.
Author: Job Titus Cannon
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2006-07-11
“From the Book of Job to the Life of Job Titus Cannon: Standing Tall While Facing the Trials That Come Into Your Life,” written by Job Titus Cannon, is an inspiring faith based work which shares with the reader the personal challenges and struggles the author and many Christians encounter in everyday life while eventually prospering. Furthermore, this book encourages Christian believers that faith and a love for God can allow you (and any other believer) to overcome struggles that may come into your everyday life. The Book of Job is one of the truly amazing stories in the Holy Bible. It is a great place to find encouragement when experiencing difficulties and dilemmas. We all face personal problems in our lives. But more importantly, the Book of Job also gives us an example of how to handle great challenges in our lives. Job (the Bible patriarch) is wealthy, successful, and highly respected. He is a man of God and a man of family. But life happens and calamity comes. Everything that Job has and everything that he knows is destroyed. Job’s faith is challenged. As a result of Job’s challenges, he is forced to reevaluate everything he thought he was. He realized that it was easy to be faithful and strong when everything was going well, but when he was stripped of everything...... Job never cursed God, but he questioned God. In the end, Job realized that suffering is a part of the Christian walk, and eventually he was not only restored of all he lost, but the Holy Bible tells that he received twice as much as he had before. In “From the Book of Job to the Life of Job Titus Cannon: Standing Tall While Facing the Trials that Come into Your Life”, each chapter begins with thought provoking questions. These questions encourage the reader to look to the Holy Bible while using the life of Job as a reference, along with interspersing Job Titus Cannon’s own experiences. Among the issues the author confronts are: God’s ability to make an example out of one’s life, our ability to react positively to life’s negative moments, can a person ever be ready to handle really bad occurrences?, do we have an effective support staff of loving friends and family to surround us in our time of need?, our attitude towards the response of God in our time of need, and our ability to properly handle the bestowed blessings following the turbulent storm. This book gives examples of how the bible patriarch Job handled his numerous storms. This book also gives perspective and scriptural references to help the modern day Christian overcome the many trials that they may face. Job Titus Cannon’s ability to convey his own experiences along with relating them to biblical teachings further enhances the appeal of the book. This book is not only personable but practical because we all struggle with standing tall while facing trials. To find more information about purchasing the Soundtrack CD for this book and other Job Titus Cannon products, please log on to www.anointedcrownrecords.com or call 678.418.9003.