Thankful to be Angry: Julie Arduini

One of the activities I have going on this season is I’m hosting a book discussion with a group of ladies. The book is NO MORE FAKING FINE by Esther Fleece. When I first started reading, I thought just that—it would be a great resource to share with others. I’ve benefited from a healing I can only credit God with where I used to be so worried what others thought…

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Life in the Silence by Kristine Zimmer Orkin

Life in the Silence Infant Loss Awareness Month   By Kristine Zimmer Orkin   Jacob entered the world silently. There was no collaborative gasp of joy with the final push that announced his arrival. No newborn wail of indignation as his warm little body emerged and felt coldness for the first time. No congratulatory cheer at the declaration “It’s a boy.” Only hushed whispers among medical professionals. Just a mother’s…

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Robin Steinweg: Sweet in the Middle

  Stuck in the Sweet in the Middle by Robin Steinweg   Do you ever feel you’re in that awkward, in-between stage? I sure do!   I recently spent years stuck in a crushing middle. Round and round I turned from the growing needs of aging parents to those of growing sons to those of work. I’d carve hours from sleepless nights to write, compose, or read. More often to…

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God is Waiting to Bless Your Broken Road by Jennifer Dornbush

God Is Waiting To Bless Your Broken Road: Just Surrender!   My new novel (soon to be a major motion picture) God Bless the Broken Road, is a textbook on surrender. After two years, the protagonist, Amber Hill, has still not been able to completely surrender the loss of her military husband to God and it’s starting to create great havoc in her life. No spoilers, but in her efforts…

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CD REVIEW: Out of the Dark by Mandisa #GIVEAWAY

Mandisa wrote her song “Overcomer” in 2013 to encourage her close friend Kisha, who was battling breast cancer. Mandisa really believed and prayed that God was going to heal her, but when Kisha went to be with Jesus in 2014, Mandisa’s foundation was shaken in a way she never expected. She fell into a deep pit of depression for close to 3 years, shutting out her friends, family and the…

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Transformation: God & Me After the Loss of My Child by Jean Ann Williams

Transformation: God & Me After the Loss of My Child When my son died within my embrace and in our home, I was certain the world had gone insane. Utter disbelief coupled with harsh reality ravished my broken heart. Over the weeks and months after Joshua’s death, I didn’t know one could cry so many tears. Nor feel this lonely and misplaced from Joshua’s absence. My presence in the house…

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