“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”
Louisa May Alcott
For over 15 years, I have been writing inspirational Christian books. I started my first book on the way to a chemo treatment on a napkin in our car. During numerous sleepless nights (from medication overload), I wrote the words to One Day: The Difference a Day Can Make. That book is no longer being printed, but it holds a special place in my heart because it represented not only surviving cancer, but the beautiful gift of a second chance. My life ambition was to become a writer and this book, along with becoming a newspaper columnist and blogger, gave me that opportunity. One Day wasn’t about me or my journey; it was about the moments, events and days that are forever life-changing in our lives and even those in history. Who knows, someday, I may rewrite this book and make it available to a new generation of readers.
My second book, Psalms and Prayers for People Affected by Cancer started as a personal reflection of the Psalms that encouraged me and offered hope during those difficult days dealing with cancer. I ended up compiling those into a book format to help others who were either battling cancer themselves or for the caregivers taking care of their loved ones. If you are struggling with illness, Psalms and Prayers is an encouraging book to draw you and those affected by your illness closer to a God whose steadfast love and strength are there for you.
My third book, Take 21: Bursts of Quiet with God also started as a personal journaling project when I was faced with an important decision. As I continued my quest for wisdom and discernment, a few good friends wanted to join me. They then asked me to write the reflections and devotionals as a book so that they could learn how to read the Bible and grow in their own faith walk.
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