In spring of 2012 a group of friends felt compelled to meet and share their stories each had been working on separately. A plan was derived to combine their writings in book form: feeling they could have a greater influence working together. After writing conferences, editing, compiling, market research, re-editing, recompiling and a final edit, the manuscript in now complete and undergoing the publishing process.
The book contains a series of short stories where the authors open the doors of their lives, sending the reader on an emotional journey that allows them to relate personally and broaden their empathy for others in similar situations. They share, through every day accounts, how they discover God’s uplifting hand.
As a little teaser straight from the book—here’s the introduction:
Life happens. Ordinary and extraordinary events fill the days and nights, but regardless of the circumstance, God is there. We’re five friends who, over the course of a decade, learned to recognize the heavenly touches in our lives. We share our stories in a series of short vignettes, as glimpses of the profound and practical ways God lifts us.
First as a newlywed and then as a young mother, Rebekah awakens to the daily light that comes from realizing how often and simply the Lord touches her life. Jeni nurtures a child with special needs and learns that strength and support are only a prayer away. Elizabeth forges a new path towards renewal and regeneration after she exits the roller coaster ride of her spouse’s addiction. Faith discovers the beauty of reminders from a loving Heavenly Father that she has worth and the precious gift of agency. Dawn opens her mind to the understanding that no matter what happens peace can abound and everything will work out.
In Upheld: Ordinary women discovering an Extraordinary God we invite you to walk with us, explore the nooks and crannies of life, and have joy in the knowledge that you are not forgotten. As you read, we hope you will also discover God upholding you in your own life.
“The stories are well structured and take you in and out of mental flashbacks of the author’s life. This is well narrated and thoughtfully sculpted. With each development she (the author) made, the advisary was there to remind her of her former wounds…. Yet, with each step she took, she overcame. She lived her life. She accomplished, she created, she blessed and she loved. That to me is triumph.” Kajsa Berlin-Kaufusi
“The message I get from this book, is that in all the trials we face as daughters of God, we can turn to the Lord and find comfort and peace.” Ang Gardner