I’ve recently published a Christian children’s book about prayers and faith. It’s important for young hearts to know Jesus while understanding that their prayers are important, too. Believing that God hears their wishes, wants and worries is having faith. Linda learns it’s not necessary to ask God over and over again for the same things because He has heard her prayers and will answer them according to His perfect timing. What happened in this story is precisely how I learned about faith. I pray that this precious tale is a testimony to all of God’s children big and small.
Each and every time I sit before my laptop to write, I pray…asking Father to help me to write all that is truth with compassion, objectivity and most importantly, what would please His eyes to read. A big gulp of coffee, an exhaling sigh and within moments I return to the darkness that bore me trembling, tormented and afflicted with griefs only horrors endowed. Writing, writing, writing for God even as I did as a child in those blackened hours when huddling in the solitude of my sorrows, I could feel His hand on mine…guiding me, comforting me with His eternal, loving presence. Below is an excerpt of my new book Shadows Of Death, the sequel to There You Are in which I hope you will enjoy.
Hunger began to hurt me as I stood petting mother’s disheveled head. The tips of my fingers timidly stroking her wiry hairs made my jaws ache, my teeth clench. This was the monster who haunted my nursery years with such hatred and cruelty that I trembled to touch her tangled tresses. The mother who forbade me to look at her and call upon her as my maker; the one who preyed me in the darkness of most nights, stealing my breath away with the might of her single hand. And yet there, standing beside her, gagging on the stench of my own waste stuck to the hems of my dress, my legs and feet, I remained. .
I’ve just returned from the Cancer Center having had another dose of ImmunoTherapy. My oncologist Dr. Lim says that the CAT scan has come back and that I am still in remission. “It’s amazing that you are still in remission after 2 1/2years! Congratulations!” he said, taking my hand and nodding. I knew my scan results would be good because Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and by His stripes, I am HEALED! Amen! My heart is filled with happiness. I know that I am Blessed! Praising Jesus every precious moment…
Big Kisses and thank you, everyone, for your continued support and prayers! God Bless!
Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV)
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was [bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes, we are healed.