God’s Best During Your Worst: Trust

Here’s a glimpse into God’s Best During Your Worst (Bold Vision Books) scheduled for a Spring release.

Trust was a big part of seeing God’s best during my worst. I was facing brain surgery, with no guarantees of survival. Would I make it through? Would my family be okay if I died? Did God even hear my cries to Him?

Trust is Tested

Sometimes our faith is tested until we can’t see anything beyond our pain. But we must know that God sees us there. Even if we don’t see Him, His love is still constant (Romans 8:38).

God’s love for us is not contingent on anything. His love is constant. You can trust in that. Jesus said if we just trust that—if we have faith the size of a mustard seed—we can move mountains (Matthew 17:20). When we find our faith is tested to the limits, that’s when we need to clear away doubt and confusion and double down, focusing on what we know is truth. That’s what Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did.

We believe our God can save us (Daniel 3:17).

We believe our God will save us (Daniel 3:17).

But even if He doesn’t, we still believe and will praise our God (Daniel 3:18).

It was that “but-even-if-He-doesn’t” part that rolled over in my mind.

What Do You Do Now?

You may be up to your chin in problems, yet I ask you to trust God. Oh, I can hear you now.

“Who’s she kidding?”

“She doesn’t have a clue what’s going on in my life right now.”

“It’s not that easy.”

My answers to you: Nobody; you’re right; and no one said it was going to be easy.

Healing doesn’t happen overnight. But after you read the steps set in front of you as well as stories those who embraced peace after their own catastrophe, you’ll be encouraged. Maybe you could find peace as well. And the answers often feel few and far between. Is there good news? Yes! There is a simple, powerful way to reconnect who you are and what your purpose really is.

Off-Script and Over-Caffeinated – A Review

Hold on to your hat for Off-Script and Over-Caffeinated, the newest release from the dynamic duo, mother and daughter team Rhonda and Kaley Rhea. The snappy dialogue of (are avocados offensive?) and honest emotions (Oh, good. Anger. My favorite emotion.) are threaded throughout. You’ll find yourself in a dilemma: do you stop reading to bask in a great line, or do you let the story take you over like a tsunami?

What’s real of make-believe? What’s right or wrong? All that, wrapped with prayers of clarity and worship. How do they do it?

Grab a copy of Off-Script and Over-Caffeinated for yourself or ant friend who loves a great read.

God’s Best During Your Worst: A Preview

How big does God need to be?

Sometimes when we’re in the midst of tragedy, it’s difficult to grasp God’s presence and comfort.

I should know.

After suffering a seizure on April 1, 2011, doctors found a tumor on my brain and told me I may only have ten days to live. I spent those ten days seeking answers. Why was I facing such horror? What had I done to cause this? Was God punishing me?

Was God even there?
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Fix Her Upper: Reclaim Your Happy Space … A Review

How did they do this?

Fix Her Upper: Reclaim Your Happy Space faces dark issues with truth … and levity. Yes, that’s right. Levity. Beth Duewel’s story of sitting in the dentist chair made me laugh out loud (yes, for sure). Because Rhonda and Beth offered this work with levity, I dropped all my barriers and was excited to let them in. I wanted to hear what they had to say.

Yet make no mistake. This isn’t just fun and games. Their anchor into Happy is their relationship with Christ. These women make Christianity look attractive. The message isn’t preachy, it’s offered with a smile and hug.

We’ve all at one time or another lost our Happy Space. This book helps us find it again … or find it anew.

It’s available at Bold Vision Books June 28th, but you can pre-order it now.