Prepare to see the awesome power of God at work as Samuel relives his life's service to the Lord, encountering his provision and strength every step of the way. You'll feel encouraged, inspired, and most importantly of all, confident in the God of the Miraculous.
Experience life with one arm through twenty-five heartwarming stories. Laugh, gasp, contemplate, and be inspired.
• In “Dumbest Question,” Becky is asked if she's right-handed or left-handed. • In “Crushed,” a stranger says Becky's family must have done something bad for her to have been born with one arm. • In “JFK,” Becky's mom writes a letter to the president of the United States and gets a response. • In “Friday Night Lights,” Becky's dad manufactures a prosthetic hand using the mechanism from an ice-cream scooper. • In "Bionic Woman," the Six Million-Dollar Man comes to Becky's rescue. • In "Capitol Hill," a United States Congressman helps Becky when her arm activates security alarms in Washington, D.C.
One Smile, One Arm—You may never look at a normal day the same again!
Rock Bottom is the true story of a young man who grew up in the home of a severe alcoholic. He suffered from all types of abuse, beginning at four years of age, until he was a young man. He soon began his own viscous cycles, indulging in alcohol, drugs, and a life of crime until it led him to a life of incarceration. His last time in prison, God revealed himself to this young man and performed a miracle in his life. God has blessed him with this book, his own ministry of motivation/inspirational speaking, a gospel music band known as The UNSCENE, a website called S.P.I.R.I.T. Ministries, the leader of a spirit group, active volunteer in the community, many wonderful friends, a good job, and his family.
True stories of an average, middle-class, American girl who comes to know a King, Creator, Father, Savior and Friend as she makes her journey home. "What would you do if this was the last day of your life?" The one question she was forced to answer that changed her life forever. The one question that remains a constant for each of us...for everyone dies. Death is not partial. Death does not show favoritism. All people die - rich or poor, young or old, educated or uneducated, red or yellow, black or white, male or female...all people die. But we should "Rejoice at a death and cry at a birth." Experience the peace and joy she finds as she makes her journey through the valleys and over the mountaintops of this life to her ultimate, everlasting home.
Human trafficking is an indefinable horror. Almost Sold tells the story of an average American girl, fresh out of college, who moved to New York City from a small southern town to start her life as an adult. Before she can begin to blossom, she is caught by a predator for sexual slavery. This true story of Rachel’s experiences as a sex slave will break your heart while leaving you encouraged at her escape. This is a story of triumph over evil, inspiring you with the power of Jesus Christ who fully heals broken hearts. Almost Sold is also a compelling tool to forewarn against this evil scheme of sexual slavery. Changes to names and places were made to ensure the safety of all involved.
The time is 1991, and the family has moved their matriarch from her treasured home of over five decades to small-town living USA. Two of the family’s daughters have recovered lost items from their grandmother’s attic lost for decades. The discovery leads the author on a journey to uncover their beginning—that of family.
The treasures recovered that day will begin a journey back into time and offer a glimpse of a simpler and sweeter time and place.
Travel back in time to meet two youngsters straight from the rural North Central Florida backwoods and witness their growth to adulthood, straight into a full and wonderful life of love, laughter, and devotion.
The characters of these stories are true living characters of my own family and are much loved and respected.
Witness a treasured letter from a successful businessman and much revered relative that contains a heartfelt thanks to a mentor. This letter would open the author’s heart, mind, and soul to discover her beginnings.
The stories contained herein are lessons for those descendants left and hope they will know from whence they came.
The purpose of writing this book is to bring awareness to the epidemic of obesity. I do not want anyone to go though what I have endured, being obese a majority of my life. As a result of not knowing proper nutrition growing up and into my late teenage years, I was faced with making the life-changing decision to have gastric bypass surgery, because traditional weight-loss methods such as strict dieting and exercise did not work for me.
Brain, start working! Anyone who has heard a doctor say, “I’m sorry, it’s cancer” understands this confusion. It was cancer … and it was happening to me. This made it a whole new experience. The emotions were raw, the fear was real, my faith was shaken, and the reality of my own mortality stared me in the face. Everything seemed to go on as usual, but nothing was normal anymore. I wanted to shout at everyone, “Don’t you see life has changed? It will never be the same again?” After surgery, I opted for prosthetics and early on was using the fiber-filled breasts. There was only one problem, and it was major! These things were too light. They kept moving up my body and hitting my chin. This was not going to work.
Uncovered is the life story of eighty-three-year-old cold war veteran John Sager. An operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency, his postings to pre-revolutionary Iran, Gamal Abdel Nasser’s Egypt, and Nikita Khrushchev’s Soviet Russia thrust him into the midst of America’s most tumultuous half-century since World War II.
The author’s memoir reveals an up-close vision of the nitty-gritty of cold-war intelligence work: recruiting and handling agents, devising ways to insert them into the hermetically sealed Soviet Union, managing the CIA’s Moscow station, and running intelligence-gathering operations in the United States. Over his fifty-plus years of service, he experienced much of the CIA’s silent struggle with America’s principal adversary. Now he shares those reflections, through the eyes of a born-again Christian.
But the story is more than that. Sager combines his spy craft with a passion for fly fishing, an avocation that took him to Russia’s remote Kamchatka Peninsula, where he found the long arm of the Russian intelligence service waiting. And when he returned to the United States to stay put, he reconnected with the love of his life in a marriage that lasted barely five years, cut short by tragedy.
His favorite flower was a snapdragon. It was a tall, lovely flowering plant with spikes of flowers, but when pinched slightly, would open and make a face.
Dad was like that flower. He was tall and good-looking but snapped like a dragon and scowled more than he smiled, especially at his daughter.
In this father-daughter saga of real-life drama, the rubber meets the road, and family relationships are slugged out in the trenches of everyday life.
Just as a diamond has many facets, so does this compelling story of a daughter, determined to help her father, regardless of the onslaught of difficulties. As her father was spinning out of control after her mother’s death, things became challenging in every aspect of life.