A young adult with Down syndrome reaches a turning point at the age of twenty-one. He faces challenging and unexpected life events and changes that place him on a vulnerable state of chaos, depression, and withdrawal from life. Several venues of self-discovery, emotional healing techniques, medical supervision, and spiritual bliss take him to that place of serenity where he used to be. With the unconditional love, and support from his mother, sister, family, and friends, Gaby started to express his journey back to that place of innocence and inner serenity by giving credit to his deliverer, Jesus.
Appetizers for the Soul emphasizes the necessity and advantages of common sense living in today’s world. The positive phrases herein contained are intended to be a source of encouragement, challenge, and incentives to action.
Each idea presented is a practical lesson to be implemented and continually expanded in one’s daily living and operation in society.
Hopefully, these sentences will stimulate your creative mind in developing your own “appetizers” which can become an additional source of encouragement to those you interact with.
Words fitly spoken, or recorded on paper, often contribute to the wellbeing of individuals, families, and nations. It’s never by our much speaking that we shall be heard but, rather, by the salutary quality of what we seek to convey! Enjoy your appetizers, and offer them to other people!
“Appetizers for the Soul deserves the full attention of many readers on account of the distilled wisdom which the author offers with each thought. Dr. Lyra is a regular columnist for the newspaper I publish, and I can testify to the manifold, enthusiastic responses his writings always elicit from the reading public. I know the same will be the case with those who shall benefit from this precious volume!” —Douglas Heizer, publisher, The Boca Raton Tribune Boca Raton, Florida
Written in chapter form, Poems and Prayers is a daily devotional that includes one of author Robin Swenor Shattuck’s original poems, a Scripture, a thought, and a prayer for each day, leaving room for the reader to add his or her own thoughts. Robin’s poems have been inspired through her many years of living in northern Michigan and experiencing the ups and downs of life, including Christian growth, life and death, the beauty of nature, love, and communion with the Lord.
Follow the journeys of mother and daughter in this thirty-day devotional, as they face the battles within and those that surround them. With raw honesty, humor, and inspiration, they describe their struggles and God-given triumphs. You will read about the courage and perseverance needed to overcome life-changing circumstances. Share in their stories of the lessons they learn and the comfort they find in Christ. These real life experiences will encourage you and bring Hope in the Midst.
They touch on such topics as: • Calming the Storm Within • Laughter that Soothes • Remembering His Benefits • The Battle is the Lord’s • The Value of Life, and much more!