Hope for Marriages!!!

Marriage on the Mend by Clint and Penny A Bragg

There truly  is hope out there for all broken and lost marriages, Clint and Penny Bragg are living proof that a broken and lost marriage can be healed. It is not going to be easy to rebuild a marriage, it will take alot of work for the husband and wife to restore what has been lost. This book is a very hand y tool to have when working toward restoration in a marriage. It provides hope for those who feel all is lost and there is nothing else they can do to save what they have lost. Reading about the Bragg’s and their amazing story gives us a ray of light in the darkness that surrounds us. I recommend this book to anyone struggling in their marriage.

 

 

I received this book for free for blogging by Bookfun.

Love heals three generations!!

The Greenfield Legacy by

Meredith Resce, Paula Vince, Amanda Deed, and Rose Dee

Four Women, One Story that spans three generations. After giving up her daughter for adoption Mattie struggles with herself and can’t seem to love another person again. Through the encouragement of her parents she married and had another daughter Connie. Not realizing how much not loving her second child would effect everyone she closed herself in and withheld any emotion. Years later Mattie receives a letter from her oldest daughter asking to meet. It isn’t till after they meet that things start thawing out in Mattie’s heart. Meeting her oldest daughter child and seeing how she has treated her youngest daughter and grandchild. Now there is struggles for her Granddaughter’s Navy and Brooke, each having to learn to forgive and trust someone else, maybe even finally find love.

Will each of these women learn the lesson that is right in front of them and heal the wounds in their hearts in time to find the love that is right in front of them.

 

I received this book for free for blogging in for a review.

A suspenseful pageturner!!!

Double Cross by Diann Mills

As an FBI agent Laurel Evertsons has done a lot of hard things in her career now her next investigation’s path is crossing the path of the criminal she put in prison. When key evidence in her investigation of a scam that targeted the elderly leads her to working with the one person she does not want to work with. The one case that has haunted her is now going to be the best way to catch the criminals targeting the elderly.

As a Houston Police Officer  Daniel Hilton fears for his grandparents lives and he will do whatever he needs to protect them. Willing to whatever he can to keep others safe he  chooses to go to the FBI and force interagency cooperation with them. Upon meeting Laurel he is drawn to her zeal to protect others from harm. When he is offered an undercover position protecting a former felon, he is not sure if he can trust this person.

As the trio work together to uncover the evidence and find who is behind the scam they find out things are more deadly than just stealing money. Finding themselves in the cross-hairs of a deadly killer, time is running short on finding out who was behind the scams. Will they be able to trust Wilmington claim to have found redemption, or are they being led down a deadly path of double cross.

Received this book for free for a review from Bookfun.

A look at True Beauty!!

Your Beautiful Heart by Lauren Scruggs

If your looking for a fresh look on life take a moment to read these 31 reflections on love, faith and friendship. Each of these reflections take us on a journey of dealing with common issues that all women face. Each chapter has a story, encouragement from Scripture and reflection questions. Lauren Scruggs truly is able to express how it feels to struggle with insecurities in life. After suffering severe trauma from being hit by a spinning propeller blade in 2011, everything she knew in life was tested. Feeling like she would never ever come back to some kind of sense of normal she turned toward God who showed her where real beauty comes from. Now thru this wonderful hope filled book, Lauren shows us how to find the true beauty deep in ourselves.

 

This is a must read for all women struggling with finding their true beauty in life!!

 

 

 

Love without Limit’s by Nick Vuijicic with Kanae Vujicic

Love without Limit’s by Nick Vuijicic with Kanae Vujicic

Love without Limits is a remarkable love story of true love conquering many obstacles of life. Nick Vuijicic is an over comer of so many odds one of them being born without limbs. Deep down inside he struggled with what many young adults have a deep longing to be a spouse and have a family of his own. Until one day at a speaking event, his eyes caught the sparkling eyes of a very beautiful young lady.

Kanae was a young lady brought up in two very diverse cultures, who also struggled with insecurities of her own. Having dated off and on, she knew what she was looking for in a husband, but never thought she would meet her husband at a ministry event.

Their first meeting seemed like they had known each other for a long time, but it will take time for them to finally be able to see what brought them close together.

This book tells the love story of Nick and Kanae and continues on into their life as young parents. It is a story of hope for all of us out there, even if there is obstacles to overcome.

“I recieved this book from Blogging for Books for this review”

“A Valentine’s Day thought” What is Love to you?

What is Love????

Today is a day that love is shown in many ways to the ones we love the most. As we go about buying flowers, chocolates and a card just to say I Love you, it raises a question in mind What is Love to you??

Growing up love to me was romance, flowers, sweet words whispered in my ear by a handsome boy. As a  young adult I dreamed of being married to my prince charming who would sweep me off my feet and carry me off to my dream house. But when reality hit me smack in the face, it was a shock to me that my prince was not what I dreamed he would be. My prince was a flawed human as much as I was, we both had problems that we needed to work on to become a better mate. for each other.

Those flaws and mistakes in our marriage caused alot of hurt and pain in my life. There have been days I have cried my heart out just wanting to be loved and held by my hubby. Wanting my hubby to surprise me with something special, like flowers and chocolates, longing for some romance in my marriage. All the time I was thinking of myself, but not seeing that my hubby was struggling at the same time.

It was after seeing my dear hubby placed in an ambulance for a stroke that I realized I needed to take a deeper look at things. It wasn’t that I didn’t love my hubby,  I just wasn’t able to see what I had in front of me.  I needed to love my hubby like Christ loved us, sacrificing what I wanted in our marriage to show my hubby that he was the most precious thing in my life. No matter what happens in our health, he will be the one that was given to me by our Heavenly Father to love .

My dear hubby forgets about special things like getting a valentine’s gift for me, but love tells me to not hold a grudge and just love my hubby for what he does do for me. Like he tries his best to cook supper for me when I work late or goes looking for the best price on a item I am very interested in.

I have learned Love fights for healing in a broken marriage. It takes a stand for what is right and stands up for the innocent and does not care if they are noticed for what they do. It takes a chance  and can see what we can’t see, that there is hope out there for all of us. Love also wraps their arms around the unwanted and shows them that they are special too. Love is truly a sacrifice, giving up what you want to show the other person that they are very much precious to u.

One of my favorite songs right now is The Proof of your Love by For King and Country. It says  “If we don’t love we have not gotten anywhere.”

Love to me is seeing my husband smiling when I make him something he likes to eat. What is love to you???

“Scary weekend”

This past weekend have been  very difficult for me, after waking up in the middle of the night to hear my dear hubby struggling to breathe. My training kicked in gear as I jumped out of bed and turned on the overhead lights. By then my dear hubby had ripped off his CPAP mask and was breathing on his own. As I evaluated the situation I realized things was not going back to normal, my dear hubby was having stroke symptoms that was getting worse as the minutes passed. This is not our first time dealing with this health problem, my hubby suffered his first stroke several years ago. We have been very blessed to have caught the symptoms and got him to the local hospital in time to reverse the symptoms.

This time around it was very scary for me, the local ambulance service was not available and at one point I thought I was going to have to do CPR on my hubby.  After the ambulance arrived and whisked my dear hubby away to the ER. A dear neighbor checked in on me, letting us know that she was there for us. It was after everything calmed down for me that I realized my decision to take some time for myself the evening before; was one of the best things I had done. Because I had went away for a few hours to visit my former coworkers with another coworker, I did not go to bed at my normal time. Because I am a heavy sleeper, it is very hard for my hubby at times to get me awake. That night I had just laid down and had barely fallen asleep when I was woken up  to hearing my dear hubby struggling to get air into his lungs.

The one thing every caregiver, husband and wife have in common is they stay strong thru so much going on in their lives. They sometimes have to put things aside to be there for the one they are carrying for. This is not easy for anyone who is a caregiver, their lives are centered around the one who they are taking care of. Having a support system is very much a must for a caregiver and their loved one.

I very much struggle with not having family nearby to support me in these times of illness. All of my family live farther away from me, with only my in laws living close by. Having a cell phone has been a wonderful thing in keeping in contact with some very special friends who stand up with me and keep me looking up.