Wednesday, April 24, 2013

When God Makes Lemonade

I'm not going to lie, I read the description for this book and I honestly didn't think that I would be interested. But, being the nerd that I am, I had to read it just to challenge myself, and because I loved the title.

Ladies, and gentelmen?, let me tell you. I laughed, I cried, I made my mom read a story or two, and I finished reading this book feeling like a different person.

 I cried when I read about a father suffering the loss of a child due to miscarriage, I cried when a teenage girl was raped and her abortion attempts were thwarted THREE times. God spoke to her three times in a row. Can you imagine, hearing that still small voice in your heart the first time? A second? The third and final? 

I was brought to my knees when I read about a little baby girl who saved her family's life.

Each story was full of emotion, and an overwhelming sense of peace and love for the Almighty Father. Over 40 stories of how God has proven, time and again, how He is always there for us, and loves us unconditionally. The "main author" even tells his story in the first chapter, and it is nothing short of a miracle. He was found after accidentally shooting himself, and just as he's about to give up, he's told "If you can make it to morning, you'll live." And just before sunrise a search party found him lying in the brush.

This book was so well written, many of the authors are free lance writers themselves, and almost all of them are bloggers just like you and me. How crazy is that?

Do you have any stories where God has made you your own personal lemonade? Did you recognize it at the time? Have you heard your own small still voice? If you have, I would love to do guest posts about everyone's individual stories, the email is


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