***This giveaway is now CLOSED congrats to Darcie K. who won***
We all have storms that we go through, it’s unavoidable in this life. It seems that many times when we reach a stormy period in our life it does just that, not a few bad rain drops here and there, but unrelentless pouring drenching rain of trouble, heartache, and distress come crashing down on us for weeks or months. The past several months have been extremely stormy for me and my little family. If you’re a constant follower of my blog you know that I’ve dealt with my son being placed in ICU, 2 cross country temporary relocations, the death of my very dear Grandpa, and the separation from my husband as he is deployed and I get to play “single mom” to my two babies. All of this has left me with a heavy burden that feels like it’s pressing down on my chest. Up until this year I had never even know what people meant when they said they felt depressed, I’d never experienced that emotion. I’m such a positive, bubbly person that even in the hard times I’d never gone beyond sad. I fully understand now as everything hits me and makes me feel so helpless at times. Sheila’s book God’s Shelter for Your Stormwas a great read for me right now. Though I’ve heard all about the promises of God before, and even read books on them recently, it’s still always just so good to go back through and really focus in on them and claim them. One section I really loved was this one “Suffering and comfort walk hand in hand, in that belong to the God who both suffers with us and brings comfort, care, and understand to us.” I also loved how she took familiar stories in the Bible-like the woman who touched Jesus helm and was healed, and brings interesting historical information and insight into the stories that bring the characters to life and make their troubles real. The pictures in the book are beautiful as well. I really enjoyed this book and several parts were a blessing to me, I’d highly recommend it for you or anyone in your life you know that is going through their own storm right now!
If you’d like to see more on Sheila and her other works you can visit her website here