Bestselling author Lauraine Snelling shares a heartfelt story of a couple who put their plans for a peaceful retirement on hold to assume guardianship of their young grandchildren.
Mona and Ken Sorenson are approaching the best years of their lives. Mona’s greatest concern is that Ken will learn of the surprise party she’s planning for his retirement from his job as Dean of Students at Stone University. They’ve already been making plans to travel, spend limitless hours in the garden, and Ken is looking forward to working on his woodworking and fishing with his grandchildren. It’s what they deserve after years of careful planning.
But things begin to unravel when Ken learns that office politics are about to destroy his department. Can he really just leave, abandoning the work he spent a lifetime achieving? Mona is eager to build her event planning business with Ken’s help, but rather than supporting her, he expresses concern that the stress of the work will send her back into the depression she struggles with. Then, just days before Ken’s last official day of work, their son, a Special Forces officer in the Army, learns he’s being immediately deployed on a six-month mission in Pakistan. Since his wife left him, the only people he trusts to care for his two young children are his parents. In an instant, everything Ken and Mona spent their lives planning changes, and they will need to find strength, both physical and mental, to become parents once more. This is not the second half they wanted, and when their son fails to contact them as planned, they struggle to trust that it is God’s plan, not theirs, that matters most.
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SKU (ISBN): 9781455586172
Binding: Trade Paper
Publisher: FaithWords/Hachette Book Group
Hidden Potential : Revealing What God Can Do Through You$23.99Add to cart
Fears. Faults. Failures. Frailties. Every woman at some point wonders, Do I have to get past all my weaknesses before God can use me?
Wendy Pope is happy to tell readers: No! You don’t have to overcome, correct, rise above, or get strong before you are qualified to be part of God’s plan. He can use you right now. You are a worthwhile possibility.
In Hidden Potential, readers see that they can be:
*faithful, even in fear
*included in God’s plans, even in weaknesses
*worth something, even in failure
*valuable, even in pain
Pope explores the life of a fearful murderer on the run with a speech problem and daddy issues–also known as Moses–to show readers God’s power and grace. As she writes, God will never count anyone out as long as they count themselves as His children.
Hidden Potential includes discussion, reflection, and Bible study questions, challenges to take readers further in their faith, and real-life stories from other women to remind readers they are not alone.
Christmas Carol An Engaging Visual Journey$22.99Add to cart
For the first time, Charles Dickens’s classic work is a heartwarming, mixed-media special edition complete with charming Victorian English-inspired watercolor paintings, decorative hand-lettering, vintage imagery, and space for journaling and reflection. As you read and connect with this unique, artfully-designed Visual Journey, its pages become a reminder that Christmas should be a time of goodwill to everybody-both the Cratchits and the Scrooges of the world! The high-spirited, generous-hearted Dickens reminds readers that wealth does not make Christmas happy, and that poverty and isolation need not make if miserable. Since its publication in 1843, A Christmas Carol has inspired millions of people to have compassion and love for the poor, the lonely, and the marginalized.
This special Visual Journey edition is accented by 80 full-color paintings, engravings, and hand-lettered quotes. Additional stories in this collection include “The Gift of the Magi” (O. Henry), “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle” (Arthur Conan Doyle), “The Louis d’Or” (Francois Coppee), and “The Torn Cloak” (Maxime du Camp).
Andi Far From Home$10.75Add to cart
When Fresno is hit with an unexpected outbreak of deadly scarlet fever, Andi Carter is scared. Her town friends are getting sick and school is closed until it passes. Far from the danger, at least Andi has her horse Taffy and plenty of work on the Circle C ranch to distract her. But is she really safe? First one ranch hand, then two, and then her brother Mitch fall ill. Mother is convinced that the only way to protect Andi from this terrible disease is to send her far away to fussy Aunt Rebecca in San Francisco. The noisy city and Aunt Rebecca’s bossy ways may be worse than scarlet fever. But then Andi has an idea that might help save her friends back home.