by Cynthia Ruchti
A story of pain, sorrow, healing, love and cleansing. Emmalyn moves to a small town so she can pick up the pieces of her life. Well, so she can pick up the pieces of what’s left of her life. Her husband is in prison and due to be released soon. Can their marriage possibly survive this?
Through it all, we meet some quirky characters that help “M” heal from the heartache her life has been. It’s uniquely written as if we were in Emmalyn’s mind, but it’s not in first person. There is much depth here in learning to forgive, to trust God, and to live life to the fullest. Great read and well written.
Thank you, Litfuse, for this book! As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!
by Helo Matzelle
In January 2011, Helo (pronounced Halo)and her doctors found a tumor the size of a golf ball deep down inside the brain. A week later, she was having surgery to remove it. While it was a successful surgery, her body was traumatized and her brain started swelling up. It was a scary time for the family as she fought for her life during the weeks that followed.
What I REALLY LOVED about this book is that the focus isn’t on her illness. This whole book is a big worship song to God. As Helo fights her worldly reactions of depression, worry, fear, anger, etc…, we see her fighting back with God’s help. Instead of focusing on her fight to take step after step at the grocery store, she is offering to pay the bill for the person behind her. She is helping others that are struggling.
That’s really all life is about. Helo understands this. She knows that our purpose is to bring God glory. Nothing else. In doing that, we are brought joy and happiness because that’s what we were created to do. As she struggled with insurance companies, she just focused on bringing God glory. In Exodus 14:14, we are told, “The Lord will fight for you. You need only to be still”. She gets it and He did fight for her. He fought the battles that she chose not to get worked up over. She just loved others and opens up with a transparent heart showing us how to do the same.
5 Solid Stars. Thank you so much, litfuse, for this wonderful book. As always, this is my honest opinion. Here’s to many more!!
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