And I Held Her Hand: A Testimony of His Love

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AuthorHouse, Nov 18, 2011 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 144 pages
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A young boy and a young girl would lose their way in their teenage and young adult years. A date in time was set when these two would meet on a blind date. They would carry loneliness and pain into this budding relationship but what had been instilled in the young woman would direct them to God's planned pathway. This is a story of young love that struggles as the past and present intertwine ushering in the issues of life's challenges. There is a gradual, but continual change in priorities as the blessing of their relationship with each other and God grows. The gifts of greater faith and trust are received as it is revealed that a deeper, more intimate walk is truly possible. Experience the joys and heartaches of life as two people learn to love, live, and trust as they become one force against the challenges that confront them.
 

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Your concept of God will be challenged by this testimony. God is in control of all things and what He has done in the past He continues to do now. He is unchanged. He will intervene and create for His ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 In The Beginning
1
Chapter 2 The Courtship
5
Chapter 3 Before The Children
11
Chapter 4 New Arrivals
17
Chapter 5 Comfort Zones Begin To Unravel
27
Chapter 6 A Spiritual Course
40
Chapter 7 Elijahs Brook
56
Chapter 8 The Good The Bad The Ugly
67
Chapter 9 Our Faith Is Tried
82
Chapter 10 Another Generation
94
Chapter 11 Death In A Desert Place
106
Conclusion Faith Hope And Trust
124
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At 67 years of age there has developed a storehouse of glorious victories, trials and tribulations that demand sharing that others may come to know they are not alone in their walk. Learning to sit at the feet of the Master (Jesus) and to be taught by God's Spirit defines the lifetime of experiences related in "And I Held Her Hand". My perception of situations, circumstances and challenges had to be made subject to God's ways through trust, faith and obedience. Through this process He revealed to me His desire that none should perish. He also revealed His truth that sets us free to follow Him. From the time I received a call to serve the Lord at the age of 14 and accepted it, His unseen hand constantly interacted with me. God never forsook me nor did He turn away from me. I would find myself being guided to a proper walk in the light even when I had caused myself to become shrouded in darkness. Learning to recognize God's hand moving on my behalf, asking for forgiveness when necessary and thanking Him for being my God brought an increase in who I was as a person. I found my way through loneliness to a beautiful relationship with Him and the woman that he blessed me with for 38 years. That intimate relationship continues today and is attested to in this testimony of His love for all who will come to Him. I now reside in Texas raising three grandchildren. Early retirement has addressed the present situation in my life. I continue to heal from the sorrow and loneliness that accompany the loss of a loved one. God's healing presence is nurturing my spirit, comforting my soul and strengthening my body.

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