Hope in the Midst: 30 Devotions of Comfort and Inspiration

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WestBow Press, Aug 25, 2011 - Religion - 172 pages
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Dont give up!
Are you struggling to hold on to your faith? Authors Marianne and Mary Rose Takacs find themselves in such a place in 1998. During the spring, ten-year-old Mary Rose is experiencing mysterious health symptoms. In the summer, a terrifying diagnosis is given. Being warned by the physical therapist she may never walk again, Mary Rose is determined she will not spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair.

Follow the journeys of mother and daughter in this thirty-day devotional, as they face the battles within and those that surround them. With raw honesty, humor, and inspiration, they describe their struggles and God-given triumphs. You will read about the courage and perseverance needed to overcome life-changing circumstances. Share in their stories of the lessons they learn and the comfort they find in Christ. These real life experiences will encourage you and bring Hope in the Midst.

They touch on such topics as:
Calming the Storm Within
Laughter that Soothes
Remembering His Benefits
The Battle is the Lords
The Value of Life, and much more!

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Contents

Choose to Believe
1
Service
5
Learning to Serve
10
Comfort
15
Called to Comfort
19
Friends
23
Remember His Benefits
27
The Value of Life
32
The Character of God
78
The Victory of the Unseen Battle
82
The Battle Is the Lords
86
From Truth Grows Trust
93
Overcoming the Lies of Fear
98
The Rhythm of Life
102
God Has a Plan
107
The Hope in Plan B
113

The Value of Life
36
Calming the Storms
41
He Is Tangible
47
Celebrate with Strength
52
New Blessings to Strengthen the Spirit
57
The Vastness of His Love
61
The Great Romance
67
Trusting Unconditionally
72
Gratefulness
118
Forgiveness
123
The Truth of What One Says
128
The Unity of Family
132
Permeating Peace
137
Hope Can Be Found
141
About the Authors
147
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Marianne Takacs has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and is a Life Coach. Her roles as a homeschooler and Caregiver for her daughter have uniquely qualified her to teach and inspire others in their life struggles. She established the (Emergency) Helps Team at her home church; to aid those facing life changing or traumatic circumstances. She serves as a Biblical Counselor. Her life experiences include spending a year abroad, serving on a women’s ministry team at Crossroads, facilitating a Life Group and growing older with her husband of 27+ years now! She has two grown children and makes her home in Michigan.You can visit her online at www.coachingwomenforlife.com and at www.hopeinthemidstministries.com

Mary Rose Takacs has an Associates of Arts. She wrote for her college newspaper for a year and a half. She has received two MCCPA (Michigan Community College Press Association) awards and one college award for her writing. She is a recipient of an Excellence in Journalism award and won second place for In-Depth News Story in 2010. Her experience in fighting through an acute and chronic illness has given her an exceptional ability to encourage, comfort and aid those facing traumatic circumstances. Mary Rose is the Co-Leader of the young adult ministry, Cohesion, at her home church, Crossroads Community Church, of Ottawa Lake, Michigan. Additionally, she co-led with her mother a mother-daughter bible study for 3 years. She currently makes her home in Temperance, Michigan.

Marianne Takacs has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and is a Life Coach. Her roles as a homeschooler and Caregiver for her daughter have uniquely qualified her to teach and inspire others in their life struggles. She established the (Emergency) Helps Team at her home church; to aid those facing life changing or traumatic circumstances. She serves as a Biblical Counselor. Her life experiences include spending a year abroad, serving on a women’s ministry team at Crossroads, facilitating a Life Group and growing older with her husband of 27+ years now! She has two grown children and makes her home in Michigan.You can visit her online at www.coachingwomenforlife.com and at www.hopeinthemidstministries.com

Mary Rose Takacs has an Associates of Arts. She wrote for her college newspaper for a year and a half. She has received two MCCPA (Michigan Community College Press Association) awards and one college award for her writing. She is a recipient of an Excellence in Journalism award and won second place for In-Depth News Story in 2010. Her experience in fighting through an acute and chronic illness has given her an exceptional ability to encourage, comfort and aid those facing traumatic circumstances. Mary Rose is the Co-Leader of the young adult ministry, Cohesion, at her home church, Crossroads Community Church, of Ottawa Lake, Michigan. Additionally, she co-led with her mother a mother-daughter bible study for 3 years. She currently makes her home in Temperance, Michigan.

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