Life's Toughest Lessons Aren't Meant for Nothing

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Xulon Press, 2007 - 312 páginas
Perhaps the most troublesome part of tragedy in one's life is understanding why it happens. Whether suffering through the loss of a loved one, a devastating divorce, a serious accident, a lingering illness, or any other traumatic personal event, one's life and emotions are thus almost always dramatically altered. What can one do about this? When tragedy comes upon us, regardless of where we are in our faith, God is often suspect in our minds. Where do we turn? Why have we been dealt such a hand? How are we going to survive? And what good could possibly come of this? Writing from a journal of love and care for his wife of 46 years as she courageously and faithfully-if fatally-battled cancer for nineteen months, the author conveys how God uses circumstances to prune and refine us. This story doesn't conclude with death being the end of life, however, as faith is triumphant for all concerned. In spite of our lack of understanding we have to accept, by faith, that not only is God sovereign, He is a God of love and mercy and compassion, even in the midst of suffering. "Terry offers a wholesome and heartfelt story of his loss. The book is beautifully conceived, wonderfully written, and offers hope for those experiencing a time of loss. I wish Life's Toughest Lessons had been available when I was going through my divorce, as it would have helped me deal with the pain I was experiencing." -Jay Hill, Stephen Minister & MDiv Candidate "Terry's story reveals how a true Christian's walk with God brought him from a mountaintop marriage through the valley of death; emerging to new love and a second chance at happiness. I found inspiration and hope for my own journey through grief." -Gloria Overvold, English Teacher & Stephen Minister, Ret. This is Terry Dodd's first non-fiction book, following publication of one business/science-fiction thriller and two Christian novels. He also writes for his own newsletter ministry as he continues to draw inspiration from his beloved late wife and encouragement from the love of his newly married wife.
 

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Trial by Journey
19
Fire In The Hole
21
Why Me Lord?
23
Where Is Gods Love?
25
School Of Affliction
27
Judys Genesis
29
Good But Unsaved
31
Quiet Witness
33
Spreading Ones Joy
168
Squirrels Fly And Books Speak
172
Holy Cabinet And Paper Cups
175
Rejoicing Through Ones Trials
177
The Power Of Prayer
181
BelieveItOrNot
184
Putting On a Happy Face
187
A Hard Lesson
190

Punishment Or Pruning?
35
Wandering
37
Mountaintop Experience
40
The Word Revealed
43
The Plot Engages
44
Surrender
47
First Fruit
51
Symphony Of Love
53
Marriage Enriched
55
Retirement
57
The News
59
Life Resumes
64
Winds Of Change
67
Tribulation
70
Strength Through Him
72
Plans A B C
74
Doubling Up
76
Repeating Our Vows
78
Praise And Prayer
80
Hospitalized
82
What Cheer
84
Hope Springs From The Heart
86
Lessons Come Faster
88
Witnessing Of A Different Sort
91
Ministry Working
93
Familial Love And Support
95
What Is Man?
97
Dreaded Planning
99
The Joy or Witnessing
101
The Privilege Of Being Helped
103
Thumbs Up
106
What Keeps Us Keepin On?
109
Onward Christian Soldiers
113
Strength To Comfort Others
116
Sharing
118
By The Grace Of God
121
What Awaits Me After Death?
123
Three Not Of A Kind
127
Its All About Trust
129
Sweet Sounds
131
Earn Save Give Pray
134
Life Lines
136
Iowa Comes To Georgia
138
Faithful Friends
140
Abundant Blessings
143
Enter Hospice
147
Joking Around
150
What Limits Forgiveness?
152
A Special Christmas
155
The Hope That We Have in Christ
157
Love God Love People
159
I Will Have Mercy On Whom I Have Mercy
161
Mans HellBent Rebelloion
164
Gods Grace
166
Home And Heart
192
Death Is Not The End Of Life
195
Christs Fist Coming Merely Interesting?
197
Attitude Itself A Witness
200
The Real Meaning of Marriage
202
The Joy of Simple Things
204
Its Not About Me
206
Hope Abounds
210
For The Love Of God
213
Time Becomes More Precious
215
Transforming Truths
218
This Is Your Life
221
The Struggle Intensifies
222
Fore
225
Why Did God Make Me?
227
Love Shines Through
230
Shutting Down
233
The Dying Experience
235
Gone From My Sight
237
Preparing Ourselves
238
Saved From What?
239
Judys Call
240
Honoring A Promise
242
Finding Our Way
244
Is There A Cure?
246
September Song
248
Readiness
249
Nearer Thy God
252
Final Day
255
Journeying Alone
259
Life Ahead
260
Sundays New Day
262
Symphony Revisited
264
Regathering
266
Change In Crises
268
God Closes One DoorOpens Another
270
A New Journey
273
A New Day
274
Coming To Grips
277
Full Circle
279
Changing Lanes
280
How To Begin A Relationship
284
Helgas Genesis
287
Misfortune In Marriage
289
Healing Helga
290
Road To Recovery
292
Ode To Spiritual Intimacy
294
With A Song In My Heart
296
Revelation
299
Bullet Summary
302
Rejoicing In The New Day
304
Closure
306
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