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One Supreme Goddess loves Reflections on the Ring!

FACEBOOK PROFILE-600x600 copyI am scheduled to be a guest on her show Supreme Sense on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern so I’m breathing a little easier knowing 1 Supreme Goddess is a fan of my book:

Life is a delicate balance of good times and bad times. You need to celebrate and enjoy the good times when they happen, but you also need to appreciate the struggles as well for they are the motor that keeps you moving forward, keeps you seeking answers in order to grow as individuals. Our struggles seem to be what motivates and drives us to seek our better selves, better lives and better relationships. If we rise to the challenge we generally come out on the other side better people living better lives because of it.

This isn’t always an easy thing to understand or accept especially when we are in the throws of such struggles in our relationships. We either grow together in love or we allow the struggles to tear us apart. Even the best of relationships usually encounter difficult times where their choices set the tone of their futures, but when things start out on what we consider to be less than perfect circumstances, often people take what seems to be the easy and most expeditious way out without really considering how that may impact them and even others in the future.

Such was the case that Lori Colombo found herself in and Reflections From The Ring  she tells a part of her personal struggle as she describes her journey through an unexpected pregnancy and the resulting difficulties this unexpected situation created in her as a woman, as well as her life, love and marriage.

As Lori struggled with the circumstances of her life, she found comfort, love, support and guidance in her relationships with her family and friends, a piece of her Nona’s life, a seemingly random find and the guidance of several people she didn’t even know but who’s influences went a long way towards helping her to steer her path towards her own version of a “fairy-tale” life filled with love, happiness, a wonderful husband and her two beautiful daughters.

While the circumstances were less than ideal for Lori, it is a beautiful expressed story of love, life, faith and growth, which I could sincerely relate to. While my own circumstances of life were very different than Lori’s, I can sincerely relate to the struggles she faced along the way as a new bride and a soon to be mother, as well as the strength, support and encouragement of the important people and things that she clung to in order to get her through her struggles.

Please visit The Twisters.org to read the whole thing.  I am truly humbled by her words and look forward to chatting with the Goddess on Monday night. Hope you can tune in!

 

 

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Bernie Lutchman’s Review of Reflections on the Ring

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Wow, I am just blown away by Christian minister Bernie Lutchman’s wonderful review of my book, which includes a nod to Stormie Omartian. Very humbled and grateful! Here’s an excerpt:

Reflections on the Ring took a lot of soul-searching, courage and yes, faith to write. It was encouraging to me to see how Lori never stepped away from her traditional faith and turned it into something proactive that will impact her family for decades to come. I will encourage the reader to grasp the conundrum she faced when transitioning from her dream wedding to the nightmarish, almost mind-altering experience of getting married in a South Florida courthouse in front of a Judge! Her emotional conflicts and anxiety come over in the book as she tries to come to terms with marrying a man who bought her a Cubic Zirconia wedding ring! Here she was, with her 110 year old heirloom wedding ring from her great- grandmother, having recently given up a 2.5 carat engagement ring from a man she discovered she did not love, just to marry Dave in a cold impersonal courtroom. Could this get any more mind-boggling?

To her credit and here is where the minister in me warmed up to Lori, the person – she turned to the only Place she could find comfort and even peace. Even when things were darkest…. Even when bills were tough to pay…. Even when Dave was tough to love, she kept the Faith. What I loved about this “page-turner” is the various Scripture references therein, which are placed strategically along the narrative to tie into what was occurring at the time in Lori’s life! More impressive was her reliance on the writings from the wonderful prayer ministry of Stormie Omartian, with whom I am acquainted through my association (from 2006) with the Colorado-based National Day of Prayer Task Force. Stormie was once a speaker at one of our prayer summits up in the amazing Rocky Mountains, where praying to our Glorious God comes really easy (after one beholds the majestic mountains).

Please visit Bernie’s blog The Write Stuff to read the rest. Thank you Bernie so very much and God bless you!

And for those of you interested in purchasing, please stay tuned for details. The book will be available on Friday, November 22.