Thursday, January 24, 2013

God's Mercies After Suicide/Preface

photo by James D. Williams

Good afternoon, dear readers,

I'm doing something different today. Below is the Preface of my work-in-progress a book of devotions, God's Mercies After Suicide: Blessings Woven Through a Mother's Heart. This is to show you what I've been working on for the past six months. Currently, I'm sending out a few query letters to agents. Hopefully, I'll have representation for this book. At the bottom of this post, I've included my video interview about suicide loss.

Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.

Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth,

do you not perceive it?
—Isaiah 43:18-19

I had a dream. I dreamed the nightmare never happened. Our son Joshua never passed on to the hereafter. He married and had children. Then I woke, and knew the dream was only that—a dream. We live with our reality.
I’ve written these devotions for those of you who have shared the deep heartache of a child’s suicide. Through my writing, I believe God wants me to share from my heart to yours, by encouraging you and giving you ways to cope. You can have hope and peace after a suicide. God has helped me and He wants to help you. The loss is horrific, but God is faithful. He brought me through this dark time, and He wants to do the same for you.
A yearning to write this story came five years into my journey of loss. I sensed a dawn of courage within myself, but I haven’t come this far in a blink, nor on my own. Although I knew I’d lose my nerve, only to gain it back time and again before I completed my story, I also knew I’d have the help from Lord God, and the folks He sends my way.
Am I full of courage? Yes! Yes, I shout, with God’s hand upon me.

God, when I falter, I pray You will renew my strength. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Video Interview On Suicide Loss

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