Sometimes, it's hard to understand others until we realize firsthand what it's like to stand in his/her shoes. In this piece, I've written about a family whose lives have been torn apart by simple mistakes made along the way. By holding to the truth of Romans 8:28, each character is forced to press on in faith by trusting God to mend the things that they themselves cannot change.
So many times, we as believers have a tendency to fall into tradition rather than in a real, meaningful relationship with God. Yeah, we dress-up for church on Sunday mornings and clap our hands all the way through the service, and we still walk outside of the church doors cursing our neighbors, turning our backs on those in need, and ignoring things that really matter. We've mastered church on Sundays, but what about being the church from Monday to Saturday.
It's a known fact that most butterflies struggle getting their wings. It seems as if the pain of leaving the cocoon is often times just too much to bear. However, without this experience, the butterfly will never gain the strength to fly. So even in the midst of all of the pain and strife, the butterfly presses on anyway. But what happens to the butterflies that don't leave the cocoon?
"The Dream Hanger" covers the lives of three young females who each come from very different backgrounds, yet life has ironically brought them to the same place. As each character struggles to pick up the pieces of life, God's purpose and plan for them becomes all the more real. By trashing their plans, they begin to pick up their dreams and live again.
You probably don't know me, and no, I don't know you, but the purpose of this book is to reveal to you what God can do. It says in Jeremiah 29:11 that God has a plan and purpose for our lives, but in order to live those purposes out, we first have to grasp the fact that we're worth the pain, worth the struggle, and worth God's grace. If you don't believe in the value that God has on your life, then you can't live right no matter how hard you try. It hurts me to see how so many Christians today have yet to realize their worth in God.