Thursday, July 7, 2016

Abundantly More and a GIVEAWAY!


By Angie Rylands

I remember being on facebook and seeing a post from a friend 
that made me gasp for air...

My friend through adoption, a pillar in the adoption community
and a huge advocate for the orphans
had just posted that her husband Tom, had cancer
and his prognosis was not good.

Tears welled up in my eyes and I immediately began to pray.

Except, my prayers sounded more like pleading to the Father.
Please Lord,
Heal him.
Please Lord, they have an amazing family with 5 sons.
Please... heal... Tom... please...
God, I know you can do miracles...
please God can you do one now.

God always hears our prayers....

God always answers our prayers...

Not always in our timeframe and not always the way we want them answered.
But instead, in HIS own perfect way and in HIS own perfect time.


I was thrilled when Angie asked me to preview her book~

Abundantly More

Angie is a talented writer and her style is so comfortable.
I felt like we were sitting across the table from one another enjoying a cup of coffee
and chatting.

Of course early on, I fell in love with Tom.
His humor, his wit and his commitment to his family 
are just a few of the characteristic that stood out.

Abundantly More honors her late husband, Tom.
But even more than that,
her book honors God.

It is a faith filled journey
of a woman who loves the Lord 
and throughout life's many challenges, 
 find herself in the most unexpected situation.


Adoption is not for the faint of heart and 
even though there are many smiles on the faces of this beautiful family, 
Angie's honesty shines through...


She is honest about her personnel shortcomings.


And about the many challenges that she faces as she parents her five sons.


She is honest about the loss of dreams and the depth of mourning that doesn't go away.


Her faith journey and God's grace is what stood out through every chapter.


We plan our lives and we look forward to the future.
But nothing could have prepared her for the journey that God had planned.


It's a humbling experience to let go of your hopes and dreams
and embrace God's plan...

If you have adopted or
if you have lost a loved one or
if your life's journey wasn't quite what you had expected,
you will love this book!

I'm hoping there will be a sequel!

God always hears our prayers....

God always answers our prayers...

Not always in our timeframe and not always the way we want them answered.
But instead, in HIS own perfect way and in HIS own perfect time.

God Bless you Angie Rylands!
Tom is so proud of you!
And I'm guessing God is pretty happy, too!



to enter her book giveaway!

2 comments:

Annie said...

Dear Jean, thank you for this beautiful post about my beautiful friend! Angie is a sweet friend and Tom was an amazing Father and Husband and friend. To know Tom was to love him. I am sharing your wonderful post! Thanks again my friend!

David and Cathy Carlson said...

Thanks for sharing...sounds like a great book! Can't wait to get my hands on a copy :)