Greetings and welcome to Coffee and Conversation #159!
Did you know Candy wrote a book? Let me tell you about it!
Darkness. I’ve experienced my fair share of it. If you’ve lived any length of time, I’m sure you have as well. And, like me, you can probably recall with more clarity than you’d like the moments that snuffed out the light of the sun. You know them, those moments in our existence that are so forever life changing that there could never be any way to simply dismiss the memory…
It was when I finally (after many tears and not a few pity parties) allowed God to change my outlook from “Why me?!” to “Why not me?” that I was able to receive the treasures that my precious heavenly Father wanted to give me as a direct result of having walked in the darkness.
How selfish it would be of me to hoard those treasures for myself!
The sole purpose of Hey! Who Turned out the Lights?! is to share some of those treasures with you. It’s my prayer that as you read my heart on the following pages you’ll find encouragement and strength for your journey (p.13)
With these words, she begins the story of a season in her life.
There are times in our lives that we feel enveloped in deepest darkness, with no apparent escape…times that we wonder what we could have possibly done to deserve experiencing them…times that we wonder whatever possible good might come from them.
These are the times that Candy Reid writes about in her book “Who Turned Out the Lights?“
This slim volume (70 pages, but also available on Kindle) offers a riveting account of health struggles that she has gone through both personally and with one of her 4 children over a number of years. Even those blessed with good health will be able to relate to her feelings of despair, discouragement and dashed hopes as she and her family walked through a journey over which they had no control.
But even more importantly, in the form of short devotional passages, Candy describes and shares the precious lessons (“Treasures”) she learned about faith and life as a result of that journey, including Scripture verses that offer encouragement and wisdom.
If you’ve ever had to homeschool through serious illness – yours or a family member’s – you’ll find both a connection to someone who knows the road you’re walking on and consolation in the midst of this journey.
I just wish it was longer…
You can purchase “Who Turned Out The Lights?” on Amazon.
Disclosure: I was not requested to write a review of this book. I purchased my own copy of “Who Turned Out The Lights?” and, other than a small commission for purchases made through the affiliate link above, am receiving no compensation from the author for this review.
As you read about Candy’s victory over trials and illness, may you find encouragement and strength in your own journey…
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