A Story is Born: From the Remnants Just Released

12 Sep

It’s official!

Today Cathy Schrader and I released “From the Remnants, A Story of Light and Hope.


Click on Book Cover to Order! …And thank you. 🙂

It is the true story of Cathy’s journey from heart-shattering brokeness to a place of healing and purpose.

This book is for anyone whose faith in God has been tested by the sudden and unexplainable loss of a loved one. Although we all race through life understanding its inherent brevity, we sometimes take for granted the days we’re given to share with those we love. We choose our paths based on what we expect they hold for us. However, God, in his sovereign mercy, knowing infinitely more about our journey than we do ourselves, sometimes allows devastation in our lives by calling our loved one to Himself sooner than we could have predicted, turning those paths into dead-end roads, and thereby prompting that age-old question:

Why, God?

This book responds with the age-old answer:

We don’t know.

Because we’re not God.

However, sometimes, if we press forward through the anger and pain, and we resolve to retain our faith despite the apparent senselessness of it all, we can catch a glimpse of the larger picture—an aerial view, so to speak—of our lives and purpose through His eyes.

This vision may not, and probably won’t heal the scars of our suffering, but it’s not supposed to. Those scars brought us to the place we are, to a place of awareness that we are not the author of our own destiny, but that we can walk with the One who is. And when we walk with Him, we can know we’re on the course he intended for us to travel. Only then can we truly receive the joy and peace He has placed along the way.

I invite you to walk briefly along Cathy’s path, and to discover as she did, that God’s ways are not our ways, but when we trust him, they tend to be just a tad better…

Blessings and Happy Reading!


Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or imagine, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians 3:19-21

6 Responses to “A Story is Born: From the Remnants Just Released”

  1. Lisa Stokes September 12, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    Yay!!! I ordered my copy, yesterday. May God bless you, Cathy and all those who read this book!

    God is blessing you for your faithfulness to him. Congratulations!

    Sent from my iPhone


    • Portrait Writer September 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

      Aw, thank you Lisa. I do believe you’re first! Can’t wait to hear what you think. 🙂

  2. Mary Scro September 12, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    Congrats!! Can’t wait to read the finished version :-). And, clicked on the cover, nothing happened. May just be my PC….

    • Portrait Writer September 12, 2016 at 7:14 pm #

      Thanks Mary, I’ll check it out. And thanks for your help on this.

  3. Elaine Beachy September 14, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

    Congratulations on the release of your new book!

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