“To the person who has my daughter, this is me officially declining this nomination. It’s done. Now return my daughter.” Greg and Jackie Adams had the perfect life. The perfect family. The perfect business. It only took a moment for everything to change. Jackie Adams is forced to give up her dream of being a United States Senator when her daughter’s life is jeopardized. Greg’s business is lost when the local economy plummets. Forced to live in the shadow of their former life, bitterness and depression take hold. Joy is all but forgotten. Can two people who have always found their faith to come easy, learn to trust in hard times? Can joy be present regardless of circumstances? Is God able to restore everything when it is stolen by the enemy?
About Darlene Shortridge (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Author)
My story. Hmm, that could be another book, and it will be someday. For the moment we’ll concentrate on Who I am—what makes me tick—and what I do.
Who am I? Good question. I’m not sure I even know the answer to that, at least not all the time. I can think of all the things I do. I’m a wife. I’m a mom. I’m a Nana. I’m a cook. I’m a writer. I’m a speaker. I’m a business owner. I’m a publisher. I do all sorts of things. The list could go on for pages.
As for who I am, first and foremost I’m a child of God, a servant doing His bidding—seeking His approval. My heart is for the broken, for the downtrodden. I’m a perfectionist who can easily forgive if the heart is involved. I’m a deep thinker. I get lost in creation. My family is my heart beat. Words fill holes and renew hope. Connection keeps me compassionate. Silence renews me.
The stories floating around my head are related to everything I am. They are not my stories, but they are mine to tell. I relate in big and small ways. I pray in some way these stories touch you and change you into who you are called to be.