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Here is a sample of A Journey of Faith for your reading pleasure

Prologue

When Charles awoke one morning, he never suspected that the family trip he’d planned would be a life changing experience for his middle daughter. As he knew she would, Martha had coffee waiting for Charles when he came downstairs. As he showered and dressed, the smell of bacon sizzling on the stove wafted up the stairs to greet him. He checked the weather forcast before he went down to eat breakfast with his family, and discovered that the day would be nice and sunny.
“How would yall like to go rock climbing at Sweet Water State Park?”
“Yay!” Six-year-old Thomas clapped his hands in pure delight.
“Will the weather be fitting for us to go out there today?” Martha placed a hot cup of coffee in front of her husband as he took his seat at the head of the table and said a brief prayer before breakfast was served.
“I checked the forecast before I came down this morning, and there’s no rain in sight according to the weather man.”
“Please can we go Mama?” Becca Begged.
“Well, all right, if the weather holds up, we’ll be fine.”
“Yay!” the children gave each other high-fives, then began wolfing down their pancakes and bacon.
“Now you children need to hurry up and finish your breakfast so I can get the kitchen cleaned up before we go.” After everyone had eaten, Martha cleaned the kitchen while Charles and the girls packed the supplies they’d need in the hiking pack before heading out to the car for the long drive ahead.

When they arrived at the park, Charles saw several people climbing the various rock trails and bike paths. As the Martin family made their way into the main entrance of the park, Charles spotted his friend Ted Morris helping another patron onto a mountain bike. When he’d taken care of the customer, Ted sauntered up to Charles and clapped him on the shoulder. “Yall come to do a little rock climbing today?”
“We sure did Mr. Morris.” Martha winked at Charles’s long time climbing buddy.
“Well, you’re in luck, because there ain’t too many people on the rocks today. Before you go, I’d better warn you’ns, be very careful on them there stepping stones, cause they’s slick as glass after the good rain we had last week. I don’t want anybody gettin’hurt on those steps. Other than that, you’ll be just fine.”
“we’ll be very careful Ted, thanks for the warning.” Charles waved as the park ranger walked away to help another patron.

“Let’s go see who can reach the top of that there rocky hill.” Amanda led Becca out to their favorite mini mountain.
“Do not go up those steps, you girls hear me?”
“Yes Mama, we don’t plan on it.” Becca pointed to the slope they planned to climb.
“I’ll go with them, to make sure they’re all right.” Charles patted Martha on the shoulder.
“Mama, may I go climb the wall with the other boys?” Thomas gave his mother a pleading look.
“yes you may, but be careful. As a matter of fact, I’m going to keep an eye on you.” Martha sat on one of the low rock walls so she could see her little boy.

As Becca and Amanda raced up the rocky slope, Becca spotted a young lady of about twenty or so climbing up the stone steps. Doesn’t she know that she could slip off the edge? Becca watched for a moment as the girl started climbing up the steps, reaching with her feet to feel her way up the path. “Come on Beck,” Amanda called impatiently.
“I’m coming.” Becca scampered up the slope and stayed close at Amanda’s heels until she saw a wide enough area to pass her. As she walked up the slope, she overheard the woman’s conversation with someone down below.
“Diana, you need to be careful going up those stepping stones. The ranger said they could be very slick.”
“I will dad, I’ve done this a thousand times or more.”
“I know you have honey, but you can’t see like you used to as a child.”
“I know that, this is why I came to make this last climb. I wanted to climb these steps one more time before I go completely blind.”
“Okay, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.” the girl said nothing more but kept climbing.

“Did you hear that Mandy? The girl is going blind.” Becca sidled up to Amanda so she could whisper in her ear.
“It’s not nice to eavesdrop on other people Becca.” Amanda sauntered ahead of her sister, and Becca found it harder to keep up with her the higher they climbed.
All at once, Becca stopped in her tracks when she saw the girl start to slip on the top step of the stepping stone ladder. “Diana, look out!”
“I got it daddy.” The girl threw her arms out before to break her fall, but before she knew it, both feet started sliding out from under her. “God help me!” the girl cried, followed by a blood curtling scream as she fell down, down, down, into the abyss. Becca turned tail and ran for her life when she heard the thud of the woman’s lifeless body landing on the rocks below.

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Before I share with you the message that God has laid upon my heart today, Let me share with you the following devotion:
Submission Must Come Before Victory
BIBLE MEDITATION:
“A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.” Proverbs 29:23
DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Have you ever taught someone to drive? What was the first thing you showed him? If you’re like me, even before I showed my children the ignition switch, the accelerator, or the blinker, I showed them the brakes.
Now suppose your learner said, “I don’t want to know anything about the brakes. I just want to know how to make this thing go!” You would probably reply, “You aren’t ready yet to learn to drive! Forget the accelerator. Before you can go, you’ve got to learn to stop.”
ACTION POINT:
Put this in a spiritual realm. What if I asked you to submit to God and you said, “I’m not interested in submission. I want the victory!” God is not going to pour out His power upon you until He sees in you a spirit of submission.
Now, let’s talk about this devotion. Is there something in your past that turns you away from God or keeps you from trusting him? It can be something as devastating as drug and alcohol abuse, sexual assult, or even mental, emotional, and physical abuse’ or something as basic, yet just as traumatizing as witnessing a tragedy in your life, or in someone else’s life that changed the way you feel about God altogether.
For me, the pivotal moment that brought me to my knees was when I was verbally and emotionally abused by my x-husband and his family. When I came to live with my parents, I asked God to give me strength to face the pain I suffered during the seven and a half years I was married. He used music and other spiritual blessings to helpme face my fears and become a much stronger person. While God was taking my broken and wounded spirit and making me whole again, I had dreams on several occasions of climbing ladders and strange stairways. I believe to this day that I was spiritually and mentally climbing out of the pit of despair during the past five years. Now God has laid a story on my heart that I would like to share with the world.
A Journey of Faith is the first book in a series I am working on entitled The chosen path. In this book, Becca Martin goes rock climbing with her family. While racing up one rocky slope with her older sister Amanda, she witnesses a horrible accident on the stepping stones. At the age of twelve, she didn’t understand what happened, so she runs off the mountain and pushes the memory back into the deepest recesses of her mind. Sixteen years later, after getting her college degree in information technology and landing a job with a major company in Memphis, she feels the urge to go climbing into unknown territory. One of the recurring nightmares she has makes her want to travel down the path that God has chosen for her. Even though she still hears a voice from somewhere deep within her crying “God Help me!” She is afraid of the unknown, yet she prays “God, if you’re still there, I am going to trust you to get me through this journey you hav chosen for me.”
What tragic accident did Becca witness on the stepping stones at Sweet Water State Park? what happens, or who does she confide in to bring the memory of the accident back to life for her? Is she able to go rock climving again? Find out in this page turning, heart touching story.
If you’re going through a tough time in your life that you are afraid to face, I sinceerlrly pray that Becca Martin’s story will touch your heart and help you face the traumatic event in your life, and turn to God for divine healing. If you want to read morem Please help me get this book published by voting for it at http://soopllc.com/blog/book-ideas/journey-faith-ann-harrison. Your love, support, and most of all your prayers are greatly appreciated. If you like this post, and you wish to discuss it, or you would like to share your story, please feel free to comment and keep the conversation going.
Love and Prayers,
Ann