Dealing with Life’s Storms… (Giveaway!!)

By June 27, 2011General

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When storms hit, where do you go?

During life’s rougher waters, it’s often “easy” to turn to God. When we have no other options, it’s amazing how devoted we become to prayer and Bible Study.

But what do we do during life’s little storms? When our 4 year old throws a fit and our air conditioning goes out. When the kids argue and 5pm catches you with no dinner planned. When you forget to bring snacks for the soccer team and your baby wakes up during the night…again.

It’s easy to turn to TV, food or a minute of peace behind a locked bathroom door. But turning to Jesus in the daily messiness of life can be hard unless…

Unless it’s a habit.

And habits are formed simply and slowly. Here are 3 ways to build the habit of running to Jesus.

1. Post Bible verses – write your favorite verses on notecards and post them around your home to remind you that He is with you in the midst of tit all.
2. Say a prayer – each time a wave knocks you over today, say a prayer, “God, be my shelter. Refresh and refill me.”
3. Turn on worship music – when things start to get crazy around your home, put on some music that turns everyone’s hearts and minds to Jesus.

These are such simple things, but they are the foundation of us learning to run to God every times life gets stormy.

Giveaway


Today I’m giving away a copy of Sheila Walsh’s new book, God’s Shelter for Your Storms. It’s a lovely little book, both to read and to look at.

Sheila Walsh offers powerful, heart-filled teaching on ten bedrock promises of God, providing the foundation for daily living with confidence, hope, and joy. Sheila unveils principles that provide unshakable security during even the most difficult times by weaving her hallmark storytelling, personal experiences, and applicable Scripture to help readers gain a trust in God that will sustain them for a lifetime.

I’m including this video about the book, mostly because I thought it might encourage you, but I’m also including it because I just can’t pass up a good Scottish accent.

Seriously, I hope we have Scottish accents in heaven.

How To Enter

To enter to win the book, just leave a comment saying either:
– I’d like to win that book!
– or tell us one way you find encouragement and “shelter” during life’s big or little storms.

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136 Comments

  • Avatar Angela says:

    I’d looove to win the book!

  • Avatar Sandra Hughes says:

    This time last year I was going through a big storm. With God’s help, I have weathered the storm.

  • I’d like to win that book!

  • Avatar Sandra Hughes says:

    Last year I was going through difficult times. With God’s help, I weathered the storm.

  • Avatar Rochelle van der Veer says:

    I would absolutely love to win this book!

  • Avatar Maggie says:

    I’d love to win the book! I look forward to the day I can look back over the weathered storms and feel like I ran to God first, BEFORE spending days worrying about it!

  • Avatar Mi$$y says:

    I would love to win the book, i want God to intervene in my situation right now

  • Avatar PaigeSix says:

    Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขd like to win that book!

    I am new to faith and am patiently waiting to see Holy Ghost power in my life!

  • Avatar Sandy says:

    I’d really like to win this book! I broke my foot on Father’s Day, and now I’m sittin’ on the sofa for the summer. Can’t walk on my foot, can’t even put any weight on it. Although I wouldn’t call this a “big storm,” it’s not exactly a little storm either. I’m already being strengthened in my walk (bad choice of words!) with the Lord as I have PLENTY of time for the Word and prayer. I’m not thrilled with having a broken foot, but I’m looking forward to what God wants to do in my heart this summer.

  • Avatar Kathy in IN says:

    I’d like to win this book!

  • Avatar nat says:

    I would like to win that book!…

  • Avatar Cherie says:

    I memorize a passage of scripture that suits the challenge or claims victory to the challenge.

  • Avatar Michelle D. says:

    I just watched the video and I would really LOVE to win that book!

  • Avatar Andrea says:

    I count my blessings, and turn on worship music or sing praises. I would love to win that book! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Avatar Alexandra says:

    I’m from Scotland, but I grew up overseas and lost the accent. It’ll be great if that’s one of the things that are “restored” in heaven ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Avatar Jamie says:

    i would klove to win this book.

  • Avatar Heather says:

    Yes and yes!! It’s in the daily little things that we get tossed back and forth. Thank you for the reminder to seek Him in simple ways throughout the day. Our lighthouse. Our anchor. Our source of strength!

  • Avatar Krissa says:

    I’d love to win that book! And when I’m going through a hard time I try to take note of all the blessings I do have in my life.

  • Avatar Donna Anderson says:

    Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขd like to win that book!

  • Avatar Amy says:

    I’d like to wind that book! I also love the accent!

  • Avatar emily says:

    When life’s storms arise especially when its a crying child, I look at their pictures on my phone and thank the Lord for them.

  • Avatar sarah says:

    I would love to win that book!

  • Kat, I really resonate with what you said about big and little storms. When I’m dealing with a major crisis, I do find it “easy” to pull it together and turn to God. Seriously, what other option is there?

    But the hard moments in the day-to-day? I fall into the trap of thinking I can easily handle those smaller challenges on my own. Disaster soon follows!

  • Avatar Kimmy says:

    I’d love to win this book! God has brought me through several storms over the last few years, many little, some incredibly big. Through it all, He has continually reminded me the importance of holding on in Faith to His promises, praying without ceasing, and purposing thankfulness, or counting my blessings – in short, basically just to focus on Him and “lift my eyes” above the stormy waters to my Maker who is greater than it all.

    I totally agree, Scottish accents rock!! <3

  • I would love to win the book! And when I’m in the middle of a storm, I pray asking God what lesson(s) I’m supposed to learn…this time. I have found most experiences (good or bad) teaches different life lessons…once I learn it, the storm can pass allowing for smoother sailing. And I can enjoy the rainbow at the end of the storm.

  • Avatar Kathleen says:

    I’d love to win this book!

  • Avatar Kim says:

    I try to write a Bible verse each day on that day’s page of my daily planner and refer back to it often during the day.

  • Avatar Betzaida Ortiz says:

    I’d loooooove to win this book. Thank you.

  • Avatar Maria says:

    Sometimes when I am experiencing a “little storm” like my 3 year-old not cooperating for the 10th time of the day, I simply sit down with him and tell him that we are going to pray. We start our prayer with general things, thanking Him for our day and for our blessings, then we get more specific and pray for a specific issue my son might be facing, such as learning to listen to others and respecting his possessions. This both eases the anxiety and stress I am feeling, plus it sets an example for him, knowing there is someone else besides his parents that we must respect and be in authority under.

  • Avatar Laura says:

    I would love to win this book. Shelia is amazing. I am an ever revolving changing Christian that loves your blog. Thank you for your time!

  • Avatar Kailoni Rhodea says:

    I’d love to win the book. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Weathering the little storms happens often as a Mother of three (5, 3 and 11 mos) and while I don’t weather them well always, the best thing I’ve found is to pray over my kids out loud if they’re acting up or have gotten into trouble…

  • Avatar Cindy H says:

    This author is new to me. I would love to read her book!

  • Avatar snk4him says:

    I hope Paige Six wins the book… she mentioned that she is a new believer!

    I am currently in a storm, one that I do not understand at all, and probably one of the worst of my life. And after walking with a faithful God for a long time, I can truly say to all of you ladies that He is still faithful and He is still good.

    The more I learn of God, the less I know of Him. Our Creator, the only true God, is immeasureable, but not unknowable; He is more vast than we can comprehend, but more loving and personal than we ever imagined possible. His truth is hidden for us, not hidden from us. Trust the Spirit of God to lead you into all truth.

    Blessings to you!

  • Avatar Melissa says:

    I’d like to win that book!

    And I agree with you about Scottish accents ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Avatar Dawn L. says:

    Love to win this book!

    During a recent trial, I bought a little notebook and every time I read a scripture that encouraged my heart or expressed my need or reminded me of the truth – I wrote it down. That alone encouraged me! And it was helpful to go back and read those scriptures whenever I felt overwhelmed.

  • Avatar Jena says:

    I would love to win that book!

    I try and think of things that I am grateful for, and I keep thinking of things until I feel his love.

  • Avatar Lori says:

    I am part of a small group of Christian women. We are always there for each other, big storms, little storms, everything in between. Today, my son’s karate gi, which is white, ended up with big pink spots after my husband washed it. My husband washed it alone, so my son must have spilled juice or something on it. Karate is tonight, and were out of bleach, so I got out some bathroom cleaner with bleach in it. For a minute, I felt like such a crummy mom. Who cleans their kid’s clothes with bathroom cleaner? I got over it quickly though. I haven’t even told my friends yet, but I’m sure they will all laugh over my creative cleaning solution.

  • I had just one of those days today but It ended well because it kept reminding myself that I am commanded to let my gentleness be evident to all including my three boys and I kept seeking him in the pray, we never seem to have the right words before we respond we just need to go to god in prayer first. And I think because I preserved in him today he was faithful and restored peace to my home. I would love to win that book, learning to grow in the lord is always good.

  • Avatar Reba says:

    I’d love to win that book!

  • I would love to win this book! Two and a half years ago I weathered my hardest storm to date, the loss of my mother. I was at a shattered point, but before God took her home, He saved me and was and is my shelter through many daily storms. I loved your post, I have desperately been trying to go to God before I go to the chocolate, the TV, or even the ear of a good friend. He is my sustainer, He is my shelter, He died to take it upon Himself. I love Sheila, I follow her on twitter and she is so funny! I heard her at a conference and she spoke to my heart like no other. I love her voice also…it is soothing and comforting. Thank you for this oppurtunity..you are a blessing!

  • Avatar Kerri says:

    I’d like to win that book. I always try to remember the storms he got me through, when it seemed impossible.

  • Avatar Staci says:

    I’d love to win that book!

    AND….when I need encouragement or shelter, I usually fire up itunes and listen to my favorite Christian artists. Songs like “Blessings” by Laura Story….

  • Avatar Bianca says:

    I’d like to win that book! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Avatar Joyce says:

    I’d love to win! Singing a worship song definitely helps me through those storms.

  • Avatar Erin says:

    I would love to win this book. My heart has yearned to be the kind of mother that I think God wants me to be…this book may be one of my first tentative steps toward that.

  • Avatar Laura says:

    having a mini storm this morning. would LOVE to win this book!

  • Avatar Tina says:

    I’d like to win this book. Whne I feel things are starting to go a kilter I start repeating in my mind “Love your God with all your heart, mind, and soul, lean not on your own understanding, Acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will direct your path”. I just keep saying this over and over and over.

  • Avatar Tracy says:

    Yes, I would love to win this book. Who doesn’t have storms? And who doesn’t have a friend who could share this book as well?
    For me, reading scripture, and sometimes just saying, “Jesus” over and over when it is really intense, is how I make it through. I’m trying to develop a habit of gatitude during difficult times, so sometimes I take pen in hand and start to list what God has blessed me with beyond the storm.

  • Avatar Robin says:

    I’d like to win that book.

  • Avatar Leslie says:

    I would live to win that book! No wonder I feel frazzled at the end of the day, forgetting to go to God for EVERYTHING! (I thought I was the only one who hidvin the bathroom)!

  • Avatar jennifer w says:

    I’d LOVE to win this book.

  • Avatar Revonda says:

    I would like to win the book : )

  • Avatar Elizabeth says:

    I would really love to win this book!!

  • Avatar Kris says:

    Counting my gifts has been a tremendous encouragement for my spirit when the storms come. God’s blessings can balance the hard times!

  • Avatar Angela says:

    I can relate to the things you listed as little storms…actually last night was a prime example involving a real thunderstorm. I was sick yesterday but couldn’t find sleep, then just when I was about out last night at midnight my 10 month old woke up and didn’t get to sleep until 1am. I finally slept too only to be awakened by severe thunderstorms at 4 am. Rough night! Your suggestions are excellent for reminding myself to look to Jesus at all times. This book looks great too! Of course I’d love to win it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Avatar Renee says:

    I would love to win the book!

  • Avatar Jennifer B says:

    I would love to win the book.

  • Avatar Val Hoefle says:

    I would like to win this book!

  • Avatar Melody says:

    I love to play worship music on the keyboard and it lifts my spirits to the Lord!

  • Avatar Amber Gainey says:

    I would LOVE to win this book!!!!

  • Avatar Christy says:

    I would love to win

  • Avatar Amy says:

    One way I weather life’s storms, whether they be big or small, is through my community of believers. People whom I can share with, who will walk with me as well as challenge me when I am maybe causing my storm to be worse that it is. We are called to live out Acts 2 as the Church and one way to share the Gospel is through serving one another.

  • Avatar Donna Brown says:

    I’d love to win this book. Sheila is a gifted writer.

  • Avatar Ashlie says:

    Yep, I’d love to win that book!! And you are so right, God’s word and prayer are essential to the storms!

  • Avatar Nohemi says:

    Thank you for the e-books, I printed them and started reading them last night, and today I woke up early to spend time with my Father… Thank you!
    Sure, I’d like to win the bbok!

  • Avatar Julie cleeland says:

    Waving arms- pick me, pick me!!! I’d love to win this book. Thank you for the offer:)

  • Avatar Angeline R. says:

    I know of our Lord’s protection, but could use a little reminder; I think this book could do just that ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Avatar Kim Wiseman says:

    I would love to win this book so that I can remember He is my shelter!! Always!

  • Avatar Lindsay says:

    I’d like to win that book! ๐Ÿ™‚ One of my favorite tips for when I start to “lose it” is to put on a good worship cd. I have the Worship Together cds that came out several years back, and they are really uplifting and help me focus on Christ.

  • Avatar Jennie W says:

    Yes please enter me to win the book, great book to share with my Mom’s Bible Study group.

  • Avatar Janey Backer says:

    really needing some shelter and encouragement, this storm is so big. This book could help.

  • Avatar Mimosa says:

    I’m a homeschooling Mom from the Philippines.I would sooo love to win this book!!! Been through little or big storms, literal and otherwise:-)…it’s even raining sooo hard while I’m typing this comment. Praying for all the families who are still in evacuation sites in other parts of the country that are still flooded because of the recent storm.

  • Avatar JaimeB says:

    I’d like to win that book!

  • Avatar Amy says:

    I would love to win!

    When things get crazy, I try to take a “walk” through my journal. It helps me remember that how I am feeling is not new and different, that God met here before, that He will do it again.

    Thanks for the giveaway and your daily encouragement!

  • Avatar tina says:

    I would love to win!

  • Avatar Fran says:

    I would like to win this book. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Avatar Julie says:

    I would love to win this book…a great tool to help build better habits! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Avatar Jennie says:

    I’d like to win that book!

  • Avatar xinme says:

    During life’s storms, sometimes all I can do is repeat the name of Jesus over and over. Other times, reading my bible and journaling my prayers helps to calm the storm (inside at least).

    I’d love to win the book ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Avatar Janis says:

    First, I love your encouraging words every day. This summer I put together about 50 scriptures into a little bound book and gave it to parents at my son’s school so that we could be praying scripture over our children through out the summer. It has made such an incredible difference in my relationship with God, truly drawing close to Him all day every day, I decided to put these around my house. It’s still a work in progress, but I now have scriptures and pictures with scriptures all over my house, even inside the cabinets. When I have to empty the dishwasher, I’m now reminded how blessed I am rather than how much I do not like putting away dishes. The scripture in my laundry room, Hebrews 12:1-3, reminds me not that I don’t like to hang up clothes but that “For the joy set before him he endured the cross”. Wow! Joy? Amazing! I don’t know how He could love me that much but just trying to get my mind around that much love changes my attitude immediately.
    Thank you for all that you share with us.

    • Avatar Angela Smith says:

      WOW–this is such a great idea!! Thanks so much for sharing & inspiring me to follow your example!

  • Avatar Christine Brosius says:

    My family is going through a few storms all at once right now so I would really love the book to keep me going !

  • Avatar Nicole says:

    Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขd like to win that book!

  • Avatar Shawn Bensley says:

    I’d like to win that book.

  • Avatar Heidi says:

    I’d love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Avatar Monica says:

    I’d love to read Sheila’s book and win it. I have been trying to memorize more scripture and post verses where I can see them as I continue to go through some on-going storms in my life. That seems to be helping me keep my focus.

  • Avatar tori says:

    Id like to win that book. Not for me, but for a friend who has been slammed by death in her family! she is going through storms in her life and would be blessed by this! She loves God and is praising Him through these storms that she is facing! She is The Generous Mister Lovewell! Thank you for your inspiring words every day! We need to be reminded daily to do those things like listen to worship and post our scriptures around the house! God is using this ministry in a powerful way! Thank you for challenging us and calling us higher! Blessings!
    Tori

  • Avatar Kristin says:

    I would LOVE to win that book. Sounds like just what I need.

  • Avatar Courtney says:

    would Love to win the book. Shelia Walsh is an awesome and authentic writer!

  • Avatar Anne says:

    I delve into the Word, and pour out my heart to God. Then write poetry, and recently, songs to the Lord….I feel His presence.

    Yes, I’d looooove to win the book!!!

  • Avatar ann says:

    it’s always nice when I can recall a relevant scripture, but in the times I can’t, I start searching through the word. When I find it, I try to make a note of it so I can remember later all the times God encouraged me through his word. Also, listening to Moody radio has been a huge encouragement to me lately.

  • Avatar Angela Smith says:

    I’d LOVE to win this book! But more than anything I am so excited to see how God is tying the messages He has been speaking to me as I prepare to speak at another church’s Women’s Ministry group!
    BTW, I just want to tell you how MUCH God uses YOU to speak directly to my life & the very things I am dealing with you come right behind them to reinforce or challenge me on!! THANKS FOR GIVING OF YOURSELF in this way!! BLESSINGS to you & Prayers for you & your family!!

  • Avatar Pamela Gray says:

    When there are storms, I find relief and comfort in my friends. I recognize and am convinced that My Lord holds me and takes care of my every need; along with that he has provided a warm safe place where I can be myself and not be judged if I’m not weathering the storms to well. Though my friends can’t steer my boat in the storm tossed waves, they can, climb on board and encourage me, help me see where I can’t, let me know I’m not alone and remind me…..that this storm….will pass. Sometimes it’s just one call, to a friend, during a hard time, that can help me see the sunshine that will soon be coming my way, if I just, hold on. God Bless

  • Avatar camille lopez says:

    i would love this book. THrough the storms is how we know we need the shelter of His wings and High Tower!

  • Avatar Shannon L says:

    I would love to have this book. Sheila Walsh is wonderful. & I hope there are still accents in heaven- Scottish, Irish, British, they’re all great! ๐Ÿ™‚

    All of the ideas you gave are great. I used to run to my friends anytime life was getting out of control. They were Christians & they weren’t giving me bad advice but I was always looking to them instead of seeking shelter under the wings of the Almighty. When I realized how bad I was getting, I told them that anytime I came to them with a problem, anytine I was looking for comfort or advice, they needed to ask me if I had prayed about it first. Just a simple way to remind me that He was the one I should look to first.

  • Avatar Diana says:

    I would LOVE to win this book. It sounds so encouraging!
    Mostly, in my time of need, I have tried a family member or my beloved friends. They weren’t what I needed and in the end, I would go to my Savior and wonder why I didn’t go to Him first!

  • Avatar Charlene says:

    I would love to win that book!

  • Avatar Darcy Koski says:

    I would love to win this book! ๐Ÿ™‚ I often find myself, in the midst of a ‘storm’, repeating the Divine Mercy ‘Jesus I trust in You!’. It brings such a calm over me and the situation. I have also started to ‘happen’ upon books that inspire me and this one would fit in great for my uplifting shelf of few books.
    Thanks!

  • Avatar anna says:

    When I’m in the midst of a storm or stormy situation I try to remember classic songs / hymns that are direct passages from the bible. It always brings peace and comfort. And when all else fails, put on my kids Sunday School Songs and sing away with them. The simple messages are often the strongest.

  • Avatar Natasha says:

    Thanks for a great post! I would LOVE to win this book.
    Thanks and God bless.xxx.

  • Avatar Kim says:

    Would love the big! Appreciated your reminder that we should be seeking God in all of the little storms too. I have recently endured the biggest storm of my life-with just a few strong winds still blowing ๐Ÿ™‚ and am grateful for the opportunity to see God but sense how easy it is to slip back into complacency.

  • Avatar Heather says:

    I’d love to win the book!!!

  • Avatar Andrea says:

    I would love to win this book!! :0 )
    I turn to God, His word and praise music. I try to seek a quiet place but push to shove I will put in ear phones, turn up my ipod and close my eyes. His peace is readily available for the asking.

  • Avatar jamie says:

    i would love to win this book!

  • Avatar Kassandra says:

    I’d like to win the book! :o)

  • Avatar sharon says:

    I love Sheila and I would love a copy of her new book! Thanks for the give away!

  • Avatar Prue says:

    I would love to win that gorgeous book. I have been learning about how my reactions count in the big moments “car blows up” AND the small moments “toddler wakes up again” or “crazy frantic mornings with four children to prepare”. Shelter me!

  • Avatar Karen M says:

    I find God’s shelter when I walk along the creek & am surrounded by all his creations, the shimmer of heaven surrounds me.

  • Avatar Charmaine says:

    I’d like to win the book!!

  • Avatar Christy burger says:

    I would love to win the book. I love her.

  • Avatar Debbie Rinehart says:

    I would so love this book! I’m coming out on the other side of a huge storm in our families life, and still struggle with letting go.

  • Avatar Liz Chapman says:

    Ihave read two of Sheila Walsh’s books…………..both blended the use of scripture with her life’s experiences. This helped me look at my inner self, and look to scripute for direction and comfort.

  • Avatar carolyn says:

    Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขd like to win that book

  • Avatar Cynthia says:

    Sounds like a great book!

  • Avatar Chelsea says:

    I’d like to win!

  • Avatar Terry Lamb says:

    I want that book! I am going through discouraging stuff at work (with people who are Christians). This lesson today is a blessing. I really would like the book for my friend who needs encouragement. She has a brain injury and I want her to not give up on life b/c God still has plans for her.

  • Avatar Bekah says:

    I love Scottish accents too!! I tried to learn one once, and am part Scottish on my mom’s side so it’s fun to pretend I know how… looks like a neat book!

  • Avatar Jen says:

    Currently in the midst of a life changing storm. All I know to do is pray! I would love to win this book!

  • Avatar Suzanne says:

    Thanks for the tips, Kat! In my heart I know that they work. I sometimes do forget but that’s what I do, whether it’s life’s little emergencies (like when we’re running late and we can’t find a ride) or when my husband was away, I was having miscarriage and the only person with me was my 6 year old kid. Turning to God has made me peaceful and calm all through those storms. And thanks for reminding us to do so ALWAYS.

  • Avatar Jen says:

    I would love to win this book! For little storms in the car, I always put in our Bible School CD – the kids instantly stop screaming and start singing!

  • Avatar Rachel says:

    I need prayer! We are going through a storm: husband returned home from Iraq (wonderful but stressful); moving to new military base; two toddlers (2 and 3); parents have retired and I’m trying to move them (they are moving in with me and they have 50 years of stuff they’re unwilling to part with); Dad just found out in the middle of our move that he has basil and squamous cell skin carcinomas; dad still recovering from several major surgeries as well as dealing with prediabetes and grieving over retiring from pastoring after 50 years; parents dealing with caring for Mom’s sister and paying nursing home as well as caring forget 93 year old father and paying that nursing home; my own husband is retiring from the military in a year and has decided to move us all to a tiny town in the middle of nowhere and take up farming as a living. I am having medical problems as well. Aaaaaaaaaa!!!! Please pray for us all!!!

  • Avatar Nancy says:

    During storms, I find comfort in reading. Reading the Bible and the writings of other Christians helps greatly during tough times. I have learned that God gives me the strength I need, not all at once, but daily, as I need it, much like the manna He provided for the Israelites as they fled Egypt. One day at a time! Certainly not a new idea, but one I think we forget because we are in a hurry for answers and solutions. Thank you for the opportunity to share.
    I would like to win this book for my cousin, who is recovering from surgery and is awaiting treatment for cancer.

  • Avatar Abigail says:

    I would really love to win that book!

  • Avatar corrynn bradford says:

    I’d like to win that book! I can definitely use guidance on handling storms right now!!!!!!!

  • Avatar Angie says:

    I’d like to win the book.

  • Avatar Joanna says:

    When my mom passed away I found myself on the floor in my bathroom singing hymns. One of the songs that she used to sing for me was “There is a Balm in Gilead”. I have found this to be so true. I am grateful for the messages in those hymns that brought about comfort as I sang out to my Savior!

  • Avatar Ali Helton says:

    I’d love to win this book!
    I first heard Sheila Walsh speak about 9 years ago at a Women of Faith conference. My son is about the same age as hers, so that instantly gave me a connection with her. She is an amazing woman who has inspired me to trust in God through the dark days and lean on him as life’s journey gets tough.
    Right now is a dark time- my father-in-love is losing his battle with multiple myeloma and colon cancer. My husband has essentially moved into the nursing home with him to hold his hand while he sleeps and visit with him during his few moments of alertness.
    Besides, that Scottish accent is awesome!

  • Avatar Mimosa says:

    Just after an hour or two when I wrote my comment last June 28 (almost midnight in the Philippines, please see comment #73), the lights went off, then I heard a call from my sister who lives next-door to let them in because the flood waters are rising so quickly…the water reached almost up to 5 feet, we were unprepared that we were not able to save anything downstairs. But we praise God we have a loft to run to, unlike the rest of the neighbors who had to stay on their roofs…Our cellphones still were functioning so we were able to call our Pastor and churchmates, to pray for us and others. It was quite an ordeal, we are still experiencing the aftermath (how to clean up all the clothes soaked in mud and water)…my niece was rushed to the hospital for vomiting and diarrhea having drunk contaminated water…we praise God for brothers and sisters in Christ who dared to come and bring us food and water despite the heavy traffic since one of the bridge collapsed, for the homeschooling families in our support group who converted the P.E. time to help clean up our house instead ( and others distributed rice, clothing, etc. to families who lost their homes)…Aside from the obvious preparation of my heart before this “storm” hit us, during life’s storms the song “I’ll get by with a little help from my friends” is an understatement…we are recovering from the aftermath because God sent His people to pray and give support during times like these. Please pray for others who experienced even much worst than what we are experiencing…So, needless to say, I would sooo love to win this book. (please see this news thread to give you an idea of the flash flood that recently hit our city here in the Philippines : http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/19256/up-to-25-dead-in-davao-flashflood-officials-say )

  • Avatar K.O. says:

    I would really like to win that book.

  • Avatar Krisha says:

    I love to win the book! And thank you for sharing this Kat รขโ‚ฌล“God, be my shelter. Refresh and refill me.รขโ‚ฌย Wonderful verse and mantra to keep! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Avatar Glenna Wagner says:

    I’d like to win this book. I know I don’t fit the profile of your typical reader: I’m disabled(16 years), My children are grown, although my twenty four year old still lives with us. I’ve got to try to go back to work to pay increasing medical bills. I like your blog because it inspires me to keep trying. I had a lot of qualities, etc that you write about but between the new pain meds (which give me brain fog) and bout of severe depression I’ve lost my way. So thanks for your help:)))

  • Avatar Cindy says:

    I’d love to read the book and pass it along to friends who are experiencing life’s storms. What an encouragement – to stand on the bedrock of truth when the circumstances and feelings would rather dictate. Thank you, Sheila! Thank You, Lord!

  • Avatar tracy says:

    i’d love to win a book like this

  • Avatar Hilda says:

    I NEED to win that book!
    I {heart}Sheila!!!