Title: Through It All (Blended Blessings Series)
Author: Michelle Stimpson & CaSandra McLaughlin
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Number of Pages: 162 pages
ASIN: B00WKW3SC8 Ebook
About The Author:
Michelle Stimpson is an author, a speaker, and an educator who received her Bachelor of Science degree from Jarvis Christian College in 1994. She earned a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2002. She has had the pleasure of teaching elementary, middle, and high school as well as training adults.
In addition to her work in the field of education, Michelle ministers through writing and public speaking. Her works include the highly acclaimed Boaz Brown, Divas of Damascus Road (National Bestseller), and Falling Into Grace. She has published several short stories for high school students through her educational publishing company, Right Track Academic Support Services, at www.wegottaread.com.
Michelle serves the body of Christ through ministering to women in churches, workshops, or simply praying with a frazzled mother in Wal-Mart. She regularly speaks at special events and writing workshops sponsored by churches, schools, book clubs and other positive organizations. She has also taught writing classes at the University of Texas at Arlington.
Michelle and her husband live near Dallas. They are parents to two young adults and one crazy dog.
Contact Michelle to schedule an event:
P.O. Box 1592
Cedar Hill, TX 75106-1592
stimpson.michelle @ gmail.com
CaSandra was raised in Marshall,Texas. Growing up she wrote poems and from there she fell in love with writing. CaSandra is a true believer that God has blessed us all with gifts and talents and it’s up to us to tap into them to make our dreams come true. CaSandra is a gospel radio show host and is the co author of the best selling “Blended Blessings” series. CaSandra wants people to read her work and feel encouraged, and it’s her prayer that they read something that will change their lives and give them a ray of hope that things will be better and that God will get the glory from her books. CaSandra is also a Domestic Violence Advocate.Currently CaSandra lives in Texas with her husband, Richard, and they have two amazing children. CaSandra loves God, her family, her church, her friends, reading and Mexican food in that order
About This Book:
Angelia Holley knows she’d never win a mother-of-the-year award. But was her example so bad that it drove her daughter, Amber, to repeat the pattern of teenage pregnancy? And why did Amber pick J.D. of all people to father her baby? While Angelia is forming a bond with her stepdaughter Skylar, twin sister Tyler isn’t nearly as fond of the new “family” forming in the Holley household. When Tyler starts to act out, will Angelia be able to keep her mouth shut and let her husband and the girls’ mother work this out? And the baby of the family, Demarcus, suddenly wants to bond with his biological father. Should Angelia swallow her pride, overlook the years of lack of financial/emotional support, and allow Demarcus to form a bond with the man who has never been there for him? Join Angelia and Darren Holley as they continue with the growing pains of a blended family as they mature in their knowledge of the One who can help them through.
Through It All (Blended Blessings Series) Book Review:
Michelle Stimpson and CaSandra McLaughlin both bundles a lot into “Through It All” the second book in the Blended Blessings series. “Through It All” had me attract to read the whole entire narration in one day. That’s how I can truly appreciated this second book is another great story in this series. Michelle Stimpson’s writing style and allowing God to instruct her to work with CaSandra McLaughlin to create another great story in the Blended Blessings Series. Their writing styles empower me to have a better relationship with Christ in way they doesn’t preach in “Through It All”. Although they does provides verses and encourages a closer walk with the Lord throughout each of the books in the Blended Blessings Series. I discover this book to be an intrustment to my faith. I can also said it to be an emotional read with laughs and tears throughout of the scenes. She did a wonderful job in surprising me with the directions taken within the pages of “Through It All”. I’m so glad that we have a chance to glimpse into the roller coaster drama of this family’s life. There were so many twists and turns that carried you through every emotional journey. It seemed so real that I was actually praying along with the family when it was called for. The scriptures and sermon messages were encouraging and not too deep, but just right to let us know that we can go to a loving God for every situation. Extremely well written drama about faith and steadfast together through the battles. I would love to read a story about the character of Rose and definitely the character of Marcus. I love the character of Angelia is building a relationship that is closer to God. You can have the compassion for the character of Tyler because she feel the necessity for to be understood and loved. I appreciated the fact how Darren embrace all of the children as his and Angelia. That is what a blended family is all about. I really enjoyed reading “Through It All” about a blended family who have their ups and downs. There are a lot of twists and turns in “Through It All”. To keep a blended family together, it takes prayer, trust, and sacrifice. Darren and Angelia Holley along with the Holley Family been through a lot but God was always by their side.
Through it all, we should learned to put our trust in Jesus. Through it all we should learn to put our trust in God. We have shed many tears and in sorrows. We even have questions for tomorrow. There been many times we didn’t recognized right from wrong. But in every situations, God given us that blessed consolation that our trials and tribulations appears to only make us strong. Michelle Stimpson and CaSandra McLaughlin wants the readers to know through the Characters that speaking negative words doesn’t show your faith. Faith and Fear doesn’t mix. The power of Life and Death are in the tongue. We as Christians need to stand on our faith in spite of when things look bad, just keep on trusting in His word. Faith is about seeing what you don’t see it until you do see it. This is the time we have to walk out by faith. There is no need of asking God to fix something for us if we don’t believe that God will do it. It is definitely impossible to pleased God without faith and as we mature spiritually our faith will increase. We can’t have the faith without having the knowledge about the facts. The facts are In The Word of God. We can’t trust if not willing to gain knowledge about God’s word. In other word, you must get to know the Master. The best part of this story when the character of Pastor Watkins asked his congregation during Amber’s Baby Dedication. “Do You Promise to be faithful in your calling as the body of Christ, to help Amber be faithful to God “? “To help teach and train baby Dylan in the path of the Lord so that he might one day trust Him as Lord and Savior”? Many times when a young lady gets pregnant without being married, the Church community wants to banned them from coming to Church. They are busy judging and making them feel so bad. We as the Church need to embrace them and also guide them to Christ. It takes a village to raised a child. We need to help those young single mothers in helping them to raised their child and also empower them to teach their children about Christ. The Church community is about faith, love and family. I do recommend you to read the first book “A New Beginning” so you have a great understanding about the Characters and the story then continue to read “Through It All”, you will not be disappointed at all. I am looking forward to reading the next book in the Blended Series.