Life has a way of tilting. Jobs are lost. Children leave. Homes foreclose. Spouses die. Everyone experiences the loss of something or someone precious at some point. And more often than not a loss is unexpected, certainly unwanted, and can be our undoing.
Miriam Neff, M.A. in counseling, has experienced loss in many manifestations from her beloved soul mate Bob going home to the Lord to a close family member's incarceration. Yet, she has learned "that good things are still possible."
"Life is like a kaleidoscope. We point our sphere toward the light, peer in, and see a beautiful array of glass and stones reflecting beauty, diversity, and contrast. We adjust the lens, and another beautiful, yet different combination of color evolves. Then suddenly the kaleidoscope is thrust to face a black hole. No light means no beautiful display. When you timidly, maybe fearfully, tilt your kaleidoscope back toward the light, you'll see a new combination you've never seen before, colors you didn't know existed. Location and contrast create new and unexpected beauty. "
More than a "survival" book, Where Do I go From Here raises the bar in life after loss to include love, laughter, and adventure. This is a book about facing forward, not backwards. It is about purposely moving into a bolder and broader future.
Includes practical help and chapter discussion questions for individual or group study.
"So many widows have told me just how helpful Miriam has been to them in their unwanted journey as a widow. In her first book, From One Widow to Another and on her website www.WidowConnection.com she gives so many practical helps – but now, with Where Do I Go From Here? she becomes more philosophical. The truths, which she illustrates with riveting stories, equipped Miriam to have a rich life ministering to widows in Africa and around the world. Your life is not over – it has taken a sharp turn, but it can still be full and meaningful. Miriam will help you again." ~ Dee Brestin, author of The God of All Comfort and The Friendships of Women
"A big thanks to Miriam Neff for her encouragement to those who have suffered significant loss. She nudges us to beyond our tendency to stare into the rearview mirror and moves us forward to all that God has for us in the future. Her helpful insights are grounded in her own journey, which validates the principles that she shares in this important book." ~ Joseph M. Stowell, President, Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan