This Anguishing Blessed Journey

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Sonya’s spiritual journal recording how the Lord walked with her through the first year after diagnosing her daughter with autism. Filled with encouragement for anyone walking through a valley in life. See full description →

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Sometimes the best worship comes from a broken heart.

When Sonya diagnosed her youngest daughter with autism spectrum disorder, she found two kinds of books available: personal stories and practical therapies. Both were helpful, but she found nothing that addressed the spiritual abyss parents can fall into when the diagnosis sinks in.

As it happened, the Lord engineered circumstances so that she was reading through the entire Bible during that first year of the diagnosis. As He began to bring comfort to her aching heart and peace to her grieving spirit, she started to write down what He was showing her.

This faith journal shares the

  • Heartfelt prayers
  • Gentle, loving Biblical truths
  • Everyday spiritual insights
  • Anguishing emotional struggles
  • Blessed strength from Scripture

that all played a part in her spiritual journey that first year, a journey that was both anguishing and blessed.

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Weight0.25 lbs
Dimensions9 x 6 x 0.25 in
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    […] to homeschooling families, and publishes Shafer’s many books. One of her books is This Anguishing Blessed Journey: a Mother’s Faith Journal Through Autism. It and encouragement to younger mothers and those dealing with special needs can be found at […]

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