Adversity and Hope

We all face adversity at sometimes in our lives. It is what we do when faced with the trials that defines us.

I, myself, am going through one now as God teaches me patience. My stroke was devastating to me because God put me in a box. I couldn't move, literally and figuratively, in any direction. The things I loved doing were taken away except reading. Of course my ability to read was in tact, I couldn't read His Word if it wasn't. That alone was a Saving Grace.

Remember I said that I don't go out and publicly seek those who need God, but God has His way of putting them in my path? A case in point even now. Recently, I met another soul going through an adversity. He was raising a son with cerebral palsy. This son had a dream to go to college. Like any good father, Nick, sought to support his dream. Same as our Heavenly Father does with all of us.

Now, Nick being a writer and blogger reached out to his readers, writers, and fellow bloggers with a plan to fulfill his son's dream. He organized a blog hop asking fellow blog writers to post on how they overcome adversity in their life. Since I do this regularly on this and my other blog for writers. I gave him permission to waive the copyright on my blogs to use which ever one he wanted. He published a book where the proceeds go to pay for his son's college. It launches today!

Now inspiration comes from all sources, but ultimately it comes from God. Remember when God or Satan closes a door, Our Father always opens a window. Sometimes this window is a book written by others that shows you the way.

A collection of seventy moving and uplifting original pieces - real life, flash fiction, and poetry - about battling against the odds and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. The contributors include Amazon bestselling authors Alex J. Cavanaugh and Kyra Lennon, and the cream of upcoming talent.

The anthology is part of a fundraising effort to send the editor's stepson, Andrew McNaughton, to a specialist college in England. Andrew has cerebral palsy, and is a remarkable young man with a promising future. However, the free further education options offered in his own country of Scotland will not challenge him and allow him to progress. In order to access the education he deserves, Andrew will have to pay exorbitant fees, thus creating a situation of discrimination.

Help us get Andrew to college by buying a book that runs the full gamut of human emotions, ultimately leaving you inspired and glad to be alive. Whatever struggles you are going through, our sincere hope is that this book will help.

Purchase Links:
Amazon UK
Amazon US

Editor Bio: Nick Wilford is a writer and stay-at-home dad. Once a journalist, he now makes use of those rare times when the house is quiet to explore the realms of fiction. When not writing he can usually be found spending time with his family or cleaning something. He has four short stories published in Writer’s Muse magazine. Nick is also co-running a campaign to get a dedicated specialist college built in Scotland. Visit him at

At $2.99 for a digital copy he will need to sell thousands and we wish him luck.

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