God Makes Lemonade: True Stories that Sweeten & Inspire
I have been telling you in bits and pieces about all the unusual events we've had occur this year. It's unbelievable the amount of things that can go wrong in such a short amount of time. I have been looking and pondering each and every situation to see what lesson I am supposed to be taking away from what has been happening, lest I need to be taught that lesson again! There is also good that can come from bad situations, and this book arrived in the mail at the ideal time for me to read it. It helped me gain some perspective, and "discover unexpected sweetness in the midst of sour circumstances:". I've always used the quote that "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade", and we have had GALLONS of lemonade here this year, LOL:)
Some of these real-life stories are laugh-out-loud funny, others are sobering, and more than a few will have you reaching for a tissue. But these true stories all have one thing in common: hope. There's no question that life gives us "lemons," like issues with health, employment, and relationships-truly sour circumstances we wouldn't wish on anyone. But when those lemons become lemonade, it's as refreshing as an ice-cold drink on a hot summer day.
Don Jacobson's twenty-five years in publishing included serving as the president and owner of Multnomah Publishers, where he oversaw the production of more than 1000 titles, including the five-million-plus-selling series Stories for the Heart. He's had the pleasure of working with such best-selling authors as Randy Alcorn, Joni Eareckson Tada, Henry Blackaby, Robin Jones Gunn, Karen Kingsbury, Andy Stanley, and Bruce Wilkinson. Don's wife, Brenda, has been mentoring mothers for more than a decade.
Jacobson and his wife are passionate about helping single mothers and their children, so the royalties from God Makes Lemonade will benefit these unsung heroes through the LemonAid Foundation.
***Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of God Makes Lemonade: True Stories that Sweeten & Inspire to facilitate my review. No monetary compensation was exchanged. A positive review was not requested or required. All opinions expressed are solely mine and were not influenced in any manner.