This is going to be difficult for me but I think I'm up to the challenge. Understand, I am a wise woman of strong opinions. :-) After all, when I'm right, I'm right, right? ;-) So many people seem to be in a quandary as to voting this year.  Personally, I've just about tuned out the entire horse race.  Yet within me is the conviction that vote I must. My forefathers, brave men like John Hancock and George Washington and James Madison risked swinging from a gallows so that I might have the privilege. ...


Battered to Blessed

Battered to Blessed

Pacific Press • 2005

One women's painful secret... and the healing power of love.

As a busy nursing student and "Miss Kentucky" beauty contestant, Brenda, at age 18, had a promising future of success, love, and happiness. One night Brenda met a tall, disarmingly handsome stranger. She was undeniably attracted to him but determined to hold true to her strict moral values. Brenda couldn't have known that her bright future was about to take a dark and terrifying turn.

In shock and shame, Brenda found herself entangled in a web of deception and cruelty--trapped in a marriage to a man she hardly knew and did not love. Her husband's rage and escalating violence threatened her very life and endangered the safety of her baby. As events spiraled downward into a pit of despair, from which there seemed no escape, Brenda cried out to God.

From the skillful pen of gifted author Kay Rizzo, Brenda Walsh's gripping and powerful story comes to life. Battered to Blessed is Brenda's amazing journey from pain to peace; and to loving again, trusting again, and living a whole new life of incredible joy in Jesus! Whatever you may be facing in your own life, Brenda's story will inspire and encourage you to believe that God can bring beauty from the ashes our painful pasts, and that He can make all things new.