Theresa thought that her family and faith were a secure foundation that she was living under. That was until the rug was pulled out from under her when she discovered her husband’s drug abuse. Her entire world was falling right before her eyes. This is the story of how her faith carried her when she thought she could not stand. Come join us for a journey through drug addiction, devastation, and how the deliverance from Jesus Christ not only saved but strengthened the cords of their family unity. The story begins in telling their tale from childhood to adulthood. Then walk with Theresa as she finds the truth and struggles with the implications of her falling family. Theresa lets us in to see all the pain and vulnerability. Then come along as both Theresa and Scott find hope and healing through their continued dependence on Jesus Christ as the foundation that doesn’t ever shift or change.
Targeted Age Group:: 20-80
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
When I first found out Scott was using, I went to Amazon and was looking for a book that told a redemptive story. I wanted hope, but found none. From that point I began to document everything so that I could write this book! To God be the Glory!
In that moment, my spirit broke. I tightened my hands on the steering wheel and twisted, twisted my hands. I pulled up to the house, and got right out of the car. I laid down on my bed and lost my mind. This sob was not an average cry. I could feel it pulling deep inside, I grabbed a pillow to hug and cry into. He came in the room and asked if he could help. In my hysteria, I told him to go, and I wanted to see my sister. I had a thought, an idea. I would drive to Pittsburgh to see my sister, and she didn’t have to do or be anything, I just needed to feel safe. With her I could feel safe. But wait. I don't have any gas to get to Pittsburgh. I don't have any money to buy gas. And my kids had to go to school.
My safe place was falling apart. I rolled over and sobbed until my throat was scratchy and my eyes so swollen that I couldn’t have opened them if I tried. At some point the kids came home from school. He told the kids that Mommy’s belly is worked up again, and they should leave me alone. I closed my eyes and drifted in and out of my dreaded consciousness. After a night of terror and darkness, I woke up in a puddle of my own vomit and had a headache that threatened to tear apart my skull. As I lay in bed staring at the ceiling, I realized I had some choices to make. First, what was I sure of? Nothing. I was sure of nothing. Ahh..maybe not nothing. Or more importantly someone. Humans will fail you. It is kind of our MO. Even when we try really, really hard, we will fall short of the mark. Who will never fail? Jesus. Just Jesus.
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