Author Sandra Orchard & Finding Glory in the Thorns — 13 Comments

  1. I want to thank Sandra for graciously sharing our story and Lyn for facilitating these encouraging discussions! It’s a privilege to join with you all in praying for healing and reconciliation. May God provide comfort and miracles while stretching and strengthening each and every one for deeper intimacy with Him and greater glory unto Himself!

  2. I have an 84 year old friend who recently lost her grandson, its hard to see her struggle and wonder why she was left and he was taken. I would love to read your book and thanks for the chance. kittycrochettwo at msn dot com

  3. I’m glad you like the title, Kav! I love Isaiah 55 when my life seems thick with briars, as you say. My prayer for you right now is that you are experiencing this promise from the Lord: “You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper, and instead of briers the myrtle will grow…for the LORD’s renown, for an everlasting sign, that will endure forever.” Blessings to you!

  4. I have been watching a loved one struggle with a troubled marriage and It has been extremely hard. As a Christian I believe in the sanctity of marriage and I pray that this union can be preserved but I’m not sure that both parties are willing to compromise.

  5. Linda, I didn’t realize before that I could respond below each comment, and since I saw them out of order, I thought I’d jump back up here, to thank you for sharing. It is wonderful that you see the good things you can still enjoy, like reading and blogging. I went through a bad time with my back, (which led to returning to my dream of writing) and sooo empathize with your pain and restricted activity. I’ll be praying for you and your daughter.

  6. Thanks so much, Judy. I appreciate your support. It’s been wonderful meeting new readers like you. The Lori character is very dear to my heart, as are Lisa and her family.

    Thank you for sharing, Linda and Judy. I will add your needs to my prayer list as well. God bless.

  7. I am leaving a comment but don’t need to be included in the give away.
    I have read Deep Cover and am already looking forward to the next book in the series!
    My husband has a rare syndrome and has been in a Clinical Study at the NIH in Bethesda Maryland. This past year they have found the gene that causes Proteus Syndrome and can now move forward to a cure for the babies born with it in the future.
    It is wonderful that the Jamieson’s are out there helping others, sometimes just knowing what the syndrome is really helps.

    Sandra’s book has a character, Lori, she is special needs and I think her part in the book is wonderful. It shows some of Lori’s difficult moments and how they handled it. As I had told Sandra, growing up my mom had a cousin and I thought Gwen was always perfect and happy until my Great Aunt told me how stubborn and angry she could get. I’m so glad the world has changed for these wonderful people who use to be shunned and hidden away.

    Sorry for going on and on. I hope your book does great Sandra! I did my part at getting the word out 😉

  8. Wow — what an amazing story. Thanks for sharing it, Sandra, and for providing the venue, Lyn. I’m going to have to hunt down that book — love the imagery in the title: “Finding Glory in the Thorns”. I’m afraid my life has been a regular briar patch! LOL. Please don’t enter me in the draw as I already have Sandra’s book.

  9. What has stretched me is my genetic back deformation and three surgeries that still leave me somewhat disabled. Add to that fibromyalgia, arthritis and tendinitis in many places. I used to be VERY active physically, so it’s a challenge to be more home-bound. Thus, my reading habit and blogging about great Christian books!

    Also dealing with a child with schizophrenia, who is finally do well for the condition.

    The Jamiesons are such an inspiration as they have advocated for their daughter. I had never heard of Angelman Syndrome before today. Will be checking out their website for sure!

    desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

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