Do Not Be Sad

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Have you read the book The Broken Way: A Daring Path Into The Abundant Life? As I watched the book trailer on YouTube, I was touched by what appeared to be an invitation to especially Christian readers to not be afraid of challenges, but to embrace them as an opportunity to rise above them. It discusses how you can live with a broken heart. It explains how you can give thanks even when you feel sad and overwhelmed.

The author Ann Voskamp experienced sadness as a teenager. Her sister was killed in an accident right before her eyes. Ann explains how God healed the broken parts of her life. Ann states when she shared the brokenness and stopped trying to run away from it, this allowed her to begin the healing process. Her message is to never be afraid of broken things. Never be afraid of fear because Jesus Christ is there to heal us. She exclaims we can experience a resurrection from our suffering through God.

I agree that even when we do not know the answer to pain and suffering, it should not stop us from feeling happiness again. After all, we can do all things through Christ which strengthens us. Smile again!

You might want to assign your homeschooler to read the book and complete a book review. Here are some easy instructions on how to write a book review.

About Martha Quinn

Book author, licensed teacher, master's degree (Reading K-12, Social Studies 7-12). Former homeschooler. Happily married Christian with two terrific children. Loves animals, swimming, music, fishing, gardening, cooking, traveling, exciting movies, good books, and the great outdoors.

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