From the Publisher
Review by Terri Hicks, Atlanta, Georgia “Our Southern Breeze can’t help but strike a chord deep within anyone who needs a do-over at life. Depression is healed . . . broken relationships are restored . . . purpose is discovered . . . tears are dried. Thank you, Daphene, for taking us along on your personal journey of transformation ‘before Anaheim and after Anaheim’ and for showing your readers that our God is truly the God of second chances.”
Review by Barbara Holloway, Austin, TX
“I found myself doing my own life review once again while reading her story. It unearthed some of my own stuff that I let fall through the cracks in my heart and down to unconsciousness. The Lord knows everything, but we can sure hide and fool ourselves to our own detriment. The Good News is we don't have to hide from ourselves or God and when we experience this, life is good! Daphene's life is an open book where the southern breeze gently turns the pages of her faith journey. And what a journey it is. It’s a good read.”
Read an Excerpt
“I need to be alone for a while,” I whispered to her and headed back to our room, not waiting for a reply. I was desperate to get alone with God and pour out my heart to Him. I unlocked the door to our room and hurried inside. Alone, with the light off and curtains pulled, I fell on the floor weeping. I wept for my lost innocence and my ruined childhood. I wept for the love that died with my marriage. I wept for the mother I had not been to my babies. I cried out to God about the pain that had driven me to attempt suicide. I just opened up my heart, right there on the floor of that hotel room, and poured out all of the hurt and sorrow and guilt and bitterness until I was completely exhausted, empty, and quieted.
What People are saying about this
From the Publisher
My dear friend, Daphene Jones, has written a heartfelt story of her life’s journey of faith, healing, and wholeness. As Deborah Hall’s twin sister, Daphene opens a family album of disappointment and loss to the miracle of unexpected extravagant love. A portrait of family reconciliation, Our Southern Breeze is a must read!
— Ann Platz, Author, Speaker, and Businesswoman,
Our Southern Breeze is very real to me. It blew across my family. I felt it. Now you can feel it, too. Daphene and Deborah’s story, sometimes painful but ultimately beautiful, has the power to help melt the icebergs that block intimacy and love in your relationships.
Ron Hall, co-author of Same Kind of Different as Me