Starting from Scratch When You're Single Again: 23 Women Share Stories, Encouragement, Recipes, and Lessons Learned When Starting Over Was All They Could Do

Starting from Scratch When You're Single Again: 23 Women Share Stories, Encouragement, Recipes, and Lessons Learned When Starting Over Was All They Could Do

by Sharon M Knudson, Mary Fran Heitzman


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You're suddenly single again. What do you do now? Where do you turn? Starting From Scratch When You're Single Again serves up poignant stories from twenty-three widowed or divorced women who survived a horrific deathblow to their dreams for a happy, secure future. Somehow, with white-knuckle faith, each one found enough strength in themselves and in their God to move forward. Let each woman's story and the guiding principles she offers be an encouragement to you, and as a bonus, let the taste and aroma of her favorite recipe comfort and nourish your soul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599792545
Publisher: Charisma Media
Publication date: 07/18/2008
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sharon M. Knudson is a full-time freelance writer with five book collaborations and hundreds of published articles. She speaks at Christian events and retreats and also teaches courses on the craft of writing and getting published. She holds BME and MM degrees from Michigan State University and lives with her husband in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Mary Fran Heitzman writes essays, poetry, and magazine articles and is president of the Minnesota Christian Writers Guild. She is a certified member of Toastmasters International and cofacilitates a Faith Interaction group at her church. She works in the world of finance with her husband of thirty-seven years.

Table of Contents

Foreword   Dr. Jim Burns     xix
Introduction     1
Stir With Faith     3
Telling...   Sharon     4
SAvory Vegetable Stew     9
Who Needs God?   Kendra Jockety     11
Mom's Date-filled Cookies     18
Be Here Now   Jennifer Silvera     20
Chicken Pot Pies     26
Gather the Ingredients     31
Simplify! Simplify! Simplify!   Janet Leck     32
Janet's Meat Loaf     38
I Refuse to Lose   Elizabeth Turner     39
Swedish Rice Pudding     45
Sufficient Grace   Shary VanDemark     47
Chicken and Dumplings     52
Glaze With Hope     55
Milestone for a Single Mom   Sandra Picklesimer Aldrich     56
Peppermint Brownies     60
The Plans I Have for You   Judy Sieps     62
Banana Cream Pie     69
Jesus Is My Bridegroom   Joanna Price     71
Bravado Burritos     77
Marinate in Mercy     79
Set the Prisoner Free   Elisabeth Haus     80
Lis's Lime Jell-OSalad     86
Forging Our Way   Hope Rutledge     87
Easy Yulekage (Christmas Bread)     94
God, I Need Help   Linda Joyce Heaner     96
Tuna, Noodle, and Grape     101
Puree Until Peaceful     103
The Art of Grieving Well   Nancy Brown     104
Pannekoeken (Dutch Pancakes) for Two     112
God Is Good-All the Time   Esther Grafs     114
African Chow Mein     120
He Gives and Takes Away   Janis Hackman     122
Good-for-You Granola     129
Flavor With Love     131
Be Still   Amy Bishop     132
Crazy Chocolate Cake     139
Those Cherry Macaroons   Sharon     141
Cherry Macaroon Cookies     148
The God of Second Chances   Aubrey Claxton     149
Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix     154
Sprinkle With the Spirit     157
A Penny From Heaven   Susan Hillstrom     158
Gentleman's Delight     165
Feeling Battered, Finding God   Ann Smith     167
Ever-So-Elegant Banana Trifle     173
Searching for Relationship   Jeanine Jordan     175
Light Waldorf Salad     180
Garnish With Grace     183
Hunker Down in the Barrel, Honey   Maggie Miller     184
Shoofly Pie     190
OK, Lord, I Get It   Marie Zender     192
Savory Salmon Fillet     198
Me? A Battered Woman?   Christine Hagion Rzepka     200
Freedom Corn Bread     209
Epilogue     211
Notes     213

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