by Glenn Beck
Editors Note: We at the Chronicle would like to encourage you to visit a site that we believe can help us all during this tough times. The site is called “Face Your Storm.com
Each week we will bring to you stories from the readers in their own words, from this site. We hope that you will visit this site and tell your story in your words.
Everyone goes through storms in life. Whether they are brought on by personal decisions, or thrust upon us by circumstances beyond our control, the storm isn’t what defines us. The way we battle in the storm and eventually come out on the other side is our defining movement.
This site is for you. A place for you to share stories about your personal storms and how you have made it through.
Your story, our story could help provide some semblance of shelter to others as their storms rage.
Here is an example of stories that will appeal on this site:
Thank you for sharing your heart in The Christmas Sweater, you touched mine.
To forgive someone else is the best gift you can give yourself! I too lost my Dad to cancer who was also an alcoholic, I was five.
My mother now lives with me and learning that she has had mental illness all of her life and learning that she was not capable of understanding what love was, in itself a true blessing because I realized that God gave me enough love for the both of us. I am one of seven children and the rest have distanced themselves as a protection mechanism for survival, as our mother can have a tongue like a knife more often than not.
Because that is what life is, learning and living and loving and forgiving. There is always a promise and more to learn. I get it, you get it.
You touch each of your listeners on a level you nor I could adequately describe. I can’t wait to share this book with my 14 year old daughter.
Rose from Missouri.
I truly enjoyed your new book “The Christmas Sweater”. It was a can’t put down kind of book. It so mirrored my own past, the similarities were so close. For example, when going to my grandparents to live, my room was in grandma’s sewing room. We also played a very similar Stand up for God in church on Sunday’s. April fool’s was and continues to be my favorite Holiday!
I laughed until tears poured down my cheeks and then I would turn the page and tears would be pouring down my cheeks for a whole different set of emotions.
About 3 years ago I too honored my mom with a Christmas story. I was cleaning out her garage and I came across an old shoe box and when I opened it here was “The Christmas Shoe” I had made her in 1st grade. It was kicked off with a story about “The Christmas Shoe” which was when I took one of her shoes, (her dress shoe, black suede that she only wore to church, she only had two pairs of shoes) when I got it to school we glued different shapes of macaroni to it and then spray painted it gold. You should have seen the look on my mom’s face when she opened her gift from me! My mom had kept that shoe for 43 years. That prompted me to write about all of my Christmas memories as a child and as a parent and to hand that out to my surviving sisters and mom on Christmas Day. It was a big hit.
Thanks again for “The Christmas Sweater.” it will be showing up under many people’s Christmas tree this year.
Source: Glenn Beck