Saturday, April 22, 2017

 Diana Furr was my park bench friend...
Many years ago, my husband and I attended World Day of Prayer locally. It was a very warm day in July, and that’s saying a lot because we live in Southcentral Florida. We walked from the car to where a small crowd had assembled, and I quickly found a seat in the shade. My husband wanted to be closer to the speaker. He quickly disappeared into the crowd while I got comfortable. Or so I thought. Just a few minutes later I saw someone’s arm above the crowd waiving. At first I ignored the waving arm, I knew they weren’t trying to get my attention. Or were they?
When I turned back around, my husband was standing in front of me. “Didn’t you see me waving for you to come”? Of course, I thought under my breath, but didn’t think you were the crazy person. He continued, “Well I found a seat for us much closer, and there’s a lady I want you to meet.” He went on to say, “you two have a lot in common.” I remember thinking, how in the world would you know we have a lot in common from asking her if we could share the park bench with her? I was reluctant to leave my shady spot, but he was so persistent. He pushed his way through the crowd, dragging me behind him until he found “her”. We introduced ourselves , and immediately found a connection: The reason we were at World Day of Prayer.
This precious soul has become one of my dearest friends. I am so thankful that my husband was so insistent that day, that I follow him to that park bench.
She is a new member of Authorsden. Her name is Diana Furr, and she has written the most awe inspiring book ever. My plan that week was to read just a few chapters at a time. But from the minute I opened the book, I could not stop turning to the next page. I was familiar with most of her story, because I walked through that valley of the shadow of cancer with her. However, I felt so inspired and so encouraged by reading her words again. At times reading the book was painful and emotional. It brought back so many of the memories of her struggles with a very aggressive cancer. The hope for me was knowing the “end of the story”, or basically, knowing part of God’s plan for her. Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (NIV). I read Victory in The Valley in one day. And that very day I ordered several copies to share with friends. This little book offers hope and a future to anyone who reads it. The seven secrets she shares will change your life forever.
The best part is you can purchase this book from her right here on Authorsden. Just go to her site, 
I promise you will not be disappointed!
Diana Furr, author, Victory in the Valley 

Click on the link below to go to her site.

No comments: