The Strangler Fig Tree

The Strangler Fig Tree

It’s interesting that this tree represents what often happens in our lives. When we are going through storms and difficult seasons, we can focus on our challenges and trials and strangle away the blessings. We then lose sight of the eternal perspective, and if we’re not careful, depression and discouragement take over. This was one of my greatest challenges, which I wrote about in my book. I had a choice to make, and it was heart- wrenching. Thankfully, the end result is peace and total freedom when we fully surrender to the Lord’s will! 

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Blessings,

Goldie

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A Gradual Descent

A Gradual Descent

In my book, RAINBOW IN THE NIGHT: A JOURNEY OF REDEMPTION, I write about how I lived a very sheltered childhood while living in the small town of Independence, Iowa. This picture was taken in 1967, the year I graduated from high school.

Little did I know what would await me when I attended my first year of college. The “hippie” revolution was bursting forth on the scene throughout America, and I was not at all prepared to stand up to the peer pressure. It was a very confusing time in my life, which soon led to very poor decision making and a gradual descent into hopelessness.

To read more about my life story, you can buy RAINBOW IN THE NIGHT: A JOURNEY OF REDEMPTION on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Kindle.

Blessings,

Goldie

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A Place I Called Home

A Place I Called Home

In Chapter 1 of my book, RAINBOW IN THE NIGHT: A JOURNEY OF REDEMPTION, I write that my father (a psychiatrist) was offered a position to become the superintendent of a very large state mental hospital in Independence, Iowa.

We left St. Petersburg, FL in 1957 and drove to Iowa to make the move. It was a formidable structure, and we lived on the 2nd floor right in the administration building, which you see in this picture.

My childhood was quite interesting as you can imagine! There were 1100 mental patients when my father assumed his new position. To read more about my journey, click on any of the links below to get your copy!

Blessings,

Goldie

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