by Billie Stephens-Ogden

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/23/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9798765234440
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 52
ISBN : 9798765234457

About the Book

This book was written for those who find themselves inadequate and alone to meet life’s challenges, with little or no support from family or friends; having only themselves to count on for financial support and without even a car to get to and from work; for those who are scared, depressed and lonely. That is how the author found herself after her divorce. She began writing a journal of prose which enabled her to express her thoughts and activities, then making comments on the prose. The journal became the source for this book. The trauma of all the above factors forced her to turn within, where much to her surprise, answers came! What she has learned is “All things (ALL situations, ALL events, ALL circumstances), work together for good, PERIOD! HOWEVER, that phrase has a caveat: It requires that we fully believe – more than that - KNOW that there is a power, greater than our finite selves, that is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. The essence of that power is LOVE, that many of us call God. That is what the author wants to share with her readers; That through life’s trials and personal tribulation, our successes, and failures, and by turning within for the answers, we become more and more aware that there is indeed a power greater than the finite, inadequate, ego-centered self we hold so dear. For the vast majority of us, this does not happen over-night, that we must be vigilant in watching our thoughts. You will find throughout this anthology, that the author indeed has her ups and downs, successes and failures, but through her persistent belief in that higher power within us, she found the love she was looking for – both within and without.

About the Author

Billie has always had some kind of connection with Spirit: From having an imaginary childhood friend called Peter, who would help her with her problems as a child, to finding some solace in God as an adult, during her less-than-ideal 20-year marriage to her first husband. After her divorce, Billie found herself without any financial support, and had to find her own way in life. She had to walk 5-miles each way to get to work because she could not afford bus fare. She nearly starved the first six months after their breakup, as she had no money for food. She was alone, lonely, and wondered what life was about and if it had any meaning whatsoever. At times she would think about suicide, but never seriously considered it because there was a force that encouraged her to keep turning within to find answers. All she could do was live one moment at a time She knew she needed help and began writing to God almost every night to empty her Soul of the pain and limitation she found herself in. She called it cheap therapy. She did not have a clue as to how to repair her life or her heart and figured only God could help. Billie was never a religious person but had a deep faith in God and claims that her faith in God is what saved her life. During the course of the following years, she evolved from a victim of life to a life of self-empowerment. She discovered that all the years of a chaotic and unfulfilling marriage was a school or classroom with lessons custom-made to assist her in growing spiritually, and to take responsibility for all conditions, circumstances, and aspects of life. She now considers her former husband a master teacher who assisted her in finding her own answers to life’s challenges. In 1989 she became an ordained minister in a non-denominational church. She has become a metaphysical consultant and has clients world-wide who call her for clarity in their lives. Billie has developed her own workshops and classes in self-healing, meditation, and relationships. For 18 years she has published a monthly newsletter titled “WE R 1”, where she allows Spirit to speak through it, giving messages to inspire and lovingly guide its readers.