What She Said! Part 2 with Andrea Maher

by Sharon Betters

 

TODAY’S TREASURE

My soul magnifies the Lord,

And my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior.

For he has looked on the humble estate of his servant .

For behold, from now on all generations will call Me blessed.

Luke 1:46-48

 

Dear Friends,

I am so eager to introduce you to Andrea Maher, author of Slammed, Overcoming Tragedy in the Wave of Grief. I met Andrea after interviewing her son, Matt Maher. As Matt shared his story of imprisonment after causing the death of a father because of driving under the influence, I asked about his parents. To my surprise, he said that his mother quoted from my book Treasures in Darkness in her book Slammed. I immediately ordered and read her book and knew I had a new friend. Andrea’s transparency in opening up about her life, speaking freely of her precious son who died as a result of drug addiction and the imprisonment of her gifted and beautiful son, Matt, captured my heart. She graciously agreed to allow me to interview her for our Help & Hope audio library. You can hear our conversation Surviving a Tsunami of Grief here.

In this week’s devotional, Andrea encourages us to get inside the skin of Mary, the mother of Jesus. I’ve taught on Mary and written at length about her because the Lord used this special woman’s response to her own life to help me navigate the darkest days of my own journey. Yet, with all of that, Andrea’s devotional introduced me to insights about Mary that I had not previously considered.

I know you are going to be blessed as I have been with Andrea’s writing.

Treasured by Him,

Sharon

LIFE-GIVING ENCOURAGEMENT

Listen to Andrea’s Story, Surviving a Tsunami of Grief.

Read Mary’s Story in Luke 2.


Sharon W. Betters is author of Treasures of Encouragement, Treasures in Darkness and co-author of Treasures of Faith. She is Director of Resource Development and co-founder of MARKINC.org, a non profit organization that offers help and hope to hurting people. Sharon enjoys quality time with her husband, children and fourteen grandchildren.

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