|Author Pegg Thomas and Trooper|
Pegg, welcome to Overcoming With God. We appreciate your willingness to share your testimony of overcoming with our readers.
Would you tell us about the one of the most difficult things in your life you have had to overcome, with God’s help?
Starting about 2008 I knew something was wrong with me, but I couldn’t put it into words. Some statement from a writer, eh? The symptoms were vague at best. I’d lost my energy, my focus, and there were physical things like hair loss and swelling in my hands. I went to the doctor and got nowhere. I’m pretty sure she had me down in her book as a hypochondriac. After a couple of years, I started to agree with her. Then I put my foot down, grew a little backbone, and asked for blood tests. They came back positive for both an autoimmune disease and Rheumatoid. I started seeing a Rheumatologist and, even though I may never get a definitive diagnosis on the autoimmune disease, I’m able to do most of the things I want to do again taking just one medication and reorganizing my time and resources.
What passages in the Bible have been most helpful to you in those times?
My go-to passage is always John 10:27-28
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
The reassurance that I am His and nothing can change that is what keeps me balanced.
What helped you get through or helped you cope with this difficulty?
My husband. He’s been my rock through it all.
In this latest work, do you have any topics useful for bibliotherapy, or therapeutic influence through reading about a disorder or situation?
Embattled Hearts starts with the heroine escaping from a domestic violence situation. She’s hurt—both physically and mentally—and has lost her faith in God. No spoilers here, but God uses some interesting characters to reveal His love for her and draw her back to Him.
Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg’s debut story will be published by Barbour in April of 2017. When not working on her latest novel, Pegg can be found in her garden, in her kitchen, or on her trusty old horse, Trooper.
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Alannah Fagan escaped from a battle she wouldn’t survive. Stewart McCann left behind a battle he couldn’t face. Thrown together at Horseshoe Station, can they find something worth fighting for?
GIVEAWAY: We're giving away a copy of The Pony Express Romance collection this week! Answer Pegg's question to enter! Question: There are some special characters in Embattled Hearts that are of the four-footed variety. I’d love to hear from readers who have had a special animal in their lives and how that has shaped who they are today.