Asking What: No More Whys

Soaring on Eagles' Wings Defeating Life's Labels, Anger and Cancer

by Wilma Marler



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/28/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781490837376
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781490837383
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781490837390

About the Book

The story of being the victim of threats and related actions served as the predictor of my life journey. My writing about my anger at the outcome of that event led a professor to suggest I change my major from sociology to journalism. Although I did not heed that suggestion, I am following that advice now. I was trapped in my anger, and it seemed every day there was a new inquiry of why this or why that. In changing the question from why to what, I discovered God’s reason for my journey. Questioning the reason for events elicits from God the response children are prone to get from parents—“because I said so” or “because I am your parent.” God is my Father, and I am His child. God received the same response that my parents received to that explanation: I chose to be angry. Once I learned that anger was my choice, God could patiently and lovingly lead me to my ministry. Two days after losing my sister to cancer, I understood the lesson. Being a minister is a title, or label. The “what” of my journey with God is to be available to minister to those individuals He places in my life. Through obedience to God, the “what” in my life became anger of motivation in my life. It was anger that taught me to ask what, and the lesson to be shared with others is start asking “what”.

About the Author

Twenty-three years after cancer, the journey of my life finally makes sense. Challenges, disappointments, and failures translated through anger were exercises designed by God to shape my life’s mission. Only when anger consumed my spirit did I learn that faith