The white picket fence is often thought of as a symbol to represent the American dream, but actually, there was a different purpose for this icon. During World War II, the military was running out of ammunition. To help in the effort, Americans dismantled their wrought iron fences so they could be melted down and used as ammunition to defeat the enemy. The white picket fence was put up in its place to show a family’s willingness to do whatever it took to fight for America’s freedoms.
Have you been looking at the white picket fences in your life all wrong? Have you been wanting a “happy ever after” only to discover that real life is more about sacrifice in the midst of hard times? You’re not alone. Today’s guest Sheri Rose Shepherd shares how God has taken the broken pieces of her life and has brought healing. Now she hopes her words can help rebuild the lives of others who have faced devastating circumstances. Tune in to today’s show to learn how our invisible God can become most visible when he is our only hope.
Who is Sheri Rose Shepherd?
For the past 30 years, Sheri Rose Shepherd has been in full-time ministry as a best-selling author, speaker to tens of thousands each year, and the founder of His Princess Ministries. Her latest book is Beyond the White Picket Fence: What to do When Your Life is Dismantled.
You can order Beyond the White Picket Fence HERE.
About the Book:
You shouldn’t have to go through a devastating crisis alone. You need a friend to come alongside you to help you heal and find hope again. Sheri Rose Shepherd, author of the bestselling His Princess series (more than a million copies sold), knows exactly what it’s like to have your life torn apart and your dreams shattered.
Beyond the White Picket Fence is a lesson-filled love letter to anyone trapped in a pit of pain. Whether you are going through divorce, betrayal, abandonment, or disease, there is a way to come through it to find an even better, stronger you.
God will not waste pain, and His promises will prove true when you’re on the other side of this season. This book will help you gain an eternal perspective and provide you with everyday survival skills to work with until you are thriving again.
Walk It Out Scripture
Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Psalm 126:5
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Resources, books, and links mentioned in this episode:
- Beyond the White Picket Fence | Sheri Rose Shepherd