Can you look at a life with its twists and turns and predict the outcome of that life? Many people; including teachers, psychologists, and other professionals believe that circumstances determine outcomes; that broken lives are the automatic consequence of poverty, divorce, discrimination, abuse, or a myriad of other factors. This is often true, but every now and then something happens; God intervenes, and circumstances become stepping stones. As one who has lived it, I know that circumstances don’t define, but enable and fortify; and can be used to declare the awesome power of a loving God in the life of His child. This story is true. I am a living testimony of the power of God.
Iona Hollins graduated from Hayti (Negro) Central High School as Valedictorian in May 1959. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Education at Chicago State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling at Governors State University in Park Forest, Illinois. She has spent 42 years teaching in the public schools of Chicago, Illinois, and Missouri. She retired from the Ferguson-Florissant School District in 2007. She spends her time volunteering in her grandchildren’s school library, her church library, researching her ancestry, teaching the women’s Bible class, and writing books for children. This is her 5th book.