"This book is filled with women who are heroes in the lives of others. Mothers experience undeniable miracles that bring them to the pinnacle of hope and happiness. Even in the struggles of motherhood, our lives are touched by miracles and grace."
—Colleen Swindoll-Thompson, author, speaker and director of special needs ministries for Insight for Living
"Miracles & Moments of Grace is an absolute treasure of wisdom. The beautiful voices that speak from the pages of this book remind us that there is meaning, purpose and joy in motherhood. This is a lovely book I would recommend to new moms, seasoned moms, moms-to-be, or anyone who wants to feel the majesty and grace of family life."
—April Perry, co-founder of The Power of Moms website, and co-author of Deliberate Motherhood
"Miracles & Moments of Grace pulls you in from the very first page, as Nancy shares moving stories from real-life moms who were able to see God's hand in their lives through the sweet, memorable moments and the tender, heartbreaking moments. For anyone who has embarked on the journey of the high calling of motherhood, this book will touch your heart."
—Tracie Miles, writer and speaker for Proverbs 31 Ministries and author of Stressed-Less Living
"Nancy Kennedy has done a beautiful job collecting stories of hope, love, hardship, joy, worry... or as we could simply say, motherhood."
—Mary Jenkins, The Power of Moms
This book looks beyond immediate medical needs to the spiritual care given by top doctors. It is a fresh revelation of the personal lives of doctors who have faith; a glimpse into their private world and the amazing God they choose to trust.
—David Levy, MD, neurosurgeon and author of Gray Matter: A neurosurgeon discovers the power of prayer...one patient at a time.
I believe that every doctor has at least one gripping story to tell. In this book, Nancy Kennedy chronicles dozens of these stories. Get ready to smile, to weep, and to praise God.
—Robert Orr, MD, CM, senior fellow with The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity and author of Medical Ethics and the Faith Factor
These stories of doctors’ tender encounters with anxious and fearful patients shed light on the immense privilege of the doctor-patient relationship. After sharing in the experiences of these inspiring and faith-filled physicians, your doctor’s exam room will never seem a cold place again.
—Walt Larimore, MD, medical director for Mission Medical Clinic and best-selling author of Bryson City Tales and Hazel Creek
From Iqbal, the boy who lived through the southeast Asian tsunami aboard a Navy hospital ship, to the barracks in Lebanon where 241 Marines were killed in a 1983 suicide bombing to the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001, Kennedy relates 50 stories, recounted with humor and tenderness. -- Publishers Weekly
These candid accounts of remarkable luck and bloody catastrophe from dozens of noncombatant military men and women are moving and painful to read. Their stories have the brevity and terse eloquence of real and lived experience. -- Library Journal
This remarkable collection of first-person stories clearly shows the extent of God's love for us. God has protected, healed, provided strength, and shown his love through miracles. This book is a must read for anyone looking for the real source of strength and truth in life! -- Lt. Gen. Paul K. Carlton Jr., USAF, Retired; Professor of Surgery, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Surgeon General of the Air Force (1999-2002)
Chaplains serve as a reminder of the holy, a bridge to the magnificent Holy Presence that defeats the horrors of war. These amazing stories reveal the drama of human tragedy magnified in military service and the ever-present, redeeming God in the midst of it all. -- Chaplain Maj. Gen. Lorraine K. Potter, USAF, Retired; Chief of the Air Force Chaplain Service (2001-2004)
I encourage those who care about soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines to read this profoundly stirring book. Ms. Kennedy has done a masterful job of weaving together these fascinating stories. I am reminded that God is present in unexpected ways in so many places. -- Chaplain Col. Edward T. Brogan, USAF, Retired; Director of the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel
Miracles and Moments of Grace on SPIRIT 105.3 (Seattle)
(6.8MB) Nancy B. Kennedy talks about stories from military chaplains
How We Did It featured on KNEO(St. Louis, MO)
(9.1MB) Interview on Authors Corner with Andy Farmer
How We Did ItClick through to the How We Did It blog
May 27, 2009
Just yesterday, I started a blog. It's titled Thirty Ways
In the blog, I'll be following 30 people who have lost weight and kept it off. I was inspired to ask people about their weight loss success stories after I finally
lost 30 pounds myself. I'm by no means the Biggest Loser... one person I've already talked with lost 220 pounds!
What I discovered was that there is no one way to lose weight, no matter what the latest diet guru tells you. Everyone I have talked with so far has chosen a different path -- and they've ALL been successful.
So click on over and start reading some good stories. And, comment on your own success story. Every person has a fascinating story to tell, and I love hearing them.
May 21, 2009
Having written two children's science activity books, my antennae is always active when it comes to science experiments. So, take a look at my Science Play page here
I'll add simple science activities to this page as I come across them. In honor of Memorial Day, I've added an activity that uses potatoes... so leave a few of them in the bottom of the bag when you make your potato salad this weekend.
If you've done a fun science activity with your child or student, post a comment here. I'll add it to the Science Play page.
May 18, 2009
There's no hotter topic these days than the future of journalism. I never thought I'd see the day when newspapers became obsolete, but so it may be. Although I still subscribe to my local paper, even I get most of my news online.
To read one column examining the current crisis in newspapers, click here
I've had many great editors in my writing career and the writer of this column, Richard Rein, the editor of U.S. 1
, a Princeton business newspaper, is one of the best. He taught me what a good story is and how to go after it. Let's hope these skills will continue to have value.
May 6, 2009
About 100 years ago, I wrote a profile of Peter Sandman, a risk communications consultant. Back then, who could guess what sort of work that entailed? Insurance underwriting? Financial management?
But along came the Exxon Valdez spill, and soon everyone was talking about arrogant corporations with their bumbling public relations, clumsy damage control efforts and heavy-handed image manipulation.
Peter Sandman advises companies on how best to present disasters and potential hazards to the public, and he's not into covering your tracks and manipulating public opinion. In fact, he advocates honesty and vulnerability... not two words you generally see in the same sentence when it comes to corporate America. (more…)
Fifty inspiring first-person stories told by moms (Leafwood, 2013)
Fifty inspiring first-person stories told by doctors (Leafwood, 2012)
Weight loss success stories paired with health and fitness information and helpful tips (Leafwood, 2011)
Fifty stories of military life from military chaplains (Leafwood, 2011)
Stories and Essays
Inspirational stories and medical advice for back pain (May 2012)
101 inspirational stories from suffering people (October, 2011)
101 weight loss success stories
Don't fret about the news -- pray about it! (Regal, October 2011)
"Bread Dough and Boots" (a story of my grandfather) (Thomas Nelson, 2007)
Science activities and stories of faith for children in 2nd through 5th grade.
Science activities and stories of faith for pre-school through 1st grade children
Magazine and Newspaper Articles
Thoughts on a Memorial Day ceremony (The Times of Trenton, NJ, May 30, 2011)
(Connection Magazine, Spring 2010
U.S. 1 (November 18, 2009)
Our family's layoff experience (Today's Christian Woman, July/August 2009)
The Times of Trenton, Memorial Day 2009
How We Did It
A blog of weight loss success stories