Houston businesswoman Connie Rankin has gathered the stories of 10 successful women into a book to inspire all women to reach for the heights and achieve their dreams. The women in the book all overcame incredible odds in order to create themselves as exemplary role models for their families, their communities and ambitious women worldwide.
The story of God Gave Us Wings in Connie’s own words:
This time last year, I had lost my way. After years of being highly motivated, family-oriented and spiritually enriched, all I cared about was running my successful commercial real estate firm. The joy was gone and nothing else mattered ... not my family, not my friends, and not my community.
One day in sheer desperation, I cried out for God to give me back my joy – His answer wasn't what I expected. I was to write a book called God Gave Us Wings to empower others to move past their fear into faith. Boy, did I try to negotiate, especially when I heard Oprah's story was to be part of the book.
I said, no way, this just isn't possible. Imagine next hearing – I Am! This brought me to my knees crying out, saying – Yes you are!
When you are desperate, you cry out for help — but to whom? The women in God Gave Us Wings, including me, found their cries answered by The One who said, “I am the way.”
For more information, please visit www.GodGaveUsWings.com and www.BridgeLiteracyNow.org
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