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Glimpses of Grace, Vol. 2, And Grace Will Lead Us Home

What they are saying!

Glimpses of Grace, Vol. 2: And Grace Will Lead Us Home is a must read for those traveling the difficult pathway of Alzheimer’s disease. I had the pleasure to personally know Byron and Dorothy in the second half of his journey with Alzheimer’s. I am as inspired now by reading about as I was in actually watching them live out their commitment to turn their daily struggles into strength and support for others walking the same pathway. Byron represented the man I hope to become, even as Alzheimer’s disease encroached upon his daily life. I watched he and Dorothy seek to bring joy to others, and this book is a continuation of their commitment to make something good come out of a tough situation.”

WESLEY WELLS, executive director,

Buckner Westminster Place, 2011-2017

“I have never witnessed such great faith, hope and love at any other time in my life as I did when watching my sweet friends Byron and Dorothy Horne navigate life after his diagnosis with early onset Alzheimer’s. Their openness and honesty, and Dorothy’s commitment to caring for Byron while sharing their experiences with others through her writing, continue to inspire me. Glimpses of Grace, Vol. 2: And Grace Will Lead Us Home is a beautiful testimony of faith and an encouragement to others.”

— JO LEE FERGUSON,

Longview News-Journal columnist and reporter

Glimpses of Grace, Vol. 1
 

"In a series of stories of their everyday life, Dorothy courageously shares her and Byron's journey down the dark road of Alzheimer's. With great attention to detail and occasional comments from Byron, she invites us along. The writing is poignant, the advice practical and the story is ever so touching. It delivers spiritual light without denying the darkness."

—Robert Hall, noted author, consultant and speaker on relationships

“Dorothy Horne’s essays are always thoughtful, often funny and invariably provoke one to delve more deeply into one’s own emotions and feelings.  Her accounts of her husband’s journey with Alzheimer’s have provided her readers an intimate insight into this difficult situation, and how both he and Dorothy have handled it with courage and faith. She is a fine, endearing writer whose essays read as if you are being told a story by a close friend. I know readers will enjoy this first collection of her work."

—Gary Borders, longtime East Texas newspaperman and columnist

"Dorothy's love for Byron rings through her writing, and East Texas has been blessed by her honesty and openness about the challenges, the routine and even the humor of life with Alzheimer’s.”

—Juan Elizondo, managing editor, Longview News-Journal (2004-10)

Excerpt from  "Becoming Light-bearers"
Glimpses of Grace, Vol. 1, pg. 46

 

"We are coming to realize that although this is our story, the disease should not be the main idea and neither should we.

The main idea is not what happens to us, but what happens through us. Will we live in such a manner that God can use us to become vessels of His love and light?  Will we allow our life circumstances, both the blessings and the trials, to draw us closer to God, or push us further away? Will we live well the story we have been given?

 

Everything else seems beside the point."

 

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