“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Overcomers learn to see the stars during the dark times in their lives. May you experience the strength of the overcomers I’ve interviewed and find inspiration as you read their amazing stories.


Look Twice – Save a Life

Jessica Look Twice Save A Life


Ordinary days can turn tragic in a split second.

An ordinary weekend motorcycle ride on a sunny day in June of 2012 turned tragic when Jessica* and her boyfriend were hit head on by a truck. She survived, but with multiple injuries. Her boyfriend,… Continue reading

From Rubble to Royalty

tammy child abuse prevention

If only there’d been a National Child Abuse Prevention Month when Tammy* was 4 years old. Maybe someone would have believed her cries for help and stopped her abusers.

* Her real name, used with permission.

No Voice

Looks can be deceiving, Tammy's already being sexually abused.

Looks can be deceiving, Tammy’s already being… Continue reading

My Whole Life Turned Upside Down

storms make trees take deeper rootsAlmost three years ago, Patty’s* sinus infection lingered for two months despite several treatments. Then, she began getting horrible headaches. Simply put . . . she felt miserable.

* Her real name, used with permission.

Boom in Her Head

In addition to the headaches that… Continue reading

Walked Out

cindi branch at beach“My struggles have been a test of perseverance. I’d like to think I’m passing the test. Despite all I’ve gone through, I’ve never lost sight of how blessed and fortunate I am,” Cindi* says.

* Her real name, used with permission.

Diligence and dedication to… Continue reading

Lisa’s Perfect Match

lisa young 3Sometimes an individual doesn’t realize the incredible story of overcoming her life is until it’s pointed out to her. Lisa* is definitely one of those individuals.

* Her real name, used with permission.

Lisa’s aunt, her mother’s sister, was diagnosed with polycystic kidney… Continue reading

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Melony Brown I have had numerous opportunities to hear stories about women who have faced life's tough challenges. My writing reflects the lessons I’ve learned from these amazing women.

My blog has their real-life stories, while the book I'm writing follows a fictional character as she faces life's challenges.


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