“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.


Fear Not Tomorrow

Carol SzellSometimes healing doesn’t happen. Here on earth, anyways. Sometimes overcoming life’s tough challenges happens when you reach heaven.

A year ago today (April 15, 2013), Carol* finally experienced her healing and became the ultimate overcomer.

*Her real name, used with permission from her husband and children.… Continue reading

Caught in a Medical Mystery

mandy young sign


“Your body is further advanced than medicine” and “tests to define your problem haven’t been invented yet” were the troubling words Mandy* and her parents heard for 22 years. Finally in May of 2003, renowned scientists from all over the world met with Mandy… Continue reading

When You Know Better, You Do Better

maya angelou quoteLinda’s* first DUI at age 36 should have been a wake up call. But it wasn’t. At that time, she had no thoughts of admitting to having an addiction to alcohol. Her job as a marketing director for a chain of restaurants with full bars… Continue reading

Lives for the Moments, Part 2

If you haven’t read part 1 of Jule’s story, please read it before reading the conclusion to her story.

Bryan, Jordan, Jule, and Christian

Bryan, Jordan, Jule, and Christian

Spot of Breast Cancer

Two years after having a double mastectomy, Jule’s doctors found a suspicious spot on her back. The… Continue reading

Lives for the Moments, Part 1

Jule Furr with white hatAs Jule* approaches her 50th birthday this year, she realizes she has faced one type of health struggle or another for many years of her life. Her beautiful smile and positive outlook on life would cause you to think she’s lived an easy life.Unless you… 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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