Shirley Faith Touchstone has been on an amazing journey since her son, David, and her husband, Barney went to their heavenly home. After the loss of her husband, Shirley asked herself, “What now?” She realized that God was leading her to present something to help people discover why they ARE here and what their purpose is here on earth. Can they be useful no matter what their physical condition? Shirley’s answer is that we are never too old to serve God. Read (Psalm 92:12–14). She recently heard someone say, “We retire from our life’s work, but we should never retire from serving God.” Being a believer is a lifelong commitment to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A part of the answer to Shirley’s question, “What now?” is this book, “Why Am I Still Here?” Many people have shared their stories to be included in this book. Find one that you can relate to and realize that you are not alone in keeping your story hidden from the world.
Anita Dowty has also been through many tragedies, obstacles and changes in her life, since her oldest son lost his eyesight and another son lost his life in a motorcycle/car accident. Shirley asked Anita to work with her on this book. She gladly accepted. Anita asks, “Have you had the loss of a loved one? Do you have sadness from a divorce? Were you abused mentally or physically?” In this book, people from several different states have shared stories about these problems and other problems such as rape, alcoholism, drugs and murder. Anita encourages you to read this book and find a story that fits your situation. You are not alone. God put you on this earth and He is always by your side. All you have to do is ask for His help. God said that He would never leave nor forsake us. Please pray this prayer everyday: “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want…”