Come, O Lord. View all 4 comments. Aug 29, Evangeline Han rated it really liked it. Megan's Secrets is both a beautiful memoir and an inspirational book.
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Stories from Megan's life is interposed with lessons the Cope family learned after her death. Megan is the child most people would overlook. Anyone who sees her would view and classify her as the retarded child. But this book shows us that the lowest in society can teach the smartest precious lessons. The stories of Megan's life will touch the book's reader. As I read them, I found myself wishing that I know this adorable litt Megan's Secrets is both a beautiful memoir and an inspirational book.
As I read them, I found myself wishing that I know this adorable little girl. She lived for 10 years and spent her last few years being sick most of the time, but she brightened and blessed the life of others. Aug 04, Cynthia Winn rated it it was amazing. Heartwarming and inspiring! Sep 17, Renee rated it it was amazing Shelves: biography-autobiography. We would know this if only we trained our eyes to see past the outward shell and focus on what lasts for eternity.
Megan was born with a rare genetic syndrome, which left her mentally disabled and gave her an asymmetrical face and growing weaknesses in her kidney, heart, and lungs. She blessed her family for ten years. For many adults, Megan challenged their materialism, anger, hunger for power, and lack of concern for others. Meeting Megan and Mike through the pages of this book inspired me to take a deeper look at the folks around me and try to see them for who they really are. On the day she died, Diane and I were leaning over her praying for her, telling her we loved her, and assuring her it was all right to go.
Later it hit me. Megan had been preparing us her whole life with her simple little song. She taught me that God will use my brokenness to His glory. She made me remember that we are often fascinated with things that may be impressive from the outside but which may not be that important to God. She taught me that what really matters has to do with the heart: keeping promises, seeking justice in a brutal world, learning to see those in greatest need, and living with courage, joy, and unconditional love.
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The end is not the end If you have suffered a terrible grief, lost your first love for the folks who people your world, said good-bye to cherished dreams, or know someone who has, this book can offer inspiration and healing balm. Sep 12, Abbie Riddle rated it it was amazing. From the opening page you are invited into a journey of joy and heartbreak.
It is one of those journeys in which those along for the walk are brought closer to the throne of God and into a deeper understanding of His grace, love and mercy. It is often those that seem most insignificant or cumbersome to the world that in that innocence of what the world labels "disability" we see the example of child-like faith. In these rare instances we are offered a personal glimpse of what heaven must truly b From the opening page you are invited into a journey of joy and heartbreak.
In these rare instances we are offered a personal glimpse of what heaven must truly be like - and what the heart of God is so desperately trying to communicate to the world. Megan was one of those children. Though she spoke only a few words her silence spoke volumes. Maybe it was that very thing the world labels as a "disability" that enabled Megan to love more freely and more deeply.
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Maybe it was this very thing that allowed her life to be lived free of expectations and standards, religion or traditions of men - free from worry about others thoughts - free to be herself and to touch others in a profoundly deep and lasting way. It is in this life that we are invited to throw off the weight of our expectations and to embrace the grace and love of God. To be both blessed freely and to bless freely without giving thought to what others may or may not think.
This is one of those books that when you read it your heart can not help but to be stirred to movement for Christ. It is one that reaches into the very depths of who we are as humans to touch that one place where there is a void and to open our eyes to the longing to know and experience Christ deeper and fuller. Mike Cope has transparently lain open his heart and his life. He is honest about the struggles of raising a disabled child. He is honest about the heartbreak of that first diagnosis and the struggle to find the balance in life to cope and adjust.
But more so this man is honest about the touch of God that could only have been brought through Megan's life.
He reveals the deep truths of God that can only be experienced during the times of life that we so often think are difficult. I strongly urge you to pick up a copy of this moving book and ask that the Lord speak to you as you read the testimony of this father. Aug 13, Megan rated it really liked it Shelves: review-books , read-in , non-fiction , christian. We are a society that obsesses over physical appearance and care very little for the inner man - only about the exterior.
That sometimes the older you get, the more vain we are about the people around us. And that sometimes the wisest and most insightful people are the little children, who only care about a person's heart and they are not superficial. Most people, when they see a h We are a society that obsesses over physical appearance and care very little for the inner man - only about the exterior.
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The drop-off deadline for this annual Christmas project is this Thursday, December Check out www. Mike and his wife Diane are proud parents of their sons Matt and Chris and doting grandparents of their granddaughters Reese and Ellie. Matt a physician in Abilene , Jenna, Reese, and Ellie. And of course, the memories of Megan still surround us.
Chris Chesnutt. You are not safe, though. I will track you down at some point and you will sign my book. I remember every 21st of November, Mike. I ordered my copy today. I already know that it is going to be a paradigm changing book to read! SG is right! Mike, you need some help? Blessings to you and yours as you share this important experience with the world. May God make the journey a gift.
Thanks for always being willing to share her with those who are blessed to hear you speak. So… will you have books with you for us to purchase? Do you know if your family and friends are OK? Have you heard from them or any of your friends there? Praying about that.