Lemons and Lace

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About the author:
Pamela Botteicher Fleming grew up in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. One of the biggest influences in her life was her mother, Deborah (Mary) Bottiecher. Having received Jesus as their Savior at nearly the same time - Pam watched as her mom grew in faith and ministered internationally.

Married in 1974, Rick and Pam were pastors at several churches, until they founded the Altoona Full Gospel Church in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Here Pam served as the Music Minister while also helping to produce local television shows. She did a segment called "Ponderings" for Cornerstone Television's "Getting Together" program, out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Rick also managed this station for seven years while serving as pastor of the church.

After seventeen years of ministering in Altoona, they worked for eight years at a children's home as houseparents and houseparent trainers until Rick's death.

Pam has three children: Nathan, Elizabeth (Deceased) and Megan. In 2013 she married David G. Fleming. Together they have ten grandchildren, a dog named Tucker and a cat named Stubs.

Currently attending Christ Community Church in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, Pam is involved with the Women's Ministry and is the Director of Community for Mom's. She has also enjoyed taking mission trips to Mexico City and Thailand.

Her passion is:
*For everyone to know the One who walks beside you and will never leave you-no matter what the circumstance-His name is Jesus!
*To see people healed from depression, grief and the spirit of suicide and to bring suicide awareness to the church.

If you would like to contact Pam, schedule a speaking engagement or want more information, please go to:
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Lemons and Lace

From Bitterness to Beauty - A Journey through the Death of a Child, Cancer, Betrayal, and the Suicide of a Husband

Authored by Pam Fleming

Moving Beyond Bitterness and Grief

"The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
(Psalm 34:18)

If you're going through a dark season in your life, know that there is hope. In this true account of God's healing power, Lemons and Lace-Bitterness to Beauty reveals how to turn your mourning into dancing so that you can gain a new sense of freedom and hope for the future.
Young, in love, and dedicated to church ministry, Pam-a pastor's wife-and her husband Rick seemed to have the best of everything. They were unaware that in their life's journey a series of adverse events would test all they knew about each other and the God they committed their life to serving.
From the death of their 14-month-old daughter, Pam's cancer, marital complications and uncertainty about where God was leading them, the couple is left swimming in a sea of doubt about their future. As insecurities grow, brokenness leads to more destruction with Rick eventually taking his own life. Stricken with grief and guilt, Pam reaches out to the only One who can deliver her from her troubles.
Has your world suddenly been turned upside down, shaken by undeniable grief and mourning? God, in all His majesty, knows your heart, hears your cry and-like Pam-will exchange the bitterness of life for the beauty of who He is and who you are in Him.

Publication Date:
1523715324 / 9781523715329
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Religion / Christian Life / Death, Grief, Bereavement

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