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A Dream in a Box

A Dream in a Box

Sometime dreams arrive at your front door in a plain cardboard box. A couple of weeks ago I got a shipment of books. But these aren’t just any books, these books are very special.

I carefully opened the box and lovingly took out a book, a compilation of articles, short stories, and poems written by 20 different authors. Slipping it out of the protective plastic, I rubbed my fingers across the cover and giggled excitedly.

I flipped open the book and scoured the pages, selfishly looking for my own words. It didn’t take long for me to find them. There they were, beautifully printed in black ink upon real paper. My very own words, in print. Wow!

Next to my words rests a photograph that I took of myself a few years back. Like the priest says in The Princess Bride, it was “a dweam wifin a dweam!” My words and my photos – both published!

I couldn’t stop grinning as I flipped through the rest of the book, looking for one more photograph I had taken. I found this one toward the back of the book along side a short story. It’s a photograph of a blue blanket on a bed. Nothing too spectacular, but it’s mine!

Breaking the Chains: Strategies for Overcoming Spiritual Bondage is now available in paperback and ebook through Amazon. I don’t know how long it will last, but Amazon has dropped the price of the paperback.

If you would like to read a bit more about the book and see all of the contributing authors, visit our publisher, Lighthouse Bible Studies.

I’d be honored if you’d take a look and see if any of the 25+ topics covered would be helpful to you or someone you know. Spiritual freedom is possible and we’d love to help you find it!

And that, my friends, is how this biker chick photographer turned author captured A Dream in a Box. (Click to Tweet!)

Until next time,


About Author

I'm the author of "Howie's Broken Hee-Haw," a photographer, and lover of all things adventurous. I'll walk alongside you and help you discover joy for your journey and freedom in Christ!


  • beckielindsey
    May 6, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    How wonderful! Congrats, Josie, Katy, and the rest of the talented authors.

    • Josie Siler
      May 6, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you, sweet Beckie! See you at Blue Ridge in a couple of weeks?


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