Souls in the Sand: Stories of Setbacks, Surviving, Stepping and Soaring, is a collaboration of courageous women of faith who have journeyed through life’s most challenging seasons and have discovered strength, healing, and a greater purpose beyond their comprehension. These women have chosen to share a part of their story and their heart with you with one intention:  To inspire you, encourage you, and reassure you that you are not alone in the journey called life.

The sky is blue, the sand is soft, there’s a warm salty sea breeze blowing. Come join us. We have pulled up a chair for you.

It is my absolute JOY to share on this project a piece of my heart. This is the story of a wife, mom, entrepreneur, and daughter. A collection of the moments that left such an imprint in my soul. A vivid description of how my own choices made a difference not only in the atmosphere and emotions of that moment but on my legacy and on the futures of my loved ones. My prayer is that you can find hope in my testimony and be inspired to choose JOY in the midst of any circumstance. By doing that, I reassure you miracles will happen and you will experience God’s power and everlasting love!

The title of my chapter is: “The miracle of every sunrise, choosing JOY to overcome darkness”

Lilian Chavira

“Weeping may endure for the night, but JOY comes in the morning” Psalm 30:5