Fordsurvived many episodes of trauma and tragedy, coming through each experience stronger than she ever imagined. The situations that she encountered, some she describes as miracles of God, allowed Ford to move forward on her journey with God. She shares how God's strength and guidance brought her through the emotional trauma of two sexual assaults, her role as a firefighter and her experiences in the Unites States Air Force (USAF). She shares the emotional story of when her younger son survived a life-threatening situation through what Ford refers to as “a miracle of God.” Equally powerful is her retelling of experiencing an armed robbery while dining out with her husband and friends. This tragic incident involved the shooting of their friend as he bravely fought to save them. Ford says of herself, “Wherever I have been, wherever I may go - God will lead me in the right direction if I can but listen for His whispers.”
“The tragedy I have experienced was mostly preventable,” said Ford. “I hope my book will inspire others to live more cautiously and to listen to that little inner-voice they hear that may keep them safe - the voice of God! I used excerpts from prayer journals and daily writings to give context and shape to my story, which I feel must be shared!”
Rachel E. Ford belongs to a multi-generational, multi-racial and multi-faith family of people who identify straight or gay or choose not to identify, members with a variety of diagnoses, abilities and educational levels. Since age six, when she was Baptized along with her four siblings, she has been led by God, through triumph and tragedy. She considers God, her rock and her strength. She is elated to share this book with all readers.
After Ford retired from 30+ years in Social Services, she received her bachelor and master’s degrees and Ordination from a small non-denominational Church. She provided a ministry of free counseling throughout the pandemic. She currently is the owner/operator of an online coaching, counseling and wellness training practice called Radiant Journey to Wellness. For more information, visit radiantjourneytowellness.com.
Her immediate and large extended family is her greatest joy in addition to serving God through Church and her practice. She is a gifted seamstress and quilter. She finds legislative advocacy enthralling and it rewarded her with a Joint Resolution from CA Senate & CA Assembly.