A real-life story of a young boy who went to the streets in search of having fun and wanting to belong; at the age of nine and after nine years of playing the game, he found instead a sentence of 61 years incarcerated in the Illinois prison system.
The Judge asked, “Have you reached a verdict?”
Jury Forman, “Yes, your Honor.”
Judge, “Will the defendant stand and face the jury?”
Forman, “We the jury find Dustin Clover guilty on all four charges.”
Dustin now facing the Judge waited for his sentencing.
The Judge pronounced, “Mr. Clover, having been found guilty of said charges, I sentence you to 48 years plus 13 years from your previous conviction. Starting immediately. Court adjourned.”
You could feel the heaviness in that room. This was never the way his life was to play out.
Karen Hale: Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Cosmetologist for fifty-five years, Artist (oil painting) for thirty-five years, now an Author. She feels her God-given creative ability brings her closer to the Master Creator.
Having hope of being an inspiration to help change lives, she followed God’s call to pen this book. Excited, yet she had never felt so inadequate in her life.
With the help of family and friends, she was encouraged to move forward. Knowing how God always equipped those He called, like Moses in His Word, and His promise never to leave or forsake those He loves, she decided that nothing would stand in her way.
Her heart’s desire is to trust and obey God.
There is no other way!