My most recent book is entitled Gods Healing Plan: Hope for the emotionally and spiritually wounded. My book is a dramatic, detailed account of the destruction I faced in the midst of the Iraqi War. I was deployed to Europe for Operation Iraqi Freedom to care for our troops. As a Registered Nurse, I cared for our severely wounded troops flown into Europe from Iraq. While I was in Europe, my son joined the Army and was deployed as well. I was supposed to attend his graduation dressed in my uniform, wearing my Captain’s bars giving him support; I didn’t make it. In fact, we lost each other for a period of weeks.
Daily I suffered the fear of his body lying on a litter rolling across my unit. My body shook as each man came to my unit. It was a dread I hope no other mother suffers.
My son knew I was worried; he was worried as well. He called the only number he had to find me – my home. My husband refused to help my son find me. I lost all contact and lived in fear of the unknown.
My husband sought to destroy me emotionally, spiritually, and financially. He emptied our bank accounts, demanded divorce and moved all my belongings into storage after he charged them to my credit card. I had nothing left but bills; everything was gone, including my home.
Days after my return, I received an email from Iraq about my son. My worst nightmare came true. The final blow brought me to my knees.
The wars in my life spurred me to search for help; but no one had the answers I needed. That’s when I decided to develop my own healing plan; a plan that changed my life, and can change yours as well.
Tell us something about yourself.
I am a Registered Nurse who served in the United States Air Force for over 9 years. I graduated from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas with my Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing. I am currently acquiring my Masters Degree in Theology.
I am a minister of the Gospel, speaker, and writer. I published Christian inspirational articles for WorthFinding.com, as well as I am a columnist for Christian Books For Women. While I was in the US Air Force, I published Population Health Plans with the United States Air Force Medical Service.
I also published two poems. The first poem is entitled “Passion” in the collection entitled, A Flood of Contentment. The second poem is entitled “Yesterday and Today” in the collection entitled Tranquil Rains of Summer.
What inspired you to write this book? Did you have a goal with the publication of this book?
When I returned from Europe my mother encouraged me to tell my story. She wants everyone to know how important spouses and families are to our fighting troops. The strength of the troops depends on the strength of our loved ones. Without our loved ones, our troops are weak and vulnerable. If the family is destroyed, so is our soldier; they depend on you. The goal of this book is not only to provide healing for the wounded, but to show the value of those who are closes to us.
How did you choose the title of your book?
I chose the title God’s Healing Plan: Hope for the emotionally and spiritually wounded because I wanted to focus on the hope and restoration offered in my book, not on the pain and destruction I suffered. It’s the lessons that will change your life; that is what’s important. As my life changed, so will yours as you follow the healing plan.
Did you learn anything from writing and publishing this book? Was it difficult to write a book such as this?
I learned that when you publish a book that reveals very painful moments, it takes remembering every detail. The pages of my book are filled with tears. But as I developed the healing plan, I became more alive and free remembering all that I overcame.
Where can readers learn more about you and your book?
You can learn more about me and my book at: www.JaniceFBaca.com. I provide my personal calendar and announcements of upcoming events. I also provide an opportunity for readers to request me to speak at their functions.
My book scheduled to be released in March 2011 by Tate publishing. See my website for further announcements! It’s time for a new life.
If you desire to walk through the healing plan published in my book today, I offer a FREE personalized healing plan on my website. As you complete the questionnaire, you will be given your own personalized healing regimen! Be healed, be free, and be restored. I did – so can you.