"To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified" (Isa 61:3)
“I believe the Lord is saying, I will give you beauty for the ashes you are standing in. These ashes will birth a beautiful flower for all to see. You will have joy for the mourning. All you have lost, I am returning to you and then some. Your life is a reflection of my heart. My hand is on your head and the heads of your children. Stand firm in these ashes; I did not place you here but I will make it beautiful.”
Beth Shuey McGuire served as a Divorce Care Leader as well as a one-on-one Care Coach at Cross Timbers Church in Argyle, Texas. This ignited her passion for helping others walk through similar circumstances, giving purpose to her pain. With small town roots and family being her top priority, she enjoys getting to spend time with her husband Jamie, adult children, mother, and sister. She also finds immense joy in quality time shared with her closest extended family and friends. Beth and Jamie currently reside in Raleigh, North Carolina. Jamie has been a real estate agent for over 20 years with Coldwell Banker (The Jim Allen Group) and loves getting to cook for friends and family. During Jamie and Beth’s free time they enjoy hiking and adventuring in nature, especially in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the launching pad for her future ministry - Beautiful Ashes Ministries. Beth looks forward to future public engagements and is excited to share updates on her website www.beautifulashesbook.com.
Victor Fadool serves as a gospel partner alongside his wife Emily at their church in Houston, Texas. Victor currently owns and operates an estate management business while continuing his education at Houston Baptist University. Emily graduated from Rice University and is a clinical program manager (LPC-S) at The Menninger Clinic. They both enjoy spending time with their wolf-dog, Malachi, and miniature Australian Shepherd, Truffles. They love adventuring, tackling writing projects, spending time at the lake with family, and playing piano. Victor is challenged weekly by his brothers-in-Christ, both spiritually and physically, over games of competitive pickleball. Victor serves untiringly in the recovery community and is passionate about serving alongside his favorite ministry, Elijah Rising. As a growing author, Victor looks forward to writing more books while sharing Beautiful Ashes with the world.