Kandy's love and devotion to God is what truly inspires me most about her. At my darkest moments, she pops in my mind. I think about how at her son Reed's funeral, during a song, she raised her hands and praised God. If she can praise God while she is down in the deepest, darkest pit a fellow mother can think of, then I can praise God ALWAYS...no matter what happens! She has helped me remember to know that He is there...no matter what my pain is, and to trust (totally and completely) His plan for my life....no matter how hard that may be.
Romans 8:18 "For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth being compared with the Glory that is about to be revealed to us."
Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not, on your own understandings."
Kandy is an amazing lady, and certainly has a way with words! Her words---humble, faith-filled, and courageous---have impacted my life. Countless times, and in countless ways, Kandy’s words have touched my heart and soul. As I move along on my own grief journey, her words have validated my feelings, and given me strength. Her words have helped me to embrace hope, and even joy, through Christ. God has truly blessed me by placing Kandy Stevens in my life.
Kandy Stevens is an amazing and inspiring speaker. She drew me in with her life story and in the end I felt encouraged to carry the cross that I've been given. She is strong and yet real with all the struggles she has had to endure. My life has been blessed by hearing her speak.
Kandy, and her family, have used loss and tragedy to be a spiritual inspiration to others. Already connected through friendship between our sons, another connection was made when we lost our oldest son only a mile from where the Stevens family lost their oldest son. Their support that day, the days that followed, and the days yet to come is such a blessing to our family.
I remember the first day I had got a chance to meet Kandy. The memories are so clear. I was a shy and quite nervous of what it would be like to go to a first woman's retreat. I have never ever been to one before, so I got up the nerve to go and see what an experience I may have. I got there by a friend of mine, and she said I would have the best time with the new ladies I get a chance to meet when I went inside. I was so welcomed and so blessed to be surrounded by such lovely ladies. I had really been nervous and never knew what to expect on this journey and I was really hoping to take a good experience home with me. I was extremely blessed when God had taken our paths and joined us together in friendship. I was able to also see how a friendship grew from that moment on. After leaving on that Sunday to head home, I was refreshed and I was truly inspired by so many women that day. I really wanted to come back the next year and was blessed to have that chance. I wouldn't change it for the world. I am truly inspired by how the challenges and struggles of everyday life come into your life and you are able to look at them through the devotions and your faith and make it through. You have overcome so many trials and triumphs and continue to share with others and make them see there is a brighter future. I am so happy to have you in my life and blessed to have you help me when my faith was shaken. For that, I am so thankful. You are truly an inspiration to all of us, you speak from the heart and you are truly amazing. You have made an impact on my life and my family. I would like to say: Thank YOU!!!