About The Author

Deana And Monrow Landers
Deana Landers has had many roles in life—

  • Pastor’s Wife
  • Nurse/Health Educator
  • Writer
  • Motivational Speaker

In 1989 she published her first column after witnessing the tragedy of Hurricane Hugo hitting Charlotte, N.C. destroying homes and businesses, tearing families apart and leaving 61 fatalities in its path. When her husband and sons volunteered to help families and rebuild homes they related the pain and devastation they saw daily. She wrote a story to the local newspaper describing what they saw and asking for help for the families. Since then she has been a published columnist, as well as an educational and health and wellness writer.

She became a motivational speaker after she lost her youngest daughter in 1980 in a devastating car accident. People asked her how she and her husband were able to survive such a tragedy and still trust God. She began to share her pain, her faith in God and encouragement with others

Deana is a retired nurse with a degree in Health Education. She has set up health programs to promote healthy living in business, schools and churches. She currently serves as Chairman of one a Free Clinic, helping families who do not have healthcare receive medical care.

She loves spending time with her 3 children and 11 grandchildren, as well as gardening, and photography.

My Latest Stories

The Power of Sharing our Family Stories

I had never traveled anywhere alone. Riding a bus from Macon to Atlanta, Georgia with strangers was not a long distance, I know, but it was frightening and exciting for an 18-year-old.

My mom died when I was 13 and I lived with my brother and sister-in-law. The trip was a graduation gift to visit my aunts, who I hardly knew. They thought it would be good for me to hear stories of my mom and get to know what she was like when she was a y...

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My Vietnam Soldier’s Story

My husband was a cook in the Vietnam war.  One morning after praying for God's protection for himself and his fellow comrades, he felt he should go into the mess hall early to prepare his baking duties.  He had to convince the head cook to allow him do his work during the evening meal time. Normally, he started his baking after dinner and worked late while the soldiers stayed in the lighted building to do their letter writing and play cards. H...

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STANDING YOUR GROUND

When I noticed the two women getting out of the convertible in front of the hotel, I had a feeling there was going to be an awkward moment. My husband spotted them the same time I did and proceeded to do exactly what I was hoping he wouldn’t do.

“Excuse me, ma’am,“ he called out. The two women looked up curiously as they stepped out of the car. “Are you aware that you’re parking in a handicapped parki...

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You’re Almost There….

"When it was over, I lay spent and exhausted on the cold, hard earth…never to be ranked with the average and mediocre..." This is a quote from one of our late presidents, my daughter sent me when I was toiling with one of life's many problems. She continued with, "In essence…I am a winner, and I will not say it's over until I have given everything. Until there is nothing left in me to give. That makes me special and unique." I keep...

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