Murder, Motherhood, and Miraculous Grace by Debra Moerke

Posted December 3, 2019 by Prairie Wife - 2 comments

Many of our readers know that I have a heart for Foster Care and Adoption.

While The Cowboy and I haven’t personally felt called to be Foster Parents or Adopt I’ve tried to share the stories of those I know and love that have participated.

When I came across past Prairie Wife of the Week Jodi’s Facebook post about a book her friend had written that had captivated her I HAD to check it out.

After reading the blurb about the book on Amazon I knew I had to read it, and I was utterly captivated.

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Murder, Motherhood, and Miraculous Grace by Debra Moerke (A True Story)

Debra Moerke and her husband were foster parents to more than 120 children right here in Casper, Wyoming. When they took in a sibling group of 5 they knew that eventually, the end goal was to reunite the children with their mother.

Despite her instincts screaming that not all was well, Debra had to allow DFS to move ahead with the reunification.

What follows is an equally heartbreaking and inspiring tale of one woman’s desire to follow the path that God had chosen for her.

This book is honestly and powerfully written and brought me to tears more than once. Debra’s raw descriptions of her struggles and joys are beautifully and poignantly written.

I was able to interview Debra on our radio show last week, and you can listen to that entire interview below.

I loved that Debra honestly stated that she was scared to publish this book, I can definitely relate to that fear. It’s exactly how I felt being so open and honest about my preventive mastectomy.

In the end, Debra felt called to share her story, and her hope was that it would lead to healing in our community.

After I read her book, I was in left feeling awe for all the good that God can bring to those that are willing to do what he asks of them.

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2 thoughts on "Murder, Motherhood, and Miraculous Grace by Debra Moerke"

  1. Margaret says:

    Hi. Debra is exactly the person, in person, who she is in public. She is God’s servant to the core of her being. I know God brought her into my life.
    I was so lost and messed up when I met her. She was so patient and kind. She accepted me just like I am, something I’m not used to.
    God has loved me too, and I didn’t know it until I gave my life to Him.
    I’m the gal who painted the rock. I didn’t know what was going on in her life at the time.
    Debra is extraordinary in that she makes everyone she meets, feel special.

  2. Kurt Downing Sr says:

    The book is based on a true story and the only problem is she failed to inform the children involved. Now what took 20 years to heal pushed them over the edge. Now we have lost two kids for what Mother and now the book. Pray for the rest of the kids involved so they may live

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