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Simple Compassion – Barlow Family Benefit

I just sat down at my computer to write up a Simple Compassion post and this popped up in my e-mail.  Many of you know Mandi of Life Your Way (if you don’t, she is pretty cool).  Instead of trying to retell you, here are her words:

Earlier this month, my friend Jenny called 911 after her husband became disoriented and incoherent. He was immediately taken to ICU with a brain infection and fell into a coma-like state. Over the 10 days that followed, we prayed continuously for his healing, and it was a bit of a roller coaster ride as they doctors would become hopeful that they had a diagnosis or treatment and then things would worsen once again. Two weeks ago, he passed away, leaving behind his wife and five children between the ages of 9 months and 11 years old.

As Jenny moves forward as a single mom after her husband’s death, I know finances are a huge stress for her. She’s a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom, and while they did have life insurance, it’s really not enough given the circumstances.

As a way to help their family while still providing a great resource for readers, I’ve brought together a small group of bloggers and put together a pretty amazing benefit sale, which includes the 9 ebooks listed below plus the complete set of Life Your Way printables. The set is worth more than $50, but will be available for just $5 for three days only, starting at midnight ET on Tuesday, 10/2.

This isn’t a money maker for Mandi or me or any of the authors.  All money collected will go to the Barlow family.

Click here to purchase the package.

If you would like to donate to the family a different amount or don’t want to buy the book package you can do that here.

As tragic as this situation is, it is really awesome what a bunch of us helping with just a few dollars can do.  Even if you can only donate a few dollars please do.  Just knowing that one more person cares means a lot.  Life is unpredictable, we need each other 🙂


  1. This is horrible news from ANY family. Our prayers are headed their way.

    • thanks so much!

  2. How very sad and difficult for this young mother.

    I did buy the pack but cannot find where to download the ebooks.

  3. I’m sorry to bother you; I did get the download through my email.

    • awesome! I just got my pack and it took a bit longer to load. It sounds like it has been selling really well today (yay!) so that might have slowed it down for you. Enjoy 🙂

  4. Sheretta Sheretta

    What a beautiful family. I’m so sorry for their loss. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

    I was not able to download the books. Will the download link come in a separate email?

    Thank you.

    • yes, it should be e-mailed to you after you made the purchase. I think it was pretty busy on the site so there might have been a delay. Let me know if you still don’t have it and I will see what I can do for you 🙂

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