Thousands of lives were lost.  If you were around, you likely remember where you were when you heard the news on September 11th, 2001 of the horrific terrorist attacks in New York City at the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon in Washington DC, and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Stories of devastation, unimaginable loss and ultimately of hope and love.

Meet Jennifer Sands. She had been married to Jim, the love of her life, when his life was taken on that fateful day. Jim worked in tower one; Jennifer got the horrific news and her life was changed in an instant. From disbelief, to anger at God, and finally to forgiveness, Jennifer’s story will help you if you’ve lost a loved one or are finding yourself at a crossroads in your life. From Jennifer’s website:

“My husband, Jim Sands, was killed in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Back then, no one could have convinced me that I would recover from losing Jim, or that I’d ever be functional again. But I have since learned that God can do amazing things — things that I never could have imagined. Before 9/11, I did not know Jesus as my Lord and Savior…but by His abounding love and grace, I have since undergone a radical spiritual transformation. I am now determined to spread the Gospel and a message of overcoming trials — and living everyday life — through faith and trust in Christ and in the power of His Word.”

Jennifer has written three books to encourage others and share her story of hope and faith. To learn more, check out

Jennifer will also be speaking at the Widow Might Novembering dinner at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie on Saturday, November 17.

I shared parts of our interview on air, but you can listen to the entire discussion below.

Jennifer Sands interview

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