Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Stand your Ground By Jackie Carpenter

WE HAVE CLAIMED OUR MIRACLE... Psalms 18:17 "He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay!" Amen
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Psalm 60 O God, Thou hast shewed thy people hard things: thou hast made us to drink the wine of astonishment. Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah. Hold on my Child; Joy Comes In the Morning Weeping only lasts; For the Night!
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I am married to a wonderful man. His name is Larry Carpenter. He's my Rock! He is the best husband in the world and the best step-dad the world has ever known. We have four grandchildren: Hannah, Anna Grace, Patience and JJ. But never let me forget: we also have 3 dog children: Chloe' Blackie and Bojangles. LIFE IS GOOD ONCE AGAIN! Thank you Jesus for Psalm 91 (My Bridge to My Miracle) Amen

Jackie Carpenter is a small town girl born and raised in Newnan, Georgia. Having been raised by her loving Christian parents, Jack and Mary Jo Duncan, Jackie and her sister Susie had a beautiful childhood. Spending lots of quality family time participating in church services, church related activities, backyard barbeques, swimming in the creek, walking barefoot through the woods, just having fun. There was no greater childhood than what she experienced in this small town.

Many years later Jackie found herself divorced, raising two sons on her own while working as an Administrative Assistant in Newnan Hospital. The hospital was looking at going into a Joint Venture with Larry Carpenter for Mobile MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) service. Newnan Hospital got MRI service and Jackie got remarried, worked out great for both parties!

Jackie moved to Ellaville, Georgia and became the Office Manager to her husband Larry Carpenter, President/Owner of Diversified Imaging Services. They have been working side by side since 1995. They work hard, and they play hard. They have traveled all over the world and still find themselves honeymooning 16 years later. In 2008 Larry built Jackie's dream house "Carpenter Place" in seclusion behind her parent's home in Newnan, Georgia. It is her "week-end retreat" where she still continues to spend quality time with her family. Now she takes those barefoot walks through the woods with her four grandchildren.

Jackie refers to herself as a "Small town Cinderella". She never knew life could be so good until her Prince Charming showed up at Newnan Hospital. . .and now their plan is to "Live happily ever after".
My name is Jackie Carpenter, and I am the author of:
"The Bridge" Between Cell Block A and a Miracle is Psalm 91 and
Georgia Justice: Journey To Faith

A Reporter asked me yesterday, what inspired you to give the book this Title?

It is a very unique Title, but that is because God gave it the Title and not Jackie. Before God inspired me to write the book, He gave it the Title. My family was miring down in quick sand with no hope of survival from this nightmare. Jason was in "Cell Block A" (that is where the murderers are located), only he had not murdered anyone. In Cell Block A they wear red and white stripes, symbolizing "Murderer" worst of the worst.

Has the Jury reached a verdict? We have your Honor! Will the defendant please rise....As my son stood there with his life dangling out over a cliff, outside of God, we had no Hope. But at 3:40 in the afternoon, 3rd floor Courtroom at the Coweta County Courthouse, GOD SHOWED UP WITH A "MIRACLE".

The Miracle that our family had been praying for over 10 long months. "We the Jury, find the Defendant, NOT GUILTY!
God spoke to my heart 2 months after the Trial. He said "Jackie, what is it that links these 2 things together (Cell Block A and a Miracle)? What is that Bridge between Cell Block A and that Miracle?" And it HIT ME LIKE A TON OF BRICKS...that Bridge is Psalm 91 (God's Shield of Protection Over Our Lives). I had been holding on to and claiming that promise for 10 months and that was the Bridge that God was showing me. I lived in the Book of Psalms for 10 months. Psalms 91 had been my "Life Support" for 10 months, and now it had brought me back to Life!


Please watch this .....
Many of you have heard me talking about and posting on Facebook about the movie Stand your Ground and you have asked what it was all about.  I want you to read the whole story and I have posted links above where you can  get the books and read all about it, before you see the movie. I am asking you if you are in the Durham- Raleigh area to come see the movie with me. You can go to and reserve your seat.
Back in 2011 Jackie said to me "There was a war being fought between God and Satan, and the prize was my own sanity"! " When money has no value and innocence is not enough, What Then?" Jackie said " I found the answer in Psalms 91".
Both books are 5 star books and the powerful story is not want you want to miss! FAITH that is all you need!
I am telling you all you do NOT want to miss this movie. Share it with your friends and family and your church family.


  1. Mary, I wish that I was close enough to go share this movie with you. However I can go to Amazon and get the books to read. Thank you for sharing them with us.

  2. With tears in my eyes...all I can say is Wow! Thank you for posting this Mary!

    Judy B

  3. I am with my sister, I wish that I was close to you Mary so we could go enjoy it together, I will be reading the books and I will be praying the movie goes over well. Sounds like such a moving story. I pray that the movie touches may lives.

  4. I reserved my two tickets already. I hope to see you there Mary. Thanks for this post, I may check out the books also,

  5. I do wish I lived close enough to go with you sis.n that would be a wonderful experience. I do want to read the books.

    Cathy Weber

  6. Mary, what a great post today. I wish I lived close by to go to this movie with you. What wonderful reading is in store for me.

  7. Hopefully Baker Book House will bring it to Grand Rapids. They feature a lot of great movies at their location. Thanks for the heads up, Mary!

  8. What a powerful message! Thank you so much for sharing, Mary!

  9. Sounds like very emotional, touching books - would love to read! God uses our trials to his good, our good, & the good of others. I will be watching to see if the movie comes to my area.

    Thanks for the review, Mary!

    Bonnie Roof

  10. I'd love to live close enough to you to come see this movie. It sounds awesome. Hope it makes it here so I can go see it.

  11. Very nice post, but you always do nice posts. Just wanted to let you know that I think so!