Through Stained Glass encompasses a forty-five-year journey guiding a diverse population who were confronted with many different challenges that life presents. Reverend Doctor Marlene Walters encountered such an adventure that led to graduating from Palmer Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. Later she received her Doctorate at PTS, with her dissertation title Sanctity or Quality of Life. Dr. Walters is an ordained United Methodist minister, founder, and facilitator of numerous support groups. She served as a Hospital Chaplain and a minister at Grace United Methodist Church, Mt. Leban United Methodist Church in Wilmington Delaware, and a Chapel community in Florida. Teaching Medical Ethics to interns at the Medical Center of Wilmington Delaware, students at Eastern College in St. David s Pennsylvania, Washington College in Chestertown Maryland, and the Nursing School of Wilmington gave her a unique ability to question and debate issues, such as, abortion, euthanasia, suicide, living wills, hospice, and Physician Assisted Suicide. These dilemmas are also presented in this book. The Holy Bible is frequently referenced as well as personal observations of courage, gratitude, forgiveness, faith, anger, prayer, and God s love in the midst of pain and suffering. Everyone has many ups and downs in their lives, as some obstacles and difficulties are overwhelming. What can I do to help overcome these stumbling blocks? Through Stained Glass attempts to offer positive guidance to those who ve survived losses and need a hopeful outlook through their life changes. This book will reflect the love of God to every person, regardless of their handicap, ethnicity, gender, or religion.