Victory over Loneliness: "May God grant us the peace that we need over every circumstance that has caused loneliness in our lives this year. May we find rest in the absolute certainty that he is our great comforter, our best lonely chair."
I could no longer remain quiet following my own experience with cancer and during my time advocating for mesothelioma patients. There were things I just couldn’t accept as being right. While it did pain me to do so, I began to drift further away from the faith and Church that had been there for me since I was just a child.
To Live Is Christ: "I gave my life to Christ on March 18, 1990. My life changed dramatically. I was no longer the girl who wanted to live in a black painted bedroom, introverted, withdrawn. Christ changed my life."
As I pondered what I could have done differently, I couldn’t help but draw the comparison of the spiritual weight I carry with me daily. The expectations I take up without reason, the stress and worry I add to my load, and of course the guilt.
Perhaps God is wanting you to rejoice in the journey, because during your travels you will draw nearer to Him. You are safe my dear friends, because like the Magi, God will go ahead of you telling you what to do, what to say, and who to trust.
The Hard Times Have a Purpose: "I’ve been putting my writing and art “out there,” into the world online for over a decade now. And while I get lots of wonderful comments, I also get some “haters.” Not just negative people, but people that attack me for my beliefs, my looks, my work… whatever they can find. It’s never easy when that happens, but at the same time, God has been prepping me for years on how to deal with it.
Our society lives a lifestyle of accumulation. But I want to live a lifestyle of generosity. A life characterized by gratitude for every good thing God has given me, and a willingness to use all of it for his work.