Good Monday morning!
I just wanted to take a moment and share a couple of things with you, my wonderful friends!
First, I want to say a huge THANK YOU! I am humbled and amazed that you have all chosen to join me on this journey. When I started this blog in a moment of depression and loneliness, I never dreamed God would use it the way He has. I am overwhelmed at His goodness and grace.
Second, I have another huge THANK YOU! Last week, I posted Trust Me With Your Heart. Often, my posts are written weeks or months in advance and do not accurately reflect in real time the events in my life. However, right not I am in a gut-wrenching crisis of belief. Immediately after I published that post, I began to receive emails and comments designed to encourage me. I could not suppress the tears as I found myself surrounded by a throng of believers, reaching out to offer a word of hope and express their prayers for me.
Many of you have truly become friends. Even though we have never met in person, we communicate regularly through Facebook and email. You will never know how much your friendship means to me!
When this journey of adultery and divorce began nearly five years ago, God pierced my heart with the words from the song Voice of Truth: Oh what I would do to have the kind of faith it takes to climb out of this boat I’m in, onto the crashing waves… I’ve known from day one that this journey was one to build an incredible faith in my life, one that God could use to do an amazing work in me so that He can do an amazing work through me. I’ve come to understand that faith only comes from testing and trials. I cling to the reality that God has a purpose in this pain and that one day I will see exactly what He is doing and why He chose this particular path. Right now, I can’t see it. I can’t see His hand working all around me. I can’t understand what He is doing. But, I can know that His ways are higher than my ways. I can trust His heart.
I wish that I could share with all of you the struggle in which I am currently engaged. I can’t, but when my God comes through and fulfills His promise to me, I guarantee that it will be a story I will shout from the mountaintops! I appreciate all of your prayers to give me the strength to stand strong on His promise.
Finally, I would like to share one final note. Last week I was asked to become a charter member of the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid. BibleGateway.com has been my go-to site for many years when I needed to look up a passage, cut and paste scriptures, or look up additional resources. The plan is that every scripture will now be linked to BibleGateway.com so that you can click the link and look at the passage in its context. It may take me a while to work out all of the kinks and learn to do some of these technological things I put behind me when I left my job as a computer consultant years ago. I may have to hire my kids to be my own personal tech consultants!
Anyway, you might notice a few changes on my blog. For example, I will now have the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid seal on my page. Hopefully, you will be able to click on the seal and link to the network of approved blogs. I encourage you to check them out!
Also, if you see the hashtag #bgbg2, you can know that it represents the Bible Gateway Blogger Grid. You can use it on social media accounts to search for content linked to Bible Gateway.
Please be patient with me as I learn these new things! I wish I could be a full-time writer and blogger, but right now this is something I do in my “spare” time. Those of you who are single parents know how much of that is available!
Again, you all have no idea how much you mean to me! I am so thankful to share my life–the good, the bad, and the ugly–with you all. Thank you for joining me on this crazy journey known as life!
The instruction of the Lord is perfect, renewing one’s life; the testimony of the Lord is trustworthy, making the inexperienced wise. The precepts of the Lord are right, making the heart glad; the command of the Lord is radiant, making the eyes light up. The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are reliable and altogether righteous. Psalm 19:7-9
Love and prayers,