I am beginning a new and exciting part of my life. I have spent too much time wrapped in an emotional hole, first with abuse and trauma immobilizing me and later with denial and placation smoothing over the bumps, even ignoring signs that life was marching on. I wrote my devotional, Flame of Healing: A Daily Journey of Healing from Abuse and Trauma at age 45, found a publisher after three years of searching, had it published when I was 49 and now, at age 51, I'm stretching myself again. My new endeavor is to be active every day in my attempts to share the message of healing with as many people as is possible. At the same time, I am challenging myself with the care of my body, staying away from the foods that trigger brain fog. I've lost 10 lbs. and feel better after just a few weeks. I believe the two merge to be one; caring for myself physically will keep me active and successful. I have a story to tell, one of survival through years of violence and of healing through the love of God.
New challenges are good for the soul. If you choose to stay stagnant, just treading water, a year from now - you'll be in exactly the same place as you are at this moment. I want to be in a different place, meeting more people and offering real and lasting peace and healing in Christ to those who are desperately hurting. I have hope, for myself and for others.