I was fourteen years old when I first surrendered myself to the
Lord and gave Him control of my life. He has taken me on adventures
I would never have chosen, asking me to travel to dangerous lands
I never desired for myself or my family. But for each portion of
the trek, He has come alongside and offered me the companionship
of His sweet, loving Presence and the steady, unwavering strength of His Word.
I experienced His sufficient grace and mercy for each day as I
leaned desperately into the comfort of the Scriptures. My survival
depended on it.
For the years we experienced the raw side of life
through a myriad of unexpected open heart surgeries, a traumatic
heart transplant and our son James’s sudden death. But despite
the heart- wrenching loss we are now forced to live with, we have
been privileged to have front row seats to view God in blazing,
undiluted brilliance. He has stretched Himself over us like a powerful
shield, and though we have known daunting struggle, we have never,
not for a moment, felt abandoned. He is always enough, always more
than enough. His provisions are endlessly sufficient and He has
proved Himself to be fully and completely trustworthy.
Even today I know that He is fully capable of leading us through each stage of our continuing journey with Him. He has never failed and He never will.