Let me tell you a little bit about me. I grew up in a very abusive home. My family hid it from everyone, so I became a great pretender. No one knew what I lived with on a daily basis. My brother committed suicide the year before my 40th birthday. I was still dealing with the aftermath of his death when my body started shaking and I began having panic attacks. My body was telling me I had to deal with my past in order to heal and move forward. Those attacks were the worst and best thing that could have happened to me. They drove me into counseling. I also began to get my feelings out by journaling. I read so many books and I also began studying God’s word with a fierce determination. I wanted to get better and I knew the only way that was going to happen was the work of the Holy Spirit in me.
After years of counseling, journaling, reading and studying, the Lord impressed on my heart to write a blog to help others. I honestly didn’t think I was the right woman for the job. After much deliberation with God and wanting to be obedient, I am here–writing and sharing with you what God has taught me through my struggles. My prayer is that God will use my posts to help you in your journey. I want to help you with your struggles. I want to give you hope. I want to tell you that all the counseling, reading, journaling and studying is worth it! I fall deeper in love with Christ every day and I am so grateful for all HE has done for me! This is my journey to joy.
*My family loves to take crazy pictures. We strike poses all the time when we are together. I have 2 beautiful grandchildren that have been born since this was taken. I am a “LiLi” now. This is my life and this is my story. I hope the Lord uses my words to encourage you in your walk with Him.