About the Author

My story is one of redemption in-the-works by an Awesome God.

Despite growing up in a Christian home, and living a “stellar” Christian childhood and youth, as I’ve been able to look back I’ve learned that I never truly understood grace. Everything I did was to earn the approval of God and of others. And it almost cost me my very life…

Beginning at graduating high school (finishing fourth out of three hundred + students for GPA, yet already depressed and struggling with my identity and self-worth) I was determined to enter right into University at seventeen and conquer life-goals surrounding careers and more achievements. I survived three semesters of my BA in Psychology (with the goal of finishing a Masters in Speech and Language Pathology) before dropping out at the recommendation of a campus counsellor whom clearly saw that I was falling apart very fast. And unfortunately, the falling apart continued and intensified from here on…

I spent the next ten years of my life in and out of hospitals and group homes with mental health challenges that involved intense self-loathing and self-harm. I hated myself and I hated God – both of whom I felt I’d failed and not measured up to. I had no hope of a future worth living and no desire to be alive anyway. And yet, my many attempts at ending my life failed. Why? Because God wasn’t finished with my story. And He saw the bigger picture…

I came out on the other side of that very dark very long ten year battle with visible scars covering my arms (cuts and burns that required stitches and surgeries) and with significant weight gain and memory issues from medications and “treatments” for my altered mental state. But things were going to get better and better…

I heard the voice of God speaking to me His love for me, and I cried healing tears for the first time after seemingly endless despairing tears. I dug into Scripture and into my faith like never before, and I found grace, mercy, healing, and love like I’d never known. Along the way I had a few key mentors that prayed with me and for me, and whom taught me quite a lot. I’m truly forever grateful for their roles and their impact on my newly healing heart and life.

Since then I’ve gone back to school online and gotten a diploma in a new-found interest and skill-set. I met the love of my life (through a God-ordained meeting at a city bus stop, I might add) whose been my best friend and my cheer leader and whom taught me to laugh in life when I’ve always been so serious. I’ve also been blessed beyond measure to become a mother to two beautiful, amazing little children. This is honestly beyond what I could ever have hoped for or imagined for my life. Motherhood, in all of its challenges, has been the best gift in the world, second to my renewed faith in Jesus Christ.

I’ve been learning that God’s heart for me is to encourage others and to be a blessing and a voice of His Truth with the gift of writing that He placed within me long ago.

Be blessed, Friends! We are all works-in-progress, and God’s not finished with us yet! His Love truly is relentless!

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