As of July 19, 2018 I have been accepted to be a Writing Ambassador for Lane of Roses. My story will be published sometime after August 13th. Then I will help write devotions, first one being in September. I am very excited about this opportunity that God has given me and I pray that what I write brings glory to Him! I have always hoped that my writing brings Him glory. I believe God has entrusted me with this assignment and I pray to complete it with His help and guidance.
I had a car accident last May. I haven’t been permitted to talk about it for legal reasons but I want to tell about how God was with me. Before the accident I had been watching home videos with my kids when they were small. I have always been very hard on myself as a mom and what I saw in the videos made me feel better. They also made me feel like I was seeing my life for the last time. The day of the accident I had called my sister to talk about how I was feeling and I started to cry because I felt like something was going to happen to me. I told her I felt this way. I was on my way to pick up my daughter from school when it happened. I was going through an intersection and someone ran the red light and hit the side of my car causing it to flip and land upside down. When I was hit I couldn’t believe I was hit to begin with and I thought I was just going to slide a little bit. When all I could see was white and heard glass and metal for what seemed like a long time I felt in perfect peace. I could have died and been okay with it. Actually I was wondering why I didn’t die. The girl who came to my car thought I was dead. She asked me if I was alive. I said,”Yes” and I climbed out the broken window. I believe God was with me because of the immense peace I felt. Also because I’m still alive. I called my sister the next day and told her what happened. She told me when we hung up the phone the day before that she prayed for me because of what I said. She prayed for God to not let anything bad happen to me because she needed me. God answered her prayer and her prayer may have literally saved my life. Since this accident I have carried this peace with me and it has also helped me to stop striving. I realized that for awhile I had been striving to please God or striving to be in His presence. Over these past few months something has been lifted from me. I don’t procrastinate like before. I wake up and I can literally hear what God wants me to do that day. I have the desire to do whatever it is He wants me to do. All the things that were distracting me are gone. Something that has really enhanced my life that I thought low of before is my new cell phone. I looked down on people who were always on their phone. I know most people probably are wasting time on it but God has shown me some great apps that have enhanced my relationship with Him. This is helping me grow in my relationship, I’m believing more and more of who I am in Christ and what I mean to God. I feel His love stronger every day. In the past I had “moments” of receiving His love but lately I am feeling a closeness to Jesus that I have never felt before. God uses whatever he can to reach us. We just have to want Him too. I trust God with my life and welcome anything that he wants to do with me, through me and for me.