I came out of a long-term relationship broken, and I couldn’t imagine the depression that followed. I found myself withdrawing from absolutely everything and sleeping 12-15 hours a night. My friends and family were concerned for my health, as they should have because I was in a very dark place. Over the next couple months, I kept telling myself I’d do better, but once the next semester of college hit, I found myself right back in that dark place.
On January 22nd, 2017, God pushed me out of bed and onto my knees in prayer. I realized I had not been living out the faith I claimed to have, and I was relying too much on what I thought this world had to offer. That morning, I got down on the floor of my room and pleaded with God to break down all of my walls of fear, rejection, guilt, and more fear. And I came to Jesus for the first time truly knowing I was free and saved.
That morning, my entire life changed. I was once this introverted shy person, but God changed my heart to be so extroverted with a passion to reach others. I’ve had the opportunity to see God work through me connecting with so many people and writing these devotionals. It’s hard to believe that what started as a word of encouragement that I sent to a few friends would become a ministry. This blog here began with texting just a few friends and grew to a following of readers. I continued to pray for an outlet to grow this ministry, and God provided. I was blessed with the opportunity to start this blog, and I’m excited to see where God takes this.
I continued to wrestle and struggle through other toxic relationships, as I didn’t believe anyone could love me the way Jesus did. Inside these devotions, I open up about some of what I’ve been through on this journey. These devotions aren’t just written for readers, it’s written for me too, to reflect on how God speaks to me during hard times.
In 2020, I was published with Christian Faith Publishing, and I moved to a new state. While God is still using this ministry, I suffer from splitting my passions. I’m working on getting new content to this site, and work on the next book for you all. I appreciate your prayers, patience, and heart for supporting me.