In a conversation with my mom this afternoon I was telling her about the joy I am finding in blogging. You see a few years ago, I experienced tremendous, self-inflicted heart ache and troubles. There was a period of about four years that I desperately hated myself. I am sure I will get into more detail about all of that some other time, but for now, let’s just call it the worst few years of my life. But, many blessings came out of it as well. Looking back now, I can see just how much God allowed me to experience His mercy in my mess.
During this time, I survived a period of deep depression. My dad had passed about two years prior, and my mom, graciously, put her life on hold to come live with us while I weathered this storm. In the deepest, darkest part of this, I realized [Read more…]