I am a wife, a mother, and a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is an honor and a blessing to love and serve God and the children of God, although it is not always easy. I believe life experience gives many lessons, both from success and failure. As my daddy says his daddy always said, “Experience is a tough school, but a fool will learn in no other.” Many times I have been (and sometimes am still) foolish enough to insist on learning by experience. Now I have the (sometimes frustrating) honor of walking with teenagers as it seems like they try to make every mistake they can find. My heart is full of love for these teens, even as my hands want to smack some sense into them. The lure of the destructive things of this culture is great. The desire to be loved and accepted often screams louder in the minds of hurting youth than the desire to do the right thing. Advertisors and entertainers, with an agenda to make money at any and all costs, shamelessly market to these vulnerable, confused children with seemingly little care for their souls.
It makes me angry enough to want to do something about it. So I work with troubled youth and their families. I may be only one voice, but I won’t be silent. These precious ones will hear they have a God who loves them so much, He’s made arrangements for them to be with Him forever. The world they are trying so hard to fit into? It will pass away. They are not disposable. They are priceless.
In humble service to God,