Feb 7, 2010

My Story...

Today at church we were challenged to write "our story" based on where we 'were' and where we are 'now' because of our faith. But in an effort to make sure we're concise and to the point with it, we're supposed to do it in less than 100 words.
So here goes nothing! Nothing here is very surprising if you've read much of my blog at all. But just thought I'd share the challenge with you.

I was suffering from severe depression and suicidal tendencies due to the guilt and shame of having terminated a pregnancy in high school. This only compounded my feelings of inadequacy and being unloved because of being let down by people in my life. Now I am forgiven and able to forgive myself. And I've learned that regardless of how many people let me down, I have something steadfast to count on. I went from being unable to deal with the idea of continuing another day, to being able to stand stronger than I ever could have imagined through the fiercest of storms!

Would LOVE to hear your story.
Edited to add: not everyone's story will be of such drastic 'change' but every story is important. I personally love hearing the stories from those who grew up in the church, as I hope that is the story we're helping build for our own kids.


1 comment:

  1. Wow, you did an amazing job of putting so much of your story into such a concise format!

    I don't have much of a story. I am a believer, but no big "conversion," you know? I grew up knowing that Jesus loved me. I did feel that "for real" when I was about 14 and felt unloveable, but realized that I didn't have to do anything to earn God's love. That was a very powerful feeling.


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