I have found my walk with Christ has opened up doors I never would have been able to walk through if not for His mercy and His amazing grace. My relationship with Him has filled my being with hope for the future and I no longer want from a place of desperation. I have to put in the effort though to pursue the relationship – again, it’s a relationship, not a religion. I have found His love to be all encompassing. I have tried Him and found Him to be true. However, He is a gentleman and will not force His way into a person’s life. He comes when He is invited.

Today when people see me I pray they see Christ in me. I hope they see peace that passes all understanding. I hope they see light shining through. I hope they see my capacity to love. I hope they see strength I have in overcoming extreme difficulties. I hope they see joy instead of sadness.