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Hey there sweet friend, Resounding His Love is ALL about helping you know the power of God through real-life circumstances so that you can find true joy in life. Our goal is to help you grow a closer walk with Jesus and find hope and healing specifically in the areas of faith, loss, and abuse.
WHERE YOU CAN FIND HOPE AND HEALING
Are you searching for hope and healing in your life? Are you looking for ways to grow spiritually?
DO YOU NEED?
- encouragement to stand strong with Jesus—in THIS season?
- biblical principles to stay grounded in God’s word?
- help with dealing with loss?
- help for overcoming abuse?
Then YOU are in the right place!
As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17
Our goal is to share the love, salvation, and redemption offered in a relationship with Jesus and consistently point you to Him for hope and healing in ALL circumstances of life so you can pursue your God-given purpose.
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Resounding His Love launched in early April 2017. I prayed and asked for God’s direction to encourage others in and showcase HIS glory.
That said, there are countless people who may be or have struggled with similar issues that I have gone through such as, loss of a child, domestic abuse, autoimmune disorders, and more.
I write about “real-life” situations and struggles as a follower of Jesus Christ. Most importantly, however, you will understand how God uses our circumstances to grow our faith and showcase His glory through them.
Remember, the Christian life is not about living perfect, it’s about living forgiven. Today’s world desperately NEEDS more Jesus! What better way to share the freedom found in Christ than via the internet.
CHRISTIAN LIVING – DEALING WITH LOSS – OVERCOMING ABUSE
People are looking for answers to the problems they face in everyday life and I want to point them to where they can find the solution to any challenge they face…Jesus Christ.
WHAT LED ME HERE
Today I’m a born-again follower of Jesus Christ, which makes me a beloved daughter and child of God. Secondly, I am a wife, mom, and grandmother.
I live in the beautiful southern state of North Carolina and when I am not working full-time as an oncology phlebotomist or blogging, you will find me spending time with my husband and grandchildren.
My husband and I also Host and lead Lifegroup in our home and have event nights filled with fun. Below is our God at Work video testimony and how we started Lifegroup in our home and became Lifegroup Leaders.
GOD AT WORK VIDEO TESTIMONY
But life wasn’t always so idyllic for me.
I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at the age of eighteen and it was the best decision in my life.
At the age of eighteen, I was young, sheltered, naive, and, believe it or not, I was still a virgin. That may be TMI!
I often led the choir at my church and met my first husband there who operated the sound room. At the time I thought he was a Godly man who the Lord chose to be my life partner.
About eight months after we were dating, he asked me to marry him and of course, I said Yes.
My mother came to me afterward and warned me the Lord had shown her the hardship I would face if I did so.
First and foremost I want to clarify that abuse in any form is not loving an individual!
The man who I thought was a Godly man was far from what I thought he was. I suffered almost fifteen years of physical, emotional, and verbal abuse, and more that I simply can’t voice.
Likewise, my relationship with God became non-extinct and I was full of bitterness towards God. Trust me, finding yourself angry with God is not the best place to find yourself in.
I blamed God for anything and everything wrong that took place for allowing my life to become this way.
SURVIVOR OF ATTEMPTED SUICIDE
At my lowest point when the pain got too much for me to bear I thought I would be better off dead than to keep living in fear and isolation.
In all honesty, I can’t remember what caused this particular night’s fight. All I can recall is it was a snapping point for me.
So I went to the cabinet and downed an entire bottle of pills. At the time I wasn’t concerned about my consequences or my children and family I would be leaving behind.
I hate admitting this to you but I want complete honesty so you don’t make the same mistakes. You see, God saved ME from ME this night!
For more information on abuse, please check out our help for abused women resource page because it’s filled with information you could greatly benefit from.
HEALING FROM ABUSE
WALKING AWAY FROM GOD
I did everything in Church that I thought I was supposed to do but, in all honesty, I allowed situations and circumstances to get in the way of my relationship with God off and on for many years.
All I can say is that I’m an overcomer and new creation only by the grace of God. I don’t have a fancy degree and I realize I’m not a counselor but I am a Survivor!
As a survivor of both abuse and suicide, I can help you in both of these areas. As the old saying goes who can be more qualified to help someone except for the one whos’ been there and done that right?
I want to be the one person you can trust and can confide in to help you in any way I can.
After so many years of being in an abusive marriage, I was petrified of being on my own. However, working at CommScope gave me the opportunity to stand on my own two feet.
This is where I met Mike Cleary a few years later. Mike is the sweetest man I’ve ever met.
Mike and I started dating and he showered me with love and showed me what a real relationship is supposed to be like.
We ended up getting married in 2003 and we have a wonderful marriage that I never want to take for granted!
RETURN TO GOD
Mike and I are incredibly happy yet at the same time, I still had such an emptiness in my heart. The realization came that I was longing to be reconnected with God!
I started suggesting for us to find a church and visited some in our area but didn’t find one we both liked.
I suppose we just used that as a crutch and excuse.
For me personally, I was struggling with such deep shame, regret, and remorse.
I felt unworthy of God’s love and didn’t think it would be possible to have a relationship with him again.
EXPERIENCING LOSS of a GRANDCHILD
My daughter Rebecca had our first Grandchild, Tyler, and we were so thrilled to become Grandparents.
We had already gone to Kentucky to visit him twice and went for another visit when he was 4 1/2 months old. This visit was much different.
My heart was heavy and burdened leaving Tyler. The whole visit felt “Off!” I couldn’t understand why!
I can remember crying as we were leaving and not wanting to hand Tyler back over to my daughter.
She said to me, “my goodness Mom it’s not like you’re never gonna see him again.” Little did she know, it would be my last time seeing him.
Four days after we returned home, we got a call that Tyler passed away from SIDS. Tyler is never forgotten nor is he far from our hearts and memory!
Losing a child is beyond horrific and I wouldn’t want anyone to have to endure this type of hurt. In all honesty, you never get over the loss, you just learn to live with it.
That being said, who better to help you with this type of loss than someone who understands the different stages of the healing process.
Again, I am not a doctor or counselor, but I guarantee you with God’s help you’ll be able to find hope and healing through the loss just as we did.
For the longest time, I was so shattered and angry and full of bitterness over Tyler’s loss and I want you to know this is not how to handle the situation. Lean towards God NOT away from Him!
ABOUT FINDING HOPE AND HEALING
But God…My two favorite words!
God has shown me that I must let go of my past failures completely and forgive all that has happened in my life, or I won’t be living a Christian example of honoring him.
I can’t thank God enough for NOT giving up on me. To know he Loves a Sinner like me flaws and all means everything to me.
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