haring testimonies of endurance that prove to be triumphant if for no other reason than the fact that she failed in her three suicidal attempts, her life experiences reaches across many demographics, and provides her with the ability to connect with individuals on many levels of suffering, in a multitude of settings.
Friendly and approachable, her embracing warmth and smiling face contradicts her life experiences. Exuding a confidence that offers hope to anyone in need of being encouraged, she engages audiences with stories of pain, survivorship and humor.
Hastened to give God all of the glory for her existence, strength, hope and peace, she reminds us all that "all things are possible through Christ who strengthens us."
“…out of the abundance of the heart
the mouth speaketh”
~ Matthew 12:34 ~
occupying the attention or efforts of (a person or persons):
securing for aid, employment, use, hire:
attracting or pleasing
binding, as by pledge, promise, contract, or oath;
drawing in or attracting someone
"So I wouldn’t get a big head, I was given the gift of a handicap to keep me in constant touch with my limitations. Satan’s angel did his best to get me down; what he in fact did was push me to my knees. No danger then of walking around high and mighty! At first I didn’t think of it as a gift, and begged God to remove it. Three times I did that, and then he told me,
"My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness."
Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my weakness. Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size —abuse, accidents, opposition, bad breaks. I just let Christ take over! And so the weaker I get, the stronger I become." (2 Corinthians 12:7-10 MSG)