In Missing Pieces, I write about the importance of recognizing that “God is with you” in both your darkest and most joyous times. As we latch on to this truth, the missing pieces in our blanket of faith become places where we experience the absolute fullness and goodness God.
Listen to these beautiful words performed by my girlfriend and sister-in-Christ, Mandisa. I met and worked with Mandisa before her debut on American Idol. I love her music, but more importantly, I dearly love her heart for the Lord. Mandisa’s testimony rings true through this song! Always, always, always remember He Is With You.
It was January of 1989 when I stood in our kitchen with Darlene as she focused on that little stick that would determine whether or not I was pregnant. I was a mix of emotion. I was nervous, worried, hopeful, anxious and insecure.
God, are you there? Because I really messed up this time. That was my somewhat hesitant, and very much hysterical, call to God back in late 1996 when I became pregnant.
I had been confident that my boyfriend, who had asked to marry me, would come through as the hero to rescue me and to set a date. And he did want to set the date, but not for the wedding . . . . for the abortion.
In ministry you always need people to come along beside you, encourage you, link arms with you and help you get the word out about the message God has laid on your heart. I feel so blessed because God has given me 70 women (so far) who have doing just that. They are my Missing Pieces Launch Team! <insert happy dance>
Over the next few weeks they will be telling their friends, family, hairdresser, garbage man, cashiers, mail carrier, kids teacher…(oops, I’m getting carried away) about my latest Bible study Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense.
I’m sharing some Chocolate Recipes, and I would love to share yours with the world of Missing Pieces, and beyond.
Those of you who know me well, know there is nothing that melts my taste buds more than sinking my teeth into a piece of dark chocolate. In fact, you could dip just about anything in dark chocolate, and I would eat it – and I’m not kidding!
Just like chocolate sends my taste buds into overload, life sometimes send us into overload. As Forrest Gump would say, “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get.”