Monday, April 11, 2022


Feet up

Chapter excerpt from my upcoming book,
The Simplicity of My Testimony: A Memoir
Expected release, June 2022:

Looking back at my past relationships, the twists and turns that my life has taken for the good and the not-so-good, I understand that every single incident, every mountaintop experience and every valley experience is and has all been for purpose. There is no way that I could truly value the blessings without having endured through the trials, and by getting through each trial, God has added a brick of character to my foundation.

Perhaps the most valuable lesson I’ve learned is that living for Jesus is like riding in the passenger’s seat of a car with a stick shift. I vividly recall when, as a teenager, I would ride with my sister in her Toyota Celica. The car had a manual transmission, and I often found myself in awe watching her drive, clutching, shifting, accelerating, and braking so effortlessly.