The branches of this beautiful oak tree remind me of my life, often moving in so many directions at once. And like this tree, my roots run deep. I am secure and grounded in my faith, as I’m sure this tree is grounded in the earth below.
So much of who I am comes from the deep roots and history of my family as well as the roots of my faith. I have been on (and continue) a deep interior journey over the past few years. During my journey I have discovered so much about myself, the life experiences that have shaped what I believe and who I am, the authentic me that my Creator intends.
I definitely make mistakes and I have many faults. I may not be enough for some and potentially too much for others, but either way, I pray, regardless of how I am perceived by appearance, that by the grace of God, I am a living and true disciple and example of my Savior. An example of love and truth in this life.
I am both flawed and full of of love. I have a heart willing to seek the good, be the good, and do as much good for as long as I am able.
I’m the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson:
“I shall pass this way but once; any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.”
Truly from the heART of,