Overcoming Obstacles

  • Mentoring Overcoming Obstacles Recovery


    I am a recovering alcoholic. I've been sober now for 27 years and that's truly by the power and grace of God. Alcohol almost killed me. It destroyed my first marriage and I got in a horrible car accident when I was under the influence, breaking my hip. But fortunately I got into a 12-step program, and it was there that I established a true relationship with the Lord. My life has never been the same. Being part of a fellowship of other alcoholics is like taking your medicine if you're a diabetic---it's vital for your health. And I feel led to help… Read More

  • Overcoming Obstacles


    My passion for people experiencing utter darkness isn't something I ever thought I'd be in the middle of. In fact, I avoided vulnerability and sharing anything about the past with others like "the plague". It wasn't until I became a believer in my 20's, and ventured out to China with Youth With A Mission that Jesus began to soften my heart. He put me in the most uncomfortable situation. I was the oldest girl in that cohort of travelers, and I became this sort of "den mother". Initially I hated being in this mentor roll---but then as I took this… Read More

  • Mission Work Overcoming Obstacles


    I really hate to fly. Over the years, I had developed such an anxiety, followed by panic attacks. Especially now. Especially alone. Why would I go on a mission trip? Not with all the political unrest in our world. But God has given me a gift. I am a Nurse Practitioner. I can deliver babies. I can administer prescription medications. I can perform medical exams. Why not use these gifts to help others, who otherwise, may not receive it? Proverbs 3:27 says "Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due when it is in your… Read More

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