Have you ever felt lost? Invisible? Felt like you could crawl in a shadow and no one would know you are gone? Who do you turn to for answers? Where do you seek wisdom and the strength to move forward? For many people it loved one, a friend, a spouse. For others its a greater power, a mystical creature that breaths life and purpose into our being, a spiritual journey which all point to GOD.
My Spiritual Journey
For a long time, I didn’t know what to believe. I think I have always believed that there was some sort of greater power, someone who creates and molds our destinations, but I’ve never known for sure who or what that thing was. When I was younger I attended an Anglican church with my Mother. I was baptized Anglican and attend the church regularly for many years. Although I sat there, Sunday after Sunday, listening to my Sunday school teacher preach, I didn’t really ‘get’ what I was learning. Back then, the bible seemed like a story, an adventure played out by mythical characters. After awhile, my family fell away from the church and religion disappeared from my life. As life progressed, I felt a whisper in the back of mind. Never understand what it was saying and barely aware it existed. In University, I was looking for some ‘filler’ courses to complete my degree. I ended up in a religious studies course, then another and another. I enjoyed the content but wasn’t sure I really ‘got it.
A few years post University, my Grandmother passed away. She was Catholic and often urged me, through the years, to attend church with her. Her passing started the wheels turning and I began searching for an answer. Crazy or not my search ended on my drive way. I was drinking a glass of wine with my hubby and enjoying the night air when my neighbour introduced me to her Pastor with whom she had just finished dinner with. I was immediately enthralled with his words and agreed to attend his church the next morning. Inspired and drawn in by the service, my desire to learn more grew. That was three years ago. Although I don’t know much, I am starting to be lured into the basking love of our Heavenly Father and understand his presence in the world.
Ever person has his or her own reasons to believe or not to believe in a greater power. I believe that its is all part of the journey. Recently, I read the most amazing, powerful story of a girl who’s life was shattered by unthinkable tragedy and her walk with Our Father to resolution.
A Girl Named Grace is a novel written by Janna Lafance, a small town girl from Ontario, Canada. She is a mother of 4 daughters and a musician at heart. Janna writes about her passion to know Him and to make Him known to a lost and hurting world. Through her novel, she shares her love and relationship with God and the power that it can have ones life.
Synopsis: When Grace’s perfectly constructed life is shattered by unthinkable tragedy, she is forced to revisit her past and the secret world she had convinced herself was a fairy tale—a world where angels appear on rooftops and the Jewish man named Jesus meets with her and leads her on a path to healing and intimacy with her Creator.
Following my journey, I was very intrigued by this book. My hunger for knowledge and the affirmation of God’s love lead me to review this book. From the first sentence to last, I was captivated. I laughed, I cried and believed with the main character, Grace. Not only was it a story of trauma and loss that I could relate to, but a love story with God that I want to be a part of. I felt like as Grace discovered answers to life’s questions, I was learning the answers too. This book is moving, captivating and mind challenging from beginning to end. It makes you analysis your life in a way you never thought possible, while providing the answers so desperately needed. It is a book for those who love the Heavenly Father, who wish to know him better or those who have no relationship with him at all.
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ENDS June 15, 2013