Hi! I’m Mary. In this blog, I’ll be sharing what Lord has taught me. I have had the privilege of walking with the Lord since before my fourth birthday. I grew up in Baptist churches, went to a Presbyterian college, and now go to a church that pursues the presence of God and doesn’t fit neatly into any description I have encountered. Each of these environments challenged and changed me. Each left sacred imprints of His heart on mine.
One of the best gifts my dad gave me was his response when I asked him about a secondary doctrine. I knew what my church taught, and what he believed, but I needed more. He didn’t tell me what to believe, he pointed me to the scriptures and God Himself. Over the years, I actually came to a different conclusion than he did about that particular secondary doctrine. I’m not sure that was quite what he expected, but I will always be thankful to him for teaching me how to seek, rather than how to parrot his own theology. This has helped me to dig deeply into the scriptures and our Father’s heart and grow.
I never planned for this blog to be about suffering, but this season has been a challenge. So I write about how Holy Spirit meets me right here in the dark. After all, who needs a Christianity that doesn’t work down here in the nitty gritty of everyday life? Not me, and I bet not you, either.
My prayer is that if I must suffer, that my suffering will ease yours, as so many others’ stories and experiences of God meeting them in sorrow have eased my own pain. I believe His redemption will make this dark place light, and heal me body, soul, and spirit. He makes all things new.